Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday October 29, 2017
One weekend only! (no Encore this year)

Join me for Open Studios 10 am-5 pm
At Namastay™ Studio in Felton
7635 West Zayante Road   95018

I look forward to the ART of sharing with you
three rooms of sculptures, mixed media,
paintings, garden art and more…


 And I think everyone can use your own personal monk

I will be gifting you from my limited edition of small monk sculptures (while they last!) Donations for CASA (court appointed special advocates) gratefully accepted.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

(I’m easy to find--10 minutes from the “hook”, 3 min. from Graham Hill/Mt. Hermon Rd.  Map E in your Open Studio catalogue)

                  What’s the big deal about art?

I’ve been asking myself that a lot lately getting ready for Open Studios  Saturday and Sunday October 8-9. Why is it important to create art, to see art, to appreciate art?

I think art communicates who we are, what we are drawn to (and away from), what we are thinking, feeling, going through, touched by, confused by.  It expresses things words can’t… and it’s direct. It can hit us right in the gut or the heart. Art creates questions. Touches and triggers emotions. Helps us feel alive and attentive to our environment.  Helps us see beyond first impressions.

Monday, September 25, 2017

 Asks us to not just look…but to see.  To cop a feel (sculpture particularly). To realize without studying art formally how much we all intuitively “know” balance, order, shape, line, integrity, and spontaneity.  It shows us we know what we like and don’t like and I think that’s a good thing.

Friday, September 15, 2017

In today’s crazy world I am always asking myself is art important? Does it help create more peace in my life, in anyone’s life?  My answer is to direct my attention to where I want it, towards the true, towards that which enhances life, towards that which is authentic in me. To love the process of what I am doing. And to know that what I “produce” or think or am bowled over by might not be right for you. And that’s ok. Because art like life is oh so personal. Subject-ive.

Monday, September 11, 2017

And then there are those exquisite moments you say, “Hey, I love that” and even want to own it, and of course I’m happy and all puffed up that something I like you like too. Because Art expresses my life--my past, what’s up now, and maybe what’s coming from who knows where (the creative muse(s)?) who inspire me to capture them in creative expression.

Friday, September 8, 2017


One of the most powerful and transformative tools we have, as I see it, is any method (ART, YOGA, MINDFULNESS are mine) that helps us access imagination, wisdom, love, compassion, connection with something bigger -- anything that can help us move towards peace and clarity inside ourselves and in the world.


I would love to connect with you at OPEN STUDIOS here at my Namastay™ Studio, at other art shows throughout the year.

Can’t come?  Call me and I will arrange a private viewing for you! (Sorry. I won’t be open for Encore weekend.)


Namasté from Namaste!

I bow to the artistic spirit and freedom of expression in us all.                 Jenni

Friday, September 1, 2017

And--when the going is good--when the juices are flowing, when something says, “you’re on the right track”, to continue with infinite possibilities to keep creating.

 As a Yoga teacher and student of Buddhist meditation for over thirty years I try to refine my ability to pay attention to the right things, and to respect and take care of the great artistic and creative gift we have all been given--our bodies, the houses we live in.  So I am jazzed, awed, perplexed at the miracle of our human form, the face, and our own personal expression you will see in my work.

 Art (yes! I capitalize it) for me is a joyful spiritual practice that helps me stay in the present moment.  I work in clay, mixed media, monoprints, collage and painting, and I’m constantly exploring new realms.  It’s a continued long journey of learning technique, developing skill, getting to know a medium--its strengths and weakness, and my own.   I acknowledge the dark side, the shadow, but ultimately I try to look for the good in art, yoga, life and others.