Welcome to my blog ! This is my blog about my work and my Etsy shop http://www.artbyjc.etsy.com/ and other people and things that I find interesting . One of the main things I like abut Etsy is that everyone helps everyone else out and they promote each other . When I set up shop , I was having trouble creating a banner and someone sent me one that I love . I have been encouraged , , crytiqued , and featured . I was taught that when someone does something nice for you , you should appreciate it and return the favor . The first time , that I heard the expression '' paying it forward'' was on the OPRAH SHOW . I loved the idea , so that is what I am doing here in my blog .
‘’Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures’’ ~Henry Ward Beecher
I have been interested in art since I was a child. I am primarily a self-taught artist. My formal art education is limited but I constantly study the work of others and the world around me. I feel that my work has evolved and developed into a painting style that is my own. My medium of choice is acrylics but I have experimented with pencil, oils, pen & ink, water color and pastels. I do not want to limit myself in my choice of media or subject matter. I am inspired by everything around me. The beautiful, ever changing Texas landscape, old buildings and flowers are among my favorite subjects. I believe in painting the things that you love. Inspiration comes to me as an overwhelming feeling that I need to share. It is my hope that the viewer of my work will feel a connection with my pieces by sharing some of the same feelings that I felt as I painted them.