Featured Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (8)

New Year, New Ideas

We all vow when the new year comes around we will  make changes in our lives. We want to diet, stop smoking, clean the attic or just simplify our very hectic lives.

I decided to make a change with my art, and create outside of my confort zone. I don't know yet what I will do-but I am searching the inner workings of my mind for ideas.For now I am sketching , throwing paint, using words in my pieces, hanging vintage metal jewelry on my art, and doing whatever comes to my…


Added by alexis ciccone on December 31, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Another Return

I guess life is just that way. Things come in ebbs and flows.

I'm back after some time. My drawing was very slow, but I kept at it, but sometimes...barely.

I'm working on some pencil portraiture and doing some review, while maybe sharpening up the skills some here and there. Like anything else, if it doesn't get used so much, it tends to get a little rusty. LOL

Looking forward to having a much better year in 2013 and I'm glad to be here among great art company! Onward…


Added by Jill Smith on December 29, 2012 at 3:51pm — 4 Comments

Merry Christmas

Not really tangible art but did work on this for hours this week. Finally I can start mailing these out!…


Added by Janie Giltner on December 13, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

New at all this too!

Hi, everyone, I am a 64 yr old Grandmother of 7 and have just started painting in earnest about 4 yrs ago, am trying to upload some of my stuff but its slow going! Will be looking for tips etc from those who really know!

Added by Diana McFerran on December 12, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments


I kind of...


I'm still in shock. And it's not totally finished yet, she's putting it on hold but....IT'S. SOLD.

Added by Aubrey Campbell on December 10, 2012 at 8:50pm — 12 Comments

New here.

I am rather new to painting and would love to learn more. Time is limited as I have a few kids in the house and I work for myself full time as a web developer at janieart.com. Anyhow, I am not the best at blogging, in fact, I am a horrible speller and my grammar is the worst you may ever see. I just hope you will "get" what I am trying to say. :) 

So I guess I will start with my latest painting. I have painted around 5 pictures…


Added by Janie Giltner on December 5, 2012 at 6:12pm — 8 Comments


I got to thinking today after i recieved the most beautiful packages from Maureen Craddock, Trey McGill and Susanne Skeen that you all just ALWAYS make my day!!!

I started this art journey about a year and a half ago and literally has changed my world!! Coming in here was one of the best moves ive ever made. Ive learned ssssoooo much and im growing with every visit in here. Ive made true friends that i will adore forever (someday we will meet....watch out world).

You all…


Added by Christina Mcclintock on December 3, 2012 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments


So, I decided to offer one of my paintings as a contest prize on my Facebook Art page. I asked my friends to share the photo and contest on their own Facebook pages. And guess what? A lot of them shared and now a lot of their friends are sharing. This could be a very good idea I had!

Added by Ev McTaggart on December 1, 2012 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments


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