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ImagePlease join my beautiful friend Erin Jade in her efforts to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. She has organized an evening of art and gathering. Knowing her, the food will be amazing. The venue absolutely beautiful. If you haven’t been to the Concord Art Association, this is your chance.  

If you want to read more about this amazing woman you can read her blog here

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                                                                     magnolia fairies, 2012

I have donated this little piece to the exhibit and am planning to be there with the whole family in tow. Feel so honored for being invited and really hope to see you there. 

 

ImageHello there!I wanted to share where I have been hiding lately.

I am using these last (hopefully last) winter days to cocoon inside our cozy house and sort of putter around, trying out this and that. Rearranged my studio. Finished two big acrylic paintings that my hubby hung in his office. Edited my book. some more. Cleaned out room. after room. Reading a fabulous book (very fitting for the season). And am taking loads of photos.Image

Speaking of photos: I have started a new photography project, which is inspired by Meredith Winn, one of the Shutter Sisters. The idea is fairly easy: One photo. Every day. For one year.

It’s effect? Already super inspiring!

You can find my photos here: jenny-photoproject.blogspot.com

Or in case you are on instagram, find me there @ jenny_schneider….i hang out there, too. Just not as frequently.

As a sidenote, I also started freelancing for a German Science Blog for Kids. I mostly write up little craft projects. Check them out here. My kids always help me for the photo shoots and enjoy the activities a lot. And, of course, they always like seeing themselves online later. Probably should say right here that the articles are in German. But the photos explain it all.

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I have also been painting…..and as you may notice, I think I am ready for spring. Are you?

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And happy New Year 2013!

Whenever I come back from a trip it takes me about a month to regroup, settle and find a good family rhythm. The kids are back in school, the first attack of viruses is over and slowly, slowly I can see a flow emerging. But every time again, it surprises me that it does take that whole month and not only the week that I anticipated.

So, here we are. A new year full of promises, hopes and wishes. I feel quite excited for it without any particular reason. But it’s nice to feel so wide open!Image

Here’s is to opening and upward, to leaf and sap and your (in my arms flowering so new) self  whose eyes smell of the sound of rain.

And here is to silent certainly mountains; and to a disappearing poet of always,
snow and to morning; and to morning’s beautiful friend twilight
(and first dream called ocean) and
let must or if be damned with whomever’s afraid
down with ought with because with every brain
which thinks it thinks, nor dares to feel (but up
with joy; and up with laughing and drunkenness)

here’s to one undiscoverable guess
of whose mad skill each world of blood is made
(whose fatal songs are moving in the moon

E.E. Cummings


What else? Again I am taking Misty’s online workshop- something I have been doing for the past 3 years. It’s so vital to have a community of fellow artists for support and inspiration and it’s such a nice way to start the year.  And as always she has outdone herself. The classes are amazing!

I am behind in all the assignments but am having loads of fun with it! Here are just some simple line drawings I have been scribbling….

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Otherwise, I am having a lot fun with washi tape and created this commission for a very special person.

boy girl dog watermarkNow that I am back, the creative juices flowing again, there will be more posts soon! Stay tuned 🙂

We are off to Germany to spend the holidays with family. Needless to say things got a little hectic over here. But we are bubbling with excitement to see family and friends. And my boys will se a german “weihnachtsmarkt” for the first time in their lives.

So, this is the time to wish you all a peaceful holiday season. I very much wish for more peaceful times next year. Sending out loads of love. See you next year. ❤ Jenny

eisbaer card watermarkedPS: This is my little gift from me to you: for a limited  time your are welcome to print out the card above.(soon it will be watermarked 🙂

ImageAnd here it is again, another season of magic and joy and a little crazyness. We are trying hard to not be overrun by our busy schedules (note: emphasis is on trying 🙂 but instead are making time for walks and friends and yummie food.Image

One of my highlights so far was my artist group meeting. We had a little art exchange, where everyone brought an art piece and received 9 pieces in return. Each and single one came out so beautiful. And afterwards we carved rubber stamps and chatted away. What could be better?ImageImage

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I also received a greeting from a very special bird. Do you remember this post? A couple of weeks ago I found a photo in my inbox that made my day. Isn’t she the cutest? I knew this was a special family.

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Sooooo, In case you are still looking for special holiday gifts, I have a little list of recommendations.

My personal favorite would be a massage. And the best bodyworker *ever* is Erin Jade out in West Concord- check out her website. I guarantee you come out of her session as good as new.

Or how about a personal yoga class? Check out Jenn Pici Falk’s website, she’s a wonderful  yogini. Oh, and she’s also organizing a retreat to Mexcio next year. Definitely on my wishlist… just saying.

Another one of my  favorites is Steph’s natural skin care line: flowerfolk. Check out her  facial toners. Free of chemicals and full of goodness.

And what would be christmas without chocolate? My beautiful friend and her husband run an online business where you find only the best chocolate.  check out New Leaf Chocolate. Couldn’t be easier!

In case you are looking for something special for a little girl, check out Joona’s clothing line Rainbow Girl.  She sows the cutes skirts. And since it’s up-cycled you don’t have to feel bad about spoiling your little darling.

And if you still need some greeting cards to go with your gifts (or your words)….drop me a line 🙂 Right now you can find mine at Laughing Dog Yoga Wellesely and Mucky Kids Art Studio, Cambridge.

Hope you enjoy the season and keep smiling!