Before I get into the catch up posts I wanted to share with you a new obsession of mine. On Friday my parents came into town and we took them to First Friday in downtown Bryan, which is a really cool thing that happens on the first Friday of every month in historic downtown. There are art demonstrations, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, magicians, and all of the shops and restaurants stay open late.
Well when we were about to leave we decided to stop into one more place where a woman was paining in the window. When I walked in I was immediately drawn to a booth that had the most beautiful art with vibrant colors and textures. I wanted every piece! But like most original art it was a little out of my poor college student budget. Luckily though she had matted prints of the originals. The paintings were so gorgeous and the artist was so sweet that mom and I bought two prints! This is the one I picked
As soon as I got home I went to her website. And a few hours after creeping on her site, shop, and blog I got an e-mail from her. While we were at the show mom and I entered a drawing to win her signature piece, Embrace Change, and her e-mail was to tell me that I won! and it arrived today.
The talented artist behind these amazing pieces is Barbara German and you have to visit her website here, her blog here, and her Etsy shop here! You will fall in love with her stuff and will probably be as obsessed as I am. I love that each of her paintings has a story and an inspirational name. and I love even more that my package was addressed to "the amazing Jessica Wells".
So that is what I am loving at the moment. I will start catching up on things tomorrow.
and side note.. FOUR days until spring break! On Thursday Jimmy and I will be taking our second annual spring break road trip. Last year we went to Hot Springs, Memphis, camping in the Smoky Mountains, and then to Florida. This year we are going to Virgina, Philadelphia, D.C., New York, and then to stay with Gram in Connecticut! I am counting the seconds.