Playing with Color

This little birdie expresses my sentiments exactly.  Just as little time creating at my sewing machine puts me in my happy place–something I haven’t had time to do a lot of lately.love-to-sew-originallogo

As with my last post, I’ve playing with the color on the computer.   The above painting is the original.    Below is the computer enhanced version.  I do kind of like the brighter colors which I can’t seem to create as well with watercolor.   love-to-sew-brightlogo

Which do you like best?

Day 2 of 30 Do What You Love

Day 2 and I am already behind!  As you can see, I’m not finished.  I just had to get to bed before I could finish painting this.  I hope I can get caught up tomorrow.  Only 28 more days to go!

do what you love unfinished

do what you love unfinished

Lightning Bolt Music

The mascot for my new school is the “lightning bolt”–kind of unusual, I know.   So I have been designing a school music website and have painted some things to go on it.

Lightning Bolt Music  original artwork by Pam Schoessow

Lightning Bolt Music original artwork by Pam Schoessow

I thought some instruments in the shape of a lightning bolt would be fun.  Here’s another.  It was easy to frame them in Picmonkey.

Cat playing Lightning Bolt Horn  by Pam Schoessow

Cat playing Lightning Bolt Horn by Pam Schoessow

40% OFF MOVING SALE!

It’s time to get serious about this move I’m making across country in a couple of weeks.  I discovered I have over 100 pieces of little art in my Etsy shop so I have decided to have a first ever SALE to lighten up a bit. If you are interested in some whimsical art from the “Quilter turned Artist”, then check it out at BluePumpkinStudio.com.  The sale just runs until August first, and then I’m out of here!  Thanks for all your support.  I do hope to keep up with my blog better once I get settled.

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

Wedding Gift

I needed to make a gift for a wedding shower today.  I decided to paint something personal to commemorate the day.  Shanna is the daughter of some good friends,

 8" x 10" watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

8″ x 10″ watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

Here is just the line drawing before I painted it.  I like doing this part  the best because I can do it in front of the TV!Shanna Mark2015

I framed it in a 11×14 black frame with a white mat.  (Sorry, forgot to take a picture.)  It came out quite nice and the bride to be was very pleased.

Lazy Kitty

Here is another little painting I did recently.  Finally, the sun is shining.  It’s a good day (for this feline at least) to bask in it’s glow.  Oh that life were this simple!

It's a good day to lie around in the warmth of the sun.

It’s a good day to lie around in the warmth of the sun.

Spool Flowers

I finished 3 little paintings when I was visiting my Mom in sunny Las Vegas recently.  Here is the first.Spool Flowers 4" x 4" by Pam Schoessow

Summer Quilting

Even on a cold day like today, I have to imagine that someday it will be Summer and I will no doubt be quilting.  Even dreaming of Summer seems to warm me up a bit.

Summer Quilting 5 x 7 watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

Summer Quilting 5 x 7 watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

The Bird Tree

So where to the birds go to hang out?  The Bird Tree of course.  It’s a fowl favorite!

The Bird Tree 5 x 7 inches on watercolor paper  by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

The Bird Tree 5 x 7 inches on watercolor paper by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

Day 20: Billie Plays Banjo

You may have wondered what owls do up in the trees when no one is looking!

TODAY I am the featured artist on Cindy Williams’ blog!  Please check it out.   I first met Cindy through a previous 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  She is an American transplant living in the UK.  A wonderful artist in her own right, she is graciously featuring a different artist every day this month.

watercolor 6 x 8 inches by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

watercolor 6 x 11 inches by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

 

Day 9: Barry Keeps the Beat While Bessie Sings

I thought I was doing well with this challenge.  I painted ahead so I had something to post early each morning.  But now I have caught up and am feeling the pressure!  I was gone all day yesterday and didn’t even have time to look at all the wonderful art on Leslie’s blog and comment on my friends and others’ paintings.  So how are all of you doing?  We are not even a 1/3 of the way through and now the going is getting tough.  But hang in there.

I thought it was time to depart from the cats as many other animals can make music too.

Making music with a friend is the best!

Making music with a friend is the best!

Original watercolor on board with easel 5″ x 7″  $38  Click here to purchase.

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days: Day 1 — Cool Cat

I’ve decided the theme for my 30 days will be MAKING MUSIC.

I play saxophone, so I had to start with this one.  He definitely IS one COOL CAT!

Cool Cat350by Pam Schoessow

Live in Thanksgiving Daily

This is one of my favorite quotes from the Book of Mormon– Alma:34:38.  Every day is a great day to be grateful.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!Live in Thanksgiving Daily  by Pam Schoessow1