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Episode #1: Art and Artichokes

Welcome to our first episode!

Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice
Episode #1: Art and Artichokes

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

Show Notes:

In this episode we will inspire you, as we share our story of how one passion for art turned into another for farming! We talk about why we decided to launch a Gallery’s Choice podcast show. And finally we’ll provide some fun foodie antidotes about artichokes, and why you should love them!

Episode #1: Art and Artichokes.

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…

Click here for a .pdf of the full transcript.
https://galleryschoice.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Episode-1-show-notes-Art-and-Artichokes.pdf

Resources:

Never prepped a fresh artichoke before? Check out this video (and get ready to laugh!)

Veggie of the Week: Artichokes!

Recipes:

Bonus: Spinach Artichoke Flower-Heart Dip
https://galleryschoice.blog/2020/01/07/spinach-artichoke-flower-heart-dip/

Roasted Artichokes de Provence
https://galleryschoice.blog/2020/01/07/roasted-artichoke-de-provence/

Sponsors:

This episode was self-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 https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

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”
By
The Mini Vandals

Afraid to Ask?

Stained Glass by the Numbers

Piece by piece, these stained glass side lights come together. I almost never stop to count the number of pieces in my designs. Sometimes I think it would scare me to know!

A labor of love, time spent in creation of beauty!

Some studio’s charge by the piece. This is a good indicator of the work’s complexity, given each individual piece will be touched six or more times in the fabrication process. Truly a labor of love in it’s creation. There’s something special about that kind of work – in the doing of it, and in the viewing of it. Both creator and end customer will get joy from the stained glass work. And this joy can last a lifetime. For me, that’s what makes these works meaningful and worthwhile.

Closeup of pattern and petals in various stages of completion.
Detailed closeup of pattern and petals in various stages of completion.
Custom stained glass sidelights soldered and ready for patina.
jello cheesecake on plate

Nostalgic Lavender No Bake Cheesecake

Sometimes it takes a look to the past to serve up today’s fabulous flavor! The addition of just a hint of GC Lavender’s Culinary lavender to the crust elevates this dessert and makes it contemporary!

A favorite recipe of mine, this perennial favorite is so light and airy, I can’t stop at one piece! Perfect for summer, this is a time saver that can be made ahead of Thanksgiving celebrations. And, you know, there is always room for jello!

Nostalgic Lavender No Bake Cheesecake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A long-time personal favorite!!


Credit: galleryschoice.com

Ingredients

  • 2 c. crushed graham crackers
  • 1 t. GC Lavender Culinary ground
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3 oz. package Jello (strawberry, lime, lemon, orange)
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 envelope Dream Whip Whipped Topping mix
  • 1/2 c. cold milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 8 oz. cream cheese – room temperature

Directions

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of a 2.2 quart rectangular Pyrex dish or a 9 in. circular spring form pan.
  2. Crush graham crackers and add sugar, salt, lavender.
  3. Stir in melted butter.
  4. Reserve 3/4 c. of graham cracker mixture.
  5. Press remainder into the bottom and sides of the 2.2 quart dish or spring form pan. Set aside.
  6. In a small metal bowl, dissolve jello in boiling water, stirring to make sure all gelatin is dissolved.
  7. Place bowl of jello into the refrigerator to set partially (about 20 – 25 minutes).
  8. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Set aside.
  9. Prepare one package of Dream Whip per package instructions: In a metal bowl – Mix Dream Whip, 1/2 c. cold milk and vanilla whipping on high until peaks form.
  10. Once jello is partially set, pour into cream cheese and beat until well combined.
  11. Gently fold in dream whip using a large spoon or spatula.
  12. Pour into prepared crust.
  13. Sprinkle with reserved graham lavender mixture.
  14. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours until set.
  15. Enjoy!

GC Lavender adds a tiny bit of panache to a time tested favorite!

Tip: Don’t have a spice grinder? Just rub the culinary lavender firmly between your palms to crush the buds. An added benefit to releasing all that great lavender flavor, your hands will smell amazing!

GC Lavender Culinary

Order online and get the best culinary lavender from GC Lavender!

Episode #11: Jackalopes and Jello

Let’s Catch Up
with this week’s
Art for Life Podcast!

Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice
Episode #11: Jackalopes and Jello

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Don’t forget to subscribe!
Take us with you and find us on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify!

Show Notes:

Welcome to Episode #11 of the Art for Life Podcast!

This episode will cover everything that’s happened here at the gallery and in our life for the past six months during the “season of Covid” and bring you up to date with where we are today.

Then, just in time for Halloween, we look at Jackalopes and explore the artistic concept of juxtaposition and how it is used to create drama in art.

Finally – we share an easy to make recipe with a nostalgic past:
Lavender No Bake Jello Cheese Cake!

If you are an artist who has suffered a dismounting blow from the recent disruption of the pandemic, if you are an art enthusiast who wishes galleries, art shows and in person art classes and performing arts events would resume, or even if you are just a curious soul wondering how we are all going to get by – stay with us, tune in, get ready to expand your mind!

Check out our show notes below for helpful links to the recipes mentioned in the show.

Take a peak into the life and times of contemporary artists and gallery owners as we pivot our business – staying engaged anyway possible to navigate troubling times during Covid.

Be inspired by confident words of survival and optimism for the future for artists.

Explore the importance of juxtaposition in your art – no matter what your media. Your host, artist Rose Jarecki, explores the powerful use of juxtaposition in art and how it’s use can transmit powerful messaging.

