Saturday, July 20, 2013


Monsoon season adds flavor to sunsets; dark, storm clouds turn the most amazing colors.
These were all taken this evening.

Friday, July 19, 2013

I Adore...

...and ever changing sky!
These were all taken just this morning between 5 and 7 am.
(Yes, I was out fishing.)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Who Knew...

...that I liked fishing?  Actually, I LOVE it!

It has been a wonderful way to not completely dread the scorching summer.
When you are up early in the morning sun, the heat isn't so bad.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gifts On The Cheap

I needed two gifts for high school graduates.
But extra spending cash is not on the ready.
So...I made the gifts with great love.

At Goodwill I found these two plain wooden bowls.
I gave them a coat of paint, decorated them with No.2 pencil, and followed with varnish.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Work In Progress

In several places around my home, I have numerous old family photos I could draw from.  In fact, just my own collection would keep me going for quite some time!
But, the grass is greener...
I found a seller on Etsy, Dawn And Ross, that sells the best vintage photos.  Plus, they sell the original!
I couldn't help but buy a few.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Something Silly


I drew this some time ago.
Every once in a while I need a silly to counteract the seriousnesses.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Letting Kids Be Kids

© Jenny Baio
I love seeing kids be kids: shoes off, hands dirty, running non-stop and an endless 
verbal stream of Look-What-I-Can-Do!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

It Continues...

© Jenny Baio 2013

Drawing with my left hand continues!
This is from a photo of my dad and his mom, 1946, Balboa, CA.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Meet Ethel

Ethel is my latest left-handed drawing. This is too much fun!
On to the next...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Left-handed Drawing

This is my latest left-handed (non-dominant) drawing.  The difference is it was ALL drawn with my left hand.  My right hand only got to erase a few lines here and there.

Funny thing, when I draw with my left hand, my annoying inner critic is silent.  LOVE that!

Dorthea Lange is the American photographer famous for capturing the Great Depression.  Most people would recognize the unforgettable photo, Migrant Mother.
Recently, I purchased a used book of her photos.  For some reason, I was taken by the photo, and chose to copy it in this rendering.
As an artist, I don't think I am suppose to do that.  (shhhh)
That is why I will be keeping this one.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Yearling

I am about half way through The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Oh, how I love it.  I haven't had a book make me cry like this since Where The Red Fern Grows. And I know there are more tears to come.

My favorite line so far:
He closed his eyes, satisfied. Everything was all right when he understood it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Purse!

I've been working on this for a couple of months.
'Tis my first attempt at felting my own purse.
The last stitches just went on a few minutes ago.
Can't wait to use it tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another Old One

I know the woman that owns this piece.  She makes the best Oreo-Rum balls.

My family once owned a Blue Mountain.  But that is no more.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013


I can't seem to keep my hands off my colored pencils.
It has been fun!

This horse was drawn with my left hand and then colored with my right.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Colored Pencil

This past weekend I broke out the ol' colored pencils.  It has been a LONG time.
Coloring. Shading.  Oh, how I have missed you both!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Slow Down to Hurry Up

Slow down to hurry up.
The shortest line does NOT always move the fastest.

These are two phrases I have used since my mid 20s.
But I often forget them.

This evening I came across two lovely blog posts that were reminds to slow down.

Savor THIS POST at A Poem Life.
Enjoy THIS POST at The Magic Onion.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bowl of Oranges

My brother is moving to the other side of the world.
Suddenly the bowl of oranges in his home seemed extra precious.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Second Love

My first love: coloring.
My second love: shading!

This was created by coloring the entire paper with pencil, and then going back in with an eraser to blot out the image.  After that, I went back once more with the pencil to add the details. Lastly, I finished it with a wee touch of colored pencil.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Two Friends Meet The Gang

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to The Gang. (CLICK HERE.)

I had so much fun making them, I bought more PaperClay and made these two friends.
There is more clay waiting to be played with. This weekend...!

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Yes, I would like to earn more money, but when there is a fresh package of toilet paper in the house, I feel RICH...and all is well in the world.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

My New Year's Eve was spent at home, painting with my husband.