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Atlanta, GA
Most happy when I am creating a work of art.
Interests: gardening, jewelry design, cooking, going to the beach, watercolor painting, three granddaughters, craft fairs and antique hunting, handmade cards., polyclay caricature design
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Thanks Linda! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Thank you Queenie! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Sure hope you are wanting to see/read more about my holiday here goes.....As is the rest of my home, the kitchen is rather small....but just right for one person! No, really, more than one person can get in the kitchen, but it does get "hairy" if we all are trying to cook/prepare at the same time. However, even though it is definitely a "working" kitchen, I still love to add lots of little vingnettes all just makes me smile. This one is on top of the fridge...battery operated lights... These burn for 7 hours and turn off for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
I have been absent from my blog for waaaaay too long. Just got caught up in life, work and all the normal holiday stuff. But....I have been reading a lot of other blogs lately and just absolutley drooling over all the eye candy for the holidays. There are a heck of a lot of talented people out there...believe me! So, with that said, I decided to do a post of my holiday home (uh...condo, actually)....small, but so warm and inviting. Please join me as we take a short tour.... We will start at the front door where I show a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
We have had MORE than our fair share of rain in Atlanta this year. It has rained almost every day whether it be a short shower or torential downpour. Just as I was getting rather grumpy about another wet day....the rain stopped......the sun appeared....and I had to look outside to see what was the matter. Much to my surprise.....a rainbow! Silly how such a simple thing can get me really giddy. But this did. I had to run for my camera. As I got ready to take the first photo, I realized it was a DOUBLE rainbow! What fun! I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
I had the chance to spend time with my son and his family on their "farm" a few weekends ago, and just fell in love with the serenity, calmness and beauty of it all. We celebrated the youngest granddaughter's birthday....OMG....she is 7 years old now! Oh my how time flies! Anyway....we grilled out, the weather was just excellent. Not too hot or humid that particular day, but a little overcast which kept the temp down just a bit. We all relaxed, kicked back and enjoyed each other and the beautiful day. Other than the "grand" opening her gifts, the highlight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
I have a very dear and close friend who I have had the pleasure of knowing for quite some time now....let's see..... since1988 I believe. We worked together and I left that job and went on many, many journeys, but we always seemed to get back in touch with each other. She is like me in that she is artistic and very crafty.....but in a good way! Her jewelry creations are breathtaking and heavenly! Some of the most gorgeous bead embroidery around. I finally got to purchase one of her newest items, an etched brass cuff, and I LOVE it!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
I am again making a confession of another addiction…..yes, ANOTHER one…..I love fairy gardens! I just found it out while scanning my other addiction….Pinterest. I even found a fairy house on YouTube that a man made for his wife, and it was done to music. He used all natural materials…NO nails. Very interesting and so darned cute! I thought that this would be a great task for me and my granddaughters when they come over on a weekend soon. So….here I go…..scouring the internet for ideas….Oh my! There are thousands! Really! Anyway, I am leaning more toward a fairy garden... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
Today is my daughter's birthday and she is turning "40 something"....and is utterly amazing! She not only is beautiful on the outside, but has a beautiful soul and presence. Lovely. I feel like I did a halfway good job with her! The life of a Mom is always so rewarding, but especially so once their kids are adults and have kids of their own. I find so many wonderful things on Pinterest, and have many pins on boards of my own. I have one board called "Word"....and it is for all the cool, funny, loving and endearing phrases or sayings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
Oh, my.....I have not blogged in so long...but wanted you to know that I am still here. I have a confession of sorts.....I am addicted....yes, I said it!! Who knew? My daughter introduced me to it....and it was all over for me. I spend WAY too much time looking at all the billions of pins every day and should devote at least SOME of that time to my, here I am. But can hardly wait to get back to Pinterest to see all the gorgeous, soulful, funny, yummy and fun pins. Come visit me sometime and join in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
