Wabi Sabi Fall: Monday Nature Inspiration

  Fall is a bittersweet beauty for me.  I hate being cold!  But a beauty that’s bittersweet can be the most meaningful, the most touching. Here’s a wabi sabi fall nature moment to bring some beauty to your Monday morning.  Mondays deserve to be enjoyed instead of dreaded! Click here to share this on Facebook… Read more »

43+ Photos That Prove The Power Of Mens Jewelry

The Power of Mens Jewelry

Proof of the power of mens jewelry:   All on one convenient Pinterest board! Click through to get style inspiration from my Power of Mens Jewelry board. Wishing you a week full of lunches at outdoor cafes, Jenny p.s. If you haven’t claimed your 20% off coupon yet, click here to get your coupon and start… Read more »

Nature Book Review: The Soul Of An Octopus

Nature Book Review: The Soul of an Octopus

This is a really good book for naturalists about soulfully connecting with animals! The title piqued my curiosity and then the content dazzled me.  The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery was the perfect book to listen to while sculpting my spirit animals out of clay. I was skeptical when the audiobook started up and… Read more »

October In The Ceramics Studio: Nature Art And Succulents

In progress ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

  It is so inspiring to see all the ceramic sculptures I’ve made this month together in one spot! What this month’s art has us thinking about: I’ve been thinking a lot about the Hindu myth of the Kali, goddess of destruction and of rebirth.  The large bear head and the bear painting I’m working on… Read more »

Free Printable Nature Art: The Beauty of Branching

Things that branch (including a new painting by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts!)

Branching, what a beautiful, universal phenomenon!  It’s found so many places in the natural world.  And we are drawn to it. river deltas tree tops lichen blood vessels sea fans leaf veins antlers hands coral seaweed snowflakes (God, I love making lists!) Like I said in my last post, the modern environments we build for… Read more »

Announcing Secure Checkout On Site!

Checkout here at jennyhoople.com has always been secure, but up until now, it was processed offsite through PayPal.  I am very pleased to announce that you can now complete your purchases right here on site without going through a third party.  Yay!  I also took the opportunity to streamline the checkout process.  I love efficiency… Read more »

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 »

Connecting Souls Through Pinch Pot Bowls

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 »