Bio: I have been a working artist for over forty years. I am best known for my love of colour and spontaneous style.

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  1. First Night Design

    I’m very glad we’re now following each other. I can’t remember now whether you arrived at my blog via Benjamin Prewitt or not but you may not have realised that we have an off-line connection that involves, unless I’m very much mistaken, Julia Dennis and the Richmond area!

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Sarah….just read this….still finding my way around WordPress:) yes, we do have Julia Dennis as a connection which I love. Look forward to reading many more of your blogs in the future. Janet.

  2. Deb Mahs

    Yeah!!! Hi Janet, it was lovely to meet you at The Advanced Course last weekend, I loved our interraction and how we laughed at the synchronicity of our differing life experiences dovetailing and relating so well to each other. I am looking forward now to the SELP and continuing through the door that opened as a result of the course. Lovely to experience your stunning and inspiring work, uplifting, vibrant and energising. Really exciting. I do hope our paths cross again soon, I have signed up to follow you on your blog and will enjoy the updates. Blessings, love, joy and happiness. Deborahxxxx

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Deborah….thank you so much for this lovely message, and yes it was wonderful to meet you at Landmark. I definitely hope we see one another again.
      Meanwhile, enjoy the SELP, which I am also looking forward to. I begin in May.
      Enjoy this beautiful weather and the opening of many more new doors. Janet:)xxxx

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi L’Adelaide….thank you so much for kind words….I love to fly:) and I see from your work that you also love colour and movement. I look forward to following you and seeing much more of your work. Janet.

  3. Mark Bredt

    I seek permission to use your Blue Heron image as part of a design marking a virtual airline. My hobby is flying aircraft in a virtual space online – a flight simulation. I have reached the point that I am undertaking developing my own airline. I found your image online and think it would work well as part of my logo. This would not be for resale and use would be very limited to myself and those few members in my hobby that might care to join my airline (most virtual airlines grow to a couple hundred pilots) Please let me know under what terms you would allow such use, if at all.
    Thank you.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Bredt, Thank you for this intriguing comment. I would be happy to allow you to use the heron design…however, if your membership becomes as big as British Airways or Virgin Airlines, then we would need to negotiate some sort of a royalty fee:) Would you please send me a link to your virtual airline. Janet.

  4. carissamaria

    The feeling of freedom that you’re expressing so well in your work is so powerful, so beautiful, the soul and the essence of life itself. I your love for colors I’m “reading” a world of positive emotions and a joyful celebrating of life. I think you’re very talented and I admire the beauty you’re bringing into the world by your creations.
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I’m honored to know that you liked my latest post and I feel blessed to be able to admire the artistic expression of your heart.
    Best wishes,

  5. Uncle Spike

    Hello Janet, me again …

    Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Uncle Spike, I have been off line for the past 48 hours and so lovely to find your comment here today. Thank you so much for the information….I can tell already that I will thoroughly enjoy visiting your blog.
      Hope you are enjoying a lovely day….Janet:)

  6. Ama

    Hi Janet, I found one of your hummingbird paintings through a google search and would like to use it as an accompanying picture for a blog post (www.brickandsky.com) because it’s such a perfect fit! Is that ok? I want to make sure I’m paying due respect to you as an artist. Peace & love, Ama

  7. Tobe Damit

    Hey Janet!! I have decided to reward your blog with the Versatile Blogger Award!! I hope it will make you happy and give you that little tap on the shoulder we all need at times.I really think you deserve it and I hope it will put a smile on your face on this Sunday morning!!! Thank you for being such a loyal follower!! I really appreciate it!! Here are the details http://tobedamit.com/2015/02/15/versatile-blogger-award/. Peace Out!! Keep on Bloggin!! Hugz!

