Employee appreciation

New art I painted for Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard
Brandy, the best bartender in town! Go meet her!

It’s Thank You day for the employees at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard who tolerated my ass over the last four weeks. It’s been so much fun painting here! I can teach anyone to do this, so whatcha’ say we start an interest list? Who would like to learn to express themselves through art?

I started teaching art a few years ago in Ruidoso, NM at Jana’s Art Cave, my working studio. It became a tourist attraction for visitors looking for entertainment aside from skiing, hunting, and fishing. It was so much fun for all ages to enjoy together. If you guys are interested, I would love to do it again in Bastrop. However, I’m going to need a location.

Originals will be available soon on my new website that’s being built. You’re welcome to watch the progress at JanasPaintedArtist.com.

I hand signed the front and added a special note to each employee who assisted me over the last 4 weeks.

My Artists…you won’t believe what we are trying to build for you!

Sarah and Cameron are two really neato kids. They will rise to the top like cream in a butter churn!

The food is so good. Here is a bread-less Italian sub. It’s not on the menu but Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard aims to please!

I can teach anyone to paint what they see with a twist of fantasy. I’m collecting an interest list NOW, Bastrop Texas. I need a location, but that’s usually not a problem. If you’re looking for exact, take a photo…’cause this class ain’t for you.

Student work from a 4 week paint class full of drink and eats over at Lost Hiker Brewery, Ruidoso NM

A somewhat normal day in the life of an artist

My view as I contemplate my day.

I so wish I could just paint on the more light-hearted “A bedroom suite for my favorite Monster High doll,” she’s vintage now, and deserves a place to live in some lucky little girl’s bedroom.

But I must carry on in a dark, but not hopeless place. As so many of you have expressed interest in the piece. Nathanael Chavers gets first right to refuse her. Lol! After that it’s open game. Lol!

So I must complete it.

This part will be hard to paint. This piece that I’m calling “People desperately fleeing the USA,” is from a vision I had over seven years ago.

I feel perhaps it’s important, but ! I’ll let the world decide. For all this is “no longer viable,” but it’s a cautionary tale, if only we can stop looking for relief in all the wrong places.

Oh, some fun news today!

I can teach any of you to paint what you see with a twist of reality. If you want your art to look exactly like your scene, take a photo; this class ain’t for you. Lol. I’m looking for location to offer a class. Any ideas?

The prints of my Nieghbor’s painting are complete, thanks to the help of Bastrop Signs & Banners. Love those guys. Check ’em out local artists!

Anyway, the sun is out and I’m going to go for a run/dance and then deliver to the hard working staff these hand signed prints today. They’re now my new friends over at Neighbor’s.

I had so much fun with you all over the last month painting your scene.

Fun news: Bastrop Opera House, thank you for inviting me to help paint sets. Omg. What a blast!

Pretty good day ahead, all and all.

LIVE LIFE LARGE!

Good example of “teach a man to fish”

Well, I’ve brought these paintings out of storage to work on, along with Marta Swanner’s Boogie Board®. My goal for completion is March 8th, 2022. Cross your fingers…

I wanna thank my cousin Jay Lynch, all things online genius Guru, for teaching this goofy artist “how to fish online” to make money, instead of simply giving me a fish. He’s now helping me develop my website, blog, and online store, not leaving me alone to flounder…Ha! get it?

If we’re correct about the direction he’s taking us, to all my artists that I love with all my heart, we be onto something big for you guys.

All the while it’s just me, hanging at the “Zen River House,” the new name we’ve given our small space near the river in Bastrop for now. I’m a little nomad at heart.

Hey, Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, I had the art that I painted at your joint digitized at Bastrop Signs & Banners. Now I’ll be thinking about what we can do with it! Lol! I fell in love with the Manager, Matt Murphy, over their banners. Check ’em out local artist!

Jay Lynch is teaching this old dog new tricks. Here we go…NFT designs to the MetaVerse and Beyond!

First attempt at product development with GearBubble

This little prototype shot glass I designed is in extremely poor taste. Ha! Lol! I love it!

But it’s way too wordy for a tiny shot glass. Redo.

Good job Jay Lynch – they print nicely – color is fabulous and I’m extremely pleased with the quality. I just need to keep working on my designs.

Who needs one? Lol. You have to be really in a good place about death, or drink till you pass out (or experience an out of body experience…) Lol!

Ok. Time to paint Neighbor’s painting. Join me at the bar?

All you need is Love

I developed this product today. I ordered one to check it’s quality. Once I approve our online team managed by Jay Lynch, will offer it to you guys.

I’m Getting exciting up in here!

It’s the “All You Need Is Love, Love” candle. Inspired by the Beatles Love Show in Las Vegas. Created for a group show hosted by Lisa Dittrich – Arts Factory 2016 – What an honor it was to be in this show with great artists like Lisa and David Fay and others.

The original art is unavailable – it’s owned by Chelsea Brophy.

I can paint another original for you similar to this one … but this one is hers.

I retain reproduction rights on all my creations.

® Jana’s Painted Artist 2022

I’m Having an awesome day here at the Harmony House on the Colorado River in fabulous Bastrop, Texas

Love and peace to all.

Something just doesn’t add up.

Well, ok, good…I got that off my chest. Lol

Let’s create HOPE starting Tuesday.

Tomorrow I get my raft out of storage. Let’s paint while floating on that river.

This original is available for $140.

