a shout OUT!
my friend Jill is an artist-momma who lives very close by. we were college roommates (in cold, cold MI), did some acting together, but more importantly, we both drove Hondas. we have great college memories.
she and her husband and two kids live just about 45 minutes from us. he spends the day speaking spanish on a college level while her two cute kids do things like meet us at the zoo for lunch. jill was an elementary art teacher in her former life, and now she mothers, creates, plans to teach again soon, and blogs (yay!).
i have commissioned work from her in the past (she created a pictoral version of the “give us this day our daily bread”, from the paraphrased version of the Lords Prayer found in the Message) and just recently asked her to do three pieces for each of our boys. She just posted about it on her blog and I can’t wait to give them to the boys…look at those cute, crazy, and finely-balanced sheep!
please look around her blog and see her work – it’s SO fun, whimsical, and she might even do a “giveaway” at her blog for an art piece every now and then. i won this one over christmas! hopefully she’ll be opening an online shop here soon.
tell her i sent ya. she might just share our secret handshake if you do…