A Nature Artist’s Thoughts On Our Society Gone Insane

Monkey Mind, a nature artist's thoughts on our society gone insane.

I’ve been thinking a lot about police brutality in our country and the racism and hate being promoted by our most embarrassing presidential candidate ever.  Who hasn’t been thinking about these things?! A friend of mine said it feels like our society has gone insane. I disagree.   What’s happening is that the country is… Read more »

Mandala Stones Bring You Back To Center

One of a kind mandala stones by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

What’s hard about the modern work atmosphere is that we’re encouraged to go-go-go, produce-produce, get it done. Even when you’re not working on someone else’s dime, the work culture in our society is a hectic one. My mandala stones are a soothing desk-top reminder to… pause… and come back to center.  It’s possible to keep your soul… Read more »

Connecting Souls Through Pinch Pot Bowls

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You pull the bowl down from your shelf and feel the uneven rim, my fingerprints forever recorded in stoneware. You look at the one of a kind glazing on the outside and pause to think about how wonderful, how astounding that I manage to create such natural beauty to the humming background music of “Mommy… Read more »

The Otherness Of Moss, Lichen And Fungi

Free printable moss, fungi and lichen nature prints by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts.

What is it that’s so enchanting about moss, fungi and lichen?  Ever since they evolved, flowering plants have diversified and multiplied covering the earth with their endless, mundane variety.  Flowering plants are great, don’t get me wrong, but what really enchants me is the strangeness of moss, fungi and lichen! One recurring theme in my… Read more »

One Of A Kind Art Bowls In The Works!

One of a kind art bowls in progress (by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Hello!! I’ve been on vacation visiting family and friends in Pennsylvania and now I’m back! And I have a new project in the works (My Patreon patrons will get first dibs, click here to learn more about Patreon.) You know that sculpture (more than pottery) is my thing, but I was thinking it’d be fun to make… Read more »

How Winds Of Power Help Me Make Art

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Paying attention to the wind blowing around and through you is like paying attention to your breath while meditating.  But it works in reverse.  The universe pays attention to you using a breath of wind to sense you.  This happens when you’ve achieved an intense meditative state by paying attention to the universe. When I’m… Read more »

Great-Mother Bear Goddess: An Art Story

Great-Mother Bear Goddess Sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Admittedly, most of what my analytical mind knows about the great-mother bear goddess comes from Martha Beck’s new fiction book, “Diana, Herself” (which I highly recommend!)  She writes of the old bear goddess as archetype of the sacred feminine.  Yessss… But, the first sculpture I made with bear as shaman came before I read the… Read more »

My Ceramic Color Palette, Spirit Bear Sculpture and the Mission That Pulls This All Together

Spirit Bear ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

First, I want you to know, that I am on a mission. I am making these ceramic sculptures to do my part to reconnect people with their innate sense of wonder/meaning/connection.  I’m not making them to “have another thing to sell”.  Admittedly, that’s mostly why I make the jewelry.  To support myself and my family… Read more »

7 Ways To Find More Nature In The Suburbs

Free printable nature notecards by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Click Here to Get Your Free Nature Note Cards Cultivate awareness. Without fail, the more centered I am, the more I can pay attention to detail and the more wonder-inspiring nature moments find me, even here in the city.  How to cultivate this awareness?  Meditate, EFT Tapping, yoga, journaling, chanting, taking walks, whatever works for… Read more »