Which Way: NYC


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I have had quite a few medical appointments in New York City in the last month or so and I have some photos to share in a Which Way post for Cee’s challenge.


This was an early morning appointment and looking back at the George Washington bridge and the towers of housing in New Jersey. The sun on these 2 buildings was really lovely in the early morning.

Which way central park

This was a different appointment. It was after one of the many Nor’easter storms we have been having. Central Park in the snow was magical.

central park alice

To see more paths and bridges check out Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

Belated Thursday Doors: Hoboken, NJ


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This week I had appointments in NYC and in Hoboken, NJ. We got to the appointment in Hoboken really early. It is almost impossible to predict how long it will take to get to these appointments. Hoboken is the last stop before NYC and the traffic is quite impressive. The first time we came it took us an hour to go the last 4 miles. So we go early and have time to find interesting doors.

These are not traditional doors, but the view was spectacular. This is outside of River View park.

Hoboken park door

The view over a little bit of New Jersey and the Manhattan skyline was lovely in the fresh snow.

For more door photographs check out Norm 2.0. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Thursday Doors: Hoboken, NJ


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Hoboken church Our Lady of

I’m getting trigger point injections every Thursday morning for 6 weeks to get ready for surgery. The doctor is in NYC during most of the week but she comes to Hoboken on Thursday so we get to avoid the tunnel traffic and more expensive parking on the other side of the Hudson River. Also, Hoboken is a very charming town. We haven’t explored a lot, but there are 2 interesting churches right by the office. This is one of them.

If you want to see more door photographs check out Norm 2.0.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

Gratitude Blooms

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Jeanette Clawson Art

dahlia dalliance

I’m working on a painting/collage that I’m calling Dahlia Dalliance and you get some hints of the process on these pages. I am continuing to play with layers to see how they interact and how they sometimes misbehave. Sometimes I discover errant art techniques when I’m playing with the idea in my art journal and other times I learn it on the painting itself. The beauty of working with layers is that it won’t be done until I’m happy with it. I’m not there yet, but stay tuned in the next week. I have been really busy with a lot of medical stuff in preparation for my surgery for endometriosis. Surgery is scheduled for April 11 so my postings and class offerings are going to be very limited for the next few months. I’m looking forward to more Zentangling to help me through.

I hope you find beauty in your…

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Other Creative Endeavors



baby booties

I knit these up last week for a baby shower I had on Saturday. Between cooking for my strict elimination diet and going to PT and doctors’ appointments to get ready for surgery, my creative time is limited. So these will stand in for my gratitude journal this week. I’m so grateful for the friend who is having the baby. Today is all about art, however, so you will have a new piece/pieces to look forward to this week! I hope you have a beautiful day.

Geographic Gratitude

Mandala 55 of 100 and other news…

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geography gratitude

A few big ideas are included in this gratitude journal page spread. First, my husband picked up a 2018 calendar for our kitchen wall because our opportunities to get one at an art museum kept being thwarted. I had shopped on-line at the MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s shopping websites and the calendars were on sale, but the shipping seemed ridiculous. I had almost purchased a Mondrian calendar. When he called to say he was stopping at a store and asked if I wanted anything else, I told him a wall calendar. Guess what calendar he bought! If you have followed my blog for a while you may know that I am fascinated with grids and with Mondrian and he knows that, too. But isn’t it nice to feel known?

I have filled the grid with the ABCs of gratitude for beautiful places I have been. I may do…

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Zentangle Method Private Lesson

Something beautiful from today.

Jeanette Clawson Art

One of my friends and students (MD) gave her friend a private Zentangle lesson for the 2 of them as a birthday gift. We all had a wonderful time and created some lovely Zentangle art.

MD class number 2 tile 1

Because MD had already had a first class we did a variation on the first tile that they both enjoyed. We all enjoyed the diversity of our interpretations of the tangle patterns. The patterns we used are Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Bales, and Tipple. We really had fun with Tipple.

We nearly ran out of time to do a second tile, but we got a good start on a plates tile. For this one we used Cadent, Henna Drum, Flux and Onamato.

MD class number 2 plates

I’m confident you can recognize why this string is called a plate tile. If you are interested in having a private lesson with me please use the…

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