Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well thanx to OWOH, I am adding some very beautiful pieces to my newly started "Mary" collection.  I wanted to share a couple that I have received this past week ...none framed yet, and not perfect lighting...but I think you can see where I'm going with this...

The little "Blue" tile piece is from Sarah Wallis in England, her site is  This piece is simply precious...the little chipped pieces of blue print china that she did mosaic of onto the sides, are actually something that collects on the shores of the Thames!!  How strange is that?  I think it must be some old factory debris...?? just a guess....but super romantic for me!


The next  two pieces come from Florida, and  These are simply amazing up close the tonal changes and the golds...she has some ethnic interpretations that are unique and touching...she has so many choices that are so exquisite, it was quite the challenge for me to choose...but I did and these two beauties are waiting for their super ornate gold frames...yeah!

And the final piece I am sharing is from a fifteen year old Zionah, who lives in Montana...this is her first painting..if you can believe that! She comes from one of the most talented families I have come in contact  with...her sister Shariyah has a talent that pours out of her soul and the piece I purchased from her of Frida, will blow your mind...this is coming from New Zealand however, and when it arrives I will certainly share immediately...but  back to Zionah....this piece is so detailed and emotion filled...I can't say enough about this work of art...her family is RustedWing Designs...please visit all of these sites...these are just beautifully talented woman, and I am honored to own pieces of their cherished labor's of love in my home...luv juner

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The response to this body of work has been so utterly tremendous....a new blog is born.

This is the Benjamin McTish Storybook Illustrations.  And yes, a book is following close behind...

These little guys came out of me, after some coaxing from Lisa, and they just flowed effortlessly from my imagination.  Every day it seemed I had a brand new character that needed to manifest.  Then one night I realized they had something to say as well.   So I began writing and this too appears to be flowing happily out of me faster than my fingers can mother who is my proof reader wrote to me after the first chapter and said.."okay, I'm hooked!...tell me more"  Tonight she said,   "hurry up and keep writing would ya, I want to know what is happening".  So there you have it.

I've always had a love affair with the written word...making this story come to life is a natural for off I go the continue the magic...

Please enjoy the new blog...the requests I have gotten for these images alone has encouraged  me to create more from we are currently creating posters, postcards, tee shirts and other fun things for the storybook characters.  Again, thx for the encouragement and please enjoy the new blog....much appreciation and love, juner

Monday, February 15, 2010


Well what a long happy ride it's been...really made some new friends and saw some amazing talent around the many people really made me feel so good about what I without further ado...drum roll please!!

The whimsical and lovely, FINLEY HEATON, THE STAR HANGER is off to Saint Paul live with Risa, from

And Rock and Roll is not dead in NYC, where paperqueen, Eileen of will receiver her favorite rock god in poster form.

Please make sure you stop by and visit their blogs and check out what they do, if you haven't already..

Again, thx to everyone for playing, and a special shout out to Lisa Oceandreamer for being a good friend and a fantastic host...applause applause...!!!

Much Love and Gratitude to everyone...and a special shout out to my brand new list of followers...yeah! I have followers...Juner (that's what my friends call me)

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's