Monday, June 01, 2009

June is Here Already!

Can it really be June already? Didn't we just open Christmas presents a couple of weeks ago!! Yikes....the year is almost half over. At the end of 2009 I think I'll be happy with what I've accomplished with my art.

As of May 30 I completed the 30 Day Art Challenge!! There were some days when it was questionable whether or not I would but I finally made it. And I've still kept up my pace with the art journal. I just posted an update over on Artopia if you want to see all my work.

Today I'll just share my art journal pages here and my last art piece from Julie's class which was also my last piece for the challenge. I killed two birds with one stone!

May 29:

You know I have to do a purple page once in awhile!!

May 30:

"the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." I must have a very pure and thoughtful mind if that statement is true!

May 31:

"we tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." Both of these quotes (this one and the one above) came from the internet....not from me!

And here's my art piece for May 30:

HB thought it looked like mist or fog with a light or a forest at night with the moon shining through. It should be clickable to view larger so you can see the texture.

I have not updated my blog list in such a long time! I hope to get that done in the near future.


  1. Aloha Janet,
    I adore the purple hues of your art page and I agree, the greys set the stage for a misty forest.
    June is special for you? Give HB a hug on the
    peace, Kai

  2. I love lavender colors...and RED! Really like your quote about happiness, too! Your art page is enchanting!

  3. They are all good, but the purple one is YOU!
    I love the bottom one, I saw in it exactly what you described, before I even read your words.

  4. I can't believe it is June. Your purple is lovely. I think this is your year for finding many ways to express yourself in art.
    I know you are thinking art!
    Hugs, Mary

  5. Anonymous9:50 PM

    You rock!

  6. Wow you have accomplished so much!! you should be so proud. And what a note to end on with they purple beauty!! Seems you have come a long way with all those pieces!! Love them!! You should have your favorites put into a set and send them to a printer....then sell them!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. I have to agree with HB about the May 30th piece---well done.

  8. gorgeous work. i love the purple one in particular. do update more often. looking forward.

  9. Love the foresty on with the light filtering through. In trouth they are all lovely.

  10. Janet, that last one is just magickal! It looks so enchanted.. I expect a faery to pop up any minute! well done!

    and yes, it seems only yesterday that we were spending time in our pool here in Australia, now I have my fire going every day.. time seems to be disappearing before our eyes..

  11. Happy June to you, dear Janet! Time is just flying by for me, too, but YOU have fabulous art to show for it! I love them all, but the lavender one is my favorite (as always!).


  12. The lavendar is really pretty but I especially like May 23 in your last post. I know it doesn't have any words but I love the design.
    Your work is so peaceful. That page with the work that looks misty and foggy is great.
    I can't believe the date either. Although I can enjoy the temps & flowers, I can't imagine where the last few months have gone.

  13. Love the finished art piece (all your pieces are art .....) and your journal pages ... especially the purple one! June -- HURRICANE SEASON ..... argghhhh.

  14. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Hi Janet...I love all your new pieces...the purple one especially. I was taking a closer look at your blog and didn't realize that you have been blogging so long. It's almost one year for me. I wonder if I should have chosen Blogger or Typepad instead of Wordpress. I was struck by the story about your son. The picture and post about when your hubby hurt his middle finger at Lowe's cracked me up. Your blog is great, you should be proud because of, proud of what you are doing artistically...ok, I didn't intend to write a book :)

  15. I love the May 30th piece. Agree with HB, forest in the mist.

    Funny thing - I just posted a wow, it's June entry too. Time is flying!

  16. Wow! Lavender and purple, my favs! Your page is simply striking, and your talent sublime! Please keep going, as your talent is tops! Will be back soon to watch progress...

  17. I love the 29th page. The purple is just so pretty! It all looks amazing, as always. I have missed checking on your progress. Being out of town is good and not-so-good, at least as far as blogging goes.

  18. YES..yes and Yes! Great Blog post today! Wasn't it only yesterday when I began plotting my trip across the country??!!! I am always so happy to see your art when I come by. I can't remember the last time I posted any art..uh have inspired me once again!

  19. I love the lavender page.
    They are all great..I can not believe it is June either.
    Take care,

  20. love your purple peice - it almost looks 3D from here!

  21. These are wonderful. I love the gray silvery colours of your last work. What an excellent challenge. It shows just what one can do. I think I am going to take that up and write a piece everyday for a month. Not necessarily to post - just to get the juices flowing. After all inspiration is 99% perspiration, isn't it?

  22. Your May 30 piece is great. Love the texture and mystery of it.

  23. I love the purple one and the misty one. But the rest are all lovely as well.

  24. Janet,

    I really really liked the first and last ones - the purple one, and the very abstract one (I don't care much for abstract are but loved this!)


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