Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ JARS


Done in watercolor

A new week and a new theme ~ Jars

My first thought was a painting of my jars of jam I just finished last week, but decided to share a jar as a vase.  I love using them that way.  Do you?

The original Ball and Kerr canning jars are sometimes hard to find.  When my dearest was in high school, he met Mrs. Kerr.  She attended the same church he did, and gave him a ride to church several times.  Very down to earth, very generous and caring.  I love hearing how thoughtful she was too give him a ride when he didn't have a way to church.

    

26 comments:

  1. So beautiful Wanda we were thinking alike for sure!

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    1. I don't think this is the first time our thoughts have been on the same page. Kinda fun to see where everyone is headed...and Michael....That one is beyond amazing.

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  2. How delightful that Don met Mrs. Kerr. I always wondered whether the names were real. Love this watercolor. Jars make perfect vases, especially with the sun shining through them.

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    1. I love that story too. She was wealthy, and lived in No. Hollywood, but attended a little church in Tujunga, CA. She took a shine to Don.

      I like this painting a lot.

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  3. jars as a vases, I like the idea. I like how you painted the roses, this is wonderful.

    have a lovely day.

    p.s., your link at scribble picnic didn't quite work, it's has an extra 'L' at the end, hope I'm not too nosy

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    1. Thank you for the tip....I went back and put the correct link.

      I think the roses at a lot of color and a touch of romance. Thanks for you visit.

      I also have a painting I did some time ago with blue jars and spring flowers.

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  4. You took an old canning jar and turned it into a beauty, for sure! That is what artists do!

    I loved the story of Mrs. Kerr. I don't think I shall ever forget it. She was like the old canning jar. When she allowed the Great Artist into her life she became a shining light for your dearest. This is an amazing story.

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    1. Dear Cher ~ so sweetly put...She was like an old canning jar...sturdy, durable and a devoted Christian woman.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love them.

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  5. You did such a good job on the water, it's so hard to do.

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    1. Thanks Janet...I find the less paint the better...more to appear that its clear.

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  6. Beautiful painting, Wanda! I also think canning jars make great flower vases. Funny...my first consideration for the Picnic was to paint a jar of jam from the pantry but I ended up going with a more recent purchase instead. haha

    Mrs Kerr sounded like a very kind and caring person. Nice memory for your husband.

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    1. I almost did the Jam Jars. But this was a little more "romantic" haha.

      Of course home made jam is really special too. 12 jars of plum. Kept some and gave a few away.

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  7. What a great story to this marvelous piece, Wanda. I love it! Your art piece is so well rendered and painted. Than you so much! BTW, I left you a comment on your comment on my blog, should you care to see it. There is more about the jars too.

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    1. Thank you so much Michael. I do love using jars for more than canning. I will be over to check out your comment. Hugs and Blessings

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  8. I have to say that I like your choice of primary colors. It brings it all together so nicely. I agree your water is wonderful too.

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    1. The piece came together nicely. Sometimes water works, and sometimes it doesn't...I was lucky this time.

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  9. Hi Wanda, I came over to your blog from Cher's blog, Winds of Life. I too love jars! And like you, I use them all the time for all sorts of things. It's hard for me to throw away a jar! Did you do that picture? Wow. I am in awe of people with such talent in artwork. xoxo

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    1. Hi Jenny ~ So happy you came by from Cher. (Such a lovely lady) Watercolor has been passion for many years. Most of the time it was on the back burner, as we were involved in ministry for 50 years. Now retired with a dozen grandkids, Scribble Picnic gives me a chance to paint again.

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  10. I really like the simplicity of a Mason jar holding the elegance of a rose Wanda. Your painting is just exquisite.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. Simple is most of the time better. My husband's pet name for me is "Rose".

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  11. Wanda,
    I just love this. The composition has me returning to your painting again and again. Did the flower fall out - is it ready to be put it? mm. Great canning jar story.
    Blessings
    Janis

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  12. This is so pretty... and I love the head of the rose resting on the edge of the jar. The whole image, I find, is very calming.

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  13. very pretty flowers :) I've never used those jars for flowers but would rink out of them lol

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  14. This is just beautiful. When you get to know me, you will see that the red rose is my favorite. How delightful that your husband met Mrs. Kerr. I'll let you know if I see the canning jars around. Yes, the originals are hard to find.

    ~Sheri

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  15. Love those jars and use them for many things! Lovely painting!

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  16. Such a pretty painting, and how nice to learn about Mrs. Kerr!

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