Monday, December 31, 2012

You & I Are Just Beside Ourselves With the New Year & All the Plans We've Made

Hello beautiful friends!

I hope everyone had a glorious holiday.

As many of you know, this time of year is for rest, contemplation, and quiet.  This is the dark time of the year.  Winter.  I find my mind finally shutting up.

The growing pains and aches of the past year have subsided, it's time to be quiet, rest, feel safe.

All is calm now.




Some of the friends and people I went into 2012 with will not be by my side in 2013.  But that's ok.  We all have our separate paths and journeys to embark upon.



I feel a renewed sense of pursuing my magical, spiritual path.  No more putting it aside.  Take me or leave me, this is who I am.



Sweet lovely things I've gifted and been gifted.







And I lovely new song.  That expresses how I've felt this December.  My month to end this heck of a year, my peaceful month.

                                                        

Love and blessings to you all,

Keep an eye open for the grand opening on my swap pieces section coming soon!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Elfin Magic & La Carnivale Aurores Boreales

Bonjour mes amis!

I've been soooo filled with art love, indulging in the studio quite a bit.

Skyping with the beautiful Cameron of Paint Myself Pretty.

I have new art to share since I've been stirring up a storm with paint!

I even delved into the mixed media a touch.

"La Carnivale Aurores Boreales"


Mixed media on robin's egg blue painted pages from a romantic poetry book.




And... "Snowflake", for a little bit of elfin magic.



And "Pearl of Starfish Lagoon"


"Mermaids are dark and dangerous creatures in touch with all things mysterious" - Peter Pan


And puppy love!!!  This is Buster :)


And Quincy!! Quincy loves Buster more than anything :)



 I also wanted to mention that you may notice the empty swap page on the left side of my blog.  Soon I will be adding pieces to it that will be available to swap or to be placed in my etsy shop upon request.  Keep an eye on my blog for when I will be updating it!

I have done a bit of renovating and have moved my portfolio to flickr.  The link is in the sidebar.  I've also added the link to my Youtube for anyone who would like a direct link to all of my musical endeavouring.

And finally, I have added the link to my personal facebook page in my pages list on the left side of my blog.  Please feel free to add me as a friend!  We are friends in the blogging world, I don't see why we can't be facebook friends as well!

Lots of love,

Jenn

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow Is Falling {New Art and Snow!}

Hi Friends!

The holiday season has truly arrived, along with bushels and buckets and mountains of snow.

What a time to sit in a tiny little studio with shelves of paint and dream awayyyy.

This is Georgette and Benoit, on a Christmas Eve stroll to Midnight Mass.

The Northern Lights (something we see quite frequently here in Northern Ontario) are making reflections on the snow drifts.


The sky is filled with twinkling stars and snowflakes.


The piece is painted on wood with silver and gold trim, using acrylic paint and oil pastel.

                            




I'd also like you to meet Brigitte, our antique dolly.  



A forgotten toy from the Darlin children's nursery.


Une petite poupee Francaise.





Oh also, I forgot the most important bit.  It snowed, it snowed, it snowed last nighttttt!







What a Winter Wonderland!

Lots of love,

Jenn

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beneath the Winter Moon

Hiya Friends!!!

I was M.I.A. but I promise I return in the loveliest of spirits.

I am truly feeling Christmas warmth in every way shape and form.  However, not an ounce of snow here yet.  SHUCKS!

Remember this little one?


Willa wanted to say hello to all her old pals in the blogiverse.  She's feeling especially loving and Christmassy.


She wanted to tell you about all of her friends she has made here up North.  This is her favourite picture of her and Mr. Gordo.


Christmas is in the air!  The trees are up and let's be honest, love is in the air too! (Willa's words, not Jenn's)


Life has been spent indoors, cozying up with books and movies, under piles of knitted blankets and fuzzy socks.


Sometimes, if we're really lucky we even get to hear stories around the fire.  Everyone gathers and tells a tale.  Some are spooky, some are silly.  I think Willa went to bed a couple of nights ago with quite the fright!


Even the dressing room has its own tree!

Of course receiving mail from lovely friends has contributed to the glee around these here parts ;)


These beautiful things are from Sara at Snovits Apple, who is just the loveliest and most kindred lady from Sweden.


Beautiful vintage postcards and Beatrix Potter characters.


A Victorian garland to hang on my shelf of blogging friend inspiration.

Thank you Sara!  And thank you for the beautiful letter!

I seem to have had a weir habit of taking pictures of what I've been wearing this month.  I thought I'd share since I know many of you have a love for fashion too!  OH and I got the chop!  I cut my hair after the redhead adventures of the summer.  Just for good measure I keep a bundle of extensions in the dressing room for when I get over it ;)





Willa and friends are off now to watch the Grinch!



What a silly Jenn I am :)

I just wanted to share the joy with everyone, I am literally smiling as I write this.  Life has taken a surprising upturn and I'm very happy.  And you ALL are such a huge part of my happiness and of my life!

Thank you!

Love you all so much and hope you're having beautiful holidays.

Love,

Jenn