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Angel on the Auction Block

Frances Loretta. Started in 1997, signed in 2004. Oil on hand-stretched canvas. No prints available. 13×19”.

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Interlude

Fell off the blogging grid for a long time. Hello again! I’ve been wanting to write, but not sure where to start. So here goes: a few projects I’ve been working on while taking a temporary hiatus from painting.

The first house is a hand-made antique that I bought for $25. The owner thought it was haunted (!!!) and just wanted it out of her house. I rescued it happily from her driveway and that was the beginning of a tiny journey. (Pardon any technical glitches in this post, please. I am in the process of remembering how to do this!)

Lilith Garden (work in progress)

And another. Small worlds for a big planet 🌎 ~ the second house is called Lionsgate and is under total renovation right now, which I hope to document visually here. Both houses are electrified and 1:12 scale.

Lionsgate (work in progress)

I have been in love with miniatures since around age 5, and constructed my first dollhouse out of cardboard, wood, beads, rocks, and fabric scraps at age 9. I brought it to school and was surprised that the other children loved it. That began a lifelong love of everything 1:12 scale.

Little things mean a lot to me. Literally! Hope you enjoy, and stay tuned.

The Overlook. (Antique Boston Keystone house circa 1940s) Another work very much in progress.

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A Surprise Gift: from Paris, with Love

My talented friend and filmmaker, Xavier S. Delpeuch, created this lovely clip for me.

I am undeserving!

Thank you so much mon ami <3.

(His channel on YouTube is wonderful — definitely worth checking out. <3)

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That’s Amore…

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I WILL KEEP DANCING: Grace. Happy Mother’s Day to my little boy.

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2014 in Review: Saints and Sinners (janice j. cunningham)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Perfect.

Perfect..

 

 

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CAIRN. 2013. Mixed media & stones on stock, 10×14.

CAIRN. 2013. Mixed media & stones on stock, 10×14..

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BANKSY, I love you. (Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring”)

http://time.com/3525856/banksy-girl-with-a-pearl-earring/ via @TIME

 

BANSKY'S VERMEER: Girl With A Pearl Earring

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Do you like art and the creative process? Does the “eccentric” life of the “typical” artist intrigue you? Scare you? Amuse you? Inspire you? Read on…

Allo allo!

I would like to cordially invite you to join my ARTISTS’ group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JJCunninghamArtLove/

It is a private, invitation-only group,  but if you request membership, an admin will approve you as long as you’re not a bot.

Not only do I post my own work and artistic musings, as well as upcoming shows and #contemporary #art news, but I have SO MANY uber-talented friends worldwide, whose work I love to share with the public every day.

You could be one of them! All art is the soul, ergo beautiful.

So far the group has almost 4k  (!!! — so grateful) members, so if you would like to either be a voyeur or an exhibitionist, please be my guest.

To me, my readers and followers are all VIPs.

Try it out and see if you like it…you can always leave! Ain’t no Hotel California, lol…

Feel free to also follow me on #Twittter: @jjgrape.

(I heretofore take no responsibility for any profanities or insanities contained therein. Twitter is fun! No rules. Just what we painters like best.)  😀

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OPHELIA SWIMS. 2013. Oil, gold leaf, tears, and poppy dust on wood. 18x24

It’s my happy place — besides the library, the easel, or in front of my iMac. 🙂

Above are a few samplings of my paintings, but this group is dedicated to sharing the work of my many artist friends from all around the globe: a virtual #gallery of sorts! What fun.

(But it is strictly bring your own wine and cheese… 😦  Sincere apologies. Hehe.)

Cheers,

JJC

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