This morning I set my tea cup down, preparing to paint. Then I stopped to look at this scene atop my typecase. This collection of handmade and found treasures made me pause, and smile. A linoleum print by my sister when she was a girl, a mug (in background) made by my dad, a branch segment I found in the wetlands, a bottle M. found that I try to keep fresh with garden flowers, a wooden box M. made, a quilted camera strap by Erin, a coaster by Rachel, and a brownie camera that belonged to my mom. All good don't you think?
Also I want to let you know I have begun a facebook page for my art. So far I have a few albums started: panel paintings, watercolor, a Water Paper Paint album, and an album of recent books to which I've contributed. I have a few other albums in mind as well. This facebook page may be the place where I post quick snaps (with my phone) of what's going on in the studio, peeks at new work, announcements, and links for purchase. Honestly, I'm not exactly sure at this point what else it will encompass, it will be a work in progress!
So, won't you please go like Heather Smith Jones Art!?