Category: Family

Online Gallery Launched

If you look above in the header bar, you’ll notice a new section: my new online gallery! I’d like to say thank you to my husband for designing and developing the site. I think he did a pretty great job; I hope you agree. My feet…

Possible Down Time

Just to let you know that while we are transferring DNS and domains, the site may go offline for a few days. Hopefully you won’t notice any interruptions. Eat your heart out Manolo Blahnik! These shoes by Van Gogh are truly beautiful. “What’s wrong?” Helmick asked.…

Hope

One of the poems collected in my sketchbook: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could…

Illustration Friday: Broken

Body and Soul, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl I don’t think it’s possible to be human and not feel broken at least once in a lifetime. On the day I started this piece, broken was how I felt — it was why I had to…

“Please Grow”

I love to look at other people’s gardens, but I don’t think I realized how much peace and joy working in my own could give me, despite all the thorns from the wild roses. And with a little luck, and a few prayers perhaps, dreams can…

Bluebells

Bluebells , Egg Tempera on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl Every now and then I put a piece back, and later pick it up again to find that it suddenly feels finished. This is one of them; I didn’t want to overwork this little painting, which is…

Illustration Friday: Escape

“Sometimes…”, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl The word for this Illustration Friday reminded me of a this little tondo I painted one night some ten years ago. It’s hard to read the text on this image, but it contains a quote from one of my…

Happy Birthday Baby!

Conor is one year old today, and we are having a little party with family to celebrate. He loves music, playing with his blocks, trying to call the doggy, and laughing (which he spends most of his time doing, especially when watching the Muppets with daddy).…

En plein air

I love the negative spaces in this photo Doug posted on his blog. He came back with some beautiful, almost painterly images. He also managed close ups of birds and squirrels that delighted me. I’m sure he’d rather finish his novel, but I keep telling him…

Illustration Friday: Empty

Empty, Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl The word for this Illustration Friday may have been designed to stimulate a little existential angst this week, but every baby knows that an empty cardboard box is the most fun of all! Breakfast, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer…