“Believe in yourself”


I started a new pencil sketch to watercolor last week.  I was thinking about what to call her, as I flipped through  one of my favorite books, Simply Tuesday, by Emily P Freeman. In it, she asked “is your soul being held hostage by hustle?”  She encourages to embrace today`s work. Find contentment in the NOW. Replace competition with connection. Learn to breathe in a breathless world. It is time to release our obsessions with BUILDING a life and BELIEVE in the life GOD is building within us.

So, I incorporated her thoughts into my watercolor girl and used these words as the journal part of her dress., then watercolored over them. I finished her with some paint splatters, and a little bird nest on her shoulder.


As I am visiting my son and his family in Dallas this weekend, I brought a few art supplies but they have not left my suitcase. LOL!! So I share a painting I did last week before I left and hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!

Linked with Sunday sketches today http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful new week!




  1. She is so lovely all painted in!

    1. thank you Christine!

    1. thank you Paula, have a great new week!!

    1. thank you so much!

  2. I can not find where these paintings are for sale, these ladies are so beautiful..

    1. thank you Marie! Most of them are for sale but not listed.. If you are interested in any of them, you can email me at tomelz@aol.com thank you so much!!

  3. Super beautiful, she is soulful and very special. Wonderful art!
    Happy Sunday Sketches
    Victoria #13

    1. thank you very much Victoria! Happy Sunday Sketches to you too!!

  4. she is very pretty, has a classical look to her 🙂

    new art can wait until your are back from visiting family 🙂

    1. thank you Jennifer.. yes, these grandsons are coming first this weekend!! thanks for stopping by and commenting!! have a great new week!!

  5. She’s beautiful. Have a great visit with your family.

    1. thank you so much Latane! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You have a great week too!

  6. Hi Jane. I love your work and always look what you have painted. you do so much! I find your blog inspirational and uplifting. Have a wonderful visit with your family.

    1. thank you so much Marijke! I appreciate you coming to visit and commenting. I did have a great trip and visit but back home now to the real world until next time!! have a great weekend!!

  7. Beautiful piece, Jane, and I love the title, especially. Something so important for us to remember. xx

    1. thank you Alexandra! I always appreciate your kind words!! Hope you have had a great week… I know you are having a wonderful time! Talk to you soon!!

    1. thank you Serena!!

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