Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Peaceful Moment

Peaceful Moment

When I first started this blog, I had no idea that I would become so attached to the whole process.  I had intended to use it as a tool to drive more traffic to my website but it has turned into something else entirely.  

I enjoy sitting down at the computer first thing in the morning before the rest of the household wakes up to see what's going on in other artist's lives.  I learn so many things from other artists, from technical tips to organizing solutions.  But most of all I've met so many wonderful people.  I believe artists are sensitive souls and we all feel a connection in the inspiring process of creating art.  Our artwork stands as a beacon of hope in a troubled, chaotic world.

I'm off to Florida tomorrow, to the land of warm weather.  It's an unexpected trip and it couldn't have come at a better time.  I'm going with my husband to Naples for business and then across the state to visit my step mother and her mother (she's 96 and still going).  When I come back, I expect to be less sunlight deprived and ready to go at the easel with full force.  The last few months, I've gotten my feet wet and hopefully will have some goals that I've so far been reluctant to post.  

At this particular moment in time, I want to thank all the wonderful artistic souls out there for the difference you've made in my life with your blogs.  Peace!


Joan Breckwoldt said...

Good Morning Janelle! I came over to your blog to see how you were doing this morning and found this beautiful painting! What a great way for me to start my day. I do the same thing you do, get up and check on my regular blogs. :)
How perfect that you and your husband have this trip planned now. Traveling can be so refreshing, I hope your trip is everything you hope it will be, and everything it needs to be for you and your artistic process. I wish you peace and joy,

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love this painting! My favorite color in the whole world is green and outsid eof a few paintins of varuios produce (bell peppers, pears and green apples) I seld see an artist embrace the color and utilize its beauty the way you do.

I feel exactly the same about my particilation in the blogging world. I intend to write a post about it soon.

And I want to thank you for your cyber friendship - I've enjoyed our exchanges and learning from your blog.

Karen said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing, and rejuvenating trip!

I agree with your thoughts about the blog, I too have learned so much from others, not to mention the simple inspirations that comes from looking at others' processes and finished products.
For example, just one look at the painting you've posted reminds me and teaches me about textures diminishing as forms recede. How wonderful to see!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Joan, Thanks for your well wishes. It's much appreciated. See you when I get back!

Hi Cara, Thanks for your comments, always. You were the very first blogger to comment on my posts and I'll never forget that. Thank you!

Karen. The learning process never ends, which is why painting is so intriguing. I think it's awesome that you're back to painting outside. I'll be keeping a close watch. Thank you so much.

Marian Fortunati said...

I know what you mean about blogging and the connections it creates!!
I sometimes feel however, that I spend TOO much time doing it.
Enjoy your time in the warmer climate!! I'll bet you can find some great color down there to inpire you further!

neetzy said...

Beautiful colors Janelle!
I also enjoy painting trees and landscapes. I love your blues and sky. I also thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments on making art!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Marian, I'm back from Florida and even though it was cold, the flowers and greens were gorgeous. Thanks so much for your comments.

Neetzy, Thanks so much. I check out your blog and love your abstract paintings. I'll be following.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Hi Janelle, I hope all is well with you and your little vacation did the good that you needed. Or maybe you're still on vacation???? I am looking forward to your next painting!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Joan, I'll be posting paintings very soon, but in the meantime, here's a couple of photos from my vacation. Thanks for stopping by!