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My Funny Valentine

2 Feb

I like the color red and pink a lot.  I love hearts.  I really like chocolate candies in foil wrappers.  I love handmade cards.  I am loved.  This all amounts to really liking the month of February and Valentine’s Day.  This year I had plans to make a lot of Valentines to mail out and to create quite a bit of love themed artwork, but with the month of January came several unplanned events that placed me other places than my art room.  Oh well!  I did get in there the other night and do just a few things to list in my Etsy shop in case anybody out there is looking for a little handmade love to share with someone special.  And I am still hoping to get in there and squeeze out a few Valentines for the special little people in my life…my nieces and nephews!

More Than Pickles                                                                                               jilldentonART 

Soul Mates Forever                                                                                              jilldentonART 

Together                                                                                                                   jilldentonART

H A P P Y    V A L E N T I N E S


Must Love Dogs

30 Jan

Back in the summer I was able to meet two wonderful women, both committed to rescuing the abandoned, neglected and forgotten dogs in our area.  They are the mother and daughter duo behind the non-profit, volunteer-based PAWS of Marion dog rescue organization.  In the past few months I have been able to catch a glimpse at the work they do…and just from that glimpse I can tell you that they are 100% COMMITTED!  They work MANY, MANY hours in order to rescue dogs in our area.  And by rescue I mean they get the dogs, take the dogs back and forth to the vet, foster dogs, find foster homes, transport dogs to other rescue agencies, put up pens, deliver medicines, set-up adoptions and so much more!  SO MUCH MORE and it’s ALL VOLUNTEER!  And it ALL COST MONEY!  And it ALL COST TIME!

I am writing because I think there are some people out there that are like me that 1) love dogs and 2) had no idea that there are rescue agencies out there that could use some extra help and 3) there are many ways you can help them out!

W A Y S     Y O U     C A N     H E L P:

1.  Get Informed:  Please go to the PAWS of Marion website and read about the organization.

2.  Keep Up:  Become friends of PAWS of Marion on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and needs.

3.  Snip Snip:  Have your own pets spayed or neutered!

4.  Volunteer:  If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out in some capacity, please contact PAWS of Marion.

5.  Donate:  PAWS of Marion does not receive any county, state or federal funding.  It’s all based upon donations!  Every penny counts, seriously.  Vet bills ain’t cheap, y’all!  You can donate through PayPal or you can mail them a check directly.  All the information you need is found on their website.  Also on their website is list of other supplies they regularly need that you could donate.

6.  Other:  There are many other ways you can help–  adopt, foster, help with fundraisers and spread the word!  If you are interested in helping be sure to check out their WEBSITE and their FACEBOOK.

NEXT FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITY::  PAWS will be having a Valentine’s Bake Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th from 10AM until sellout at Wal-Mart in West Memphis. If you are interested in making baked goods to donate to the sale, please let me know.  Be sure to stop by the tent at Wal-Mart to buy some of the yumminess and support PAWS!  xoxo

Here’s just a few of the doggies they’ve rescued and that are currently available for adoption.




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The White Dog Series

jilldentonART is doing a little fundraiser to help support PAWS of Marion.  I only have three original paintings left from the original White Dog Series.  I will give 50% of the sales of them to the dog rescue organization.  With your purchase you will also receive a 15% off coupon to my Etsy shop, a handwritten note of thanks and another handmade surprise that won’t disappoint! 

White Dog Series * Acrylic on canvas * 24″ x 30″

White Dog No. 2 magenta                                                                                                  65.00

White Dog No. 3 yellow                                                                                                      65.00

The White Dog No. 4 green                                                                                              65.00

If you are interested in supporting PAWS of Marion through the purchase of a White Dog Series painting, please contact me at:  Local sales will be delivered, out-of-town sales will have to pay an additional cost for shipping.  Please contact me for details.  Let’s sell these dog paintings and support PAWS!  Yay for dogs!

We Have A Winner!

20 Dec

Thank you so much to all that entered the Christmas G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y!  Today a random comment number was picked using the True Random Number Generator on

Drum roll please,  drrrrruuuuummmmmrrrrrooollll…NUMBER ELEVEN!

