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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.

And?

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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 so it goes…..

Today, I took a beautiful indian summer run/walk at a nearby lake and came by this beautiful scene. The perfect place to sit and listen to the leafs fall.Image

To live in this world

you must be able to do three things

to love what is mortal:

to hold it

against your bones knowing

your own life depends on it;

and when the time comes to let it go,

to let it go 

                                                                                                      -mary oliver

I made a mixed tape to go with it. Hope you enjoy it.

A lot is happening in the studio. I am preparing for another round at the Wellesely Market Place and a Trunk Show at Laughing Dog Yoga. Details are soon to come. I am also working on a commission and am collaborating on a project with my BFF. Here’s another little painting that I did in between projects. Reminiscing about the stargazing nights during summer. Make a wish!

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I was about to write a different post today. About all the beautiful things I’ve seen in New York but then.. 

I met this lovely baby- bird this morning with here mama and grandma. And I just needed to write this post to hold on just a little bit longer to the sweetness of our meeting. It is almost impossible to put it in words but, I will try…..

A couple of weeks ago they contacted me for a commission and after a few email exchanges the idea was settled: “fat birds on the wire”. You know how much I love painting birds so my commission was super fun. When I told people that I had to work last weekend, they seemed to feel bad for me, but honestly I was happy to be painting….

This morning we met for the “art exchange” and as soon as I saw them it felt as if I had known them forever. It turned out  that  our paths had probably crossed before so many times . Sadly, they are leaving the Boston Area, but they are taking my little birdies with them. Isn’t it just amazing how life works out?  So thankful to have painted a painting for this beautiful family!



…the shadows on the painting happened when i first photographed them outside. the sun was shining through the trees and i really liked the effect.

And to finish, and after so much talk about birds I recommend you to listen to this:

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