Tablescapes, International Artist Day

Happy International Artist Day!

Please join me for a celebration!


“For over a decade International Artist Day has honored the contribution artists have and are making to society.
On IAD, October 25, take an artist to lunch, or buy that painting that’s been haunting you for the last month.
Visit a gallery, or go to the symphony. Participate in something creative outside your daily routine. Live Life!
”    source IAD



I set this table in honor of all my friends and fellow artists to celebrate this special day

I hope you’ll take time to read and think about these quotes …

Even if you’re not an artist, I think you’ll leave inspired to pursue your passion



“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”

Edgar Degas



“You use a glass mirror to see your face;  you use art to see your soul”

George Bernard Shaw



“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting”

Vincent Van Gogh



“The purpose of art is washing the dust from our souls”

Pablo Picasso



“Every artist was first an amateur”

Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”

Albert Einstein



“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment”

Claude Monet



“Creativity takes courage” 

Henri Matisse



“Sometimes I just need to be alone with my art supplies”  

unknown  {and me daily!}




“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment”

  Mary Ann F. Kohl, author



“The secret to many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure.

So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting.

The secret is to not look back”

Norman Rockwell



Fill your world with art!

And remember

Take an artist to lunch today, or buy a piece of art to enjoy, look at an art book or art web site
Do something different and creative!

Celebrate International Artist Day!

Juicy Details

ceramic palette serving platter/local gift shop several years ago

red bowls/Home Goods

plates/Walmart, Pioneer Woman collection

stemless painted glasses tutorial here

Bloom in a Blue Vase painting/Art in Bloom here

Bloom is a Blue Vase is available as a print or on 13 other items here

Pour the Wine is available on a tote bag or on 12 other items here

Cake! is available on cards or on 13 other items here

You might have noticed that they’re aren’t any napkins on the table…that’s because we artists tend to be messy and just wipe stuff on our smocks … plus I forgot 😬

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Creatively Crafty      Full Plate Thursday

Foodie Friday & Everything Else    Thursday Favorite Things   Home Matters

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party    Sundays at Home

27 Responses to “Tablescapes, International Artist Day”
  1. Mary says:

    Happy International Artist Day Jenna! I’m always enjoy seeing your creativity in bloom in the kitchen or at the table! 🎨

  2. I had no idea! Happy International Artist Day! Oh, if I’d known, I’d have invited my artist friend(s) to lunch! Well, at least I shall create! I really love your table scape today. It’s so cheerful and every detail is perfection!

  3. Happy International Artists Day, Jenna! I wish I had an ounce of your talent. Enjoy your week!

  4. Awesome – Happy International Artist Day! My daughter just completed a weekend of FestivALL Fall events, and was honored on Monday for her work in the arts community, so I will share this with her, among other friends who are artists in my community. Thank you to all those who keep art alive in our lives!

  5. Rosie M. says:

    Happy International Artists Day, Jenna! I love your tablescape and thoroughly enjoyed scrolling through the quotes! You epitomize the effect that the artist has on the world through your blog, and the creative beauty and energy you share with your readers all the time. I know you brighten many of my days when I open your posts!

  6. Sharon Mann says:

    Happy day ahead, Jenna. Beautiful post and I love your artwork.

  7. CoziNest says:

    So cute, Jenna. Great quotes! Happy Artist Day! Enjoy the colors of your world today!

  8. Happy IAD to you my artist friend! Love, love, love the table and each quote! I especially like Matisse’s “Creativity takes courage”. I often thought that when I had my decorating business!

  9. Happy International Artists Day. I love seeing what you are up to, and admire your talents.

  10. Happy International Artist Day Jenna from art filled Vienna! Xo

    Johanne Lamarche


  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Happy International Artist Day, Jenna! I love the palette serving tray. Your table is adorable! You’ve made me smile! I went to the studio for my art class this morning and finished a painting and I almost finished another one.

  12. Kim says:

    Happy IAD Day! (I had no idea.) Your table is perfect for creating while enjoying lunch with a friend or with hubs. That is if you let him near your stuff! “You toucha my stuff, I breaky you face!” Ha! I hope you enjoy your special celebration day!

  13. Jodi says:

    Well! I wish I knew this earlier in the day – lol – but Happy International Artist Day!!! Long day of meetings at work and no time to think of art, but it will be there for another day! LOVE so many of the quotes shared! Thank you for them and thank you for your artistic inspiration every day! (Except Monday – lol!)

  14. Jill Kuhn says:

    What a wonderful post, Jenna!! 👍🎨 You are so creative – just loved all your photos mixed with your art quotes. Just made me happy!! 😊

  15. Ann Krucek says:

    I see your passion shining through your table!! What a great way to celebrate your day and your creations.

  16. Sandra Garth says:

    I hope IAD and every day is one filled with joy for you. My favorite quote here is, “You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use art to see your soul. Insert the word -passion- for art and it’s all-encompassing. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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