Friday, September 21, 2012

A Dream to Paint!!!

Happy Friday Friends!  

At the end of May I made the decision to reach for a dream.  I wanted so much to go to Italy to paint with Misty Mawn.  I had been dreaming about it for months but finances were not there for a trip like this.  
I knew I couldn't do it on my own. I had to dig deep to find the courage to ask for help.  
I asked...and you answered. 
 You, my friends in the real world, my family, and my on line art community of kindred spirits all rallied with me to make it happen. 
I found out I have many dear friends I have.  Some friends weren't able to help financially but sent me the kindest messages of support and well wishes.  That meant so much to me.  

In one week from today I will be in Italy!  It still hasn't really sunk in yet.  I finally started packing today.
Every step I take along this journey I will think of all of you and imagine you there with me.  

Thank you for believing in me
Thank you for dreaming with me
Thank you for sharing with me

As a special thank you I promised that one of you would receive an original painting in a random drawing.  
I carefully added all your names into a tiny box and drew the lucky winner.  

Congratulations to: 

I may have to do another drawing when I return from Italy.  It is so fun!

Art connects my heart to yours
Art brings me to my truest home
Art is life and love

Thank you so much everyone.
Your Friend,
Jenny :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

College Mom

Happy Weekend Friends!

There has been a lot going on around here...
My husband and I recently returned from taking our oldest to college!  I have a college student!
We drove about 13hours and arrived on campus, helped her get moved in, got her books, groceries, etc.
The next morning we said good bye and drove 13hours home.
I felt like I couldn't breathe when we left and tears were coming down like a waterfall.
I miss my girl but I am so proud of her for going to college.
 Crazy to think that in just 5 years my boy will be off to college too.  Life is moving fast...

My girl and her dad ♥

Here's the progression of a piece I have been working on this week.  

I will be offering up some original artwork for sale in the coming week!
Stay tuned!

Wishing you well and happy!
Much Love, 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Painting progression...

1st layer

2nd layer

3rd layer

4th layer

5th layer...

My messy art space...kitty likes to watch me paint :)

Enjoying a lite lunch Italian style

My travel packet for Italy!