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.

A colorful parrot.

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  1. She's very talented, thank you for sharing :-)

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  2. Jenny's work is awesome! I love it when people challenge themselves and open up a whole new world for themselves,not to mention the people who get to enjoy their talent.

    I can tell from the photo that Jenny has a vibrant and fun personality!

    Have a great day sweet Bella!

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  3. Shes very talented!! I love the dog portraits

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  4. Jenny is a very talented artist. I too love the parrot painting. We had a friend when we lived in the islands that discovered that she was talented rather late in life and hasn't looked back. Her paintings are as colorful as Jenny's and she's having the time of her life. Go Jenny.

    I have the coffee table book that you've suggested in the sidebar - "My French Life." It's written by a great gal who has homes in Paris and St. Remy-de-Provence, where we stayed for two months several years ago. I wrote several posts about St. Remy a while back in my blog and when I found her book I felt at home. "My French Life" is a "must" for francofiles such as myself. I too highly recommend it.
    Sam

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  5. What great art! I have a friend who's an artist too. Aren't they inspiring?

    Thanks for becoming a follower. I'm off to join your group!

    Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage last week for PS, I just got back from vacation and am now making my return visits.

    Enjoy!

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