Tuesday, March 24, 2009


the "inspire me thursday" prompt this last week was "i am . . . " with instructions to fill in the blank w/ a one-word description. i was still busy working on the elvis picture, but i had time to think of words that describe who i am. after i thought of several words, i would realize that i was so much more than THIS word or THAT word.

after much time of consideration, i realized that i am all the things that i am because i was and am loved. this security and nurturing allowed me to develop into the person i am today and all the facets of my personality. whether good or bad -- that's who i am and i know that i am loved by those special people in my life. knowing that i have that safe harbor to return to any time makes it much easier to venture out into the world.

this piece measures 6" x 9" and is done with prang colored pencils on white 100 lb. strathmore bristol vellum. i spray my work with a working matte finish to protect the colored pencil from smearing until it is framed or otherwise protected.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Just SIMPLY Beautiful

Tue Mar 24, 08:22:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is awesome! And you are right...you are very loved! Love ya Lots! Patty

Tue Mar 24, 08:32:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Walks with Wolves said...

GORGEOUS work! :)

Tue Mar 24, 08:48:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Leslie said...

How wonderful to recognize that blessing about your life! :)

Tue Mar 24, 09:12:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Patchesmany said...


Tue Mar 24, 10:31:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Warren Bunch said...

From Riahna - "OH YOOK!!!! Dere's A-B-D-G's in there!!! It's for me from my memaw!"

Apparently Riahna likes it!!! And, of course, Lucas and I both like it!!!

Tue Mar 24, 10:31:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jill,I really like this as well as the one you posted earlier. Thanks for sharing these.*smiles* Betsy

Tue Mar 24, 11:05:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Thinkie said...

this looks great!

Wed Mar 25, 04:55:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes you are loved and love the work. XOXO

Wed Mar 25, 06:19:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Jill,

Rather intriguing design for the painstaking work. The clarity & fact that you've made it look easy probably means that there will be at least a few who will tend to underestimate it.

Geoffrey Gaskell

Wed Mar 25, 08:53:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The colors and shapes and meaning, naturally, speak volumes.

Would love to stand in front of it in person....

(who can't seem to log in using her GoogleID..*sigh*)

Wed Mar 25, 09:06:00 AM CDT  
Blogger bubblemunch said...

Cool! Love the bold colours fading to the more subtle tones. Great design.

Wed Mar 25, 10:31:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Nicolette said...

This rocks! LOVE the LETTERING!!!!

Wed Mar 25, 11:24:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE it Jill


Wed Mar 25, 12:04:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the soft colors. Makes me think of a warm fuzzy bathrobe
and slippers.


Wed Mar 25, 12:04:00 PM CDT  
Blogger nothingpetty said...

Love the colors and the arrangement.

Wed Mar 25, 12:24:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Robinn said...

Beautiful work, Jill! Thanks for sharing!


Wed Mar 25, 05:06:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool.


Wed Mar 25, 05:56:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Wed Mar 25, 07:37:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice Jill. Yes, it is great to know that we are Loved.
Keep On Creating!


Wed Mar 25, 07:43:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sweet, Jill :).

Mary, CT

Wed Mar 25, 07:52:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice, Jill.


Wed Mar 25, 07:52:00 PM CDT  
Blogger maria cerezo said...

so nice :)

Wed Mar 25, 08:31:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,
Great execution of a wonderful life condition. I, too, share this distinction. So I know what you are talking about. thanks for putting this so well.
Best wishes,


Wed Mar 25, 08:37:00 PM CDT  
Blogger laurel said...

Great word and great art.

Thu Mar 26, 11:43:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Deborah said...

This is beautiful and to know that you are loved, nurtured, and safe -that is such a blessing. What a meaningful word. All encompassing.
Well done!

Fri Apr 17, 07:26:00 PM CDT  

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