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Episode #8: Thoughts for Life

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Episode #8: Thoughts for Life

Welcome to episode #8 of the Art for Life Podcast! Check out our show notes below for helpful links to the recipes mentioned in the show.

Show Notes:

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Episode #8: Thoughts for Life

This is the Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice, and I am your host, Rose Jarecki. Gallery’s Choice’s Art for Life Podcast series. Meant to explore the creative side of life by sharing tips techniques, inspirations and recipes with the goal of living well.  Whether you are an artist, an artist wanna be, a regular Jane or Joe Doe, with some time to kill, I promise there is something in here for all of you. We will talk about our business and how to be a great career creative. We will get you started if you never, or you never knew you could. And we will share anything we discover on the topics of being healthy, happy and wise…

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See the full transcript.


Some will see the fog, some will see the hope.
The Choice is Yours.

Beeswax for Hardworking Hands!


This episode was sponsored by Gallery’s Choice. Gallery’s Choice is a family-friendly art and gift gallery with a hands on art focus. Featuring the stained glass art of Rose and Bill Jarecki, the art gallery is home to more than 75 local area artists in a variety of media. In it’s 16th year of operation in the Downers Grove, IL area, the gallery teaches classes for young and old at all skill levels in glass art, including stained glass, fused glass, mosaics; fine art, drawing, painting (watercolor, oils and acrylics), and jewelry including metalsmithing, silver clay, and enameling. For a full line up of current classes, check out

Special Recognition:

Royalty free music and sounds in this podcast were sourced from the
YouTube Audio Library
with special shout out to the artists of this episode’s featured tracks:
“Your’re There”
“Stacy and George”
The Mini Vandals


  1. Lyndi Sue Hofstra says

    I consider myself an optimist but the foggy picture was only bleak to me and the bare branches creepy sort of like spider legs but I do understand as an artist that dark makes the lighter objects more visible in a painting both have their place. Loved the heart stained glass with both you and Bill❤️

    • Thanks Lyndi!

      I find myself telling students – “…you must see like an artist…” all the time. They smile and nod blankly.
      What I am asking them to do is to “see with their Hearts.” (See what I did there? Ha!) Especially relevant for us today.
      (Did you notice the heart in the branches of our crab-apple tree?) That naturally occurring symbol has been my hope and inspiration for years now during troublesome times. And it is right outside my kitchen window.
      I found it really came into focus last week due to the fog! (To your point – light vs dark!)
      Great observation!

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