I drew this in enlarged size free hand as always to fill an 11 x 14 inch watercolor-specific paper. Then I drew it with Inktense ink pencils then washed over it with water to set the ink. Then I didn't like it so,I repainted parts of it with dilute white acrylic paint and with regular tube watercolors. I consider it a failed sketch. I keep on keeping on trying to paint roses, which are the most difficult subject I ever painted. I have tried several techniques and even bought a book with a "lesson" on how to paint roses, and I sort of tried to follow written instructions but it doesn't look much like a rose to me! There are roses on the grounds of my apartment and they are blooming right now. I looked at them again yesterday on quick walkabout. Trying to paint roses absolutely frustrates my sense of my creativity because they never look as good as the real thing, or even close! I was so mad with myself about this yesterday I texted both my daughters to tell them I was painting a "stupid rose". Then realized how silly! It's just graphite, ink, paper, pigment--not a rose at all--; and there is no sense in berating myself over it! So here it is. Posting my failures also help the viewing public see when I have improved, and that is a way of documenting my artistic journey toward becoming an artist who could make a living creating art. Copyright. I think this is the 8th sketch I have painted over time [about one a year] of a red rose to see if I have improved any with that task I set myself.
Copyrighted and I, gloria0817 / gloriapoole/ Gloria Poole, Registered Nurse and artist in all art mediums, own all rights to this photo, to the actual art on paper I created and have, and to this blog collectively as an entirety or individually as separate posts. I own all rights, all words, all content and all photos on this entire blog. See disclosure notice at bottom of post.
A VERY HUGE THANK YOU to my readers/ viewers in 47 countries of the world and 2 city-states. I updated the list of those countries on my https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com. A special thanks to my viewers in Russia who seem to prefer this blog of mine quite a bit.
You can see more of the #art and #cartoons I created, photos I photographed and read words I wrote on these other blogs of mine but this is partial list only. Each is different and I update them one by one with different content. Some blogs are about art, some are about public health and some are about sharing the good news of JESUS THE MESSIAH, and some are about prolife news and events:
https://publishing-life.blogspot.comI updated this yesterday.
https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.com I updated this in past week.
https://words-that-work-LLP.blogspot.com I updated this in past week.
This is my public health teaching blog.
https://news-for-life.blogspot.comI updated this yesterday.
Is my profile for this blog and account.
IF you don't know JESUS as your Saviour/ Redeemer of your soul from hell, you can read about HIM on this blog:
For anyone wanting to contact me [and does not intend to harm me] remember that I have a wired, landline telephone in Missouri that is listed in telephone company directory, and I have some unlisted numbers also; and I have more than one cell phone for several reasons. I have other telephones not listed on this account for my safety sake. I rotate my numbers around to try to prevent stalking of me by my 2nd exhusband with initials DBP of Colorado who threatened to kill me and tried too four times in Colorado. I am VERY cautious about replying to unknown text messages or emails, because of that;and I am generally rude when people call me and say one thing but caller ID shows other info. I intend to stay alive! Also, for purposes of documentation, my physical address is known to law enforcement, US Postal Service, Missouri Board of Nursing and Missouri DMV and my two daughters of course. I am not secretive but I do not post my physical address, nor my bank info on the web.
Also, see my online albums for public that include art I have made since about 2006 and also photos I photographed, by seeing info for links and urls on my https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com and also https://picasaweb.google.com/gloria0817; and https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole. . All art I put on the web, and indeed, all art that I create could be viewed by anyone of any age in any country as I strive for general audiences and intentionally keep my art moral and decent. I have other online albums and I have listed those in other blogs so search for them.They contain much art I created and photos I photographed in 3 different states.
I incorporate all selfies, all statements I wrote, all copyrights, all identifying symbols, seals and logos I created, all other blogs and sites of mine into this blog of mine, by reference.
Copyright and ownership info :
This is my copyright notice I made [signed/ created] for this blog and all content on it. I also have posted this to most of my blogs and it is all inclusive of all art , words, photos I create and post anywhere.
Also, thanks to the 46 countries of the world and the 2 city-states that view my blogs collectively, with some countries viewing some blogs and other countries viewing other blogs. The newest country viewing my art I make is Lithuania, per Google stats. I have written the complete list of countries on my blog at https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com if you want to know all countries.
About me Gloria Poole,Registered Nurse, artist, photographer, writer, blogger, owner and creator of this blog and the content on it :
This is my latest selfie in 2014.
This is my most recent selfie but I still put my hair in lop-sided pony tail when I am painting or walking about or drawing with inks. It prevents hair from getting into my face or into paints or inks.
Also, for the record, I am NOT on Facebook nor Pinterest nor LinkedIn, nor Instagram and NEVER was.Facebook sent me about 10 emails trying to sign me up but I marked them as spam. Facebook and Pinterest make their users their content and try to take copyrights, and sell their users' information, and track their users on the web. The cyber-criminals that tried to hijack my content via Facebook and Pinterest are common criminals that are identity thieves and they should be in prison.
This is my left hand as it looks this year 2015 on one of my christian crosses to remind all that I am Southern Baptist, born again, Christian and adhere to the King James Holy Bible that records the words of GOD THE FATHER and of JESUS THE MESSIAH. You can read more about JESUS The Messiah and how to be born again so you can go to heaven when you die, on this blog of mine: https://salvation-is-free.blogspot.com.
This is a reminder that I am a University of Georgia alumna from the Terry College of Business there.
This is a reminder that I am also a graduate of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing [years ago] and am a Registered Nurse with a license in Missouri, but I first had a license in Georgia for years.
This is one of my photos of U S flag to remind all that I am U S citizen born in the state of Georgia and physically in the U S and have all Constitutional guarantees including the first amendment.
Copyright notice:I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all content on this blog. Usually I sign the art I create as simply Gloria since that is my first name, that I was born with; but on pencil and or ink drawings I sometimes also sign my born with surname of Poole which is my legal name again because I removed the Pappas name from my name at time of final divorce decree in Oct 2007 from male DBP, and I resumed my full maiden name INCLUDING MY BORN WITH SURNAME OF POOLE by Court order at the same time. I am also known on the web and in real life as Gloria; Gloria Poole; Gloria J Poole; Gloria Poole, RN, artist; and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; Ms Gloria Poole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapoole_RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo; gloria0817; gpoole817; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; artist-gloria; Poole,Gloria; gloriapoole1749; and other variations of my real, born with, and legal name of Gloria Poole. For the record, I am a white, single-again, twice divorced, Southern Baptist, born again, Christian, woman and the mother of only two children who are grown daughters who are named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a prolife activist, blogger, artist in all mediums; photographer for my own purposes, Registered Nurse with a license in Missouri but before that for most of my life in the state of Georgia, U.S. citizen born in the state of Georgia; University of Georgia alum, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing alum, writer, illustrator, author, personhood promoter. This blog may not be downloaded, nor copied individually or collectively as a whole; nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor may the photos or art on it be reproduced or saved to disk by anyone .
I create all content--all words, all art and all photos-- on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. I have other telephones besides the ones listed on this account. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist /cartooning-by-gloriapoole / photo-by-gloriapoole, and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 13th May 2016 at 6:33am. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole / [Ms ] Gloria Poole,RN,artist of / gloria0817/ gloria-poole / in Missouri, USA