Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone.  Especially Linda E!  Faithful Reader.  xoxo, Jan

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Studios Magazine Summer 2014

This is the cover of Studios Magazine, Summer 2014 Issue.  It just hit the newsstands.  I am one of the featured Studios, page 116.  So excited.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Calendar Sneak Peek!

So nice to be in my home studio after being away for a few weeks.  I finished my 2015 Calendar today.  Want a sneak peek?  It is called HAIKU and has Haiku poems and asian inspired artwork.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Give Away

I have a present for you!  I am giving away my 2014 Calendar with Acrylic stand.  Every year I design a new calendar with a theme.  This year's theme is PEACE.  My calendar has 12 separate hand painted works of art with my hand lettered calligraphy, all related to the theme of peace.  Please leave a message on my website blog: to win.  You will have until March 10th when I will pick a winner at random.  If you win and you already have one of my calendars, I will select something of equal value.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love Your Family

I heard and loved this quotation way back in November but I have been struggling about how to illustrate it.   At first I thought about doing a little family holding hands but this image seems to represent world and love, all at the same time.  Have a great week!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Connected To My Soul

Yesterday I was looking through a stack of my old calligraphy.  I came across this saying and it was just a perfect thought for some things I have been going through lately, people thinking that they need to "fix" me.   Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see everyone as beautiful and whole and perfect, and totally connected to our souls?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thinking Spring

I have a brand new website that I am super excited about, I hope you will check it out!

 I think my blog will continue on my website but until I learn how to do that, I will continue to post here.

I have been thinking of Spring and Weddings this week so I thought I would work on some new Wedding cards.  The green one uses some beautiful May Arts Ribbon with small, little delicate flowers and green leaves on a green and cream background with, of course, my calligraphy.  The middle one is embossed and uses a layer of lace and ribbons and a pretty paper flower.  The one on the right has a sparkly bouquet made out of daisies and rhinestones!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Playing With Tags!

Sometimes I just feel like playing.  I know most people think that my job is all play but although I love, love, love the designing of new pieces, I don’t always love production.  And much of my job is production of pieces to sell.  Today and yesterday I just felt like playing.  So I purchased a tag book from The Mad Scrapper in Issaquah, Washington and just had creative fun putting it together.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!  

Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine Supplies

Here is a picture of my supplies for yesterday's Valentines.  I thought it made a pretty picture!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine Cards

This week in the studio I have been making Valentine’s.  This is always such a favorite time of the year for me.  I love making love cards with pretty ribbon, hearts and papers.  I usually have ribbon, hearts, flowers, and supplies all over the place and somehow the card magically appears.  Pure play!  Until next time, have a great week.