Healthly, safe, sound & a little froghappy! news...
Most importantly, I hope this finds you and your friends and family well.
As 2020 strangely lasted forever yet flew by, I'm checking in to share some fun art stuff that hopefully will pique your interest.
All the best, Jennifer
2020 PANDEMIC INSPIRED PROJECTS
Climb Your Mountain 29
In April at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic, while craving a challenge and way to give back, Climb Your Mountain 29 was born. Inspired by fundraising in my sister, Debbie Gregg’s memory (10/14/1964-8/19/2012), the event kicked off in July and raised over $20,000 for Brain Cancer Research at Upstate Cancer Center. https://www.climbyourmountain29.com/
Gift of Tennis
On November 10th, Gift of Tennis, written by tennis enthusiast and coach Valerie Clarke became available on Amazon! I both illustrated and designed the book geared toward adults who want to learn to play tennis. The book is filled with whimsical drawings and doodles and provides a plethora of tennis, life lessons and anecdotes. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BOOK!
The Left & Right-Handed Creativity Project
Many years ago,I started drawing left-handed after a tennis shoulder and hand injury. In 2019, I spent a year exploring drawing and painting using both hands and researching the functions of the left and right sides of the brain relating to creativity. In 2020, I continued a practice that incorporates a left-handed warm up and doing a simple illustration at least five times per week.
Through December 31, 2020, 100% of my painting and drawing art sales will be donated to Caz Cares and to my sister’s Brain Cancer Research Fund.
ps MY DREAM PROJECT
To create an outdoor community mural with 1,000 paint marks made by 1,000 kids from our area!
During 2020, I had the privilege to work with author, tennis enthusiast and coach Valerie Clark to illustrate, design and layout her book, Gift of Tennis. The paperback book now is available for sale for $9.99 through Amazon! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BOOK!
The froghappy! Practice is now entering month three. Please join me. Follow @froghappypractice and post your practice #froghappypractice See you on Instagram
December Art Happynings
The Show is On! (and Up) Stop by tonight or click the link below to see the show online.
Jennifer Hooley, Drawings & Paintings at the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St. Opening Reception is tonight, Friday 12/6 5-8pm (Library open until 9pm) Tonight is also the annual Christmas Walk in Cazenovia. Plus the Library's Book Store just opened in their newly renovated barn. That in itself is worth a visit!
Click here to see the Show Online
Workshops! Sign up !
Put on your beret. There's already been tons of interest in "Exploring Creativity" workshops coming this January 2020. No talent required! (but prepared to be surprised). And by the way, the interest is coming from many who have said they "used to paint". I love it! Let's get you back at it. It's not an art lesson, it's a fun way to explore your creativity through drawing & painting.
Click here for more info.
Greeting Cards are here... Cazenovia Greeting Cards & More
They are beautiful. You can either purchase through Etsy or call/text or email me to order. If you are in Cazenovia, stop by the library to see a collection of the cards in person.
Cick here to purchase on Etsy
Click here for more info
Studio / Gallery Hours
132 Albany St (The Atwell Mill) in Cazenovia. 1st floor. Open November-January every Thursday 2pm-7pm* and by chance or appointment. Call / text 315.559.6156 and I'll meet you there. *except 12/26
In the Gallery... work by some of my favorite artists including George Van Hook, NicEllis Withey & Linda Wesner (by consignment) and pieces for sale from my collection including work by Nicora Gangi & Jane Egan.
There will be a link on this website for available work coming soon. Please reply here if you are looking for something in particular!
Want to get more info?
Call/text or email and I’ll be in touch!
Jennifer Hooley * froghappy.com * 315.559.6156
ART MAKES ME HAPPY
(tennis is cool too!)
Each of these greeting cards will be available starting December 5th! Please call or text me if you'd like me to hold a box for you. $4 per 5x7" greeting card individually wrapped, Boxes include 7 cards (one is individually wrapped) for $25. Boxes may include all of one card or a mix (your choice). Orders over $35 will include free shipping.
"Afternoon Reading" photo greeting card is 4.5x5.5". Eight cards in each box $20 All proceeds for these cards goes to the Cazenovia Public Library. Also available starting December 5th.