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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some of my Art & More to Show Off!

I suppose now I should show yall a bit of my art & tell yall about other artisans I show off as well as favorite pets. I have said before, my site or shop actually is http://LindaGJ.Etsy.com so if yall want to mosey on over there, you'll be taken good care of. You will, at least, leave with a smile on your face. If not while leaving that you experience a smile, I am willing to bet most of you will have the experience of at least one smile! Maybe yall have figured out that I also made the fish that is in my title as well as the picture I showed with my very 1st post.
This particular painting above is an illustration I did of Miss Peanut Jones. It's taken from one of my unpublished children's books, Miss Peanut Jones, The Itty Bitty Kitty from New York City. I was working on this particular painting during 9-11 of all days! It then became a memorial and has little messages within the painting that mean something to me. Loved ones that have moved on to Heaven. Peanut was alive at the time, but this was a such a sad time as she was from NYC & I had lived there for around 12 years. We'd been in Houston for a few years but NYC was still fresh in our minds. The original painting is around 22" by 18", but I sell 8" by 11" laser prints of them, and notecards printed from my computer. Yall may also go check out my Flickr page which again is: http://www.Flickr.com.photos/VisualSmilesGallery
On my Flickr pages, I have collected some of my art as well, along with some purchases I have made from other people that are from Etsy, as well as pics of some of my favorite housepets, and Etsy Treasuries I have made as well as the ones I have been in. Treasuries are hand picked items grouped together and shown on the Etsy site itself. They stay up on Etsy for 3 days, yet I save them and also list the shops that the items are from. I eventually made this a project and feature Houston artists! I also have a show off section where I've been shown elsewhere on the internet on other sites. From now on, I will share the pics I show on Flickr along with showing them here. To tell you the truth, I don't know where this blog is going, so I am taking it one day at a time to see what direction it takes me.

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