Glimmerbug Handmade Art

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New Art!

New Paintings are in the Art Boutique! Perfect Christmas Gifts!

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These two cutie pies are ready for a new home! Come and check them out (and other new paintings) this Saturday at my art boutique.

These two cutie pies are ready for a new home! Come and check them out (and other new paintings) this Saturday at my art boutique.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been getting back into my art and finding a new routine now that my mom has moved on from this world to the next. At first, it was a bit difficult to fill the hours of my day that I spent with her but now that she’s gone, I’m getting into my new routine and new way of life. It’s sad, but I’m not dwelling. She lived a great life and at 83, she had a lot of greatness that she got to experience. So I choose to think about that sort of thing instead of being all sad and woeful.

I’ve spent some time painting some new pieces that are really adorable, whimsical and colorful!

These new paintings are all packaged up and ready to go and will be available at my open shop hours this Saturday (October 19) from 10-2. If you’d like to purchase them without a visit, drop me a note and we’ll coordinate!

As you’ll notice, I love to paint adorable birds, owls and other animals. Something about their innocence and sweetness is what I love about that subject. Truth be told, I’d probably just paint pugs every single day if not for these other little creatures that I love so dearly.


Coming Soon! Open Studios Event!

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We’re only a little over a week away from this year’s Bolton & Harvard Open Studios event on September 28 and 29th. We are keeping busy over here getting our studio/shop ready for visitors that weekend. It’s so exciting! I’ve got so many new pieces for you to see (and I won’t be posting them online until after the event! Like TONS of new paintings and art pieces! It’s gonna be great! Hope you can make it out one of the days and stop by to say hello!

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New Painting: "In the Garden" Acrylic and Ink Painting

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Every day when I wake up in this house, I’m inspired to create art. From the endless supply of fresh fruit, to the abundance of adorable wildlife in my garden, each and every day is a wonderful gift of inspiration!

This weekend I finished up a piece I’ve been working on in preparation for the “Bolton and Harvard Open Studios” event that will be here September 28-29. I’ve got a lot of new pieces to share that will also be available for purchase and I’m adding this beauty to the art shop wall this week!

It’s a rather large painting measuring 18” x 24” and filled with bright and vibrant flowery blooms. Of course, in every garden inspired painting I do, there are 3 ladybugs and 4 bumblebees hidden among the florals to represent my 3 kids and 4 dogs, who are all the loves of my life! Couldn’t have ever asked for a better group to surround me each and every day!

Wanna see more photos of this painting? Here you go! And it is available here for purchase.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the first week of school if it’s starting for your crew! Ours begins on Wednesday and if I’m honest, I’m crushed that they won’t be with me all day every day. Gotta find a new norm and new routine! Funny that the kids are more excited than the parents in this house. But I’m excited for them and can’t wait to hear all about their new adventures and what the year will hold. We’ll have a middle schooler too, so that will be a new thing for all of us!

Recycled Snowman Ornaments are My Favorite!

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Adorable little snowman ornaments are all handmade from recycled paperboard and decorated with an eye catching black and white ribbon.

Adorable little snowman ornaments are all handmade from recycled paperboard and decorated with an eye catching black and white ribbon.

I don’t know about you but I absolutely HATE throwing away cereal boxes. It drives me nuts! I look at these large areas of paper board and try to think what I can do with them! I end up keeping pretty much every box in my storage closet until I figure out a good use for them. From ATCoins to ornaments, I’ve been able to use every cereal box my kids have finished for about a year!

This week, I decided to use my 2.5” hole punch to punch out some circles and glue them together to make thicker pieces. I painted them white and aged them with darker brown paint. Then I cut out some carrot shaped noses and painted those orange to adhere to the snowman face and make them a little more 3 dimensional.

I love how cute they came out! They’re fun and have such sweet little faces that would just adorable on a tree or decorating the neck of a gifted bottle of wine.

You can check these out in my shop here!



New Art Pieces Available! Come See What's New!

Christmas & Holiday, Flowers, Mixed Media Projects, New Art!Jill AdamyComment
New paintings and ornaments are now available in my  online art shop!

New paintings and ornaments are now available in my online art shop!

With summer fast approaching a closing date, I’ve been trying to create some new pieces to add to my online art shop. Small works of art that are easy to find a special place to sit and cheer up a room! It’s no secret that I love flowers so most of my pieces focus on flowers because they bring such joy and happiness to my own life. Simplistic and colorful. Those are two of my favorite things!

I’ve also been busy creating some new holiday pieces to share with you. A bunch of new handmade ornaments. As I’m sure you’ve read, my family recently moved into a new home and this coming Christmas will be our first in this house. There’s a lot more room here, so I’m thinking of putting up several more holiday themed trees throughout the house. I’m sure this will be an ongoing venture for the rest of my life because I’ve only just begun this whole thought process! But, I figure, let’s get a head start on creating some new ornaments that I’d personally hang on my Christmas trees!

Living in New England, there are barns about every 15 feet! And I love them! Especially the ones I see in our new town. So I’ve painted 3 small canvases and turned them into ornaments. Perfect for a farm themed tree!

Living in New England, there are barns about every 15 feet! And I love them! Especially the ones I see in our new town. So I’ve painted 3 small canvases and turned them into ornaments. Perfect for a farm themed tree!


I’m also a total snowman freak and leave those little guys up til Spring arrives! I love happy little snowmen and colorful, vibrant scarves and hats. So I’ve painted a bunch of those too! They’re also available in the Ornaments section of my online shop.

Aren’t they ridiculous? I just used flat little canvases that are 4” x 4”, did a few layers of paper, paint and doodles and they came out so sweet!

Aren’t they ridiculous? I just used flat little canvases that are 4” x 4”, did a few layers of paper, paint and doodles and they came out so sweet!

Of course, all these and more to come will be available in my online art shop as well as in person at the Bolton & Harvard Open Studios in September. If you are in the area, stop on my and check out my art, say hello and have some laughs while you’re here! I can’t wait for it!