JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Mixed Media | When Starlight Dances When starlight dances, It bequeaths pure light, Empowering fireflies, And princesses alike. It whispers of magic, It resonates might, It sings in the darkness, And transforms the night.  

Mixed Media Painting | Wanderer This painting captivates me. I find myself contemplating the untold story within its layers, only to grapple with the feelings it evokes, ones of sadness, intrigue, and wonder. The forest looms, yet is beautiful. The princess appears to be lost and alone, yet is accompanied by her faithful friend (the bunny). Her bunny seems trapped, unless it climbed onto the branch to nestle in the crook of… Read More

Acrylic Finger Painting | Girl in Forest I had a vision of a girl standing between the trees with her bunny, staring out at the world. She was neither happy nor sad. Accepting, I think. Maybe somewhat lost and alone. But ultimately, I knew that she belonged in this forest of light, where peace, love, and beauty abound. Girl in Forest, Janna Vanderveen 2017

Watercolor Girl | Patriot’s Heart This is the second, in a series of three watercolor thank-you cards, featuring my whimsical princess with her bunny.  I love painting sunsets and valleys reflecting the beauty of life all around.  I used a combination of artist grade MaimeriBlu and professional grade Winsor Newton watercolor paints on this 5×7 card.

Watercolor Girl | Patriot’s Heart This is the first, in a series of three watercolor thank-you cards, featuring my whimsical princess with her bunny.  I love how it turned out. I used a combination of artist grade MaimeriBlu and professional grade Winsor Newton watercolor paints on this 5×7 cards.

Watercolor Painting | Diving Deep No matter how deep you fall, or to what depths you dive, I am there. I descended to the depths to be with you, but I didn’t stay there. On the third day, I rose and took you with me.

Penelope Bloom dressed up as her favorite bunny for Halloween. Cute or creepy. You tell me. (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image) Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

My daughter has been asking for a rainbow and pink Penelope Bloom Bunny for over a year.  Yesterday, I decided it was time to fulfill on my promise and make her one. I checked on my daughter late at night, and noticed that she slept with her new bunny snuggled tight in her arms. That made it all worth while!    

I have been procrastinating from writing my Writer’s Journey outline for book number 2 in my Eden’s Gate series.  It’s an enormous mental task which requires both brain power and uninterrupted time. Lacking both, I’ve thrown myself into another creative outlet – watercolor painting – in the hopes that someday I’ll be able to use the skill to illustrate my own children’s books.  Here is my watercolor attempt #6. (Click on image for full-resolution image)

Haakon picked this handmade, small brown Penelope Bloom boutique bunny to be his friend. It is the perfect size for his three-year-old hands. His big sister Asti picked out the medium dark pink bunny. And…big pink bunny with sweethearts has also found a special home. Oh happy day! Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Asti’s picked out this pretty in pink, large Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Would you like to win this beautiful “Sweetheart by Janna” boutique 18″ gray bunny? Visit Penelope Bloom Bunny Giveaway | Penelope Bloom for details. The contest is available from 10/23/2013 to 10/27/2013 (Sunday 10:00 PM) Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Meet Blossom! Bunnies and spring go hand in hand!  Although spring has not technically arrived, it sure feels like it.  With all of this warm weather, I half expect to see my yard covered with wild bunnies and half eaten tulip stems.  But cute lovable mini bunnies will have to do.  At 6.5 inches, these darlings are the perfect size for toddler hands.