Tuesday, January 13, 2009

proof that i have too many hobbies.

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[i might have woken lizzie up from her afternoon nap to take this picture. actually i let her wake up - big difference.]

yes, i definitely painted this. yesterday. in one sitting.

pretty good for my first acrylic painting ever, huh?

i saw something like this at ikea a little while ago of audrey hepburn in breakfast and tiffany's and fell in love. i didn't buy it, of course, because i had absolutely no where to put it in my little byu apartment and i have a really hard time purchasing things i know i could do myself.

so instead of doing an audrey, i decided to do a lizzie first - merry january todd and heidi!

dear painting, you are my new found love. can everyone now see why i still haven't declared a major?

thankfully, this new little art form of mine isn't too expensive. i did buy lots of paint though, so i have a few more paintings lined up, none of which [of course] are for me.

yes, i realize i need children of my own to photograph and paint - you can give me yours, if you'd like.

12 left some love.:

Cheri January 13, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

holy cow, that's amazing! there is now a long list of things i want from you before you're allowed to leave for byu again... :)

Chelsi January 13, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

I LOVE it! You are so artistic! That is an amazing painting and it looks just like Lizzie =) I'm definitely impressed!

JulieD January 13, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

Wow, Jana, I want one of those of myself! That's incredible!

elizabeth January 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

that's amazing!

can I pay you to paint my girls?

love it!

Kerri January 13, 2009 at 2:37 PM  

dang you're too amazing for one person, what the heck. why can't i have some of that talent!!! if you want more practice i'd love one of alexa, although practice is not what you need. love it!!

Kerri January 13, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
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Beck Family January 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

Uh . . . that turned out so great. I love the colors you chose. Can you do one of my boys? Maybe, huh, just because you love me? I promise someday I will find a way to serve you and share my talents with you, all I can offer right now are late nights dancing with my boys. As many as you want!

Erin January 14, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

Jana! Can you do it from a photograph? Because we are so very, very far away! But I'd love one, just let me know how much you are charging for them, etc...and then we can chat. If I had just one ounce of your talent ;)

Erin January 14, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

Yeah, I just looked at your comments. You might be a wee busy, looks like you already have orders rolling in!! Just let me know if you are wanting to do more. :)

The Chrissy Herself January 14, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

Hey Jana!

I love blogs for this very reason! I am learning so much about people... and from the comfort of my own lil' Mac ;)

Your's will definitely be a regular I peruse :)

Cheers!
Chrissy

Hannah January 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

wow Jana, that is AMAZING!! Are you back at BYU or at home?? I am coming to CA next week-- if you are in the area I would love to see you!

xxoo

Mel January 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

you can always use my (the salcidos) children if you need any more! but i want them back when you're done!