Sunday, March 6, 2022

New blog post! What on earth has Janet Metzger been up to??

Hello, Hello ..HELLO!!!!

Is anyone still out there??  My goodness, I haven't blogged in about a year and a half! 

These last two years have been a blur and it has been so hard to keep in touch  with folks.

No lunches with girlfriends, movie dates, thrifting, antique hunting, dinners out with my guys. 

My family couldn't even spend the holidays together in 2021.

However, we are all triple vaccinated now and are gathering in my home once again.

I realize many have not been so lucky and have lost loved ones. To those families I send 

comforting thoughts of healing from my heart.

So, what have I been up to these last few years??

LOTS of painting!!










Lots of crocheting and knitting!













I even crocheted myself and ultra cozy fun jacket!

Basically I have been in a deep, all encompassing creative mode for the last two years.
I  took on MANY home decor projects, which I plan on sharing soon.
With that I will say so long for now. I promise to visit here on a more regular basis.
If you are reading this, thank you for not giving up on me.
Sending love + stars of creativity your way...
Janet xx

PS...I know that many of us are feeling helpless about the severe plight of the strong Ukranian people, during this frightening time. War is always ugly and rarely spares the innocent.
If you are looking for a way to help the millions who are fleeing for safety, 


is a wonderful non profit run by well known Chef, Jose Andres.
Chef Andres has gathered a large team of culinary folks who are making their mission to put hot meals in the bellies of all those coming across the many different national  borders.
Their website makes it easy to donate a few dollars or as much as you can afford.
This is a really tangible way to help, food is life!
Please consider making a donation, the people of Ukraine thank you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Watercolor bookmarks with a little surprise...the perfect holiday stocking stuffer

Hello friends, happy to see you again. 
Today I want to share a little something I am working for my little shop in the Fox Den Antiques Mall, here in Warrenton, Virginia.
If you follow me on social media, you know I am a pretty prolific painter. Because of that, I am literally swimming in watercolors!
What to do with all of them???

This week I ordered a paper cutter so I could create watercolor bookmarks.

As you can see, I created quite a few.

I punched a hole in them and added a pretty gauze tassel.

I really love how they turned out.

If you love books, you will love having a pretty floral bookmark to save your place.

Here is my fun surprise.
I have handwritten a lovely quote about books and reading on the back of each bookmark.

It was fun researching all these lovely and inspiring quotes.

I will be bringing these lovelies to my little shop for the holiday season.
I think they make the perfect stocking stuffer for the book lover in your life.
Or maybe YOU are the book lover??
Oh, I forgot to mention, these beauties will be priced at an incredible
$2.00 each!!!
Little original watercolors for your books for only $2.00. 

Until next time.....be kind and stay creative.

PS.....My Society 6 online shop is currently offering 30% off of many of my designs!




Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sending you all flowers

Hello friends, welcome back.
Popping in to send a big bouquet of watercolor flowers
for all of you.


Hopefully, it will help you kick start your week and maybe put a smile on your face.


Until next time.....be kind and stay creative