Monday, November 17, 2008

Sneak Peeks




I'm sick as a dog but busy as a bee! I know it sounds crazy but my painting hand has been taken over by the Christmas Spirit even though I can't breathe and feel like I've been hit by a freight train. I thought I would share a sneak peek at three of my newly painted Holiday signs. I will be listing them on Ebay tonight or tomorrow so please check back. I am also working on 5 handpainted pendants for Etsy. They should be ready by the end of the week. I only have the painting completed on a palomino pendant but I plan on making a raven (maybe a white one) and a snowy owl. Not sure what the other 2 will be yet.




Thank you Fairy Jane for bestowing upon my blog the Uber Amazing Blog award!
Please check out her blog to see her wonderful fairy artwork!



Finally, I have been tagged by Danielle Barlow ! Now I need to think up 7 interesting and unknown facts about myself. Not my favorite subject but I'll give it a go...

1. I had a riding lesson when I was around 18 from the first lady to ride in the Olympics for the US, Marjorie Gill. I met her by accident one day on the trail. I was riding a lovely little Arabian named Amir. She introduced herself and told me that if I ever would like a lesson to ride by her farm. That was such a long time ago I don't really remember any of the details but she was a very nice lady.

2.I have no formal art training but my great grandfather & grandmother were artists and I have several members of my family that are very artistic. When I was around 18 I met one of the neatest artists at a show, Sandra Severson. She gave me a free lesson in her studio. I'll always remember how nice that was. She had such a beautiful studio!

3. I hate tomatoes but love sauce. I just about gag when I'm preparing tomatoes to make sauce. Blek!

4. I love the sound of a cat sneeze.

5. I want to live in Europe when I'm older. Even if it's just for a year or two.

6. I've driven from Southern PA to Maine just to see a band (if you must know it was Phish). Don't listen to them much anymore.

7. I have a tatoo on the back of my neck. It comes from a design I saw on a flag in the Lord of the Rings movies. It's a horse, of course! I love the artwork from those movies. I have all the Art of LotRs books and a bunch of the jewelry too like Arwen's necklace and the leaf brooch.

5 comments:

Danielle Barlow said...

Jen, your sneek peaks look great - I can't wait to see the last one - a gypsy cob in the frost?
I'm sorry you are feeling so poorly. I feel guilty for making you blog! Your facts were great. I laughed at your tattoo one - I so nearly listed my tattoos as one of mine! ( They are bumble bees !)
Alan Lee ( the illustrator and art director from the film) is a neighbour of ours. His daughter is a good friend ( She is the Virginia Lee on my blog links). I have a copy of the Lord of The Rings I was given for my 18th with the most beautiful frontispiece drawn by Alan. I will send you a pic! Every time we struggle to pay a bill I consider selling it, but not yet!
Now I should wrap yourself up warm, and have a shot of brandy.

Moonfairy said...

Can`t wait to see the new pendants. The sneek peaks of your signs looks amazing. I have never been a horse person, but your paintings are so beautiful that my interest for horses have grown :)

jane augenstein said...

Cat sneezes, that's funny! They do make a funny little sound when they sneeze, I like it too.
Very neat about the riding lesson, how fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,

As always, I enjoy looking for your signs on e-bay. I am excited about the sneek peaks - I see a blue eye and am looking forward to seeing it listed. Your work is so interesting. My halloween sign stays up all year; I just move it around the house from one room to another.

Best wishes to you for a quick recovery; I have a son who is also been sick. Unfortunately, it is the time of year, no matter were you live, those little bugs eventually will get to everyone. Get Well Soon.

Deborah/Angel.

Melissa said...

Feel better soon Jen! Amazing new paintings.