Monday, March 12, 2012

Draw A Sheep - Part Two

If you aren't already hopelessly hooked on Junelle Jacobsen's Yes and Amen Blog, lamb leap over there for a few lot of minutes and meet her and some of the over 1000 sheep she loves and loves to share. I tried to pick a favorite post, but just couldn't. Here's a link to her Barnyard. That's a good start. See you back here in a few hours... ;-)

Junelle takes the most beautiful lamb photographs and creates some of my most favorite sheep art. Her love of God's world and all the wonderful creatures who share it shines through everything she does. I'm so excited - but not at all surprised - that she is willing to share with us.

Her video is fantastically good. Don't be discouraged if it takes a few minutes to load. It is worth every second.

Enjoy!



When Sara approached me about doing a sketchy sheep project, I jumped at the chance. Of all the creatures in the world to sketch, sheep are by far my favorite!

With a couple of active days of moving and shearing sheep this week, I have seen my share of sheep personalities. Off the top of my head I can easily see the: slow movers, eager wigglers, fast jumpers, wily-eyed sneakers and defiant stompers. You, too?



(She is seriously not going anywhere...Nope.)

As anyone that knows and loves sheep can attest to, these sweet creatures are not alike ~ as similar as they sometimes appear, they have wonderfully unique traits and quirks. Some are so laughable and lovable and some just want to make you pull out your own hair! Agreed?



(I am going to hang a sign off the tush of this one that says...close the gate!)

Taking photos will sometimes capture that telling look or funny antic, but choosing to sketch your sheep gives you so much more to work with.

As a photographer and sketchy artist, I love to keep both feet in the door. My name is Junelle Jacobsen and I am sheep-smitten photographer (baby lamb photographer) and resident artist. I have a home in the central mountains of Utah and document my stories and images on my home blog ~ http://www.yes-and-amen.com/ .



As you can tell, my imagination gets away from me some days, too.

I just can't help but be engaged in the everyday lives of these sheep. My heart races when lambing season approaches and I go through depression when they leave to the deserts in the winter.

I work for a local sheep rancher. He thankfully accepts my silliness at the farm, and we work hard to maintain his herd of Rambouillet sheep. I often come home from hard days at the farm and use my sketch book to get through sad times. I also create *sheep art* to bring joy to myself and others as I re-live the wild adventures we have in the blessed barnyard.



(A simple sketch after we lost our first two lambs this spring.)

sheep + sketch from Junelle Jacobsen on Vimeo.



Whether you have sketched before or not, this video is for you!

***simply click on the screen and then pause the video for a moment to let it load. You can enlarge the screen by clicking on the four small arrows next the word "vimeo".

I hope you enjoy!!!





Love and Lambs,

Junelle

10 comments:

Ed said...

They are all great, but I really like the texture in the first one..:-)

Jody said...

Wow...love it all!!!!

Terry and Linda said...

LOVE IT!!!


Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Lori Skoog said...

Sara...does Junelle also have her own farm in addition to working with the sheep rancher? Her drawings are great and so is the video. Outstanding part 2, to your draw a sheep challenge.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

*Love*

*Adore*

*Want*

So beautiful.......you just want to touch it like frosting!

(And I'm partial to the Butt Sketch as well!)



Have a creative day!
~Mimi

My Cheat Sheep are up at
www.thegoatborrower.blogspot.com

Bandon, Oregon said...

I have totally died and gone to Heaven on earth here!!! I can't believe I've found you and Junelle. I didn't think anyone could understand me and my sheep heart.... I'm at peace now....

Faith

Pam said...

Junelle, love to see you in action. Your heart shines through in everything you do...

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

How very talented you are!

Alice said...

Junelle, you are one Spirit-filled lady of many talents and your sheep drawings reflect the soul of your being. Thank you for taking time out of your very busy day to share your delightful self with us :-)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Some more sheep!
http://thegoatborrower.blogspot.com/2012/03/these-are-my-sheep.html

*hugs*

~Mimi

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