Posts Categorized: Hoople Art

Mandala Stones and Rainbow Jewelry you can get for Christmas

Mandala stone sculptures by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

The simple truth is that these are some old products I have some leftovers of and I’d love for them to find homes.  As such, the prices are lower than they ever were and I have limited numbers of each.  Best part is that if you order before December 20, you’ll get them in time… Read more »

Childhood Christmas On A Back-To-The-Land Farm

A couple weeks ago, I told you about how we’d trek through the woods to get Christmas trees with my dad.  There was more to the woodland magic of Christmas mornings on our back-to-the-land-farm. Back then my adventurous Dad heated our house with wood. Every year, when we woke up at four AM on Christmas… Read more »

Get a Print Copy of my August Sketches Book

Did you love my #augustsketches book? I’ve fleshed out the 64 page sketchbook with stories and explanations and it’s available here for purchase as a 92 page print book. Give yourself a break this holiday season.  Hold these images of refuge in your hands.  Take some time to sit and connect with our collective human… Read more »

Trekking Through Woods And Crossing Streams: A Christmas Tree Story

Christmas morning on a back to the land farm in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Are you putting up your tree today?  I am!  And I want to tell you a story of Christmas trees and handmade ornaments. When I was little, we lived on a back-to-the-land farm in Northwestern Pennsylvania. We had 20 acres of woods and swamp with a stream running through.  In other words, heaven. My dad… Read more »

New Lichen Platter

New Lichen Platter by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

OMGOMGOMG, this lichen platter is AMAZING!!  If anyone wants to snag it early > $250 plus $50 shipping. It’s still warm from the kiln!  Be the first to email me and it’s yours. (If you’re reading this in your email, just respond to that email!  You can click here to view the video of the… Read more »

Life Lessons From An Opossum: An Art Story

Opossums are underappreciated.  I used to think of them as rabies threats that snarled at you with wicked grins and naked rat tails.  But then, I men one in my garden.  And that sweet creature changed my mind.   This opossum story is a part of my project to transform my #augustsketches sketchbook into a… Read more »

New Ceramic Christmas Ornaments Are Ready!

Spruce Forests, hoofprints in the snow, the wonder of coming upon a flower you weren’t expecting, the quiet thrill of being seen and tolerated by a wild animal.  Bring a woodland Christmas into your home this year with my set of ceramic Christmas ornaments featuring my original nature drawings! They are all handmade by me from… Read more »

Ceramic Christmas Ornaments In Progress

​Christmas already??  It takes a while to design and develop a line of ceramic ornaments, not to mention making up stock for the holiday season! Why Does It Take So Long? I hand carved these designs in clay and then made plaster molds from that.  Now I roll out clay slabs, cut them into circles… Read more »

I Did 64 Drawings and Paintings Last Month!

  Last month my good friend and fellow artist, Stacy Kathryn Holst, challenged me to join her in filling a 64 page sketchbook in a month and we both did it!!  (To see all of our sketches, check out the #augustsketches tag on Instagram.) Filling two full sketchbook pages a day plus taking care of… Read more »

Great Mother Goddess in Bear Form

I’ve been thinking about bears… This sketch (part of a fill-a-sketchbook-in-a-month challenge I’m doing with my friend Stacy Kathryn!  #augustsketches) anyway, this sketch was inspired especially by a passage in Diana, Herself by Martha Beck where she describes a vision of ancient spring ceremonies. The Arkteia The Great Mother Goddess comes out of hibernation in… Read more »