I'm Jill B. Tucker. Artist, writer, speaker, teacher, business owner, wife, mom and avid swimmer. I wear many hats as I'm sure you do. Welcome to my crazy, messy, imperfect, colorful world! Let's be friends! Kick off your boots and stay as long as you'd like. Browse through the Shop. Laugh along with me as you read the Blog. Oh! And don't forget to subscribe to the blog because hey, free stuff. Don't be a stranger!
I use a lot of repetitive patterns in my artwork. Repetitive circles, squares, lines, mounds etc. are a great way to start the base layer of a painting, drawing or clay artwork. The Great Outdoors is my favorite place to find new patterns to use. We are surrounded by repetitive visual patterns! Let one of these photos inspire you to … [Read More...]
I led a meeting last November (around the last time I blogged). During the meeting I had admitted I was tired most days lately and wasn't sure why. One of the well-meaning participants, who by the way wore a wonderful turquoise denim jacket and matching shoes, looked straight at me and said, "I used to think I was tired too but then I realized I'm just lazy." Hmm... was that for me? Was I truly tired? Was I just being lazy? On my way home from the meeting I told God just how I was … [Read More...]
Each strand is one-of-a-kind and in this case--more is better! Handmade fabric beads, fair trade beads and other beads hand-picked in Manhattan's Garment District. Strung on durable stretch-cord. Fair trade Ugandan beads help women learn their craft and how to run a business. Pair these three necklaces with your little black dress for a night on the town or your favorite t-shirt and jeans for a morning at the farmer's market. Wear them separately or together multiple necklaces for an edgy … [Read More...]