My name is Jane Purcell and I have been introduced to online sales and marketing only within the last two years or so- and by accident, I’ll admit.
I had a passion for painting, (and in particular, art history) and my pets for most of my life. I started college as an Art History major, but due to personal circumstances changed to a Business major. Later, I found myself back home working and decided to open a housekeeping/caretaking/petsitting business. I live in a wealthy community and the opportunities were plentiful- especially 20 years ago!
And that was it. Literally. I lived for work and worked to live. I became so business- oriented I forgot about everything else. I was in an isolated location and an isolating job.
I even remember throwing all my early artwork out (yeah, I know) because I felt that it was baggage to carry around. I did later regret that.
One day, I started to draw again. No constraints or rules except to use lots of color. For myself only. A few years later, my boyfriend Chris, showed my work to his parents, Then his dad, Larry, recommended me to a furniture maker who needed artists to create artwork on children’s chairs for a charity auction, Chairish The Arts, through the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council.
It took off from there. I began painting- crafts, canvas, furniture, etc. I showed my work at a few craft fairs, sold my work on commision at a friends store, joined Etsy.com and several networking sites. I’ve sold handmade wedding invitations, and been working with editors for books and e-zines.
All that has led up to this blog. I’ve made friends online and find that we all have our similarities and motivations. I hope this blog will bring people together who share my enthusiasms (pets, art, flowers, cooking), and make new friends.
I will talk about my cat, Kitty. A lot.
She is a rescue cat whose owner died, and the sweetest creature who gives me inspiration. I might even dedicate this blog to her because I hope other pet-lovers will enjoy my ramblings.
Looking at my art style you will see my other passion is flowers and COLOR.
I hope these topics will engage you and I welcome your contributions. Here is my favorite picture of Kitty, taken right after a month alone when her owner went into the hospital and did not return. She walked into our house and fit perfectly-with us and us with her.