Welcome to my Art World! This is where it's all about me! Seriously, this will be a journal of my life in my art world. I'll post my works in progress, talk about my feelings, share my plans, dreams, and goals. Facebook is OK, but here, it's more personal. I hope you enjoy it!

I hope you'll feel free to comment - I encourage you to do so.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Going to switch my Blog!

I've decided to switch my Blog to my FASO account, where my website and newsletter is!  If you still want to receive email copies of my blog postings, please go to my website at www.jennybriggs.com and click on Jenny Briggs Blog, and subscribe!  You can also subscribe to my newsletter if you like!

Thank you for following me in my art world - I hope you'll follow me over to my new blog!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, and a Christmas Quilt

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you all have a nice family to share the day with!  If you're going to be out shopping on the 26th, Judith and I are opening the gallery for the day, so stop by and see us!

I'm working alot on my pieces for the Twelve Days of Christmas show at Kennedy Gallery in December.  My Exhibit will be called "The Christmas Quilt".  Here's a sneak preview for you!

There will be twelve hung all together, all different "blocks", and will look like a real quilt (at least that's the plan!).  So far, so good - I'm liking them, have 6 finished to this point with just a little tweaking to do here and there.  What do you think?  I'm actually doing 15 so I have extras!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Phasing out the 8 x 10's

I've made a decision about my 8 x 10 prints - I've decided to start phasing them out.  I'm putting them on sale for $45 to $60, and even posted three of them on Ebay - to see what happens.  I made a starting price of $45, with a "Buy it Now" price of $60.  That means if you go there, see one you want, place a bid for $45.01, that starts the bidding, and the "Buy it Now" price goes away!  If you want to make sure you get it, you can go ahead and purchase it for the $60.

So, timing being as it is, with Christmas shopping coming up, and the economy being a little slow, I thought it would be good for both my clients and me!

I'm jennybriggsfineart on ebay, so if you want to look them up, check it out!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 2nd Saturday at Kennedy!

Preview Thursday was really fun at the gallery - not only was it the opening of Judith Monroe's "Artist of the Month" show (she has great new pieces, but the way!), but there was a birthday party being held there at the same time!  There were lots of people there, enjoying each other, as well as the gallery!

Yesterday I worked at my regular job for 5 hours, made a couple of stops on the way home, and then painted for the next 4 hours, had dinner with my husband/bff Bob, then painted for another 3 hours!  It was a very long day, but wonderful - I got much done on my "The Christmas Quilt" series!  I'll give you a little sneak preview in a few days, so stay tuned!

Today is 2nd Saturday!  I'll be painting in a few minutes for at least a couple or three hours, and then start getting ready for the evening.  I'm hoping the trend continues of busier 2nd Saturdays - if you're looking for an early gift, the Kennedy is a great place to shop!  If you haven't been there for a while, we have a new mosaic artist whose work is really gorgeous, and of course, I'm still there, enjoying every minute of it!

Don't forget to check out my website at www.jennybriggs.com!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2nd Saturday at Kennedy Gallery!

I'm busy working on getting ready for 2nd Saturday at Kennedy Gallery Art Center, still hoping to have the daisies painting ready to take in!  I had a little minor surgery (nothing serious, no worries), which did, however, distract me for about 10 days!  Now I've committed to doing a series of 12 new paintings, 12 x 12, for the December show at the gallery, named "Twelve Days of Christmas".  I've decided to call my exhibit "The Christmas Quilt".  Phase 1 is finished, and will dry for a couple of days while I work on the daisies!  Perfect timing!   I'm doing 15 so that I have extras.  I'm doing them all at once, like an assembly line process.  Like a quilt, the use of colors will be repeated throughout.  Each piece will be great alone, as well as the entire series displayed together will look like a complete quilt, quilting stitches and all!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Almost November!

Wow, I can hardly believe it's almost November!  I still have a little work to do on my daisies painting, and hope to have another new one ready for 2nd Saturday.  I got a little side-tracked with other stuff for a couple of weeks, but back on track now.

I'm having fun entering art contests online here and there.  I entered three recently: Raymar's, Fine Art Studio Online, and Oil Painters of America.  So far, the first two have ended and I didn't win anything.  The last one ends on November 10th.  It's fun entering these; I love looking at all the entries, as well as the fact that I'm getting exposure by doing it.

I'm a few days behind at the shop but hope to be caught up by the end of the week.  I'm sure to get time to paint too, so that's very very very cool!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Not switching my blog address

I think I'll just keep using this blog address for my blogging.  It's nice, easy to use, and separate from my website.  I'm still planning to use the website newsletter, though, so please go there to subscribe if you haven't already!

I've been entering online art competitions lately - I really enjoy it.  I've never won anything in them, not even an Honorable Mention.  I've never sold anything from doing it.  I just like sharing my art!  I learned long ago that judges' opinions are only opinions, and that Not Winning doesn't mean Not Good!  I do it for the fun of it.  I like seeing my piece on the "entries" page, like looking at the artwork, like reading the judges' critiques.  I've actually gotten visits on my online gallery from the competition sites, so it's given me exposure on other works as well.  I'm hoping I get visits to my new website too now that I have one!

Making Apple Pie hasn't won anything, but it's become my best-selling print, so it's OK that it doesn't win a prize!  It's one of my favorite paintings; the original is in my kitchen, and it always makes me think of my Mom.

I'll be at Kennedy Gallery tomorrow from 3 - 6; my turn to work for the afternoon.  There's lots of art stuff happening down there tomorrow, Art Festivals and Artoberfest!  I think it'll be fun!

Then, I'll be working an extra day there on the 20th, from 11-6, and will bring a painting in progress to work on for the day.  If you're looking for something to do either day, come by and see me!

Just in case I didn't give you my new website address, here it is:  www.jennybriggsart.fineartstudioonline.com