Thursday, January 19, 2017


Today I'm freelancing, so I'll keep this short. It doesn't start until after lunch, but still. I need to get going.

Here's an image of a pet portrait/sketch I started yesterday. Hopefully I'll post an update to my Instagram (@Jonezee85) before I leave for my gig today.

Ok, Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Watercolor Portrait and a Weird Dream

So, if you follow my Instagram, then today's imagery isn't new to you. I posted it yesterday while I worked on this watercolor portrait of Maria Nichol. The other day she posted something about "blorange" hair being a new trend, so I thought I'd try it out with watercolors. Below you'll find the result.

Now for that weird dream.

For a while now I've had this recurring nightmare. It's not scary in the usual "someone's chasing me," way. It's more of a real life scary. So here it is:

I'm playing with my puppy (or puppies...last night it was just Miranda), and up comes another dog that I'd forgotten all about. I hadn't been feeding it or playing with it or anything. I hadn't seen it in weeks or months. I'd replaced it with Miranda, who looked exactly the same and had the same name. The shame, guilt, and sadness are overwhelming when I realize I've been neglecting this poor, helpless creature, and I try to make amends.

Such a weird and scary dream, right? I'm going to keep a very close eye on Miranda...forever.

I hope you have a happy Wednesday and that you hug your pet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Bow Quilt

So, recently my spinsterhood has focused heavily on quilting. So far, i've been working on some pretty basic designs, but as I worked, I started thinking about how I used to CAD intarsia for sweaters and cold weather accessories. Why couldn't I do the same thing to design quilts?

So, yesterday, I did a little messing around to see if I could make a quilt design that I'd actually like to make. The result is the above bow quilt idea.

Now, there are wayyyy more squares in this quilt that I'd actually want to cut out and stitch together, but I do like the final product. I think it could be very cute in a little girl's room. I'm going to pin it and see what pinterest thinks. I have a new quilt board that I like very much.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Another Coloring Page

I'm still recovering from having seen La La Land. My love for Ryan Gosling makes me feel like I'm in middle a bad way. It's not ok.

Ok, actually I am ok. Don't worry.

I did make you a coloring page for today, though. Since Valentine's Day is now less than a month away, I thought I should make one with hearts and flowers. You could even print this out, color it in, and make an envelope liner out of it. Or maybe use it as part of one of your valentines. Just think on it.

All right. That's all for me. Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Sunday Coloring Page

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You guys, I saw La La Land last night, and I don't know if I'll ever recover. I wept. Like, I was wiping my eyes on the corners of my jacket. I so needed that movie to end the way I wanted it to...with Ryan Gosling coming out of the screen and marrying me.

That's all I will say. See that movie at your own risk. I see why it won the awards, but I cried like a baby, and I didn't want to.

Now, here is a coloring page for your Sunday. I hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday Night Spinstering: Painting

Sometimes when you're a spinster, you like nothing better than to stay home and be creative. Who am I kidding, though? That's most nights for me.

Because I paint a lot of portraits, I mix a lot of colors. If I'm lucky, they don't run out while I'm still painting the portrait. The result of mixing enough, though, is that I usually have some leftover tubs of color lying around. Last night, I decided to play around with them on an odd-sized canvas I had in my studio/guest room.

The image above was the result of my painting fun last night. I left it to dry, and I'll probably mess around with it more today. I don't think it will end up being a painting of clouds.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go get on the treadmill. ugh.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sketches From Last Night

Last Night I made some sketch of Miranda. She's really hard to draw form life for obvious reasons...she moves a lot. So, when I'd sketched her enough for my liking, I made some other sketches and doodles, and I thought I'd share those today just for some Friday fun.

Below you'll find two more bunches of sketches. I don't really have any explanation, so just enjoy!

Happy Friday!