Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Etsy Shop now Open!!!!

YAY--I am so excited!!! I finally have my Etsy shop up and running!!! Please come by for a visit!


Right now, the shop is featuring several sweet treats from my "Cupcake Collection."
Thank you Paul for all of your help and support!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crazy for Cupcakes!

For my daughter's 11th birthday, we had a party inspired by the show "Cupcake Wars!" Our family made our traditional cardboard cut-out decorations and baked 96 cupcakes. My daughter and her friends had tons of fun decorating their cupcakes and competing in all the cupcake games and contests! I was inspired to paint some mini cupcakes with my special frosting technique! Yum!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We ART Family--Art Open House!!!

We recently hosted our first ever Art Open House! It was a lot of fun and a huge success! Our entire house was converted into a gallery. Each room had walls covered with original artwork (over 100 pieces) and filled with friends (over 50 guests)! I was able to showcase my "Cake Collection," "Colorful Creation" series, abstract landscapes, beeswax collage, prints, and notecards. My husband displayed his "Skateboard Series", "Jazz and Blues" cardboard series, "Salvation of Music" boxes, handmade paper sculptures, and silkscreen prints. My daughters had their recycled record bowls and jewelry, sea glass pendants, handmade paper flowers, clay pots, mini-canvas paintings and collage art for show and sale. What a fun, artful way to spend the day! Thanks everyone!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Sweets and Artful Treats!

I ran into fellow Artomatic artist Quest Skinner at Eastern Market the other day. Her paintbrush piece was the perfect addition to the new art and music room in our basement--thanks Quest! I haven't baked any pies yet this summer, but I've painted a few. Here are "a la mode" and "key lime." I've also added a few new pieces to my "Cake Collection." I have quite the Bakery going! Just in time for our Art Open House. More on that later...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Water Works" in Progress!

These works in progress have all been inspired by water. "Sun and Moon Mermaids" are gifts for friends. "Night Sea times 3" is an abstract experiment. "Waterlillies" was inspired by a photo I took this spring.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall!

I'm so excited--our Sticks mirror arrived this weekend! Paul and I have always been huge Sticks and ArtCraft fans and now we have our own custom piece. Our special mirror is the perfect addition to our family room! It's filled with our favorite Sticks sayings and icons and even includes a picture of our house, family, and kayak. Thank you Adam, Amy, and Michelle!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cardinals & Caterpillars in Kindergarten!

I have had such a great year in kindergarten! These wonderful little people have taught and inspired me as much as I have taught and inspired them. These are two of my favorite art projects. Since we were learning about Virginia, I taught our students to paint cardinals and dogwoods. I still can't believe how well they did. While studying "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, we made a "classroom caterpillar" complete with food and butterflies. Quite a colorful display. These little artists amaze me!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Artful Eggs--Island Style (Happy Easter)!

We just got back from a wonderful, fun-filled family vacation! Our trip inspired us to decorate our eggs "island-style" this year! Happy Easter!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Showers bring Gifts and Flowers

Here is a mini mermaid I created as a gift for my friend Jennifer's birthday. I already have other mermaid requests from family and friends. "Another cake?!" my daughter asked. "Yes, another cake!" I am having too much fun with my little cake paintings to stop now! I like experimenting with the different textures, patterns, decorations and designs. I can't decide if this latest one looks more like a birthday cake or a wedding cake. You decide. Either way, this cake is ready for spring and so am I!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

With the recent snow days, I finally had a chance to start the cake paintings I had sketched ages ago. I also had time to create a mini version of my pink cupcake painting that was in the Artomatic show. I love the 3-D effect. The frosting looks good enough to eat. These colorful (and tasty) creations will be complete just in time for Valentine's Day! If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please email me at jackietury@cox.net. Now it's on to the baking of real cakes and cupcakes. Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let It Snow!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!
I have been having lots of fun in kindergarten as you can see!
We have been busy making snowmen, mittens, and snowscapes.
My new job is keeping me on my toes.