Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Newsletter

               Welcome to Creations by J.D. Fields Newsletter



Howdy Everyone,

Will its been a couple months since my last newsletter. As y'all know Jan was the beginning of Taxes season and it was also the 30 painting in 30 day challenge with Leslis Sates.


Well because I did not keep up with my tax papers last year I had a hold year to enter into my computer. Bad girl... I don't know what happen but let's blame it on the move to Texas. ha ha
 I had to enter every receipt, miles, hotels, sales, taxes paid or not paid on art work, donations, etc. plus I went and sign up for the 30 painting in 30 day challenge as well.
Again Bad girl... 

I only got to paint and draw 20 painting in 20 days. I just could not keep up. Bad-Bad girl... But I believe she will be  holding other 30 day challenge again in Sept and I will be there to sign up once again. 

But I am happy 
to say that as of med Feb my part is done with the taxes and I have past the paperwork on to my hubby so that he can do his part now. (All he has to do is add up the mileage for me) 

Now that I have gotten that done I can now concentrate on getting  back to work.


One of the thing that I do at night to relax after hitting the keys all day is, I started creating ornaments again.


 This time I am making large and medium sizes of map ornaments 




along with the popular Large Hymnals Ornaments.   

I did hit the outside world to do some Plein Air with a new box of oils.
My first try was sitting in my driveway looking a cross the street into neighbor back yard and over the creek into the farmer fields and seeing his silo.


Will I set up and started to paint when the wind kick in and I had to stop. The next day I was right back at it again.

I can tell you that I do not like the smell nor the drying time of oils. But everyone said that oils are best to Plein Air with and if I want to be the best. I guess I better get use to oils again. 

Well the next month (Feb) I slip out of the house to go and paint up at the old Waxahachie Cemetery. I know, some of y'all are a little cheeped out about painting at a Cemetery. I wanted to go paint outdoors but I was not to sure of my self with plein air and I just did not want to be around anyone at that time.

So I drove on over and park up in the old section of the cemetery to paint. 



Will I must say that the painting did not turn out, I was unsure of my self (with this idea of switching from acrylic to oils has me un-nerved) and I was frustrated with it all. So I headed home. 



That weekend hubby takes me for a drive and we wind up at a Bass Pro Shop so that he could buy me a hunting chair that I can sit in at a almost standing position. 
I can know longer stand for long period of a time due to my back and this chair also helps keeps the pressure off my knees when sitting down.(Have a had time standing up after sitting to long.) What I like about this chair is that it turns all the way around so now I can walk away from my work to see how it's coming along. YEA!!!!

Will about a week or so later my son Nathaniel need to go register at Navarro Collage.Easier said than done. 
 
We must have spent four hours in the rain driving around trying to find that place. But I did fine an rock built church about a block for SAG University that is for sale and I want to try and paint it.

The next day we go out again and this time we find Navarro Collage and Nathaniel starts taking some test but dose not finish. So the next day we have to go back for him to finish testing.
 While he's doing that I took the opportunity to go back to the  church to paint. 
Again it was a disaster! The only good thing about the set up is that my chair works great.

After the test was over we came home, I clean up my Plein Air supplies and repack it. Next time I go out I am bring my acrylic.  Maybe they dry out fast outside but at lease I know how to work with them and I can work around the drying time better than I can oils. 

So the following week I went into my studio to paint. (it is rain heavy out here right now) and this is a Acrylic painting on a 8"x 10" canvas panel call Three Old Pots.

I have also gone back to my embroidery as you can see here. 

This is a close up of my work. 

I will be adding dish towels and pillow cases to my website soon. 
Plus I will also be selling embroider eggs. 

YES Y'ALL HEARD RIGHT. 

I will be embroider chicken, duck, goose, Ostrich eggs. Some will have painting with embroidery or just embroidery. 

Plus I will be adding a new product. I will be using plastic eggs to create old vintage paper decoupage with little something extras to it
With these unique eggs you can display batches of them under glass cloches and hurricane vases on dinner tables or in bowls around the house all year around. 


Will post these on the next news letter.  

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Extras!!!-Extras!!!

J.D. UPCOMING EVENTS

Here you will find all the places that my artwork is on display at...

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Now that we are in the month of March I' am still holding a ONLINE CLEARANCE SALE.

 This way you don't have to leave the comfort of your home nor have to fight all the sale traffic out there.


All you need to do is browse my Store page for all the SALE items. 


And remember I will pay all sale tax and free shipping in the U.S.A. on most of my work. 

Plus I will donate 10% of the sale to mission. 



Just go to my website http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net

If you would like to lay-a-way an item(s) just message me.
  
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LIGHTHOUSE COFFEE SHOP AND ART GALLERY

I have opted  out this season at the Galley  for this time. But do go and check out this show call Landscape.  
1404 N. 9th Street 
Midlothian, Texas 76065

Now Open at 8:am Monday - Friday

8:am-3:pm Mon | 8:am-9:pm Tue-Fri | 9:am-9:pm Sat



 Admission Free  
 
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 Find Wood Carvings 
7121 N. HI 35-E 
Waxahachie,Texas 75165



Admission Free


I have change out my work.  They now have my Bluebonnets paintings and Spring time art work. 


