The little things in life

When we don’t look down

When we don’t look around

When we don’t stop to take in the moment

We might miss out on something spectacular

This day during an impromptu trip to the beach with friends, the kiddos looked down as they walked and noticed the ground moving! It was covered with colorful unique shells that slowly moved, snails! Hundreds of them! Squeals of delight, excitement and then curiosity kicked in. So it taught us an important lesson, always look where you step or you might squash a friend!

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Monday morning doodle

“Let’s take a walk and scream. Then all will be well.”

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Awake

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Awake, droplets of anticipation

gleaming for the new day sun

fresh, inspiring

reach up, reach out

your in the moment

the clouds are near and heavy

a glimmer of light appears

feel it, accept it

a new day begins

 

Summer nights illustrated

The scary things that greet us in the dark..

42/100  100 artworks challenge Mixed media on wood, acrylic paper, cut paper, matte medium.orange chair - 1 (1)

Doodling my way through life

“That pesky ghost was playing with my emotions all night.

I will just smile and wish it away.”

Doodling is habit forming. When the pen hits the paper, my eyes glaze over, the mind is in a trance,  guided by the ink, wherever it takes me. Words, images start to appear sometimes on repeat and when its over I have something unique.

-J.Barrile

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Leap

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Fathers Day and everyday

Celebrate! For anyone that supports, encourages and helps someone grow as a person.

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When we know

We change.

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When we are woven in life’s moments.. Caught.. We get tangled, we wiggle

slowly we stretch… Grow.. and learn to break free

-Pencil & pen sketch on paper with words for thought

Have art will travel

I will be packing up my art from my little front room studio (aka spare bedroom) and heading out to sell my work at a public event for the first time.

Saturday June 13th at the Gloucester City Cultural Arts & Heritage Society, annual art festival in Gloucester, New Jersey.

After the event I will be placing available artwork for sale on my Etsy page.

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Escape from reality

We could all use an escape from realty if just for a moment or two. It would be a dream for me to create all the time, with no limits of thought or imagination. Creating anything and everything, my list of ideas are plenty (writing a book & song lyrics made the cut) The moment my pencil, or pen hits that white piece of paper I begin the journey inward. I burrow deep, discovering what plagues my heat or brings joy to my soul, it all filters out onto the page.  I love making art and hope that my work can bring a little joy and inspiration to others.

Making my way to 100! 100 artworks challenge site here is 39 & 40

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Mixed media on wood, cut paper, watercolor, acrylic and marker

40/100 (because 40 is fabulous)

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