Even though the holidays are now behind us, I had to share this photo that I took in my bedroom late one afternoon during the holidays. I walked in the room and was just absolutely taken aback with the scene in the photo. The sunlight coming in the window struck some cut crystal and bottle brush trees that I had on my dresser. Wonderful colors were all over the room from the facets of the crystal and it was breathtaking! I just HAD to run get my camera and hope that what I saw would come across just as well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Handiworks by Janice
OMG! Has it really been THAT long since I made a post? ARGH!!!!! So much has happened lately and I know you all have been holding your breath waiting for my next wonderful, informing, intellectual, fun and inspiring here goes. I decided to change the name of my Etsy shop from "Handiworks by Janice" to "J.Marie of Atlanta". The older name just sounded too much like a sort of "craft" shop and not the elegant and upscale feel of my creations. My son designed my logos and business cards. I feel he did a great job in getting the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Handiworks by Janice
I have been working with this creation for over a month now....sitting it aside as I delve into other projects. All the while I kept glancing at it, tweaking it, reworking it....almost giving up on it. Then, it all came together and I was ecstatic! Bling, girly girl stuff and pearls abound in this gorgeous steampunk inspired glam necklace. I had the red lampworked glass winged heart for a while, knowing that I wanted to use it in a very special way. Well, here it is in all it's glory reveling alongside cultured pearls, crystals, and vintage lace. I just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Handiworks by Janice
We had a great time at my youngest granddaughter's 6th birthday party about two weeks ago. It was a Barbie in the Spotlight theme and was pulled off in a spectacular way by her parents. Here are some photos from the was really a cute idea! My daughter-in-law should be doing this professionally, as all the birthday parties are quite a production! Enjoy..... this was just the beginning. Set in the outdoor carport, this was adorable! A REAL LIVE Barbie came to visit! Photo ops were everywhere.... we see here with one of my other granddaughters! She had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Handiworks by Janice
OK.....test trying to send a comment???? Hope it works... Janice
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2012 on This is a test at QueenMarcyOriginals
You KNOW how I love your creative space! I drool everytime I see it...and I could stay in there for the rest of my life! Great photos Queenie! Hugs, Janice
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2012 on Where Bloggers Create at QueenMarcyOriginals
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Jul 16, 2012
What do these two have in common, you ask? Well, this is the story..... I recently purchased three gorgeous Chinese lanterns at Pier 1 last week. My two neighbor girlfriends were at my house and I was showing the lanterns to them.....complaining all the while about the heat and when might be the best time to hang them. Well.......I came home from work one day to find that my friends had hung them (in 100+ degree heat!) from the tree over my patio while I was at work! How kewl is that???? Love those girls! The lanterns are lovely and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Handiworks by Janice
I was in a reorganization and revamp of my studio when Karen Valentine, of My Desert Cottage, submitted her invitation to "Where Bloggers Create 2012". I thought it was a great time for me to share my workspace with other bloggers. This first picture is one of the BEFORE pics, while the reorganizing was in process. I felt disorganized and unable to easily put my hands on my supplies. I did not move any furniture around, as it more or less has to stay where it is due to the size of the room and the placement of doors and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2012 at Handiworks by Janice
Queenie! You continue to amaze me at the myriad of talents that you possess! Love the purse and the color theme. Can hardly wait to see more of these creations. xoxo Janice
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2012 on Crazy Quilt Class at QueenMarcyOriginals
Your work is as regal as you are Queenie! Wow, lovely....and unique! Hugs....Janice
Toggle Commented May 31, 2012 on New Pretties at QueenMarcyOriginals
Hey, we had a few snowmen last year here in Atlanta, maybe we will continue it this year! Great job on the post Queenie, enjoyed it. Happy Holidays and hugs to all, Janice
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2011 on SNOWMEN IN ATLANTA?????? at QueenMarcyOriginals
You are the best! I have always loved your house at Christmas....nice job Queenie!
Like you, I find so much inspiration and gorgeous talent at Etsy. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Janice
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2011 on Pretties for Friday at QueenMarcyOriginals
Can you see me turning GREEN with envy? Oh, my....sure wish I were going too! Have a great trip and I look forward to seeing your newest creations when you return--.---
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2011 on Portland, here I come..... at QueenMarcyOriginals