Titled “All we did was make billionaire demigods,” sadly this issue had nothing to do with your health 😞

You can own this original. I will mount and frame it, but I will reserve the right to reproduce it.

It’s 8.5×11 in marker and ink, painted on both sides of the vellum. Neon and metallic markers too. That doesn’t show up well in this photo

® Jana’s Painted Artist

I’m quite aware that my view is very unpopular. Is yours?

Tiny living.

Tiny living = Tiny footprints. Not that I believe I can help God manage this globe, but it’s going to be fun to learn to live a simpler lifestyle.

Trust me, if God calls you to be on the road, you soon learn that lugging all your shit in tow is not fun.

I feel another huge garage sale coming on, so get ready Bastrop because I got good stuff!

We simply wanted to see if we would like to build or buy a tiny home one day.

I would have a large art space attached to it, but nothing else would be large – other than the great outdoors. I want a bit of land. When living tiny you want some outdoor spaces too.

We think we want something screened-in with a hot tub and above ground pool inside it one day.

Anyway – So far the answer is 100% yes – we love tiny living. But it’s only day 2.

We will see after I move over the computers, a tiny amount of my art supplies, and Kevin’s work clothes.

But um yeah. I’m digging it!

I would think you really need to do it with peeps who are all extremely accommodating. I can see that is so, and thankfully, Kevin and I have that.

So yeah. Tiny living.

Stay connected here – Let’s learn about this together.

What’s to become of Jana and Kevin?

What’s next for Kevin and Jana? We’re starting to see the plan, even though we can only see the 6 foot circle that surrounds us. The plan is starting to look simple, but the ability to have a relaxed mental attitude during great adversity took us a lifetime to find the understanding that God, and only God, can see the entire battlefield.

We’re all called to lean into the dark of the unknown. That’s a hard place to be, until you take that leap of faith. As many of you know this too well.

During this trial of testing, (test truly provided for our spiritual growth), we were able to be calm and relax into what seems like a never ending test; a test to prove our ability to stand fast in the wisdom that resides in our souls. The wisdom we earned through the hard, sometimes boring, but rewarding, daily work of studying the mind of Christ.

God’s wisdom is FREE to anyone who longs to understand what this world is all about.

There is no “what if’s” in It. It is absolute.

I’m so grateful we chose to grow up spiritually together. We live our life to “learn to live.” We did not take the more traveled road which is “fuck up a bunch of times, so you live to learn.” A road I was on, when I was a youngster.

God has the only true problem solving devises.

Kevin and I are nothing special … infact, we are deeply flawed.

BUT, I thank God … that ANYWAY, including my dumb ass, can jump on this ride. And let me assure you, adversity is inevitable, but the ability to handle it without stress is optional. Only in God’s wisdom can you find lasting solutions. Anyone who wants to learn wisdom, can. If you know people, who do not have the ability to learn, trust me, God has them. These are special and amazing people, with the ability to just be happy, and to love, as if it’s nothing – So don’t worry.

Too choose this less traveled road is hard at times, but deeply rewarding … It’s a spectacularly happy way to live.

Get your eyes off people and things to make you happy; they won’t and they can’t anyway. It only comes and goes … it’s fleeting. So learning God’s mind is the only way to true happiness.

We remain inside the light of that ring of fire that surrounds us. Nothing EVER may enter, unless it’s is God allowed with the purpose of spiritual growth. Evil flees from the truth. It’s that learned wisdom formed in your soul, where God can attach his happiness … thus blessings.

And trust me, I know, to anyone who has not taken that leap of faith, you must think I am bat shit crazy.

It’s something not any of us can understand, until you take that tiny leap of faith. And God then makes it real. This way of doing things is apart of the plan. It’s fair … but hard to see or understand it at first. I understand why it was done this way, if your interested in learning.

But with a little faith it all starts becoming real and the more you study the more real it becomes. Those thoughts of “what is this shit storm about!?” Before you know it, gets cleared up.

We are starting to see the plan that is our future, and we are so excited to see our next promotion.

Even though we are prepared for our greatest promotion, the day of our departure from human constraints. For now, it seems, God has other plans.

I have no doubt about what I’m to do.

That is to promote HOPE in other communities … I am to help build community driven art installations where we honor our loved ones.

So rather Kevin gets that one last huge grocery job (we will know more at the end of November about that), or if we are to become “Freedom Workers” – that is to be seasonal workers, helping small businesses survive the devistation of a government that sold us the biggest lie yet, a lie about security. The lie that states that “we got you!” We are excited about our future and we believe our last day here in Ruidoso, will be on or near 12/12/21.

Hey, if we are to become seasonal freedom workers (we should know by December about that) we would love Ruidoso to be our summer work/home! IF (and that’s a big IF) you guys fix the working class housing situation around here.

It’s really short thinking on the part of our governing body, and her citizens, not to correct this problem and correct it FAST!

Love, peace and most importantly FREEDOM to all!
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tm 2021 Jana’s Painted Artist – painting of a giant art instulation of people jumping out of their graves, and a drawing of a giant mural that I want to paint, titled Grace Pipeline. Oh! That’s me in the happiest place on earth “the ArtCave” – I wonder where that place will be next? Oh wait, it matters not, that place resides in me.

(While writing this our home went back into contract; we accepted their offer. Thank you God and the amazing team of experts that you brought us.

Oh … garage sell coming soon. More to come.