I was telling a friend I needed help, with all sorts of stuff, finding art, hanging art in the office, sorting the paint room and was at a loss.. she said "ask that girl at the coffee shop, she likes your cartooning!" Jessie, she had drawn me that cute little 'get sconed'.. what did I have to lose? I asked she said "YES!" I explained the deal, we would barter *as I do with many, for art lessons, original art - what ever. She showed up an we instantly hit it off. How could you not like her?
I can't help but think of her as a firecracker- petite with red hair but huge on personality and talent! We had a drawing lesson, more to see what she was capable of and I soon realized she was quick to pick up what ever I showed her & has what many do not- the imagination to go with! & her own distinctive style already- even if she does not realize it. Next an introduction to gouache & sure enough her first sample, painted in her own time blew me away.. Check out the cute little bag she made for the 'coffee scrubs':
lol.. I get this way when I meet someone with artistic talent and find out they are not using it, how does everyone not eat, breath and sleep art, I don't know. ;)
Jessie has joined me up at the cottage, there too she was incredibly helpful and simply a pleasure to be around, although it is where Poppy 'decided to like her' - and since, is having no problems showing her affection as does Daisy! You can hear her speak it "Jessies here!" she runs to get what ever toy she knows Jessie will throw.
What started as some assistance has turned into a friendship, I will miss her when she returns to school but will be visiting all the time - so that's good. Never let age get in the way of speaking to anyone, as I teach her, quite offen she teaches me something as well. I've got to know a couple of her sisters and it is really wonderful to know they are all smart, educated, traveled, kind, successful & funny young woman (well Jenny, another sister- she's another story, she cracks me up... I'm not sure why, she too manages to make me smile instantly- good thing, since I see her usually for 'our first coffee of the day) they have been a blessing in our lives and I'm happy to know them! * Jade too- who returns to law school in a few weeks in B.C. ! One more excuse to visit and I asked her to become 'something I can use..' Not a criminal lawyer- lol I know from our short interactions - watch out. Just the thought of her being a lawyer - kicking ass- makes me smile.
Jessie also makes unbelievable body scrubs- so far I've had the lemon, coffee and mint- they exfoliate my psoriasis and have helped get it a little more manageable lately, not to mention stimulate all the senses. I really think Jessie is going to be something- CREATIVE! I look forward to watching it happen!
I've included my favourite photo taken at the cottage.
She has proven to be much needed & added sunshine this summer and I'm truly grateful to God for the introduction. & Jenny - for having her work in her coffeeshop and make fun of her 'little sister', as sisters do.
Today she's coming over I have a surprise a backyard painting journal!!!
I'm forcing her to start one! lol I'll show you when complete - she has talent and I can't wait to see it blossom! In full out gouache color!
Do what you love, surround yourself with people you enjoy and inspire and make you smile.
Come back tomorrow to see 'our nature journal' and the FUN 'Hawaiian' photo op/cut out we made!
* P.S. there are still about 3 people waiting for art - I've not forgot..
have faith, trust in me... it will come, you will see. ;)
I highly recommend. : https://www.instagram.com/kats.gallery/
Just don't ask her personal questions about us, I can't remember if we are fighting or not, she probably can't either... 30, years I think. hee hee hee xox