Monday, August 04, 2008

Drinks, Anyone....

Even though it's been several days since I last posted, I still don't have much to show you. I did make another Calico Cat but it's on its way to someone and I won't show it until she gets it.

Last night I was sitting there in front of the tv, like a bump on a log, and I picked up my moleskine and sketched out a little cartoon-ish picture....

I drew the "face" shape first and then realized it had the shape of a martini glass so I just finished it that way. Not much art but it might make you smile. I named it "A Two Olive Martini"

Also I've been trying to work in my art journal some more. Nothing that I want to share right now but I am dabbling in it again. It keeps beckoning to me so there must be a reason. I keep trying and hopefully sooner or later I'll have some pages I feel are good enough to share. It's an art form that I'm constantly drawn to and I can spend hours online looking at our people's journals! Maybe that's why mine suffers....I spend too much time at the computer.


  1. I love this drawing - it's really charming.

  2. I'm the same way with my art journal. I love to work in it but I spend too much time online looking at other people's artwork!

    The martini drawing is cute. Definitely made me smile.


  3. I love the drawing Janet very clever.

  4. Can I have a double martini( aka

  5. Hi Janet! I'll email you with the link to the eBook in just few, no problemo -- sorry the kontact form didn't work right... Also wanted to say I'm so glad you are all safe and sound there -- thought of you when I saw the news about the earthquake and remembered how much living in San Fran used to drive me crazy with the constant moving of the earth :) So glad all's well there...

    And I loooooooove your Two Olive -- she's beautiful. Would be fun to see a whole series for apple of my eye martini, watermelon mouth martini, etc -- :) hee hee...

    Lots of miracles to you!!

  6. Anonymous10:53 PM

    She is so cute. Love Hugs and Blessings

  7. It's so easy to get lost in cyberspace looking at all the cool journals and artwork out there - I know I spend an awful lot of time doing that too...come to think of it, guess I'm actually doing that right now, lol! Though I'm telling myself, keeping up with friends doesn't count in the 'spending too much time online' part - it doesn't, right? :)

    Even though I'm not much of a drinker - I love that m-ART-ini of yours! So creative, Janet!

  8. It is fun. The main thing is that you enjoyed drawing it!
    What is a calico cat? Is that like the cat drawing previously? Its very cool, I like cats. Your cats look nice. We have guinea pigs (very cute but they don't mix with art although I have sketched one of them before) although have been considering a cat but no time at the moment. Hope you are keeping well!

  9. Janet, if I could I would send you a hundred pencils to draw awhile! I love to see everything you find when you have finished putting pen to paper.........always so beautiful.

    and an earthquake wow! now that would shake me a little (lol! lol!)

    love to you.

  10. This is an inspired piece of art.
    Glad you came through the earthquake unscathed.

  11. Olivia the martini,,lol. Cute Janet! I try to work in my art journal but it only happens maybe once a week. But I am determined to make my life slow down now that we are out of "fixing up the other house" business.
    Its hot here,,bet your feeling the heat there too. Stay cool, Sweet Janet!!!

  12. I love the way your imagination leads your pen. I never know what to expect when I drop in here. Could be the start of a great series!

  13. Adorable I love it! Could also be called " TOO Olive Martini" as well!! So cute! I spend way too much time traveling around to new sites...All of a sudden the time is gone and I've accomplished nothing.... Very addictive!

    Hugs Giggles

  14. Well, Janet, I think she is cute!

  15. I love you drawings.........they have so much character......

  16. Cute drawing , Ms Janet. Hope all is well with you.

    ~ Blessings ~

  17. What a whimsical drawing. I just love it.

  18. I love the things you posted while I was gone, but this one is great -- totally cracks me up! Has the humour, that vintage work! Wonderful!

  19. Hi Janet,
    Way cute drawing and it did make me smile! We have to keep an art journal for our Design and Composition class. That is hard for me to do.

  20. As Miss Giggles said, this is addictive, especially if you have a two olive martini! I actually did laugh out loud when I saw her. She is delightful!


  21. Your drawing is cool, but martinis?
    Yish! I'll take some lemonade instead.

  22. That's the cutest martini ever!

    My hand is up too for spending far too much time reading blogs and checking out artwork by other people when I should be in my own studio painting up a storm. lol I think I just need better time management skills. :)

  23. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Ohh I love it! LOL! I'm going to be thinking of that whenever I see a glass like that. :) That is sooo kewl! Thanks for sharing it with us Janet! *HUGS*

  24. Great drawing and I love the name.
    I know what you mean...there is just not enough time in the day to enjoy all the wonderful art online.

  25. I always love your art work. And a friend of mine found you the other day & told me that she thinks your artwork is beautiful too! Have you seen those hand painted glasses? Your drawing would be so cute on one of those glasses! And while you're @ it fix me one too! HeeHee! Hugs***Renea

  26. I love this, too cute...

    great work...


  27. you cracked me up about our cats "mixing" now I want to try and make a clay one like that. Don't know if I can do that elaborate drawing. Such patience you must have. Such talent!!!

  28. Hi Janet, Martini is darling! I love it!

  29. What a little delight you have cute and fun. Keep it up, you know that we love what you do.
    My sister and I are doing a journal together. It will be a chapter book. When I am ready, I will share one or to pages at a time. It is a story about a a girl that has a very different life. Set in the 1890's. It has been fun to do the research. Sharon my sister lives in Kansas, so this is something we could do together on line.
    Big Hugs, Mary

  30. Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!


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