Tuesday, May 29, 2012

when all else fails...






Hey guys!
How was your weekend? It was mega hot here on the N.J. Shore. Big floor fans in full effect! We've got the AC going in the bedroom in order to sleep at night, but it just seems way too soon in the season to actually button up all the windows in the house and put the central air on. Though I'm pretty sure that mindset may change very soon. We're all dewy over here, and sweating and painting don't mix. 
One thing the heat will do is mellow you out. The mood this weekend was a bit slow but productive at the same time. Aaron and I spent most of our time working on orders, organizing, and painting. 






Speaking of painting. I had this phrase in my head and just needed to paint it. It's actually something I've fell back on more than a few times. You can ask anyone in my family...there have been moments of uncertainty, or even chaos...and next thing you know, I've got the mixing bowls out. Some might view this response as a little bit nuts. But it works for me. Baking requires a certain amount of zen and the zen is contagious...not to mention the sweet rewards in the end. 
 You can take this phrase to heart or it can just be a whimsical little saying. We're going to be creating a whole series of these and have a few versions in the works now. I couldn't wait to share these two with you. They're in the shop now...so you you can join the mission too! They are 8x10 and come matted and ready to frame.

xo Jenny

15 comments:

  1. I love the motto! My version these days is: "When all else fails, bake banana bread". And I think some banana bread is in order this week.

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  2. so gorgeous!!! (I need a cookie version!)

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  3. Hi Jenny!! What sweet paintings!! Love all the colors!! I hear you on the heat!! I am hoping the nice spring weather will last a little longer!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  4. Beautiful! I really like your work!

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  5. Hi Jenny!!I really love your new paintings, the colors are amazing and maybe next time that everything seems to fail I'll bake something for sure!
    I'd love to know which kind of paper is better for acrylic paint, I usually work on canvas, but in these days I try a watercolor heavy paper (140 lbs)that didn't satisfy me a lot...thank you so much and have a wonderful no baking day!

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  6. Hi Jenny, I've just started following your blog and love the sweet colours. Your paintings are amazing and the hand lettering is incredible! You've definitely put me in the mood for cupcakes :)

    P.S. I find baking really relaxing as well.

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  7. @Sadie Dear Thanks bunches!! Ohhhh banana bread!! A girl after my own heart! Did you see the banana bread sammiches I posted a lil while back? Oh em gee...sooo goood!! Here's a link:
    http://everyday-is-a-holiday.blogspot.com/2012/02/not-your-mamas-banana-bread.html

    xo

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  8. @lizy b...We are actually working on one!! :) xo Thanks!

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  9. @vintage grey Thanks so much! :) Gosh..I am so hoping it won't be one of "those" summers. We always need a few nice and tolerable days! ;)

    xo

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  10. @bows are cute Thanks bunches sweet girl! Lovely of you to pop in! :)
    xo

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  11. @edie pop Thank you so much! :) Though these may look like paper they are actually mat board. This is how we do our original paintings that are painted as masters for prints. :) xo

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  12. @Lucy Hello hello! So so sweet of you! I'm happy to be connected! :)

    Happy Baking!
    xo

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  13. @Tereza Thanks so much doll! Always so nice to see you popped in. :) xo

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  14. Your work is INCREDIBLE!!! Love, lovel, love!

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