Saturday, January 26, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: PollyPainting

Polly Jones is a full time artist - and "domestic goddess," whose been painting for 25 years. Luckily her husband shares her creative passions: he teaches art at a university and renders amazing drawings. He also supports Polly in her endeavors. "This summer he turned our sun porch into a studio for me," she explains. Her inspiration could come from anywhere. "Cleaning up the kitchen can lead to an idea for a painting, noticing how a spoon in a glass is refracted." She is also a self-admitted thrift store addict. "Most of my still life items are 'finds.'" She also does larger works, combining elements of collage, drawing, and direct painting, several of which are featured in an art show that opens this Valentine's Day. Her next project is a series of smaller works she plans to post on Etsy. "Take time to appreciate what a blessing it is to have creative impulses," she recommends. "We as artists and artisans have much to be grateful for, a chance to connect in meaningful ways with others." Please check out her shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

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