Beth Bale “Elephant” at the Joyful Jewel 9-19-14

Elephant Beth Bale 7 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ framed to 9 1/2″ x 11 1/2″, Original Watercolor on Board $79 This is one of my favorite paintings, and along with everything else, it is available this weekend during the Joyful Jewel’s 7-Year Anniversary Sale for 10% off it’s already reasonable price.  Powerful, wise and surprisingly […]

Andrea Saccone Snyder “Imagine Creating” at the Joyful Jewel 9-18-14

“Imagine Creating” Andrea Saccone Snyder Encaustic and Mixed Media Collage/Painting 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Original in 6″ x 6″ Frame $40 “Imagine creating something beautiful & wonderful today” is the invitation from Andrea Saccone Snyder.  I think she has a great idea!  What if each of us does this today.  What a wonderful difference […]

Kate Ladd “Conifers” at the Joyful Jewel 9-17-14

“Conifers” Kate Ladd 16″ x 8″ Acrylic on Canvas, Original $100 Soon conifers will be the most prominent trees in North Carolina.  Kate Ladd has painted three completely different kinds of conifers.  Reminds me of a very good reason not to compare one to another, ourselves included.  Each is so beautiful in it’s very own […]

Florence Johnson “Blarney Castle”

“Blarney Castle” Florence Johnson India Ink & Watercolor, 8″ x 10″ framed to 12″ x 15″ $75, Original A beautiful rendering in ink and watercolor, this castle could be the one we dreamed about as a child after reading fairy tales.  Perhaps Repunzel’s hair cascaded down from the top window.  This particular castle, though, has […]

Rita Baldwin “Marsh at Yankeetown”

“Marsh at Yankeetown” Rita Baldwin Oil painting 16″ x 20″ framed to 25″ x 20 1/2″ $425, Original I’m not sure where Yankeetown is though I know a bit about it by looking so often at this painting by Rita Baldwin.  There is a serenity, a brightness that foretells of Fall to come, and I […]

Laura Davis “Coton de Tulear” at the Joyful Jewel 8-25-14

“Coton de Lear” Laura Davis Archival Print of Acrylic on Canvas, 5″ x 7″ framed to 8″ x 10″ $45 This ever-so-sweet smile reminds me of my God-Dog, Sengii, who has just as elegant name as this “Coton de Lear”.  He greats me with just this expression.  His eyes sparkle as he wags his whole […]

Beth Bale “Hey There”

“Hey There” Beth Bale 6″ x 6″ watercolor on board, Original $36 Beth Bale painted this Camel, “Hey There,” soooooo cute that it left the Joyful Jewel almost as soon as it came.  What an expression of adoring curiosity with those long lashes!  Who could resist. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on […]

Kate Ladd “Purple Day Lily”

“Purple Day Lily” Kate Ladd Acrylic+* on Canvas, 12″ x 12″ $110, Original This striking Purple Day Lily by Kate Ladd includes more than the acrylic paint.  Sprinkled here and there is glitter and granite crystals.  What better way to show off the royal purple presence of this flower! ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook […]

Kate Ladd “Poppies & Dragonflies”

“Poppies and Dragonflies” Kate Ladd Acrylic, 8″ x 16″ Original on Canvas $110 Two of my favorite things, Kate Ladd has chosen to paint — poppies and luminous blue dragonflies.  Dragonflies always remind me of magic and fairies and these especially evoke that whispy fluttering.  The poppy leave seem to be waving their encouragement for […]

Forrest Greenslade “Visitations: A Nature-Lover’s Journal”

“Visitations: A Nature-Lover’s Journal” Forrest Greenslade Hardcover Book, 115 pages $55 Many of us take extra relaxation time in the Summer to read and to journal.  This most beautiful journal is meant to record nature’s events year after year in snippets of experience.  Each page has one of Forrest Greenslade’s stunning paintings with the facing […]