Update on creative endeavours etc. πŸ™‚

Firstly, my apologies for any comments etc, I’ve not responded to yet. I’ve been on a creative roll when able. I will respond soon and do appreciate the lovely feedback and having a read here of other spaces etc.πŸ™‚Β I have to roll with the creative ATM though, as it comes in waves, so to speak and leaves me with mush for a brain outside of it, hehe. πŸ™‚

I did start out on the back garden before I got rained off, then that cold front came in. Wow extreme for here at this time of year, spring definitely had sprang off there! I have a lot of birds and resident squirrels in my back garden, as I feed them. The cold days were spent mainly making sure they had food and water. The water was icing over very quickly etc. When I saw all the fledglings etc, coming out, it made it more than worthwhile. πŸ˜€Β ” It were bitter though. ” πŸ˜‰.

Below are two pics, firstly, one of the back garden in the snow. It was taken from my bedroom window on the first morning I woke up to it. The second pic, is a taste of what’s to come. πŸ˜€




I’ve still a way to go, but it’s survived all weather so far, which gives me confidence for sure haha. πŸ˜€

On the drawing front, I’ve started drawing no five for my colouring book. πŸ™‚ I don’t have a title so far. Drawing one and two remain untitled. Whether any will come through, I’ve yet to see, not all my work is titled, me being me. πŸ™‚


I’m really enjoying drawing this one, I had to drag myself away from it to write this post. 😡

Right, on that note, best I crack on, have a beautiful day/eve!

Jen. XXX. πŸ™‚

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Thoughts… πŸ™‚

Photo1528Β In recent posts, I have mentioned the autistic spectrum. Autistic/Artistic, not much difference between the two words and they really do go hand in hand, where I’m concerned.

I feel there’s been a lot of bad press about autism, but ” autistic spectrum ” really is just that and is unique to each individual.

I can only speak from a personal point of view, but, I will try to give some insight right from the horses mouth, so to speak πŸ˜‰

I had always felt different, for as long as I have memories. I hid behind my gifts, I always felt like an idiot in conversation with others, also when my mind wouldn’t sometimes take in information.

It could be days sometimes before information etc processed. I wasn’t slow by any means, just where conveying back information elequently was concerned. I also struggled not to butt in, when someone was talking. This wasn’t just anxiety related, although throughout the years, anxiety reigned more predominantly. I would try to get something across before my mind ditched it and was onto the next thought. I call it mind chatter. It became much easier to stay away from people in the end.

Who I was, didn’t have a label, neither was the physical discomfort I was in, I was just like my mam and she just soldiered on, even to this day, so I never questioned any of it.

My mam found relief and joy doing interior design in the home, she could make anything, build anything, decorate, lay floors, make clothes and shoes, her knowledge knew no bounds in our little world, she was also a perfectionist in every thing she undertook. She taught me well. ( πŸ˜“πŸ˜¬πŸ˜΅ Only joking hehe. 😁 )

We were all amazed once when she went to town on her own, thought she was really brave. It bring tears to my eyes having seen the years of suffering and her battle through the lot. She made sure, knowing I was of a similar nature, that I had those same strengths, giving up wasn’t in her volcabulary.

We were taught that knowledge is power, also love, kindness, empathy, compassion etc.

Some of it seems at odds with the autism spectrum doesn’t it. Amongst ourselves we literally communicate our own way. We all interrupt each other and diversify from any given topic but we get each other most of the time. My son, sussed it out. His words ” Our minds work too quickly and can appear fragmented and appear to diversify from the subject matter, but down the line, it’s all relative to the given conversation at the time. ” He’s patient, so patient hehe. 😊 Bless. 😁

My creativity is now considered a compulsion, I would call it, devotion, channeling, being at one and literally being on an ethereal level, magical, mystical and wonderous. It’s like existing in another reality and is very addictive. I spoke through my creativity, have lived and breathed it, a mission I set out to achieve on my own. My thoughts as a child? Others taught themselves, so why couldn’t I and do it my way? I could be easily put off things, so someone teaching me was a non starter, after all they were only people like me and it meant doing all of the above, I’ve mentioned.

I felt equal to others in my creativity, could speak with knowledge about it. I had worked so hard to achieve anything, I also had issues there, still do. My hands would jerk, lines would be shaky, my body would go ridged and my jaw would lock, trying to get out what was inside. A bad headache always followed, really bad.. just like my mam… She over rode it all, or would be on the bed really poorly, so I never questioned it and followed suit.

I don’t really plan to mention the rest of my family here, I feel it’s not my place or business to. I only mention my mam, as the way she was, is so relative to the person I am today.

I’m going to finish for now, but I would like to add something. Just because autistic people are wired differently, don’t underestimate their minds, it’s communicating they can have difficulty with, amongst other things. Some have amazing minds and each one is a total individual in their own right. I have noted since my official diagnoses, that some seem to perceive that my mind isn’t on their level and try to speak to me accordingly, I find this very irritating, I am still the same person. Also autism, is not mental illness, ( Please note I’m in no way doing mental health down in any way ) Autism is a type of persona and there are many qualities too, that are directly related to that persona.

Another of my ” compulsions ” is,Β  the workings of the mind and emotions. Β I also have learned many life lessons along the way, that make me who I am today and I now embrace ALL of me, warts and all. After all, we can only know our own reality. Life is what we make it after all and it can be a beautiful journey, it’s how we ourselves perceive it to be.

