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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shucks...I missed all the fun!

I cannot tell you how much I wish I could have been at Becky Rourk's home to celebrate her festive and oh so artful style along with her crew of gal pals and Anna Corba...
When the invite came I thought i might be able to really be there, but life and kids and the day to day just got in the way.  Sigh...
And congrats to Becky, her artful "Craft Gathering with Anna" will be featured among the pages of the next Mingle magazine (this is Stampington's cool publication on occasions and festivities). 
I am so thrilled that there will be a feature on this spiffy event!
Just look at these fab images Becky shared. 
Love, love the happy and bold pink and black. 
 Becky is a great story teller and you can see she tells a tale of style with all she does....
 I want to dive in to her table of loot, supplies and goodies galore!
...no little detail was left undone...
 Her gorgeous home is much the same and was the perfect backdrop for this crafting party.
I missed being with you ladies! 
Becky so glad we'll see each other in Sanford, FL TOMORROW!!! 
...maybe next time I can make it. It was a treat to be invited and so glad you gals had such a super bash!

xxoo Jen

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lanne Love...a wee peek...

I am so thrilled that the artists were able to snap a few images before the art was shipped to FL...

As you may have read in yesterday's post there are more than 1,000 pieces of original art on their merry way to the 8th annual "heART of winter" show at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery this weekend in Sanford, FL...
 
Here are some peeks from talented painter Jennifer Lanne... These are the artist's personal favorite pieces.
We've posted these to the site today and they can be ordered...yes more will be at the event...but these are just magic and we had to share...




Note these are simple pics snapped by Jennifer...more images will follow...

I want to give you as many peeks as possible on what to expect at the event...some of you will come early to the show to shop -- others cannot make it so email me to order...or see the site.
 
 Hope to see you in Sanford soon!
xxoo Jen

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Laurie's giving us a sneak peek...

...sometimes you just want a peek at what's in store...so here are some paintings in work at the studio of Laurie Meseroll...

While there are more than 1,000 pieces of original art going to the 8th annual "heART of winter" show at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery this weekend in Sanford, FL...I can give you a little peek...

Note these are simple cell phone pics snapped by Laurie and the color is off and they are not complete, but you can get the idea of the magic in store...

I definitely have a personal fave or two...

Details on available work will be posted to her pages on the site soon...so stay tuned!

















Thanks to Laurie for the peek...I look forward to sharing more formal images soon...
xxoo Jen
 

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Monday, February 25, 2013

I am jumping in!

...hello to you new week. 
I feel like the days have been running away from me. 
I want to catch you if I can and squeeze some fun in to the days...
 ...hello to an unexpected afternoon of silliness. I needed you.
This coming week we've got a whole lotta work going on with our 8th Annual "heART of winter" at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford, FL.  
But that work is welcome, I will get to say "...hello sunshine!"


Hello to jumping for joy when we can... and sharing it as we should...
...hello to jumping in to chores and to do feet first, and thanking the great friends who always seem there to catch me.

 ...I simply love when my kids are friends with my friend's kiddos...hello to friendship across the generations.
 Hello to only 3 more weeks of winter. Actually, I want say goodbye to Winter...the cold weather really wears me down. I want to be outside more than we have been.  I am done with baking and being cozy...I want to get outside and run.  Wondering when the next storm will decide to send us more snow...
 Hello to new things...we've been so busy on the site, adding pages to Lisa Leonard's jewelry offerings...
 
... in wonderful gold and more gold...and color and textures galore...I will blog on these new creations soon.

Hello to my new fave...
 

 Hello to maybe catching my breath...
 Hello to new adventures this week...hello to all of you...
What's the week got in store for you???

xxoo Jen




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