Wednesday, June 30, 2010


On Facebook I play this ridiculous game called Bejeweled Blitz. I am really terrible at it and play against some friends that are just whiz kids. They outpoint me by about 250,000 points in one minute. I am terrible but I keep playing! So this morning I was thinking that if I hesitate for only a second, I lose. That brought to mind this funny quotation that I have had laying around my quote notebook for years. So I did a quick sketch with my watercolors and calligraphy and hope you enjoy it and it makes you smile!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Prayer

I lettered this just yesterday as a present for my friend, Liz. She has always loved this poem and wanted to have it in Calligraphy. It was my joy to give it to her.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Trees of the Field

Its a beautiful Saturday morning here. I hope it is for all of you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Happy Tuesday. This is a good reminder to let Go, and keep growing. Hope you are all having a great day.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Shepherd

Since we were out of town, I think I have been neglecting my blog of late so wanted to do something new! I kind of liked the soft purples and greens, so I hope you do too.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Sunday in SanFrancisco

Hubby and I are here in San Francisco because our daughter went to Europe and we are taking care of her 10 year old twin boys (plus two cats and two rabbits!) Very fun. Takes me back to being a mom when mine were this age. They are smart and amusing. One of them told me the other day that he "hardly EVER gets full except on occasions like Thanksgiving." Hollow legs both of them! So saying hello out there to all of you and today you just get words but no pictures, sorry, no scanner here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I know all you artists will relate to this problem that I had with this artwork. I got this idea in my head about the RAINBOW letters being all rainbow colored and that I could make that happen. Not. So ended up putting the letters over the rainbow instead. Not sure if it works or not.

As for the saying, I love it. When I was a young mom I had to do a lot of canning, cleaning, cooking. I don't think I took the children to see enough rainbows. To have a peek into my soul of my past life, here is a poem I wrote at the time my children were small. Did not have this direction in mind when I started this blog. Sometimes, they take on a life of their own. Sending love and blessings . . .

"I'm Canning as Fast as I Can"

How I hate canning!
I've been in this kitchen since early June.
The days count by in jars -- not weeks --
strawberries, cherries, apricots,
green beans, peas, corn,
grape juice, peaches, pears.
And now it is September and I'm still here . . .
slaving away.
Just one more jar of applesauce to fill,
so I can reach my 400 jar quota for the year.
I'm so tired,
and hot,
surrounded by steaming kettles,
and mounds of fresh vegetables from the garden
until I want to scream!
My children are fretful
and bored.
I want to play with them,
to take them to the park
or to the swimming pool.
They'll grow up so fast!
And will they remember that I couldn't
ever play with them?
I'm feeding their growing bodies
but starving their little souls.

Inside this jar
drips applesauce
and tears. "

© 1989 Janet Jonathan