Sunday, October 28, 2012


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:  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

Pen and Ink

September Calendar

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

Last 3 Spirit Cards

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

Three more!

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.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spirit Cards

These are 3 cards I created earlier in the round robin.  There are probably 3 more cards to go until the round robin is finished.

More Spirit Cards

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 Plein Air Painting

This painting was done as part of a Plein Air Artist's Rendezvous sponsored by the Cultural Council of Florida.  It was sold before the opening!  I was so happy.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Spirit Cards

Current Painting

 This is a painting of my granddaughter's cat, Holly.  It is done in acrylic and is on a 12 x 16" wrapped canvas.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Home Again

I have decided to revert back to my previous layout.... it may work out better for me to post after a long absence... very scattered and out there.  Having several planets in Gemini are surely one of the reasons   : )    There have been so many changes recently...lots of renovations going on, and much food for thought.  I have photos to add.... I have been making art and it has made me happy.  Now to refresh my memory on how to get going here.  I see that Google has changed some of its workings....  It is a cool, partly sunny, and easy going day here in Ludlow, MA.  I will post my painting of "Ned".... It has been a year since he was taken by the coyote in Gloucester, MA.  It took me almost that long to be able to look at his pictures.
                                           acrylic on wrapped canvas 18" x 24"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vero Beach, FL

It has been absolutely beautiful here in Vero Beach.  We arrived last Friday and have been working hard getting our condo back into shape after having the floors tiled.  It really looks so much better and we love the way it looks.  No photos yet...having computer issues and actually, just got back on line.  Looking forward to visiting Cocoa Beach with dear friends tomorrow.  Hoping to get some photos uploaded while we are here, but...if not, then later on when I get back to my Mac back home!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Today is my birthday, and I am so happy!  I have received many birthday greetings and that makes me joyful.  Looking forward to a year of new beginnings and increased wisdom.  Happy New Year!