WELCOME to those of you who are visiting from my Facebook page: ART by Barbara Saint Jacques. Here you will find some of my art activities with art groups who swap art. I have not been attending to my blog very much, as I have been working on paintings on canvas, which takes up most of my time. You are invited to peruse through my posts and art work, going back as far as you wish. Feel free to leave comments. Thank you for stopping by, and if you have been visiting my blog, please check out my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ART.byBarbStJacques I leave you with my latest painting, "Have a Sparkling Day" - Mixed Media/Collage on wood panel.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Yesterday I spent 2 hours with a local well-known artist in Florence, Ma learning new techniques for painting. I was having a hard time painting, feeling nearly bored with the same old, same old. I think it is called "Artist's Block!" I had the most wonderful time and the time went by like a flash. I was having so much fun, I hated to stop. When I arrived home, I changed my studio around so that I could make more room to work on larger canvases. I cannot tell you how much this 2 hour session energized me and woke me up. I have so many ideas that I want to express. Oh happy days!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I finished my Totem Animal Calendar way ahead of time due to some upcoming commitments. I didn't want to wait until the last minute and stress out. I haven't worked with pen and ink in a while, and it was fun and relaxing to draw this falcon. I chose the falcon because they are all about focus - strong, one-pointed focus. When they show themselves to us, we are being called to focus on our desires and our goals, and do what is necessary to bring our desires into our reality.
Friday, June 1, 2012
These are the end of the Spirit Card Deck. I am awaiting my deck to be returned to me. Now counting my own 3 cards, I should be receiving 33 Spirit Cards to complete a deck of 36 total. It will be fun to discover what other group members have created for my deck.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Rainy Tuesday here in Western MA. Need to plug in extra lights to paint on the sunporch! My studio is currently unavailable, filled with items from the living and dining room~still renovating with big gaps in between! Uploading 3 more Spirit Cards made recently. Challenges and Change are the theme of this deck.