Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summery Golden Yellow...

"Hellooo" from my studio!  What gorgeous weather we are having this independence day weekend!  Although I've been very busy, I've been able to enjoy the summer evenings the most.  It's my favorite time of day when the edge is off of the heat, the sun is low enough to put that wonderful lazy golden light on everything and the gentle breeze is just the tiniest bit cooler.  

The neighbors in our circle are out puttering around their gardens and outdoor projects and the kids are playing in and around our yards.  I love it!  I've my soda can in one hand and hand pruners in the other with Jasper running loose and wild...  Every now and again I pop a tiny strawberry from my garden into my mouth.  Yummmm!

And here is what I've been doing late at night or early in the morning...

Of Summer...

This is my entry for yellow week at Summer of Color.  Things have gotten pretty complicated in my life lately and I may have to slow down for a while with this challenge.  My father is not doing well and my focus is spilt.  Mom and Dad need my help now as things are getting very serious for him.  His pancreatic cancer is moving into a more advanced stage and I will be setting up Hospice for him this next week.  I ask that you send us some positive and healing energy as these rough times come upon us. 

I have enjoyed everyone's projects and blogs and am thrilled that so many of you have taken the time to come and visit my blog too!  I may not be able to visit as often for a while but I will try my best. 

Have a wonderful lazy summer weekend!

Music in the studio this week was:  Taylor Swift and Pink's Greatest Hits

Forever in Art,

Jessica xox



54 comments:

Maggie said...

Oh Jessica you do have a lot on your plate. Thinking positive thoughts for you and your family. I am Happy to see you making some time for yourself in the garden and studio. You are a beautiful peron.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oH LA LA ...nice summer girly...I adore the flowers, my fav...will I get married, will I stay alone, will I go for religious, bla bla bla...this was the wish we were making when I was young with those flowers...hi hi hi...
I am still thinking to your father and you...I send to both of you a huge energy of calm, love and heal...see you later my dear friend xxx

PaperPumpkin said...

I am so sorry that your father is so ill. I will send you positive energy and peaceful thoughts. I thought Hospice was just wonderful with my Dad and his cancer a few years back. Your yellow page is beautiful, thank you for taking the time to share it with us when you have so much on your mind now. I will be thinking about you. ~kathy

Ella said...

I am sorry to hear about your Dad!
Your yellow page is beautiful...be sure to make Dad some art~ I understand your situation; family comes first! xXx

Joyce said...

Your yellow is beyond gorgeous! I will think of you in my prayers tonight. I went through this battle with my darling cousin. It is such a hard journey. Sending you positive thoughts.

Heather Henry said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I'm sorry to hear of this battle you're father is going through. I will definitely send positive energy your way.

Your painting is amazing and beautiful. Your art is inspiring. I love it so much.

I am awarding you The Stylish Blogger Award, which you can pick up at my blog. If you don't have time for it though, I can definitely understand that.

Peace be with you!

Heather Henry said...

Thank you for the compliments on my blog.

I just got the award posted, it is really easy. Just click on the award, you can download the picture to post on your blog and then it tells you under the award what the steps to follow are. You will see what I mean. :)

Blessings and peace!
Heather <3

Cameron said...

Oh, Jess...I'm wishing for so much strength and love right now for you and your family...I'm so sorry about your Dad....

Your art reflects your beautiful soul :)

linda said...

A beautiful painting, love the daisies in her hair. Her eyes have so much depth to them, you always paint such lovely eyes.

Will be thinking of you during this difficult time and I hope your father is not too uncomfortable.

WrightStuff said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jessie.

Your art remains inspirational as ever. I like what you did with her hair. I attempted a flower girl this week too but she looks a bit bald - she's supposed to be emerging from the flowers - one of the flower fae... More work needed today I think.

Warmest, caring wishes to you and yours.

Janet said...

Of course your family should come before anything else. You will be missed but I understand the need to slow down with the challenge.
The woman you created is more than beautiful....I can't express it in words. She has a lovely, sweet expression. Simply gorgeous!!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Jessi, I wish I were physically there to help you out.. it must be really hard for you to take all these things.. please know that though I'm not there in physical presence, that I'm sending you great healing vibes and lots and lots of loving energy to your way.. Sometimes, life isn't fair... that this is the only thing I can do.. and comforting by words isn't just enough to get someone through these rough times..
I have you in my thought and please do keep yourself strong and take very good care.. I will always be here, Jessi ! BIG HUGS and Kisses !!!

Diane said...

Oh I'm so sorry for you and your family--my thoughts will be with you at this very very hard time.

And your lady is so beautiful and so perfect for this wonderful time of year.

Courtney said...

heart goes out to you,
I just wanted to pop by and say thankyou for all your lovely comments you've been leaving on my blog lately, they always make me smile, and remind me that someone is actually reading what I write and looking at the art I create.
xx Courtney
Little Raven Ink

Jenny said...

Your yellow piece is absolutely stunning Jess... just love her...
Am so sorry to hear about your dad... sending lots of healing hugs your way...

Jenny x

aquariann said...

She is so very pretty!

Sorry to hear about your dad's illness. *sends healing sparkles*

Doll dreams by Ady Almanza said...

Your artwork is beautiful and magical, congrats! i follow you now, ^^ ♥ADY

Kristin said...

Jess, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will be thinking good thoughts for you and your family. And your yellow is just so beautiful. I love her cap (the blue is perfect under the daisies) and the composition as whole. Really wonderful work. Come back when you can - we'll be here, xo

Georgie Horn said...

