Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving

I wanted to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas and open up about how I am really doing. This holiday season has been difficult for me as it is the first Christmas without my Grandmom. She was the only one I knew, as my father's mother passed away when I was very young. I had spent much of this year coming to terms with her passing. However, the last couple of weeks leading up to today has been very emotional. It has come upon me like waves. One day I tried to go Christmas shopping and found myself tearing up in Hobby Lobby over a nativity scene that reminded me of her. I walked out with nothing and went home. I just couldn't bring myself to shop for gifts when my heart ached so much.

I have tried to get into the spirit of the season by decorating my house and baking. But I've come to realize it is ok to feel this way. I am allowed to grieve this holiday season and miss my Grandmom. I know a lot of friends have lost loved ones this year and I just wanted to share that if you are feeling this way, allow yourself to experience it. Remember the beautiful memories that you shared and find a way to honor them.

One of the ways I did this was by making my family an ornament with my Grandmom's handwriting. I scanned her signature and touched it up in Photoshop. I had found a clover the week before she passed away and pressed it to save. I incorporated it into the design. I chose mauve as the background since it is her favorite color and printed the ornaments in my studio. I sent them to all of my cousins, uncles, and aunt around the country. It was very therapeutic making these ornaments for everyone and hope it will hang on their trees in the years to come and remind them of all the wonderful memories with share with her.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Shop Online

My Holiday Open House may be over but you can still purchase last minute gifts on my website! All of my paintings, archival prints, metal prints, greeting cards, magnets, tote bags, pillows, coaster sets, and more. Click here to shop.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Last Weekend to Shop the Tiny House Art Gallery

This weekend will be the last weekend the Tiny House Art Gallery will be open.  Be sure to stop by for original artwork and handmade items inspired by South Jersey's beautiful country side: 2019 Salem County Farmland Calendars, metal prints, ornaments, tote bags, magnets, and so much more. I look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 from 10 AM - 5PM

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holiday Open House Review

Wow, what a weekend! Over 100 people came to shop and support not only myself but the local, artisan vendors who were participating in my Second Annual Holiday Open House. I cannot tell you how much it means to be supported by such loyal customers, friends, and family. This was the first time I was showing in my Tiny House Art Gallery and everyone seemed to really enjoy it! I am so grateful for everyone who took the time to come.  I truly appreciate every conversation, purchase, and order.

I’d also like to thank the artisan vendors who participated and offered such unique, beautifully handmade items. And most importantly, thank you to my husband and mom for being my biggest supporters. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Annette Devitt of Home Coming Art Studio was demonstrating weaving throughout the weekend. She completed 3 scarves while she was here and also sold her original watercolor painting, "Cowtown Horse". I am thrilled she had a productive and successful weekend. Below are pictures of her artwork and the setup of all the artisan vendors.

If you couldn’t make it this past weekend, no problem! I will have the Tiny House Art Gallery open on the following dates or email me to setup an appointment: kimberlydenglish@gmail.com

Saturday, December 8 • 10AM - 3PM
Sunday December 9 • 10AM - 3PM
Saturday, December 15 • 10AM - 5PM
Sunday, December 16 • 10AM - 5PM

Picture by my cousin, Lizzy

Annette Devitt's original watercolor, "Cowtown Horse" sold during the Second Annual Holiday Open House

Scarves completed during the Open House