Karen McAteer wrote,

“I love Christmas and I love you too…..and even David! lol”

Congratulations to

K A R E N  M c A T E E R

You are the winner of this original watercolor and ink illustration, a coupon to my Etsy shop and another little happy!


Christmas G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y

17 Dec

As promised, I’m here to host my Christmas Giveaway!  Entering to win is so easy–  just comment on this blog post and next week a winner will be drawn at random.  Since it’s Christmas I am allowing multiple entries….say whaaaaaaaaaat?  Yep!  Each person can enter up to three times.  THREE TIMES! (see the details below)

Wanna know what I’m giving away?  How about this original watercolor and ink illustration of my little modern Christmas tree farm.

Also in your package you will receive a few happies including a coupon to use in my Etsy shop!

Giveaway Details:

  • To enter, comment on this blog post
  • Limit to three entries per person
  • For multiple entries, separate comments have to be made
  • A winner will be selected on Tuesday, December 19 at 12 noon/CST  Giveaway now closed.

Need ideas on what to say in your comments?  Talk about Christmas.  What’s your favorite tradition, Christmas song or recipe?  Do you decorate your home?  Real tree or artificial?   Best Christmas gift received?  Best Christmas gift you’ve given someone else?  Greatest Christmas memory?  Hope these suggestions help!

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S !

Home Giveaway WINNER

8 Nov


Stefanie Arnold

Stefanie shared with us that home is where family is–  It’s messy, but cozy and usually has happy sounds throughout it.  In the fall she and her family enjoy carving pumpkins, making food with the pumpkin guts (her words not mine : ) ), collecting leaves and making crafts with them, caramel dipped apples, sitting by fires and talking about thankfulness around the dinner table!  Sounds like wonderful ways to spend time during this season.

Thank you so much to all that entered the home giveaway and shared with me special things about your home and your traditions.  I enjoyed reading each one of them.  I hope you are enjoying an evening at home, I am!


True Random Number Generator picked comment number 3 for the winner of the home giveaway.



Home Giveaway

1 Nov

Hey y’all!  Remember me?  It’s been a while.  You know, life happens and some things have to take the backseat.  But here I am and I’m back with some fun stuff–  A GIVEAWAY!

I love home.  I love the place of feeling completely comfortable while being surrounded by the familiar smells and sounds of home and the lives with whom I share it.

I’d say home is one of the nicest words.

Here’s one of my favorite spots in my home.  I find myself sitting on this end of the sofa often.  I read here, eat here, pay bills here, watch movies from here and pretty much any other activity that involves me needing a place to sit.  I’ve had that love pillow for a very long time.  My mom made it for me when I was a teenager.  It’s special.  The White Dog painting is the first and original White Dog that I did.  It has a lot of meaning wrapped up in it.   I love this space!

I’ve had this little white chair since I was a teenager.  It’s all beat up and I love it that way.  The seat has had many different coverings and this lovely plaid is the newest one.  I had an old flannel shirt that I had kept for a long time just so I could use the fabric someday.  It gave this little old wooden chair the cozy fall/winter look that I had hoped for!  And that adorable round yellow polka dot pillow is one of my favorite garage sale finds.  I paid fifty cents for it!


It’s peppermint hot cocoa season, so my kitchen is stocked with these little guys.


H O M E  G I V E A W A Y

I’m giving away this 10 x 10 original mixed media painting on canvas to one of my readers.  I will mail this painting along with some other little happies to the winner of this HOME GIVEAWAY.  Instructions for entering are below.

To enter, please comment on this blog post telling me one or more of the following:

  • What is home to you?
  • What is your favorite thing about home?
  • What is one of your fall/winter traditions?

One comment per person, Giveaway ends Tuesday November 8 at 12 noon/CST, Winner will be announced Tuesday November 8 at 7pm/CST, Please be sure to include contact information with your comment.  Happy Entering!

This Week

10 Oct

This week jilldentonART will be having a little art giveaway and a big Etsy shop update!

giveaway & new art



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