This is my 2021 Houston County Christmas Card. I'll be at the Arts & Crafts Show @ City Hall Friday, tomorrow selling my cards. It's of the Danville L&N Bridge at Kentucky Lake. Some of the Bridge was removed in the 80s and now it just stops, ends in the Lake. It's an odd sight to see.
Houston County 14th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Erin City Hall, 15 Hill St., Erin TN 37061
Friday, December 3, 2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
I'm proud to have one of my artworks, In the Garden, on the back of 2022 Clarksville / Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Cultural Calendar. They are available at the Customs House Museum and the DAC! They make great gifts for the Holidays.
Here is the list of artists and artworks:
Congratulations to the following artists whose work has been selected for our 2022 calendar:
FRONT COVER - David E. Smith, Sunset on the RJ Corman Bridge, Photograph
JANUARY - Malcolm Glass, Joy's Jewelers, Photograph
FEBRUARY - Amanda Blount, Winter in the South, Photograph
MARCH - Frank Lott, Spring Resurrection, Watercolor
APRIL - Terri Jordan, After the Rain, Oil on canvas
MAY - Phil Cook, Boots for Our Fallen, Photograph
JUNE - David Magers, Blue in Bloom, Photograph
JULY - Aurora Kangas, Beauty in Flight, Photograph
AUGUST - Elisabeth Rausch, Sunlit Passage, Photograph
SEPTEMBER - Betty Pierce Liles, Old Hay Barn, Pastels
OCTOBER - Leah Foote, Public Square, Watercolor
NOVEMBER - Mary Hoffpauir, Dilapidated, Watercolor
DECEMBER - Filiz Griffin, Holiday Time in Franklin Street, Watercolor
BACK COVER - Janet L. Felts, The Garden on Franklin Street, Watercolor
Go to Fine Art America: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/janet-felts
or go the the FAA website and search for me, Janet Felts!
At the top you will see Wall Art, Home Decor, Lifestyle, tech etc.
Look at the dropdown menus under each
Under Home Decor, you will see coffee cups. (very nice coffee cups)
Go to the left side search, type in Janet Felts, then click on the search icon or hit enter! You are ready to order.
You may have to sign up as a collector, I'm not sure. If you are local and don't want to do that, email me. I'll get it for you.
I found these little drawings I did when I first went back to college in 1980,
I was 30 with two children.
I was a stay at home Mom with my husband and two little boys. We lost a friend in an accident. The wife was left with two very young children. It scared me, what if that happened to me. So I decided to go back to school. It wasn't easy, it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I did it. Then I became a Graphic Artist with the State of Tennessee and on to teaching Art, Commercial Art, Graphic Arts, Digital Design and Animation. my wonderful husband is still with me and the kids are grown with families of their own. Best decision I ever made, it gave me peace of mind.
My friends, Amy & Kenny have a beautiful home on a creek in Houston County. There is also an old doctor's office near the house, to the left of the house sitting back a little. There are huge trees, a gorgeous creek, a barn across the road and in the Spring, lots of wildflowers. It's a perfect place to paint and I do appreciate them letting us paint there. It is picture perfect, and lots of pictures.
I painted two days in Downtown Clarksville, at the annual 2Rivers Paint Out. I also participated in the quick draw. I'll post it later, it's still at the studio along with the other painting I did.
A wonderful morning at Radnor Lake learning about watercolor plein air painting
Another artist friend and I traveled to Radnor Lake in Nashville for a watercolor plein air demo by Judson Newbern. The event was sponsored by the Chestnut Group. Members of the Chestnut's donate their time and talents for workshops during the Paint Your Hearts Out workshop fundraiser event. I always try to take advantage of the wonderful and helpful workshops.
Chestnut's website https://chestnutgroup.org/
I will have 6 to 8 works at the exhibit during October at the DAC Gallery. Our group tries to paint together every Monday morning. We have never had a show together before. One thing you might notice is the subject matter may be the same. We all paint differently and/or use different media. Leah, Mary, Eunice and I do watercolor. Betty is our pastel artist. Henrietta, Yuson, Jo and Betty use oils most of the time. Gail uses acrylic paints. The subject matter may be the same but they will be very different.
If it's too hot or too cold, we try to meet at the DAC and paint a still life from a set up. Everyone is super nice in the group and we always enjoy our time painting.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.