Monday, February 13, 2012

What I love about Jeannie...

This week I will be posting each day about one of the wonderful women at Winget Art! Over the last two weeks I have had so much fun digging through old photos, reminiscing on the early days of the studio, and interviewing my staff for this series of blogs.

I'm so excited to share the stories of each of these ladies with you!
First up - my dear friend Jeannie who has been by my side from the very beginning!

Simply put, Jeannie is fabulous! She is an extremely talented artist who can paint and draw as beautifully as anyone I know. Her wonderful sense of humor keeps our studio happy and grounded. One of the things I love most about her is that she can always see the bright side of a situation or person. Jeannie is my friend, painting buddy, and travel partner. She always has my back and supports the studio in every way possible. I love how she tells me to "get over it" if I ever feel nervous or insecure and she meets me at the gym three mornings a week whether I want to or not!

Okay, get ready for some 80s hair, y'all... :)

Jeannie and I became instant friends when we met in 1979.

We always had so much fun with Halloween! Jeannie is an incredible seamstress and would always make our costumes herself!

Jeannie as Larry Johnson! Remember the good ole days of the Charlotte Hornets!??

Here is an example of one of her lovely watercolors, she painted this one for her daughter Ana.

Jeannie also has an eye for fabulous and creative home decor. She found this old fireplace mantle and made it into a beautiful headboard.

A quick interview with Jeannie -

How would you describe your job at Winget Art?
It's the greatest job EVER! Always fun and always changing - that's what keeps it interesting!

What's your favorite part?
The family atmosphere and the laughter that constantly surrounds us.

What are your interests outside of work?
Cooking, Wine, Music, Gardening, and Hiking.

Decorating Tip?
Less is more - keep it simple!

Favorite quote?
"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
~ Claude Monet

I love you, Jeannie! Thanks for the many years of memories -
I can't wait to see what we get into next!


Prairiedog said...

I just added you to my "favorite blogs" and look forward to more inspiration. Jeannie's paintings are fabulous. Karen


Jeannie and Susan - I have watched you two for years - and the picture just keeps getting more beautiful!

Nana-Jo said...

I love my sewing partner so much! She was 7 years old when I started teaching her to sew. Now she is 18. My Granddaughter Ginger but to me she is "My Ginny Gin". In less that six months she was already making outfits for herself. I tell her all the time she possesses "The Sewing and crafting IT!" She and I have done just about everything, in the crafting arena you can name. She just left to go home after spending the last two days with me. She is my joy in and out of my sewing room!
I love you blog!