My name is Jenna
I am an artist, designer, daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, friend and general sounding board.
I try to live an artful life, as in an art filled life, being creative everyday and grateful for every moment.
The Painted Apron was born from a recipe collection I put together for my children, tried and true favorites that they grew up eating. I wanted them to have these recipes to refer to and to bring back family memories. And to update and change!
I am a little creative crazy, jumping from one project to the next. Boundaries tend to get in my way so for this blog, The Painted Apron, I want to include my favorite creative areas, cooking, party planning, styling, gifts, crafts & painting, and It is my sincere wish to inspire creativity in you, give you some jumping off points, and help you enjoy some new creations of your own.
I have lived in Connecticut, Southern and Northern California and I now live in Birmingham, Alabama. We have a coastal home in Orange Beach, Alabama and I divide my time between the two places. I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful and graceful place as the state of Alabama, where people are friendly, the foliage is beautiful, football is a religion, and hospitality is an art.
My family is the center of my world and you will get to know them as you read my blog; Hungry Husband, the most supportive guy ever and love of my life, Hungry Husband Jr. my son and the greatest guy on the planet, and my daughter and best friend, Darling Daughter.
Hungry Husband Jr., is single and an incredible dad to his 2 boys, Super Boy and Big E. Darling Daughter is married to Nicest Guy and they have an adorable daughter, CC, a sweet son, W, and one GIANT dog, Big Ben.
Please have fun here at “the Painted Apron” and get creative! Visit my Gallery page to see a variety of my artwork. After more than a decade of painting glassware and accessories for gift shops, I have retired to focus on this blog and more serious painting. I still accept commissioned orders, feel free to contact me by email for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join me as I have fun in my kitchen, in my studio, and in life in general and get inspired for your own creations!