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Modern June Art 2016

I must say 2016 was incredible! I accomplished many things in my professional and personal life, I graduated my eldest from homeschool, I closed Modern June and 50 million other things along the way. One of my most tangible victories was the 366 days of art challenge that I took on. Now, I didn’t create art every single day of the year, I cut some self some slack (family first) on that front. Even though I didn’t create daily I did end up with more than 366 pieces of paper in my red file box. I created a series time-lapse videos and put them on my new @ModernJuneArt Instagram feed, you can see them under the hashtag #modernjunesketchbooktimelapse2016 I posted the good, the bad, and the ugly. And by ugly, I mean some sketches/paintings that really needed to chucked into the bin. I figure we learn by our mistakes, and who knows maybe the thought of feeling behind the “fail” will become something someday. Last spring I took the Make Art That Sells course, Assignment …

Collecting Chickens

It’s not a very extensive collection as collections go, but it’s one of my favorites. As I mentioned in my last post, Chicken Obsessed, I love me some chickens! I’ve recently looked everywhere for more. Today I thought that I show off my little chicks and roosters! This gal is my all time favorite. I had seen it at one of my favorite antique shops in the Lakeside neighborhood of Richmond, VA. It was during my hubbies layoff, and I had no business buying anything that wasn’t food at the time. But, come on! I needed a little joy too, so I went back and bought her up. When I started hunting for my chickens, I found most of them on the little red shelves that hang above the counter that divides my kitchen and dining room. There you will find this beautiful art card from JBS Mercantile; Jenni has them in stock in her Etsy shop in case you need one too! Of course, I have a nesting milk glass hen. I’m pretty sure …

My Thankful Home

I am pretty darn thankful right about now! My sweet man got a super duper job after being laid off 10 months. Yep, it’s been a really hard year, but on December 1st that all changes. I couldn’t be more grateful for everything on my list! This super cool typewriter is from my Father-In-Law used in college. How cool is that? The hubbie and I went to RVA Antiques for a little window shopping a few months ago and I just had to buy this cowboy trash can for him. There was my man telling me that this was the same trash can he had a little boy. Well darn it, I just had to buy it! I love-love-love fall and my this new Woodland Clearing laminated cotton! I hate the 3 weeks in between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I just don’t have very many goodies for this season. I was so thrilled when I scored my giant turkey terrine at a Crate and Barrel Outlet last February. I am here… My sweet M make a …