  8. Cylan

    Thank you for liking my posts. Your paintings are vibrant and beautiful. They show a happy, optimistic perspective on everything, which I and my writing totally lack. 🙂

  9. ann young

    I noticed a few asking to use and share your art work in their endeavors. It gave me an idea. Is it possible to use some of your art for affirmations? I’ll be glad to share with you before posting. Of course I would add your name to the art. My affirmations are my original quotes. They are only shared on Facebook and Twitter. As you suggested to the virtual airline gentleman if his company becomes huge you would negotiate a fee. If I should ever receive money and/or offered money I’ll be happy to share. Thanks for improving our world with your beautiful art. The website, Hugs2Go.com, below is a parenting child supportive site. It doesn’t receive any monies. Perhaps I might add an affirmation in the future. I’m still learning about designing websites

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Anne,
      Thank you so much for your positive response to my work. Are you talking about using ‘hummingbird images’? – which I could see would work well with affirmations with regards to family and children. I would be very happy to work with you on this….as you say as long as you make clear that it’s my artwork. Here is my e mail address – jcrhumming@hotmail.com Good luck with Hugs2Go.com – I like the look of it. Janet:)

  10. Tish Farrell

    Hello Janet. You don’t have to do this. I won’t mind at all, but I just nominated you to do the 5 photos 5 stories. There’s no deadline – just to be done over 5 consec days. You put a link to me when you start, and each day nominate someone else and put a link to their blog. I thought of you because I was picturing one of your brilliant ‘phases’ of a picture being created. I thought you could spread it over 5 posts which could be v. interesting. Anyway that was just my idea. Here’s my post with more details about the challenge at the bottom: http://tishfarrell.com/2015/05/20/5-photos-5-stories-hidden-wenlock-3/ Cheers.

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  12. Skye Holland

    Hi there Janet

    I just read an old blog post you published about Landmark. I’ve just done the forum and about to do the advanced course. I’m also a visual artist . I admired your writing and am interested in you and your work – please lmk how I sign up to receive blog posts in future?

    Best wishes


    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Skye – thank you so much for contacting me. I think you might be doing the advanced with David Cunningham, which is a huge treat. He was the leader for my advanced course and I loved him. My blog address is http://www.jcrhumming.wordpress.com – I think there should be a ‘follow’ button at the bottom right hand corner of home page…in which case, click on that and follow instructions. If you have problems, let me know.

      Best wishes to you and look forward to more contact. Janet.

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  14. Tobe Damit

    Hello Janet!! I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. I hope you know that I am always so grateful that you follow my blog!! I immediately thought of you. So here is the link: http://tobedamit.com/httpfr-gravatar-comtobedamit/awards/. Plz take note that your loyalty to my blog haven’t gone unnoticed! I love you blog!!! Let’s keep on Bloggin’! There are lots of young fellows here who needs to know about so many people and so many events!!

    Tobe Damit

  15. Michelle Wiseman

    I discovered you & your work while Googling daVinci’s “The smallest feline is masterpiece” on my new T-shirt. I had a wonderful calico cat who also used to be feral (free roaming). The colors & designs of your cats are marvelous & cheer me up to look at them. We also have hummingbirds here in Northern Virginia USA in warmer weather. Next I will Google your books & cat designs on eBay . Happy Christmas.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good evening from London, Michelle and thank you so much for your lovely comment. I always enjoy connecting with follow cat and hummingbird lovers. I am familiar with your part of the States….I lived and worked in the States from 1966 tis 1993, when I returned to Europe. I still visit, and love to watch the hummingbirds when I do. Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful new year. janet:)

  16. Bonjourberlin

    Hi Janet,

    This is Lavinia, from Bonjourberlin. You are among the winners of the contest for a free City Walks Guide. You participated in this contest about a month ago. Please send an email to mail@bonjourberlin.com and let me know which city do you want your free code for AND if you need it for an iOS or Android device.

    You’ll find all the info here and the list of cities you can choose from


  17. Andy Smart

    Hi Janet > I just took a glance at your blog before I jumped on your ‘about’ page but was instantly hit by a wall of amazing colour. I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy your work:)

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Maysa – thank you so much for this lovely comment. I see that you are a ballet dancer…I have loved painting dancers during my career. Have a lovely holiday season. Janet 🙂

  20. paintdigi

    My dear friend Janet (beautiful artist)
    You are one of my friends and readers most faithful to my site and my art.
    To thank you, I invite you to visit the article reserved for you alone, you will find a surprise:
    “for my premium readers”
    Here is the password to view the article:
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  21. Chandrika

    Hi Janet , I would like to learn from you , where do I start ? I am scared even to pick up a paint brush.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Chandrika…. Prompted by your question, I am going to write a blog which will either be posted tomorrow or Wednesday. Thank you so much for your comment. Janet 🙂 I hope my blog will help to answer your questions.


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