Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Wishes

My sincere thanks and gratitude go out to you all for your incredible support of my artwork.   It truly means the world to me!!

May your holidays and this beautiful winter season fill you with warmth, creativity, and love!

"Winter Lagoon" (totems)
6 @ 40"x5"
Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panels
© 2008 Jennifer J L Jones

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Jennifer Jones Art Assistant

I'm feeling extremely blessed and pleased to announce that I finally have a new assistant! Denis will start tomorrow and I just wanted to take a moment to share the good news and introduce him (albeit virtually) to all of you. With his help I'll be able to keep you better up to date with news and events, finish moving into my new studio (and will post pics to share), host a studio-warming party soon that I hope many will come out for, happily complete my Hungry Ghost series & commissions, continue working on the new paintings for my upcoming Fay Gold Gallery show in February.... and in general get caught up with all of my art biz and spend lots more time in the studio. Hurrah!!! I'm so thrilled; couldn't have happened at a better time! 

I hope this post finds you all enjoying the seasons best...  

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture in LA Times!

Thanks to so many who have purchased Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture!  It was just reviewed in the Los Angeles Times "Favorite Books 2008" feature!  Check out the review here!  

God save the Chocolate Bar!!!

Many of you know one of my very favorite places is The Chocolate Bar located in downtown Decatur.  This is the place I go to celebrate with my friends after my art shows ... and a place that has grown dear to my heart... not just because of the delicious drinks, food, and desserts, but for all of the wonderful people I've met there this year. I've made best friends, had many laughs, gotten into a bit of trouble now and then... and even fallen head over heels there... it really is an amazing place. 

I'm posting this because The Chocolate Bar needs your HELP!! Due to the down turn of the economy it is becoming more difficult for retail and food businesses to stay afloat.  The Chocolate Bar is one of those businesses. The concept is great and has so much potential, but it needs some financing and energy behind it.  If you know of anyone who is interested in helping The Chocolate Bar sustain and grow then please send them this information and have them get in touch!! In order for the Chocolate Bar to survive, they need an investor or buyer!  

Contact Karen Britain @#404-323-9081

201 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Suite C 
Decatur GA, 30030

"Come to Light" Selected for 2008 December Show House

I'm pleased to announce that "Come to Light" (one of my paintings from the yet to be released "Hungry Ghost" series) was recently chosen by the fabulous Douglas Weiss (Interior Designer extraordinaire) for the 2008 Designer Show House.  

Now in its thirty-fourth year, The Alliance Childrens' Theatre Christmas House, now known as The 2008 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House to benefit the Alliance Children's Theatre, is now the most successful Designer Show House ever.  Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine and Canonbury Homes, Inc. designated this stately 12,700 sq. ft. Buckhead mansion as the 2008 Christmas House.

The House, designed by Harrison Design Associates and situated on almost 2 acres of very visible and desirable real estate, featured individually decorated rooms by the area's "A" list designers to showcase high-style interiors while capturing the essence of the Season.  

As an example of how behind I am on sharing news with everyone (many apologies!) the Preview Party Gala and Silent Auction was held on Friday, November 14th and the house was open for public tours from November 15th thru December 7th.  "Come to Light" was featured in the master suite of the house located at 1620 Mt. Paran Road, Atlanta, Georgia.  "Come to Light" can be viewed at the Fay Gold Gallery.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Little Tree Studios Weekend Event

The owners of the building where my new studio is located are hosting a weekend event... live music, holiday art show in their new gallery space, and some of the other artists will have open studios. Even though I've begun working in my studio, I'm still moving into my new space and getting set up, so unfortunately my studio won't be open to the public, but I will be making an appearance on Saturday night and if I see you while there I'll certainly invite you to take a peak at my space. It should be a fun event in any case... hope you'll stop by!!  

Saturday, December 6th (10 to 6pm)
Sunday, December 7th (11 to 5pm)
Little Tree Studios
2830 Franklin Street
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
For information call: #404.297.9960

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Books on the brain

One of my older brothers just celebrated his birthday (Happy Birthday, Mike!!)... and my gift to him this year was a copy of the newly released book Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture (featuring one of my paintings "Rapture II".)  I was especially proud to share this with him and sign it with a big note of personal thanks;  he was the one that gave me my first set of oil paints, paint brushes and canvas... and I've been happily painting ever since.  To be included in such an elegant book is thrilling and I hope those of you who have purchased your own copy will enjoy it from cover to cover... and will perhaps even consider purchasing this as a gift to others as well. 

I have many stacks of books that I keep meaning to get to... some I've read, a few I want to re-read, others I've merely skimmed/flipped through, and the rest keep calling my name and I keep swearing I'll make time for them... but the timing has to be just right (and speaking of time, I'm not even going to go on about how freaked out I am that it's already December!)  
Then there are the elite few that make it to the top of my list immediately and are absorbed as soon as my eyes are upon them (especially when they are written/created by others I know and admire.)  There are a couple of my friends that I'd like to briefly blog-brag about as they also have recent and newly published books that are absolutely wonderful! 

Samara O'Shea... your open, honest writing and heart in Note to Self inspired me to journal again after so many years of neglect. Thank you!! I'm so happy to be able to call you a friend! (And congratulation on all of your well deserved success!) Find Samara's books here


Brit Hammer... yet again you've produced another gorgeous book full of inspiration!! I just received my copy of Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice and absolutely love it! Congratulations! Your love truly cascades, my dear friend, and I can't wait to visit you in the Netherlands! Find Brit's books here.  

There are so many books I could list and mention and recommend, but these are the few for now I wanted to highlight. I hope you find inspiration in these books and so many others out there just waiting to be absorbed! 

More soon... including an exciting announcement coming up next week... and other posts as I'm still trying to catch up on all the news and goings on!