Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Card Sale!

Whew! Christmas is pretty much here! How in the world did this year pass by so quickly? I visited my daughter in NYC this past weekend. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the visit, I did not take many pictures. I guess I was too busy? 

I love NYC at Christmas. I know I am not alone in this. It is so cheerful. I went into John Derian's store which was very cheerful and "Christmasy". No photographs taken by me, though. I was too busy shopping!! 

We saw the Rockettes and ate way too much at several delicious places! Two restaurants we enjoyed were Alta in Greenwich Village (tapas) and Emmy Squared in Williamsburg (pizza). 

I sincerely hope you are having a wonderful December! I will be in Washington, Georgia, this Saturday for the Historic Washington-Wilkes Christmas Tour of Homes. An old mule barn one block from the town square is where the art show is held. (That sounds interesting, doesn't it?) I will have ornaments, cards, as well as small and large paintings. I also have a few calendars still available. Please stop by and say "Hi" if you are planning to be in beautiful Washington, Georgia this Saturday! 

Oh, and also, all Christmas Cards (10 packs, only) in my Etsy store are 20% off right now!

Hope you are having a wonderful December!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Art Crush by Kim Smith Fine Art

Happy "End of August" to everyone! It has been a hectic summer for me. 
We moved. 
Completely up and changed houses in a three month span. 

We bought our 1850's home in Madison Georgia in 2000 when my kids were 7, 4, and 1. It was bittersweet leaving that old house, but we all felt that God wanted us to make a change. After all, how often do you have someone contact you to buy your house when it isn't even on the market? That seemed like quite a burning bush. We signed the contract the week our baby boy graduated from high school, which is pretty good timing. Except for the chaos of moving and high school graduation and packing for college, not to mention finding a place to live. 

So, we find ourselves as new empty-nesters and sort of in limbo. I am still trying to locate things in our boxes, and we are not in a permanent home, just a rental for now. Life is good and God is great. We are eager to see what the next step will be. 

I continue to be amazed at the kindness of others. Not only the sweet goodbyes we received from neighbors, but the nice blog post Kim Smith Fine Art shared, today! What a blessing. Thank you, Kim! I adore your art, too! 

If you want to read her article, please click below

Have a great day!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Art Uploaded!

I have not been keeping my online store updated. I've had a couple of art shows, plus an exhibit in a local restaurant, and have simply been too busy. Here are some new pieces I just added to my online store....

It's Spring, so flowers are on my brain.
I was beyond pleased to see this feature by Hanna Friedlander in Guide2Athens, regarding my art! How nice! The article was actually about the restaurant, Last Resort Grill, however, I was the lucky artist who happened to be featured in April.

I sincerely hope you are having a great Spring! 

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Acworth Art Fest 2017

This weekend's weather is supposed to be beautiful in Georgia. I will be at the Acworth Art Fest this weekend - Saturday and Sunday April 8th and 9th. Please stop by and say "Hi" if you are in the area!  Here are some pieces I will have with me....

What mess? I don't see a mess.

And lots of little 6"x6" on wood....

Here a snapshot of my dogwood blooming...

How gorgeous is that?  Have a great weekend!!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Spring

Happy Spring to my friends in the South! It is beautiful, here, but I am worried our lack of winter will leave us with a 'buggy' summer. Is that how it works? I have a bit of Spring fever, so have been painting bunny rabbits.

Here are some available as pillows...

And notepads.....

Each little guy I paint seems to have his own personality...

Perfect Little Bunny

Here is a view out my kitchen window...

Apparently, the camellias really enjoyed last summer's drought - they are beautiful, this year! That particular one is very old and is at least 15' tall. It is due for another trimming, soon. 

Here is a close up view of that blossom. 

I know it is japonica, but I don't know the actual name. Isn't it lovely?

Hope you are having a great week!

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who May Dwell in Your Holy Hill?

Psalm 15
Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly,
    And works righteousness,
    And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
    Nor does evil to his neighbor,
    Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
    But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He who does not put out his money at usury,
    Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Treasures in a Closet

I have been digging through our things for a while, now, simply trying to find items that should be easy to locate. Instead of throwing out junk mail or old papers, I just re-stack them and have to sort through them again. Not smart. I am finally taking the time to sort and organize. I found a treasure in the middle of it all! I ran across some giclee prints that I had printed a few years ago! ....

Still in the original packaging, straight from the printer.  These are now listed in my online store - ArtbyTrishJones.com

In other less pleasant news, I lost my Dad this past week - on my birthday. He was 76, but had been in poor health for the past six months. Losing loved ones is no fun, that is for sure. 

We found lots of great pictures of him from when he was small (more treasures!). I am so thankful my grandfather took lots of pictures. 

He was on the Clemson football team back in the early 1960's. He passed away one hour after Clemson won the National Championship last week. We thought that was pretty timely. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

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