A Momentous Day For Authentic Arts

"This isn't my ideal art studio yet, but it's going to be!!! Construction begins!" ~ Jenny Hoople, Authentic Arts

Not only did my new website just go live (YAY!!) but this weekend, we started ripping apart our “finished” basement to turn it into the new home of Authentic Arts! You thought I already had a gorgeous art studio? Not quite! For 5 years, I’ve been creating jewelry, blogging, dreaming, and scheming from the edges… Read more »

Now at MOWA: River Stone Jewelry by Authentic Arts!

Authentic Arts's river stone jewelry is now at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) gift shop!!

Hilarious! I opened the mailbox and thought “Huh, that jewelry’s like mine, talk about targeted advertising…” and then realized it IS my jewelry!! My work’s out on display now at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) Gift Shop! :D I felt very famous to get mail about myself…. wonder if that’s what musicians feel like… Read more »

Getting Rid Of Cord Clutter: Easy As A Pile Of Rocks!


Wish I’d thought to take a “before” picture, because my desk was a MESS! Two days ago, my computer workstation was the most depressing place to sit and now it’s my favorite spot in the house! There was a Spanish/English dictionary under my monitor (for height, I don’t need the dictionary anymore!) and there was… Read more »

Collecting Nature Treasures, It’s What We Do

He calls it clutter. Nature treasures keep us sane when indoors. Our husbands should thank us for cluttering. (product shot templates for the soon-to-be-launched line of nature photographs by Authentic Arts.)

Your husband calls it clutter, you call it essential. You’re not alone! Nature treasures keep us sane when indoors. Our husbands should thank us for cluttering. I’m still hard at work getting my new website and line of fine art prints ready for launch :) I was pleasantly surprised when I went searching through my… Read more »

Better Than Fireworks

Milkweed flowers are better than fireworks!

These milkweed flowers in the prairie planting of a local park were the best fireworks I saw this Fourth of July! (Followed at a close second by a brilliant crescent moon glimpsed through the clouds of spent firework smoke and third by the brave lightning bugs that ventured out despite the noise.) Here’s hoping you… Read more »

Spiderwebs and Hickory Bark


Hello, friend :D I’ve been work work working on getting the new and improved jennyhoople.com ready for launch. Why should you care about the launch? Because you’ll have the opportunity to get two little presents when the new site goes li-ive! I’ve made up a sheet of free, printable river stone postcards (yes, this is… Read more »

Do you think stones are beautiful?

Do you think stones are beautiful? Well you're not alone. Check out my Geology in Art board :D

Do you think stones are beautiful? Well, you’re not alone! From japanese woodblock prints and nature photography to massive stone sculptures and humble painted river rocks, there are a whole lot of us who see the beauty and grounding energy behind the blank, stony facade of geology. Get a daily dose of stone love by… Read more »