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Nan said...

Every week your work is even prettier. She is just beautiful. So Striking!
My heart goes out to you and your dad. Hang in there and take care. :) Nan

craftattack said...

Love your beautiful, sunny picture. Sorry to hear about your Dad, sending you all lots of hugs and sparkles!
Valerie

joanna said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Jessica. my positive thoughts are with you and your mom. Your painting is so beautiful!!
xoxox

Mandy said...

Oh Jessica, I am so sorry...we are going through that with my mother in law...she has that cancer and so much other cancer, she lives in another state and my hubby is going to visit in a few weeks..its a tough time with sick parents my way too...hugs and positbve thoughts your way, your girl is stunning...beautiful...take care,,,xxx

Terrie said...

Sorry to hear you have challenges that will be pulling you away - your ladies are always so lovely. This one looks like she's wearing an old fashioned swim cap!

Joanna said...

Oh WOW, this girl is stunning. I ADORE everything about her, you are so very talented.

I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's illness. My Dad passed away just over a year ago also with pancreatic cancer. It's a horrible, cruel disease, and I understand how painful it is to support your Dad through this dreadful time.

Keep strong, I will keep you in my thoughts

xx

Kathy said...

She is beautiful.. love the cap of daisies.. so sorry to hear about your Dad.. healing thoughts and prayers for you all..
xx

missy k said...

I am really sorry to hear about your dad.... I am thinking positive thoughts.

I love your art... it is so strong yet also delicate and always seems so thoughtful.

Love Karenx

Melinda said...

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles and my thoughts are with you and your family.

You have such beautiful work I love this girl with the daisies, so pretty. x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Jessica, I am so sorry to hear about your dad...we are going through something similar with my father in law...thinking of you at this stressful and troubling time :)
Your 'yellow' girl is stunning. I love the addition of daisies. Beautiful work (as always).
Take care!
Jan x

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Jessi, if you see me drive... oh you'll laugh.. I become a complete turtle with my neck so far stretched out and so up tight.. never laid back.. have to be on the right lane 10 minutes before I make right turn... get scared to heck when I make left turn and there's traffic.... and why do we need to parallel park !!!! why!!! hahaha mmmmwha~ kisses to you ! :D

Maggie said...

Jessi you couldn't mess my journal page up even if you tried. But if anyone is going to, I would want it to be you. That would be an honor. Girl you've got to be kinder to yourself. Have you forgotten how messy and crazy my pages get. Other's have said I add too much, but that's just their opinion and I respect that. I guess my messiness mimics what's going inside my crazy head.

Hope your Father is doing better and you as well. Hugs, Maggie

Lesley said...

She's so lovely! Love the daisies.
x

Alis Clair said...

Your girl is so very beautiful. My hubby fell in love with her too.

I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
xxx

Sharon said...

Your work is so lovely. My thoughts are with you and your family.

NaNa said...

hope he's not in pain...

Maggie said...

JESSI That would be so cool to see your version of "And She Will Be Loved." Please do it. And it's only fair if you give me a song or saying to create a page. I know you're busy with personal responsiblities, so when ever you want to play let me know (I sound like a freaken 5 year old..want to play?...hahahhahah).

Lainey Parker said...

Beautiful painting! Love all the yellow!

So sorry to hear about your dad. Wishing you and your family much strength and peace in the days ahead.

Sandi said...

She is a beauty! Reminds me of swimming caps with flowers when I was a child. Perfectly summery. Sending strong positive thoughts..hugs

shedreamsofthesea said...

Sending love and light your way, your art is always so gorgeous.

Pam Tucker said...

Of course your piece is gorgeous! I love everything about it. All of it!

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts are with you in the coming weeks. Big Hug!

creatingme said...

I am speechless, she is so so so beautiful!!!

Heather Henry said...

Hi Jessica, just wanted to pop by and say hi! I hope you're having a good week and that everything went well for you this week. :)

Emakesart said...

Your description of summer is wonderful! And your art piece...WOW!!! I love her!! Your art just gets better and better. Beautiful!
I'm so sorry about your father. I will send healing and strengthening prayers your way.

Much love,
xoE

aimee said...

sending along the best of wishes to you and your family... i think it's wonderful that you're finding time for your art through such a difficult time. xo

Maggie said...

I am having some MAJOR Jessi withdrawals. Before reading my comments today I was outside with my coffee and was thinking about you. Hope you are well.

Kristin said...

Look at all your comments! LOVE that! Thank you for your sweet message - I hope everything is going well with your Dad - I am thinking of you. And come back whenever you can - no worries!! And love to you and your Mom too, xoxoxo

Kindred Spirit said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad :( I lost mine to pancreatic cancer last year. You & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Your work as always is so beautiful...art has been a constant comfort for me through tough times. I think at times like this that it's our loved ones who we draw all of our inspiration..

xo Joanna

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You will be in my prayers. Another beautiful piece this week...just love her. Big hugs to you & your family. XO

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Your art is beautiful.

Sorcerer said...

Really pretty picture.
The art is so wonderful

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Jessi !! How are things? Hope you're keeping up in good shape.. I'm back =)

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! she has the most lovely face!!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

She is lovely Jess. Awesome work.
Prayers and best wishes to you family during this time. Keep your chin up.
Kyles =D

Nessa Pretty Days said...

your drawings are so so so perfect, i love them so much! i love reading your blog!
keep in touch
love
nessa