Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dare to LOVE Monday

I hope you had a wonder filled weekend!
I'm happy to introduce you a faith filled guest blogger....
Studio JRU!

I have recently been introduced to this artist and love the great witness she is. Studio JRU devotes all her work to glorifying The Lord and creating art for believers. You go! I especially like her crosses. She was nice enough to be my guest today and answer the 5 questions I ask all guest artist.

1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

After hearing all the time... "do you have an online shop?"... I decided it was about time to start one. So I did. But I also needed a way for people to see me, for people to meet me, for people to find me. I had already been visiting blogs and seeing this amazing community come from them. I knew this would be a perfect way to connect with other women who shared my interests. I can't even begin to tell you the number of special women I have 'meet' through blogging. So what started out as a way to promote my art business has become so much more than that.

2. Who is your favorite blogger? Please post their link.

This is a tough one. My 'favorite' blogger? I don't know if I can say I really have a favorite. Each blog I visit, I have felt a connection in some way to the woman behind the blog. A reason to want to visit them, a reason to listen to them, a reason to want to learn from them. And along the way I have made so many friends! So, I will share a blog that I have been visiting for a long time... Kimba at A Soft Place To Land. It is a perfect combination of home and faith and family and inspiration. From decorating tips to a bible verse on Sunday. Love it!

3. As an artist, what has been the best way to promote your work?

Has to be my blog and blogging in general. My blog has brought many people to my art. I have my shop links on my blog. I post new art and custom order art on my blog for people to see. Blogging really is a huge community. You visit blogs, people visit you and then see your art. It's a big happy family! :)

4.What art supply could you not live without?

I just couldn't work without gel medium. It is a must. It has so many uses... love that stuff! I would have to say each and every piece I make has gel medium on it. I use Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons to buy the biggest jar of it I can... I go through a lot of it! Can you tell I am excited about gel medium? :)

5. If you weren’t an artist, who would you be?

It is hard to imagine myself not being an artist. It has been part of my life for so long. I have been creating since I was a little girl. I think no matter what I was doing in life, I would still be creating as much as I could. At one time, I had considered going into Psychology. Had the scholarship and all... but it just wasn't what I was meant to do. I feel very blessed that God has laid out this wonderful path for me to be on. I am lovin' it! :)

Be sure and stop in on Studio JRU and i don't know, do something crazy...leave her a comment or follow her blog. DARE TO LOVE, i promise it will come back to you.

Have a great Monday!


  1. Thank you so much Jill for having me as your guest here on your fantastic blog! Dare To Love is such a great idea! :)

  2. Great interview, I love her work!!

  3. I love your blog!! What an inspiration! :) I have become a follower....:)

  4. so glad to find you and see Jennifer's interview - love that gel medium too!

  5. I love Jennifer's shop. So glad to hear more about her.


  6. Gel medium...i know, right!! can't live without it. Recently I was in Hobby Lobby and hit their clearence section, like i love to do:) I couldn't believe my luck when they had about 20 tubs of Golden Gel medium marked down 50%!! I bought all that I could afford and it gave me the opportunity to play around with some of the different textures and glosses. Love it, had to share because only another collage artist could know the joy of gel medium marked down 50%!!

  7. Great interview! I love gel medium!!

  8. I love Jennifer! She's such a sweet and talented little lady! What a great interview! Oh, and Hobby Lobby is my favorite place ever!

  9. It was a great interview, thanks....

  10. Great interview. What a lovely way to not only share what another artist is doing but give them a wider audience than they might have had. Definitely a winner...

  11. Love this post...nice to meet you, so glad I did!