Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”


I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started

so I began with a rough sketch


I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone



Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?



Zelda, Kim Kreis


Kim Kreis is one of my favorite artists

She is known for her faceless females with flowers and things in her hair

She calls them the Flower Ladies, see them here


Frida, Maren Devine


Maren Devine  also has a fun, loose style


These ladies were my inspiration for the blushing “Sweet Sue”






glass beads and old watercolor paintings



clear glass beads, flat on one side, come in handy for lots of projects,

you can paint them any color you like







hair and background




“Trying on” her jewelry





Rubber cement, mod podge, glue, and finishing details with paint pens




Blushing “Sweet Sue”

was feeling quite blue

so she decided to bake

a variety of cakes

not to eat, but instead

to put on top of her head!

Then with jewelry and flowers

She gained magical powers!




I get so much inspiration from my artist friends

Jodi @ the Creative Life in Between

Jill @ Jill’s Art Journal,

Sharon @ Make Art…Magic Happens

a visit to them always brings a smile





Be Fearless!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

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

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday    Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home


28 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue””
  1. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna! I love her!!! You rocked this project and I love your inspiration I wish I had a unique “thing” like this that is my go to art. Still trying to find it. Seriously love!!!

    • Really? Thanks Jodi, I was nervous about posting it because it’s so odd, but it was tons of fun to do! You might not have a “thing” but you do have a wonderful and unique style that is yours alone, I hope you get lots of painting time in this weekend!

  2. How fun! Collage is also on my bucket list to try. Who knew you could paint glass pebbles?? Thank you for introducing me to Kim Kreis and Maren Devine as well as Jill and Sharon’s blogs. I was already being inspired by Jodi, thanks to you. Love your FF!

    Johanne Lamarche


  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, ditto Jodi, you absolutely rocked Blushing Sweet Sue! She is amazing and I adore this! I love your art, always eye catching and gorgeous.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Ah, you dove in with both feet…now you are on a roll, Jenna. Sweet Sue is awesome. I love the combination of painting and collage.

  5. Jenna, I am crazy over Sweet Sue! I agree you rocked this project, oh how creative you are!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    YAY Jenna!! Love, LOVE your collage!! And you said you couldn’t do it! 🎨👍 Sweet Sue is the sweetest!! ❤️💚💙 She makes me smile! 😃

  7. Nancy says:

    Fabulous! A wonderful piece of art to call your own!

  8. Rosie M. says:

    I love it all: the colors, beads, unique hair decorations, her lovely face——everything! A fun project that I am soooo glad you shared. Bravo, Jenna!

  9. Mary says:

    Jenna, ‘Fearlessness’ is your super power! I love that Sweet Sue is blooming with cupcakes and flowers ♥

  10. Wow Jenna- she’s fabulous! This made me think of myself in the 70’s and how I resembled the look and “flower power” was a frequent term! Love the details and “color”!!

  11. lulu says:

    I love your creative energy!

  12. I think Blushing Sweet Sue is adorable. I’ll need to click the links and see these artist because I like paintings like this! Do you know Sunny Carvalho? She’s a Birmingham artist I think you’d appreciate.

  13. You are so talented!! Wish we lived near each other – i would love some of your talent to rub off on me!!

  14. Oh wow, that is amazing! You are one talented lady. You truly make it look effortless, but I know it is far from it. She turned out beautiful.

  15. Your spirit of joy comes through in everything you do and I just adore it!

  16. Linda Barnby | Hello Sweet Life says:

    I’m just discovering you via a link party and I’m so glad I did. We need more art! Love the way Sweet Sue turned out.

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