Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016 ~ School Days ~ Art Journal “Flowers"

“The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone.” 
~Dhaval Gajera

Ever since I started working with my watercolors back in 1995 when I did my series on the Oklahoma City Bombings, I have always done this primitive type of work. Sometimes I think it looks a bit Mennonite or Amish, but there are no hats, bonnets, lace coverings and no faces. As far as perspective goes, I have a lot of work to do. Yesterday I started on this little drawing in my art journal after reading the prompt of “Flowers” for Paper, Paint, Pencils, and Pens. This is a blog where people who are interested in drawing to a prompt can come to participate. My flowers are not fancy, but they are all me, and they make me happy drawing them. The story in my head is it is a day off from school, so all the children are playing out front in the flower garden, the tree, and on the equipment.Right now I am trying to draw a Lady’s Slipper, and I am really being put to the test. This is way out of my comfort area, but that is how I learn and move forward. I sent Eloise a picture of this, and being the budding artist she is she flipped out. "Oh, Baga, how in the world did you do all that?” I knew she would get a kick out of it. I hope it makes you all smile.

Look for:
~Trouble, Buddy’s cat
~Children on the see-saw
~Children on the swing set
~Children sitting on the bench
~Children climbing the tree
~Boy and girl playing ball
~School Bell
~Tree swing

This post is linked with Paper, Paint, Pencils, and Pens.


  1. I am with Eloise...I just totally love this.

  2. Hello Genie
    I find this naive paintings very nice, but you want to preserve his childishness in old age. This drawing is cheerful and is also reminiscent of my Schulzeit-
    I wish you a low-stress week.

  3. seeing your nice work of art I want to remind you of NF DAM. You are welcome to linkup on wednesday :)

  4. Beautiful drawing. wonderful children's lines.

  5. You gotta frame this one for Eloise. I just love this Genie. Really, really nice.

  6. There is a name for this type of artwork where perspective does not come into play, although I cannot recall what they call it. It is a respectable style of art not to be taken lightly. You do it very well.

  7. This is nice. Reminds me of my younger days going to school!

  8. It did make me smile when I saw this fantastic page. the memories came flooding back from my days working in school.

  9. Remember Grandma Moses? Now we have Baga Genie!

  10. Hallo Genie!
    Thank you for beeing my friend! You are the best Grandmy-Blogger ever. You remind us all of what is important in life! Friendship and make others smile!
    Herzlich Pippa

  11. Hello,
    it's a wonderful naive paintig, I love ist!

    All the best to you,

  12. This is utterly charming, I'm so glad I didn't miss it.
    I checked out everything on your list, might have missed Trouble the cat otherwise and that would have been sad!
    Love the little birds tweeting on the apple trees, the rope swing, the see-saw, the flowers, the children in the tree, the cat .... and everything really.