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Hi, I’m Jill. Thanks for stopping by. I’m a Zazzle product designer, watercolorist, interior design enthusiast, gardener, and cook. I’m on a quest to make the world a more colorful place, and I’m documenting my progress on this blog. You’ll find inspiration, home decor ideas, personalized gifts for family and friends, plus plenty of good things to eat! I hope you’ll follow along.

Here are some snippets about me:

  • I’m a professional graphic artist with over 20 years of experience. Recently I’ve been focusing my efforts on designing print-on-demand products and learning how to paint with watercolors. Using watercolors is more challenging than I thought, but it’s a fun and relaxing activity. I hope my posts here will encourage folks to give watercolor painting a try.
  • I became interested in art when I was nine years old. I’d carry a sketchbook with me everywhere I went, and I’ve been hooked on art ever since then. My sixth-grade teacher thought I had talent, so he encouraged me to pursue a career in art. I’m glad that I took his advice.
  • I’ve always been an animal lover. I currently live on a small farm, where I have three dogs, six horses, and a cat. You’ll see photos of my pets and life on the farm throughout my blog.

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24 Comments on About Me

  1. Thank you for following our blog and liking my wine-related post, Jill: much appreciated!
    You have a very nice blog and make very tasteful, dreamy illustrations: good job!
    Take care

  2. Hello! I stumbled onto your blog from another blog! I really like your art work …the coloured pencil drawing of the little bird with the cherries was amazing!! 😀

  3. Hi Jill. I do apologize! It took me so long to get back to you. I owe you a reply about my suggestion how to cook your mushroom fettuccine. I thought about it and that’s how I would cook them. Put some butter and some shallot in a big skillet and cook until the shallot softens. In non-stick pot, put some heavy cream, a pinch of salt, ground black pepper and nutmeg (to taste) and, when the cream is hot, add shredded cheese (preferably fontina) and whisk until you obtain a creamy mixture. Cook the fettuccine al dente, drain them, put them in the skillet and toss to coat. Add the hot cheese sauce and toss to coat.
    Put the fettuccine into the serving plates and dust the top of each plate with grated Parmesan cheese and some freshly minced parsley.
    Hope this help. Xx

  4. Hi Jill~ Just stopping by to thank you for the likes on my posts! What a nice surprise this morning to find the notifications in my email box! Happy Easter. Have a magical day!

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