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                         The Vault Smokehouse 
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I have great news and sad news. 

The great news is The Vault Smokehouse has move to a new location at the Red Barn in Waxahachie. 

Their address is 
305 West Madison St 
Waxahachie, Tx. 

 The sad news is I will know longer be placing my work at the Vault due to lack of space. But that OK, I am just glad they are closer to home now and I wish them the best of luck and blessing on them.   

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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read the newsletter.
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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my journey with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.

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Well until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless


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work, please forward this blog on to them. And 

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Years Y'all

                Welcome to Creations by J.D.Fields Newsletter.

 I want to wish everyone a 2016 

or as Maxine would say 
                                                Ha- Ha 


I hope everyone had a Marry Bless Christmas. As for us here in Texas we had a nice quiet Christmas. 

Hubby cooked our Holiday meal and I as always got the clean up job. Ha Ha but it was worth it for he is a good cook.

If any of you have been watching the weather channel or the news than you heard about North Texas and how its been hit with unusual tornadoes for this time of the year. 
My house did not get hit but it did come within 12-15 miles of us. I am told that has been the closest in most folks life time.

Well enough of that....



I had promise y'all when I had finish the Mural I would post it. Will I finish it a week after coming back home for So Ca  but I had to wait for hubby to get a day off so he could hang it for me. 
When he got his day off wouldn't you know it, it had to start drizzling before the rain came and we only had that day to do it. So I am happy to report that the mural is out of my garage and on the wall at Pop's Burger Stand 
107 S. Monrose 
Waxahachie, Tx

Here is what by hubby post on his Facebook page. "Well today the wife put me to work, she finished her mural for Pops hamburger stand and I got the pleasure of mounting it on his wall outside the hamburger stand. Now she can get back to paintings that are a lot easier. Yeah." 

What hubby did not say in his post was it took him, my son and two of Pop's works to get it up on some bricks so that hubby could anchor it to the wall. 

Here is a side view

And  another side view 
                                  
This is what it looks like head on. 
               After I was done with the mural I took a day off to rest and then back to my art work I went. 


I had been thinking long and hard about plein air and my Acrylics paints and how they are not working for the out doors.
                     So I try my hand at drawing again.


I did this 8"x 10" drawing on a tinted canvas panel. 
This is the Brazos River in West Columbia, Texas.


Next day I tried my hand at graphite and color pencils together.

This is my drawing of Three Bluebonnets. 


I use three to five colors on my Bluebonnets and two to three pencil on the background. 

I must say my hand hurt but is was worth it.



On the third day I did a little something different for me, I use some hard pastel to create a still life of my Snowman Cookie Jar. 

Then a couple of days later I decided to clean up my studio and found this painting that I started a little over year ago before I move to Texas.

So I gave my self a little time to finish up this painting. I am planning on sending this painting as a gift to a high school friend who now lives up in Northern California. 

On December 23, 2015 I got a text from a Pastor who I made this banner shorty after moving to Texas. 
This is what they said: "We are worshiping at the high school across from Walmart. Thank s for the sign."


It is a joy to see a banner that I painted being use and enjoyed.

Well as I am typing this newsletter out I have completed other painting before the end of the year. 



This one is a 8" x 10" acrylic painting of the San Gabriel Bell Mission.

and 

This one is call The Crow. It is on a 3 1/2" x 5' Linen Masonite board.   

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Extras!!!-Extras!!!

J.D. UPCOMING EVENTS

Here you will find all the places that my artwork is on display at...


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Now that Winter is apron us and Christmas is over, I've decided to hold an ONLINE AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE.

 This way you don't have to leave the comfort of your home nor have to fight all that after sale traffic.


All you need to do is browse my Store page for all the SALE items. 

And remember I will pay all sale tax and free shipping in the U.S.A. on most of my work. 

Plus I will donate 10% of the sale to mission. 


Just go to my website http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net

If you would like to lay-a-way an item(s) just message me.
  
Admission Free 
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 Find Wood Carvings 

7121 N. HI 35-E 
Waxahachie,Texas 75165

Admission Free

Here I have a variety of Paintings
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                         The Vault Smokehouse 
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1290 Eastgate Road
Midlothian, Texas 76065

Now Open on  Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am- 3:00 pm  

Friday - Saturday 11:00 am- 8:00 pm  

Close Sunday & Monday


Admission Free 





Here I have a little Mimi Art Gallery with a variety of painting, eggs, and ornaments 

Admission Free
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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read the newsletter.
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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my journey with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.

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If you wish to unsubscribe from this newsletter,e-mail me at pals4ever98@hotmail.com and place in the email your the word unsubscribe along with your email address and I will take you off the list. 

That's all you have to do.

Thank you. 

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Well until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless


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If you have friends who would be interested in my

work, please forward this blog on to them. And 


You can continue to stay connected via:

My Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.net 
My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     
My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creationsbyjdfields
                   https://www.facebook.com/JdFields Artist 

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+JDFields
Instagram :  https://creationsbyjdfields/ 
My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/creationsbyjdfields/ 

   Commissions are welcome, Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

(C) All copyright privileges retained by Creations by J.D. Fields. Downloading/printing is prohibited by law