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 »

New Nature Art From A Winter In Mexico

Fine art prints by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Moon goddesses and spirit animals are two new directions in my art that really surprise and delight me. We’re back from our winter home in Mexico (after 3 full days of driving!) and I wanted to give you a preview of the new art coming soon here to my online shop. I started our 3… Read more »

Barnacle Sculpture Ready For The Fire

Really, the most exciting part of this sculpture is yet to come.  I’ve never done a pit-fire, so this is going to be a big learning adventure 😀  Pit-fired clay generally comes out with smoky, black markings and (hopefully) reddish/peach blushes.   My greatest hope is that nothing breaks because this thing is really cool… Read more »

Nature Art Inspiration From A Mountaintop In Mexico

Inspiration is everywhere!  In this case, a super strange seedpod I found on top of el Cerro de Culiacan (the dormant volcano by my in-law’s town here in Mexico.) The pod came from a huge conifer/yew/something… I have no idea what the trees are, but they really know how to make interestingly textured shapes. The top… Read more »

How To Live A Nature Art Life By Giving In To Flow

Ceramic barnacle sculpture in progress by Jenny Hoople

How I create nature art using flow: So, we’re down in Mexico for the winter, as usual, and I’ve started building clay forms to do my first pit-fire. I started 5 forms and scrapped 3 of them within this first week, but I’m totally ok with that. Why? Here’s the breakdown: I intended to start… Read more »

This Is My New Year’s Wish For You:

This is my new year's wish for you: Mountain streams, chickadee calls, filtered sunlight, tendrils creeping, fish splashing, the intricate patterns of different barks, fairy rings of fungi, moments of quiet wonder. Everywhere. All the time. Even when you're stuck at the office or in line at the grocery store. May the beeping of registers become an organic chorus of frog calls thrumming, may your desk become a homage to forest glens and your bathroom an extension of the energy of the ocean. May seagulls call to you while you shower. Get your free stone meditation printables here jennyhoople.com/meditate

Mountain streams, chickadee calls, filtered sunlight, tendrils creeping, fish splashing, the intricate patterns of different barks, fairy rings of fungi, moments of quiet wonder. Everywhere. All the time. Even when you’re stuck at the office or in line at the store. May the beeping of registers become an organic chorus of frog calls thrumming, may… Read more »

Finished Sculptures for Patreon Patrons

  I already emailed the $20/month patrons individually about their finished sculptures, but I wanted to share the pieces publicly, too! Thanks to all of my amazing patrons I was able to buy the materials to create these ceramic sculptures.  I have three large pieces in the works right now, too and I can’t wait to see what… Read more »

The Quiet Magic Of Moths

Beautiful Moth - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!

What is so fascinating about moths?  Another trip to the local natural history museum and once again, I found myself over by the moths, squinting at their fascinating antennae. One of the best things about moths is their subtlety.  Their quiet earth tones sing me into a reverie.  Butterflies are pretty, to be sure, but moths are…beautiful…. Read more »

New Clay Sculptures

New clay sculptures by Authentic Arts. Click through to read about Jenny's inspiration, soul-filling stuff!

Ammonites, sacred goddess vessels and mandalas, oh myyy! When I finished the Buddha Mandala sculpture, I gave myself permission to play!  The best work can come bubbling out when you stop trying to give yourself a sense of direction.  So, these couple of weeks, I let myself enjoy creating for creation’s sake and I love what’s… Read more »