I’m honored to have my art selected for a #shopsmall holiday gift guide this year! Heart Centered Biz Bosses is a group of women from all over the country who are entrepreneurs that lift one another up through networking and education. Each member owns her own business and also works to better the world through those businesses.
I was so shocked and humbled that out of a handful of vendors, my art was chosen to be featured in “Gifts for Mom.”
I feel like I’ve already been shouting it from the rooftops, but I’m just going to go ahead and drop this into a blog post too:
I’m having a Pop-Up Shop this weekend (Sat & Sun, Sept 17 & 18, 12-4pm) inside the West Elm on Broadway and W. 61st St in NYC!!!
West Elm is a national furniture and home decor store. They have a really cool initiative to promote local artists and makers through pop-up store-within-a-store events as well as carrying locally-made goods.
And what’s truly amazing is that they donate the space and don’t take a cut of any sales at the pop-up event. It’s really incredible!
As you can tell, I’m super excited (and somewhat nervous). Please come by and say hi! I’ll have some new, not-yet-on-the-website original paintings, as well as some reasonably priced prints.
I had a fabulous time a few weeks ago having Candace from Whom Studio out to my apartment to photograph my paintings for my website and take some “candid” shots of me at work!
We chatted about my love of clouds, sunsets and general moodiness. As she was styling some of my favorite paintings with items found around the house, I told her the history or story of each item. Most of my furniture has come from family – like the red club chair from my grandmother.
And a lot of what I have decorated with around the house has come from our families as well: for instance a stuffed baby cayman (like a small alligator) from my great-grandparents’ honeymoon (when you were still allowed to bring those things into the country); and a bugle played by my great-great-grandfather to draw in crowds as he rode around the West with Buffalo Bill and his cowboy shows.
She wrote up this very nice blog of our get together and shared some of her favorite shots!
After you’ve read her blog above, pop over to my site to see what’s cooking in the art studio (aka my apartment).
This blue jar was purchased by my parents at a Southern PA antique market back when they lived there in the 70s. These two little bronze dinosaur statues were my dad’s (perhaps as a child? Dad you’ll have to weigh in on their full story).
Her smile is genuine and warm. Her eyes sparkle with ideas. Her energy is friendly, soft, welcoming. And her watercolors are pure. Abstract but strongly reminiscent of nature’s colors, textures and movement. The babbling blue-green of backyard streams. The colorful rustle of petals across spring flower beds. You lose yourself in the sweeping loops of pale oranges, almost smelling the sweet fragrance of peonies in bloom.
Jaadin Adele is a Brooklyn-based watercolor and ink artist, friend, and fellow New York Rising Tide Society member. In celebration of her upcoming 30th birthday, she’s throwing herself, not a party, but an art show!
For her “Multiples of 30” themed art show, Jaadin has painted 30 new watercolor triptychs specifically for her 30th birthday.
Her approachable and unique style evokes the beauty of nature in its lushness, light and bright colors. All the pieces clearly make her heart sing.
And for Jaadin, art is a family business. Her toddler, Charlotte, helped swirl the colors in #5 (below), and her husband, Jeff, handcrafts the perfect wooden frames for her work.
If you’re in NYC, head over to her show on Thursday April 14th at Rabbithole Projects in DUMBO (Brooklyn). Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance here.
With advance ticket receive 30% off, AND to be frank, the work is already a steal at $30-$180!