Creations, Be Fearless! And Giveaway Winner!

Some of my best designs and finished pieces have been inspired by my friends and customers.  For the recent painted apron giveaway I did an apron with carrots and asked you for future apron ideas…


carrots apron

WowZa!  You are a creative group!!!!  You can see all the suggestions in the comment section here

Lets congratulate the winner,  chosen by a random number generator, Mary L.

Congrats Mary L.!

I want to share some other talents and inspirations with you today


I recently ordered some crazy cool jewelry from one of my blog buddies

Crafty Hope




Not only is her work unique and beautiful, her packaging is just as great.  The jewelry arrived attached sturdy paper boards made out of old book pages she colored and stained.  Plus they were wrapped up like presents in pretty papers!




She even included a gift of magnets made with buttons, washers, and books, professionally packaged in a clear bag with a stamped tag and thank you card…thank you Hope!




Another blogging friend of mine, Jodi at Life in Between, does wonderful watercolors and she and her DIL opened an Etsy shop where you can shop for vintage signs, and original watercolor cards and other goodies


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I got these adorable cards for a bird-loving friend, and they arrived so quickly, thoughtfully packaged with a hand written thank you note

There are all kinds of wonderful creations to see at McKinney x 2Designs

How about this adorable baby card!


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One of my least favorite things to hear is, “I wish I was artistic…”

Everyone is artistic and creative!  You just have to be a little fearless


New Beginnings


One of my BFF’s asked me to do a large painting for her master bedroom that would bring in color into her gold and brown toned room, yet be relaxing.  She thinks she’s not artistic, but let me say she has quite an “eye.”   We created a shared Pinterest board so we could both pin ideas to it, and then decide what kind of painting, landscape, abstract, floral, etc. she would like the best.  I was blown away by all of her fantastic pins and was surprised to learn she loved the more impressionist style works.

The 48″ x 24″ size she wanted was perfect for an open landscape.  I incorporated several elements from landscapes she liked for her painting “New Beginnings”

The long winding path draws the eye to the distant rising or setting sun, representing the start or end of another day, and a chance for a fresh start or a new beginning…


twin girls rockers


Another good friend asked me to paint some furniture for her twin granddaughters.   What a totally creative and brilliant idea…why haven’t I thought of that!   head slap!


painted rose play table


She knew exactly what she wanted, bows, trailing flower vines and the names on the rocking chair seats.  She practically did all the work for me!


chair seat


The rockers have bows and the table chairs have monograms



chair detail

Everything is currently “curing” and waiting in the garage for delivery this week


monogram chairs


These abstract watercolors were painted by my 3 year old granddaughter CC


CC 1

She’s definitely fearless!


CC 2


So bottom line is that everyone is an artist in their own way, you just have to remember to be a little fearless… and tap into your inner child



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Thank you all very much for all the suggestions, ideas and inspirations!

Look for another painted apron giveaway coming up soon…

NOTE: while I was working on this post last week it published by accident, it wasn’t finished, and even though I took it down in less than a minute, some of you still got it.  Please forgive me if I confused you or if you are getting this for the second time 😳


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life 

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxGet Your DIY On, Poofing the Pillows

17 Responses to “Creations, Be Fearless! And Giveaway Winner!”
  1. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ CC’s artwork and congrats to your winner Jenna:@)

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna!!! You are so generous to share and so much beautiful stuff it is! I’m crazy over those earrings and am going to check that out! Your painting for your BFF…. Wow…. melts my heart… but maybe not quite as much as that amazing abstract by your grandie! 🙂 Oh Jenna – you are a love! an artist! an inspiration! a wonderful friend! Hugs from Mars!!!!

  3. Stacey says:

    I remember reading one time that by 3rd grade a child has decided whether or not she is artistic. It’s a shame really!! You have shown us several examples of ways to be creative. I appreciate the encouragement because I do not feel terribly creative usually. It’s definitely something that grows as you are brave enough to work on it.

    Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Congratulations to the winner. 🙂

    • Stacey says:

      Oh I forgot to tell you, I made the strawberry pretzel salad! We loved it and are conjuring up other ways to use the pretzel and cream cheese layers with blueberries and other fruits. 🙂

  4. Jemma says:

    Beautiful inspiration, but I am not a artist, I still draw stick people! However I can design a great outdoor landscape, does that count:) This is all just lovely and wonderful. So happy you shared it with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  5. Jodi says:

    Just ordered a pair of earrings from Crafty Hope! Woohoo! Awesome artistic jewelry! Can’t wait for it to come. Thanks for sharing Jenna! We “artists” need to network and share 🙂 <3

  6. Jenna, congrats to your winner! Such artistic inspiration that you shared! Love the impressionistic painting that you did for your friend…what a beautiful treasure! Happy Thursday!

  7. Creativity comes in many forms, and you, dear Jenna, are truly gifted!

  8. CraftyHope says:

    Let me start by thanking you for your wonderfully kind and generous words about my jewelry and packaging. I appreciate it so much and am so very pleased that you like your new pieces. Thank you! It means so much to me that a lady of your talent likes my work. 🙂

    Now, the other art that you’ve shared. Wooooo! Beautiful stuff. I’m about to head over and check out those card makers. The ones you’ve shares are super cool.

    And your own work…what can I say. YOU are an inspiration. That painting is beautiful and those chairs are so perfectly adorable. Your granddaughter gets her talent honestly for sure!

    Like you, I believe everyone has talent and an inner creative genius that they just need to find.

    Thanks again for the shout-out and enjoy your creative endeavors!

  9. Mary says:

    Jenna, So much inspiration and creativity here! I know your friend was thrilled with her beautiful original painting for her room! What a great idea to have her Pin what she liked to a shared board. I ADORE the personalized rockers with their sweet bows and vines for your friend’s granddaughters! Thank you again for my sweet note cards ♥

  10. TwoPlusCute says:

    That apron was perfect and the chairs so cute but my absolute favorites were your granddaughter’s paintings.
    She is as talented as grandma. 🙂

  11. Mary Lou says:

    I am inquiring about the carrot apron. Who was the winner? Mary Lou House

    Sent from my iPhone


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