I’ve found a way to communicate my thoughts, right here. Takes a while but I muddle through and get there in the end.Β πŸ™‚

Feel free to ask me anything about any of the above. If there’s a delay in me replying, it’ll be either, I’m on a creative endeavour, or I’m burned out and not able. 😴 I will get back to you at some point though. πŸ™‚.

Have a beautiful day/eve

Jen. XXX. πŸ™‚


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Life eh….. πŸ™‚

I’ve not done much, other than domestics and family stuff since my last post. Thank you for the feedback, it’s very much appreciated. πŸ™‚ Below is a not so clear shot of my drawings so far for the intended book. It’s nice being back here, didn’t realise how much I missed it. πŸ™‚ A lot has happened since I was last here properly. Even though I was the one suffering, it still shocked me, just how much had gone to shite in my body, it was a proper wake up call… I’ve worked on these issues since and my creativity really did take a back seat.

I have a couple of people to thank, firstly Nikki, she has a space here. Nikki put me into a site which dealt with female autism ran by Tania A Marshall M.Sc.

I never dreamed that what challenges I had on a physical level was linked to the autistic spectrum… They are it seems….

Here’s a link to her page explaining the above in detail. Not all applies to me, but a significant part of it does.

https ://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com

After many tests etc and assessments, all was officially recognised and life is much improved as a result, so my appreciation for these two women, knows no bounds as it changed my life for the better. πŸ™‚

Now I’m more mindful where my creativity is concerned, knowing now how the work affects my physical well being. Hence the break from drawing and painting etc to date.

I’m still me though, labels by others don’t change that fact. πŸ™‚ Just wish I could magic myself instantly better, especially the physical side, as it really slows me down, which can be frustrating for a mind like mine. πŸ™‚

But I’m still here and thankful to be! So it’s onwards and upwards, I plan to finish what I started here. πŸ™‚

Love and peace your way have a beautiful day/eve!

Jen. XXX. πŸ™‚


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New drawing, ” Light warrior, leap of faith. “


Sorry it’s been a while again since my last post, time soon passes eh. πŸ™‚ I have nearly completed drawing number four, ” Light warrior, a leap of faith. ” The male warrior, represents the masculine energy within, which, I believe is to do with action, doing, etc, if I’m correct. Anyway, the warrior is taking a leap of faith in the drawing. I just have some detail to put in on the warrior and bird.

I plan to do more of them, I’m thinking around twelve drawings. Once completed, I will get the images printed, then I can paint or colour the original drawings, taking plenty of progression images along the way.

The drawings are quite complex, so I feel a guide on how to fill them in will help. I plan to have a book made with all of the above, along with text, detailing the inspiration etc, behind each one. πŸ™‚ Sooooo I’m a third of the way there now with the drawings. So there’s still a way to go yet. πŸ™‚

We’ve had a fair bit of rain, so I haven’t done much with the den the last few weeks, but we are one day nearer to spring with each passing day and I’m looking forward to getting back to it very soon. πŸ™‚

I want to reach a certain point with it, before I put pics up. It’s been a real slow progress, bit like the turtle from the story, ” The turtle and the hare. ” Who won the race though? πŸ™‚ It’s been a bit of trial and error but it’s taking shape now. Again, I have a way to go, but Rome wasn’t built in a day eh and you know me….. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Right, best crack on, things to do and folks to see. πŸ™‚

Have a beautiful day/eve

Jen. XXX πŸ™‚


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My apologies for not managing to  write a post before Christmas and a belated Christmas wish to you. Christmas was especially lovely this year, my lad cooked dinner for the family and a good time was had by all. 😊

My heart and thoughts go to folk that have it tough this time of year, people who have lost loved ones, people who don’t have homes etc, myΒ  love and prayersΒ  for all these poor souls. Makes me feel extremely blessed and lucky, that happiness prevailed here…

I was hoping to get some pics of the back garden etc, but I couldn’t get finished, what I wanted to finish out there, the weather being the way it is. I still have a fair way to go out there, but like to finish certain jobs before I take updated pics.

Now I have my glasses etc, I can feel my mind veering towards the drawing and painting again. It’s been a while since I did any, I still have my “Ekata” painting to finish and I want to do another drawing towards my future colouring book. I feel a seascape or landscape painting is long overdue too. Once the new year is out of the way, I plan to get stuck in, all being well.


I hope you have a wonderful new year, may next year bring more love, joy and prosperity for all of us.

Jen. XXX ☺️



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Wow, time flies doesn’t it! 2 posts in as many years and again it’s already 11 days since I posted that I’m back! Things have changed a bit around here, especially within myself. Life’s good, family are all ok etc. I’m a lot more laid back now and the creativity did take a back seat, still does to an extent. I consider myself retired and just appreciate each and every day I’m here. πŸ˜‰

Things are still slowly going forward though and it has been a long time since I posted up to date pics, so I guess the difference will show. I have a couple of jobs to do though, before I take them, but it should be soon now hopefully. πŸ˜‰ In the meantime, here’s a reminder of how the garden looked etc, when I was last about hereπŸ˜‰.

Have a beautiful day/eve, Jen. XXX.Photo1148Photo1653Photo1662Photo1654Photo1649Photo1647Back gardenCentral top of fireplace

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I’m back πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜ XXX.

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Be back soon…

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It’s been a year since I last posted here. I’ve had a lot going on, but I’ll be back very soon now. ☺The creativity continued where possible, especially in the back garden. There’s been some major changes out there, but … Continue reading

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” Be still ” New version. (C) Arthouse Wijn-Ton 2012.

Jen. XXX 😊🎼🎨

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” Nowhere to reside. ” New song. (C) Arthouse Wijn-Ton 2015. :)

Jen. xxx

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