Sunday, December 18, 2011

MIA no more

Where oh where have I been? Well trully it's just that I haven't done much ArTsy wise but yet I've had some things go on. My oldest graduated last year from High School & started college, my youngest switched schools & is a freshman. All of which is making me Old! LOL

I went into business with a friend by putting my art work, vintage & antique goodies, & Celebrating Home products in her shop. Taught a class only to have to move out after a few months.

I am now in booth #39 at the Auglaize Antique Mall in Wapakoneta, OH (right across the street) So a lot of time & effort has gone into that.

One good thing has come from all of it - I have my own spot selling my wares! It's very exciting & I love decorating my booth & finding sweet treasures to sell! I only hope it does well! I have a some "JillzWhimzy" creations in it as well :)

I am still working F/T driving school bus & P/T as Optician so staying bizzy.

I went on a lovely weekend trip this month to Maryland with my Mom to the largest doll show by charter bus. What a super fun excursion it was. I brought home a darling little antique girl I will have to take a pic of her she's precious!

Over the summer I had a total thyroidectomy & was found positive for cancer. On the bright side the nodule was small & I underwent a radioactive treatment. My cure rate was 95%. I am feeling well & thankful that I was so fortunate & that I did not put off surgery.

Gearing up for Christmas I had hopes of making some creations but alas have not, however the tree is up & some presents are bought.

Here's wishing you the Happiest of Holidays & I'll be around blogville more often for 2012!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fern Hill FarmHouse featuring JillzWhimzy

I am very pleased to announce:
Fern Hill FarmHouse has just opened in Wapakoneta, Ohio by a dear friend of mine. It features Antiques, Vintage items, Art, & Home Decor. A beautiful shop with all types of great gift ideas. My own vintage goods & Art are featured downstairs! Coming soon - art - make & take classes! Stop by if in the area! Easily accessible from I-75 at 115 Auglaize St. Wapakoneta, OH. (across from the Antique Mall) Open Friday 12-7, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5 & by appointment.
See you there!
hugs, Jill

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mac-Worthington Gallery & Me

shop window downtown Columbus
Me with my exhibit "Fairy Tree"

Mac-Worthington Gallery

"Moonlight Swim:"

I have no idea where the time goes. I haven't been very productive lately in terms of art & I have missed it dearly, I also haven't been blogging as is quite evident. I didn't feel like I had anything worth mentioning really.
The summer went way to fast. On a positive note I did get to exhibit my "Fairy Tree" picture at Mac-Worthington Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
Currently I have the above piece "Moonlight Swim" on exhibit & will be going to the artist reception this Sat. 20th from 6-9. If you are in the area be sure to stop in & say hello! I will be looking for some other gallery's & venues in the upcoming year.
Happy Fall to everyone & I've missed my blog buddies.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Luvin

summer luvin had me a blast....
the boys built a Pergola over Father's day weekend this summer, then our friends neighbor was throwing away this pond - of course they thought of us & we were too happy to recycle it.
Upon getting it settled my oldest decided to test the water, of course my youngest jumped in as well!
Too funny - huh
Well this summer has gone too fast - I haven't been all that creative of late but Tony the gallery director for Mac Worthington has been encouraging me to get some more stuff made!
So there is a large canvas picture in the works of mermaids of course!
Hope all is well & you are enjoying the warm summer days.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

vanilla or chocolate

y Thank you to Bonnie in MD she placed a custom order for a dark chocolate cake topped with a strawberry from my Etsy shop.
Upon receiving this she was so pleased she in fact ordered a custom vanilla cake topped with a cherry!
Of course one cherry just didn't seem like enough :) Yeah!
I do like the fruit topped ones - don't you?
Do you have a favorite summer desert?
I do like strawberry's with shortcake - mmmm what's not to like right?
Hope your summer is going well.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Fairy Tree"

"Fairy Tree"
mixed media altered art on canvas
created by: JillzWhimzy
for Mac-Worthington art gallery
Here is my latest piece for the art gallery it's 24"x30"
See my little fairies peeking through the foliage in person at the gallery in July!
Hope you are enjoying your summer

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hair Posies

Here is my latest little creations "HAIR POSIES" fabric & button flowers on bobby pins. Today I will be making some pins & headbands as well.
I will have these at my booth this Saturday the 12th Otterbein Cridersville Fun Festival in 100 Red Oak Dr. Cridersville, Ohio.
The Festival will be held from 11-3
There will be horse drawn carriage rides, pirate ship, train rides, crafts, fun for all ages. Admission & parking are free!
A free concert will be provided by the Air Force Band of Flight "New Harmony" ensemble in preparation for their world tour!
Stop by if your in the area.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lil Bunny

my sample Lil Bunny

I taught a workshop where we made lil pom pom bunnies.
I got the idea from Jennifer Murphy I met her a few years ago at ZNE's Convenzione.
Jennifer is a teddy bear artist & makes adorable creations, often with a vintage look.
She has a adorable blog as well.
We had fun & love the lil bunnies, making the pom pom's is what makes the character.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meet Max

Meet Max
he's our latest addition:
born Jan. 5th he is a Shi-Poo
He's quite the bizzy toddler boy!
Belle (the mini Schnauzer) has taken to him as her new pup.
ah fur babies aren't they great?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Art Opera

Dinner at Umbertos = YUM
Suze Weinberg, Lisa Kettell, & me

Marlene, Pam, me, & Jane
in Pam Huntington's class

me, Grace, Ann Denise Anderson
in Ann Denise's Victorian coral crown class

Momma Joan & me
Aurora-tique on Flickr

My Art Opera get-a-way was wonderful. Great creativity, kindred souls, an amazing time.
New friends & old were found.
It was special getting to share it all with my Mom as well.
I love Lisa & her Mom Joan Kettell, it was so great to be able to see them again!
I had super classes & picked up some great new tips/tricks.
More pics to follow... :)

Art Opera

Aaron, Me, Jenny of "Everyday is a Holiday"
amazing artists!
you have to check them out

Suze Weinberg & me
she's a wiz! My encaustic wax pieces

My Mom & me at Monmouth Antiques!
super fab party & wonderful place to shop

Mom & Traci Batista

the Queen bee herself Lisa Kettell & me

Cheryl Figliolo's booth at Monmouth Antique Mall

I had an amazing time & met some new wonderful creative kindred people.
Jenny & Aaron are so lovable & fun.
Suze is amazing & had a great time in her class & at dinner!
Lisa is a doll & it was so much fun seeing her again!
My Mom enjoyed her class with Traci & is now excited about art like never before!
Cheryl hosted the most amazing party at Monmouth & I so enjoyed getting to know her & her husband was hilarious.
I could so move to Jersey!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mac-Worthington Gallery

"Rustic wings"
"Fairy Babydoll"

"Lovely Lady"


You may recall that I was accepted into an art gallery "Mac-Worthington"
The mermaid is the largest of all the canvases at 16"x 21.5" she will be featured in the spring catalogue "Best of the Best"
The other works are featured on their website.
I will be making some other new pieces soon & keep you posted.