Monday, September 24, 2012

What's New?

So much going on...(sounds weird saying that just now, it's such a bad habit of mine, that when ever anyone asks "what's new?", my response is always "nothing").  I've never liked talking about myself, my shyness I suppose, or perhaps the people pleaser in me that constantly wants to make other people feel important. It's weird coming on here, something about typing I suppose is freeing, I feel like I could say what ever is on my mind.  The kids are back in school now & I have time now to draw, which is funny because I've been working non stop through the summer.  It's not the same though, I like to throw myself 100% into my art, & it's it bit hard to do when you've got little ones around needing your attention. Mixed emotions though, because now here I am talking about them, miss them terribly!

I don't know where to start... Here is "My Protector"... He's just got those eyes that tell me he'll always be there looking over me. (I really need to start framing my work and actually get it up on the walls, so many pieces I'm afraid are starting to pile up around the house, I think they deserve more).


Here is a piece that I did for a lovely women who rescues Cocker Spaniels... The names below represent the three pups that really have touched her life, & are angels to her.

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& Here is my "Little Braveheart"... be brave little one, she represents the little voice inside my head that picks me up when I am down.


Thanks for looking... till next time... hugs & kisses...


  1. hello Joanna,

    it is so wonderful to see these three gorgeous pieces and to read your post. Enjoy your artful time. lovely day to you!

  2. I am glad to hear about your life again. I too was pretty busy with my kids this summer. I love all of these drawings, they are wonderful. I think that the angel with the dog is my favorite, but I love the other two a lot also.

  3. Gosh! I keep on scrolling through to see which one I love the best! I love them all. Man! Joanna your so talented! I love the Brave heart!

  4. ...greetings dear heart! ~ it feels like forever ~ since i've last conversed with thee! ~ your pieces ~ are tiny angels ~ escaped from your heart ~ and exposed on paper ~ for all the world to see! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred sister!... ...xXx... ...Samantha...

  5. Your post resonates with me Joanna...I'm also a shy people pleaser!!...Yes you really do need to frame and hang some of your art, it's far to gorgeous to be piled up unseen!! I ADORE your new creations...especially the wonderful angel and her curly spaniel ...I just love popping by your blog to see what you have been up are so talented!! Jan x

  6. I really love that lion! So pretty! My kids are back in school now, so I understand that "Woohoo! I can finally work again!" feeling! :)

  7. That lion sure have won my heart... beautiful pieces as always, Joanna! oxox

  8. I know what you mean, I always reply the same way. I am a bit shy and don't tend to enjoy talking about myself. Beautiful illustrations! It's great when we can find some extra time for drawing, isn't it? :)