Glimmerbug Handmade Art

handmade and unique whimsical art

Mixed Media Art

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

Handmade Art Shop, Mixed Media Projects, New Art!Jill AdamyComment
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.


Sunday Funday in My Art Boutique!

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Small paintings and little ornaments are just a few of the pieces that went to a new home today!

Small paintings and little ornaments are just a few of the pieces that went to a new home today!

What a beautiful Sunday today in Harvard! Gorgeous foliage and warm temps brought out not only the lady bugs but some new faces to my shop as well! It’s always so exciting to meet people and show them my artwork!

Hand painted black and white “Boo” sign with orange and black embellishments is an adorable little piece to hang on a door knob or place on a windowsill.

Hand painted black and white “Boo” sign with orange and black embellishments is an adorable little piece to hang on a door knob or place on a windowsill.

I’ve got some new Halloween pieces that I just added to my shop this morning (they’re not online ready for purchase yet!) Halloween is one of the most fun little holidays, especially since now that I have little kids, they get super stoked for it like I do! We love to decorate and put up all the little bits and bobs throughout the house each year. Although, I must admit, none of us appreciate really scary looking decorations, we have our share of cute and quirky pieces that bring us happiness each and every year!

If you’re looking to pay a visit to my shop, please absolutely come by! I’ll have the shop open next weekend (probably Saturday from 10-2). I’ve got loads of handmade cards, paintings, Halloween decorations and more, all just waiting for a new home to call their own!

The Glimmerbug Handmade Art Shop is Open!

Announcements, Events, Handmade Art ShopJill AdamyComment

Whew!

I can’t believe it. After all this time, I’ve finally gotten all my ducks in a row and opened up my handmade art shop, located at my home. It’s surreal. And fabulous. And so much fun! I’m beyond thrilled with how today went with all the visitors who came to check out my art while on their tour of the Bolton and Harvard Open Studios.

Since buying this house about 6 months ago, my family has had a vision of turning the front enclosed porch into a little art shop with all of my handmade pieces on display. Our goal was to set everything up when we first moved in to get it up and running as quickly as possible, but with my mom’s health and being her care givers, we had to put that idea on hold so we could focus on her and her well being.

Sadly, now that she’s gone, we now have a little more time to devote to putting into our shop idea. So here we are, diving headlong into this little venture. It’s nothing fancy, nothing over the top. Just an adorable little room filled with sunlight and jazz tunes and colorful mixed media art!

Today was an absolute blessing! I never thought I’d have as many visitors as I did. The Bolton Harvard Open Studios event has been in the planning for several months now, and being that this was my first year, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. In the past, I’ve always done fairly large craft shows and events, with hours upon hours of tent setup and merchandising all of my art with a secret fear of each event having some sort of rain or crummy weather that would ruin my art. Talk about stressful. But now, I’ve got such a cute little setup and I don’t have to tear down, worry about rain or being unsure if the money that I put into the cost of the show was going to be made back. Now, my art is just up there on the walls of the shop for all who visit to look at and enjoy (which I hope they did!)

So thank you to all of the wonderful folks who came out today to support my art and visit the first day of my shop being open. It was an exciting day for all of us (my kids as well because they’ve been working hard helping us set up too!)

Hope you’ll come back and visit again soon! I’ll have the shop open tomorrow (Sunday, September 29) from 12-4 so stop on by!