Friday, March 29, 2013

Art and some of my favorite things today!

Happy Friday!  

I'm happy to be home today painting and cleaning house while the paint dries.  
Easter snuck up on me this year... Much to do the get ready for the weekend.  
I need to pick up everyone's favorite candy, cadbury mini eggs.

I have some art to share along with my new favorite chapstick and I want to share my friends new book!  I am so excited for her!

This is a painting I started in Italy

I made a photocopy of the painting then cut it up and made a new collage painting with it.

I love how it turned out!

I try to document my paintings from start to finish.  It changes so much from beginning to end.
The pictures below show different stages of the same piece.

A portrait of my darling niece

Close up

I think this piece is finally finished!!!  It's been through several stages and I finally feel happy with it.

My friend Lynn Cohen just had her first book published!
Click on the photo below to find out more about it!
I was honored to write a review on the back of the book.  Check it out, I know you will love it!

Lastly, I wanted to share my new favorite chapstick.  I was in Portland last weekend for my sons baseball tournament and we stopped at New Seasons market in between games.  
I saw this chapstick called Portland Bee Balm and thought I'd give it a try.  Oh my goodness, I love it!
The best part is that it's locally made and totally organic!  
If you live outside Portland you can get it online at  

Thank you for stopping by!  

Wishing you all a Happy Easter Weekend!

Jenny xo

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Spring!!! It's a good day for a giveaway! I

Hello Friends!  I haven't blogged since has been busy with family, work, and friends.  I am sorry blog, I neglected you.  I will try to do better.

The calendar says it is officially spring.  Trees are flowers are budding and some are already in full bloom.  It is green and glorious around  here.  I am so excited about some lavender seeds I started in my window sill!  I am still looking for lemon verbena seeds to start.  The combo of verbena and lavender will be awesome!   

I have a few pics to share and news about an artsy giveaway!!!

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close up of a work in progress

on my studio table

Now about the giveaway!  

This is my friend Regina Lord!
Yes, that's her on the Martha Stewart Show!  

Regina is a talented passionate mixed media artist.  
She is offering an online art class!

Regina is offering one of my readers a free spot in class!!!
Just leave a comment on this post and I will choose the lucky winner in a random drawing on March 27th by midnight!  
It could be you!  

Find out more about the class and sign up HERE!!!

Use the code JENNYLEE for a $15 discount!

Happy Weekend!
Jenny :)