Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What Magic will YOU Create in 2015? Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year to say goodbye to 2014 and give thanks for all of the blessings it bestowed.  I am grateful that 2014 was another wonderful year full of ART and ADVENTURE!  Here is a little wrap up:

I completed my second year of developing and hosting my monthly “Power Wish Painting Parties!”  It is so rewarding to create “artful affirmations” with a wonderful group of women each month and watch our dreams and desires manifest through mixed media!  I am super excited to share that not only have my students opened themselves up to creativity, but they have made lots of positive changes big and small this year!  Many have moved to new homes, found new jobs, started new business ventures, gone on fun life adventures, had new educational opportunities, started new relationships or renewed old ones.  All have experienced new joy, energy, passion, and creativity!  

I am also happy to report the huge success of my first “Artful Awakenings” Beach Retreat featuring a long weekend full of art, yoga, gourmet food, time by the ocean nurturing our souls!  This was a magical, meaningful weekend and dream come true!  I look forward to hosting many more of these uplifting, life changing retreats!

In other Artful news, I loved showing and selling my art at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA; The Artful Gift Shop in Vienna, VA; the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC; and the Jelly Lounge in Kitty Hawk, NC.  I also enjoyed having my own tent and display at my first big juried art festival, Art on the Avenue.  I loved taking Flora Bowley’s online class this winter and seeing her art in person this summer when we visited Portland, OR.  I am happy that I had time, energy and inspiration to create over 50 new works of art this year!  

While I wasn’t doing artful activities, I was watching my two beautiful daughters grow up way too quickly.  I also got to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday both with a rocking’ party at home and a weekend getaway to New Orleans to see Voodoo Fest! (Did I mention I got to hold hands with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters?)  Our family also enjoyed hang gliding, several trips to the beach, visits with family and friends, and a wonderful vacation to the Pacific Northwest that included lots of great food and beautiful scenery!  All in all, a very good year!  Thank you for your continued support on my creative journey!  

Now it’s time to begin again.

I love starting each new year with a clean slate and a blank canvas and seeing what unfolds!
Looking ahead to 2015, the word that comes to mind is MAGIC!  I can’t wait to see what Artful Magic 2015 has in store!  What magic will you create this year?  Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy, Magical New Year!  xxoo ~ jackie

p.s. - There are still a few spots left in January’s “Journey” themed “Power Wish Painting Party!”

Come create some magic with me on and off the canvas!  

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I am taking some time off to relax and celebrate with my family.  I hope you are doing the same.  I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!  Thank you SO much for all of your support!  Here is a glimpse of the Tury Family's Adventures for 2014.  We hope to have many more in 2015!  Check back soon for updates on 2015 Art Parties and other Artful Offerings!



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Registration now OPEN for January 2015 Art Party!

Registration now OPEN for January 2015 Art Party!

Give the gift of creativity this Christmas and start the New Year off right!  Register yourself or a loved one for my monthly Art Parties.  Invest in your health, wellness, and creativity and put yourself on the calendar!   Each month will feature a mixed media project based on a different personal growth theme.  All 2015 Art Parties are on the Second Sunday of the month from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  All supplies and instruction are provided and no previous art experience is necessary!  Just bring yourself and a drink or snack to share.  Don’t miss this artful opportunity to sip, snack, socialize and create!

2015 Winter/Spring Art Party Schedule

January 11th          “Let your Journey Begin”
February 8th “Follow your Heart”
March 8th “Nest and Nurture”
April 12th “Let yourself Grow”

To register for January 2015 Art Party click link below
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If you have any questions, please email me at:  jackietury@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Amazing "Artful Angels"!

Thank you to everyone who came to my "Artful Angels" Art Party this Sunday (Mom, Anne Marie, Kathy, Carrie, Karen, Maribel, Jen, Yoon and Melissa!  We had an amazing time creating, connecting and celebrating the season!  Each of your angels is unique and beautiful--just like you!  I hope your "Artful Angels"  bring joy and blessings to you and your families!  Happy Holidays to ALL!  2015 Art Parties will be on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4-7 p.m. starting in January!  Check back for registration information soon:)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Artful Open House for the Holidays!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Stop by and visit me at the Artful Gift Shop (145 Church Street in Vienna, VA) on Thursday, December 11th from 5-7 pm!  I will be the featured artist and will have LOTS of original artwork for sale at special holiday prices!  Come sip, snack, and shop for unique, hand-crafted gifts by local artists!  Don't miss this artful opportunity!

(Photo by Artful Gift Shop Owner, Peggy James)
(Preparing more artful gifts in my home studio)