Friday, May 20, 2011

Little Pitcher original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

8" square original mixed media painting.SOLD

Here is my little pitcher with a small ear. Having a cranky day...the only solution for that was to get in the studio. I'm trying to accept the fact that my daughter is in fact graduating!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Interview and Twin Petunias original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

I have had the nicest experience of being interviewed by Amber Cauley for her lovely blog Lighthearded Studios. You should check out her blog and Etsy shop here.

8" by 8" acrylic and mixed media on canvas. SOLD

I was pinching off dead petunias from an outside basket when off popped this little branch. After putting them in a vase, to my surprise, I realized they were quite wonderful. I have never given petunias a lot of credit, it seems. Mixed in with the paint is text from a very old dictionary and a small piece of map. The text included bits about Gemini, the twin and some words about flower buds. I promise these were just random pieces that I happened to pick up and yet they fit so beautifully!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Remember, Blue Willow Mug original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

6" square original mixed media on canvas. SOLD

I've forgotten which Gregory Maguire book describes a broken piece of blue willow so magically. Maybe it was Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Does that ring a bell to anyone? I love painting this old mug because it seems to have a history.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Woohoo, Etsy's Get the Look Decor feature!

I am so happy to have our home featured in my favorite Etsy blog "Get the Look Decor" column! It's authored by Christine Domanic. I had uploaded some of our house photos into the There's No Place Like Here Flickr pool which she used, interspersed with interview questions. She compiles items from Etsy that go with the decor of the house that is shown. If you want to check it out, please click here.