This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Notes jotted down - 
anyone who is creating something makes use of it. 
It could be designing a bridge, 
constructing a door, 
prescription for medicine, 
a calculation for a custom made armoire (cabinet/closet), process notes for a patient.
I have an ongoing journal where I write down 
how I came to paint a particular painting, 
anecdotal notes, 
which colors I used
describing the painting style, 

method and process,
what I learned 
reactions of viewers. 
So far so good.


Barry said...

So far it certainly sounds so good.

Good enough to want more.

Gaston Studio said...

I don't know how you have the time or the energy to deal with two blogs Jeannette, but... more power to you!

Protege said...

Congratulations on your new page; I am looking forward to more of your creativity.;)

Gaelyn said...

I love my journals and have papers with notes all over. Look forward to more here.
Good luck with two blogs Jeannette.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Barry! Hope readers will say the same with the 99th post:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Now I don't have 3 kids to take care of, I seem to have plenty of time:) Thanks Jane!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you, friend! The more creativity, the better.

jeannette stgermain said...

Yeah, I'm a note-person. Of course it's also part of my job in the counseling room. Thank you Gaelyn!

Whitemist said...

Okay! A new ride, this is good. i look forward to all you have to offer!

jeannette stgermain said...

Hold on - this hayride may get bumpy. You got me in a giddy mood 'cause you were smelling those cookies:)

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I wish you good luck with your new endeavors. Having two blogs I know how much time they consume but well worth all the efforts. Just remember that even after six months, things may not be all in place, so just smile and keep going . . .

Have a great weekend,

jeannette stgermain said...

Egmont, thank you for the encouragement! I grabbed the widget "blogging without obligation" -I love it-thanks, now I don't have to make such a big deal about no awards, tags, etc.!
Will visit your 2nd blog sometime:)

Merisi said...

Rembrandt shows the way! :-)

Good luck
and lots of inspiration all around you!

Lynette said...

Jeannette, you are so right on the importance of note taking. I get mad at myself if I think of something worth remembering and then don't jot it down somewhere. Most of the time I'll forget what it was if I don't write it down.

jeannette stgermain said...

Rembrandt has really encouraged me to display my own view of things on canvas (you, being from Europe probably knows that the Nightwatch was a scandalous piece!)

Thank you Merisi for your encouragement!

jeannette stgermain said...

Since I'm Miss Forgetful, notes are my life line! LOL Thanks for visiting:)

Jean Levert Hood said...

I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

jeannette stgermain said...

welcome to my blog and thanks for the "follow"!
Looked some more on your blog -how thoughtful of you to dedicate one blog to your friends and post a card!
I also so that you're in law enforcement -my grand father who I never got to meet (he died before my dad became an adult)was chief of police in Indonesia (when it was still a Dutch colony).
Do you have time to do these blogs??? I thought policemen are always "on the job."