An artist's light...
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." - Unknown
Jenny at her first art show last year.
She's standing in front of part of her series on the Zodiac.
The quote above always reminds me of one of my dearest friends. I had no idea when I met Jenny years ago how much she would inspire me, remind me of what I could be or teach me how to embrace the beauty in myself and others. Not to mention she's just a hell of a lot of fun. :)
A couple of years ago when she hit one of those rough patches in life, Jenny turned to art. She started painting and hasn't looked back. Some people turn inward when faced with too much - I'm thinking of myself here - but Jenny poured herself into her newfound passion and in the process has made the world a little more beautiful and fun. Her fabulous work has turned her into quite the local artist and she had her first show last year - the centerpiece of which was her very well-received series in oil on the Zodiac symbols.
I thought I'd share some of her wonderful work here in honor of her second show. That's right - my fabulous friend has just been invited to do another art show in December! I'm so proud and happy for her. She is now busily painting away in between devouring the Twilight books, whipping people at Trivial Pursuit, posting God-knows-what on Facebook and just generally causing a commotion wherever she goes. :)
I hope you enjoy her work - and may we all be lucky enough to find our own way of bringing a little more beauty and fun into a world that so desperately needs it.
Have a great weekend, all!
Boscoe, her pug.
"Cancer," from her Zodiac series. It almost feels alive, doesn't it?
Emily, my dog. She painted this for me as a surprise, for a gift.
It's one of my most treasured possessions.