Sunday, February 15, 2009

zJayne ™ A Talented & Insiprational Artist & Friend!


Have you ever come across someone that just makes you want to smile all the time? There are some in this world who have such a postive out look on life that it is reflected in their personality through every thing that they do. Their infectious and contagious nature draws you to them and their happiness overwhelms you. These are the kind of people you want as a friend. They inspire you and make you a better person, too.

I have such a friend. Her name is Jayne Pierce aka zJayne! I met Jayne on-line through eBay of all things. We were fellow artists who happen to join a group of artisans specifically creating ACEO (Art Cards Editions & Original) Art work! I was drawn to her art, purchased a few for my own collection, and began asking her questions. She has always been extremely helpful and has become a source of inspiration for me! Let me show you what I mean!



I love the originality that Jayne has put into these copper ACEO art cards! I had to have her do a custom for myself!

Thus, THE SNOW KISS became....


...SNOW KISS!

Her creativity doesn't stop there, either! My favorite form of art that Jayne created are her altered art dolls!


So, another custom was created!





My grandmother Gottsch...




Jayne created three altered art dolls using this original picture. I gave these art dolls to my mother and her two sisters as a unique and special way to remember their mother, my grandmother.



zJayne's altered art dolls have become a signature representation of her art! She is featured in a book: The Vision Board:
The Secret to an Extraordinary Life

by Author Joyce Schwarz
Published by Collins Design (Harper Collins)

Jayne is also widely known in the art community for her desire to help keep the earth green! Take a look at what she can do by recycling old T-shirts!

Jayne says, "zJayne's Shop Announcement
Paper or Plastic? How about neither. It takes as much petroleum to make 14 plastic bags as it does to drive a car one mile. Upcycled T-Shirt Market Grocery Shopping Bags, Pouches, Wristlets, Lunch Sacks, all handmade from reycled tShirts."



You can learn more about zJayne (Jayne Pierce) and view her work through these links:
Jayne's Blog
Jayne's Etsy Shop!
1000 Markets!

4 comments:

zJayne said...

You are so special Jodie! I am humbled at how warmly you've put together this blog compliment.

You have made such a difference to Dan and I with your knowledge, sharing nature and love of beach glass and findings.

I've been blessed to cross your path and thank you from my heart for your kind words, my friend.

See you at the Beach Glass Festival! You rock big time!

Warmly,
Jayne aka zJayne xo

shell-rose creations said...

This article perfectly expresses my own fondness for Jayne as well! Great job, Jodie!

shell

SToNZ said...

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful person and artist!
Hope to meet you both (Jane & Jodie) one of these days!
-Susan
SToNZ

Vintage said...

Terrific testimonial to a unique friendship and artist. Thank you for sharing it with us.