Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[Billy Bunting.....]

 
"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and ...a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
.....Chuck Close
 
A little 
 
whimsical puppy
 
showed up
 
in my painting
 
today...
 
I named him
Billy Bunting :)
 
Jenny X


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

[A week with Arty Friends....]

Your wings already exist...
All you have to do is FLY...
 
One WHOLE week with amazing
and inspiring arty friends....
it doesn't get much better than that...
 
We walked along the beach....
 
and we shopped...
 
indulged.... laughed....
chatted and chatted and laughed some more....
 
and we created lots and lots of art...
these resin pendants were the result of
just one morning's play...
 
It was Jen's birthday whilst we were together...
and I felt so lucky to be able to celebrate
with her in person...
 
here is the card I made to go
with her pressies :)
 
and...
 we had our mini journal
group swap as well....
this is mine...
 
3 x 3 inches....
 
I loved creating it
 
so much....
 
I truly
 
do cherish
 
our swaps...
 
and it was fun
 
to work so small...
 
and I just couldn't resist packaging
them in little paper bags :)
 
and in return...
oh my gosh.... totally blown away....
 
from Clare... this gorgeous little bound book...
 
take a peek inside at it's utter deliciousness....
 
from Wendy....  the tiniest of them all...
 
and just so dear and beautiful inside as well...
 
from Lynne...
 
an absolute darling.... filled with inspiring little quotes....
 
and from Jen...

this little sweetheart made from teabags, fused plastic and
tree bark...
 
I absolutely ADORE each and every one...
 
our week together was nothing short of magical...
 soul rejuvenating...
I came away utterly inspired...
and with memories I will treasure forever... 
 
Eternally grateful for sweet soul sisters....
 
Hope your week was a gorgeous one as well dear friends...
 
Jenny X

 

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

[Another order complete.....]

The Universe cannot resist authenticity.....
...Danielle LaPorte 
 
I finished another journal order this week....
 
this one is a little larger
 
than the last couple that I have worked on...
 
76 pages in total...
 
I just love
 
how each one
 
becomes my new favourite...
 
 it has been a fun mix of working big and small....
 
our latest swap with our mixed media group
is to make five mini journals to swap...
 
 
LOVED LOVED every minute of it...
 
next week the five of us get to spend
 a WHOLE week
together...
oh my gosh I am SO excited...
I simply cannot wait...
 
Jenny X
 
 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

[A new little journal to share.....]

Pressure creates Diamonds...
.....Danielle LaPorte
 
I have a new little journal
 
to share with you today...
 
hand bound once again
into a vintage book cover...
 
I love how each journal takes on a life
 
of its own...
 
filled to the brim with 76 pages...
envelopes...
 
fold out pages...
and lots of places to tuck your memories into...
 
this is just a sampling of what is inside..
 
click on the pics for a larger view...
 
this little darling is waiting patiently
in my Etsy Shop
for someone to make it their own...
 
and thought I would sign off with this pic
two of my sweet grand daughters...
little Penny's laugh is so infectious...
I just can't help but smile :)
 
wishing you all a smiley week dear friends...
Jenny X