Jean Skipper

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Location: Vass, North Carolina, United States

My name is Jean Skipper, and I'm a working artist who's living my dream in North Carolina. The weather is beautiful; the people are warm and wonderful; and I'm exactly where I want to be in this world.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

A Time to Create

In the calm after the rush of our opening week at Artist Alley, I realized that it had been over a month since I'd been creative. Oh sure, I do think creatively in my daily life; but I'm talking about REALLY creating.

I remedied that yesterday and today by painting my heart out. I was really trying to just have fun without worrying about the outcome. In the end, I was fairly pleased with the results. I used only the three primary colors, and I set out with no goal in mind. One of my pieces is shown here. The sides of the canvas read, "Reach...Shine...Grow...Bloom.

Now there's paint under my fingernails, and I can't seem to wash it off.
I couldn't be happier!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Standing on the Edge of a Dream

I'm sitting quietly in my new business, Artist Alley. Dear friends and loved ones carried me through the process of moving, setting up, and preparing for this day. In less than an hour, our opening reception will begin, and I needed to take a quiet moment to reflect on the many blessings in my life.

I've never been happier.

I've never been more grateful

Details about the opening tomorrow.

(This piece is by Ed Duke. My Dad would have loved it!)