Check out our blog at:

https://www.galleryschoice.blog/

Episode #11: Jackalopes and Jello

Available on Amazon! No joke! A Jackalope!

The jackalope, infamous in North American folklore, is referred to as a ‘Frankenstein’ rabbit, can be described as something one might conjure during a nightmare.

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…


Shop with us ONLINE!

Check out: http://www.GallerysChoice.com

Resources:

Transcript of this show is available:

AVAILABLE SOON



Culinary Arts:

If you joined us for our first episode you already know that Bill and I are committed to the goal of increasing our “food literacy” by researching and sharing our new found understanding of eating fresh foods. So each week this season, we will be sharing what we discover about one fruit or vegetable that we never tried before and share our discoveries with you. Hope you enjoy this culinary artist side of us and get inspired to eat healthy and enjoy fresh flavors!

Recipes:

Recipe of the Week: Nostalgic Lavender No Bake Jell-O Cheesecake


jello cheesecake on plate

Nostalgic Lavender No Bake Jello Cheesecake

Make simple things special!

An easy elegant way to update the everyday!

Enjoy!!!


GC Lavender Culinary

GC Lavender Culinary

Sponsors:

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 https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/. (Please note due to Covid crisis our in-person learning has been put on hold. Please stay safe and be well as we take a Pause for the Cause.) Please stay tuned to our web site for important updates regarding when and how our community learning will resume.

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”
By
The Mini Vandals

Custom Stained Glass Doors with Rustic Copper overlays

Rustic Cabinetry

Good things take time. Sometimes, they take A LOT of time! And there are those processes that cannot be rushed.

Like the hand-made, sculptural copper overlays for a set of rustic stained glass cabinet doors.

Rustic Custom Stained Glass Doors with Copper Overlays

Now, I could have gone the easy way – simply using the super thin, commercially available self-adhesive flat foil for stained glass. But I wanted to deliver something extra – my repeat customers are so important to me – I wanted to wow them. So, I went all the way: crafting meaningful sculptural imagery from flat, 24 gauge, raw copper sheet. This material will never peel off their doors, and allows for a more robust 3-D effect.

Time consuming as they are, there is no better method for fabricating a most durable, long lasting element that will continue to look better and more rustic as it ages. The process of creating these custom stained glass cabinet door overlays leverages metal smithing techniques of old – using torches and hammers to chase and repousse the metal into shapely relief. Each element is created with an abundance of care. No better way of getting into the detail than to hand cut each and every line using a modest jewelry saw and some hand files.

What, you say, no CNC machine? No prefab, template cutouts?

copper duck for stained glass
Chemical and heat patinas take center stage by delivering color and detail to copper elements.

Nope. Using the meaningful images provided by the customer as a guide, the patterning for these complex objects were drawing by hand, and then traced onto raw, flat metal. The trick, of course, was not to get confused about what was positive and what was negative space when cutting. (Negative spaces are the very important open areas within the images that help give them their form – the open areas inside the outline of the fish – for example.) To cut out the metal from the inside, a hole needed to be created that would accommodate the saw blade. For that we used a drill press and a manual hand punch and hammer. Then insert the blade, secure the saw and away you go! Easy, right?

Any artist or jewelry designer familiar with the tool will tell you – it’s not quite that simple. About a dozen broken blades later – thank goodness they sell them by the gross (that’s 144) and I almost had the first image roughed out!

Needless to say – I picked up some speed over the course of this project – but the fact that there was no short cut or easy way through reminded me how important good form and skill building basics are! The more I rushed, the more blades I broke. The more I concentrated on the detail, the faster things went.

A look behind the scenes demonstrates the patience required in the fabrication of the copper relief patterns.

The fabrication of the copper relief patterns adds to the uniqueness of the art glass and delivers durable beauty for years to come.

Working with sheet copper always excites me! It’s a soft and stretchy metal (once you get to know it!) and being able to manipulate it to provide shape, color, texture and detail made it the perfect material to use on these rustic cabin cabinet door inserts!

This method can be used on either copper foil method or lead came stained glass projects, and helps to add intricate visual detail without creating an absurd number of tedious art glass pieces.

Creating custom stained glass cabinet doors and windows provides us opportunities to take art glass to the next level!

Taking a Pause for the Cause

Circumstances beyond anything we could control or could have foreseen have created a condition where careful thought is required to find our path.

Not just a global pandemic. Not just open heart surgery. Not just an era of civil unrest.

ALL of these at once!


All things considered,
I’d say we are doing well!

-Rose and Bill Jarecki

As we came to accept the financial burden of having to support a storefront while being prevented from earning any revenue to support it back in March 2020, we carefully considered how we might continue in a brick and mortar environment, as arduous – albeit necessary – restrictions make servicing our community with a high-touch business like ours virtually impossible.

Then we considered the health and well-being of our extended gallery family – with many of our regular students falling into the most vulnerable category – with many of our key customers being hurt financially by job loss or reductions. Couple this with greatest uncertainty regarding future restrictions and shut downs eating away at the possibilities of strong revenue rebound during the late Summer and Fall. Factoring in that all of the subsidies and relief programs produced a tiny fraction of what would be required to continue. Finally, not to mention, trying to balance our own personal needs for a safe and speedy recovery from a major surgery and our concerns about contracting the virus at this time – the right path quickly became apparent.

I watched in horror as every last chance at not having to close evaporated as time progressed. Fearful of my every decision – to keep paying rents and continue to sink or to give up a storefront, students and customers I dearly love.

Then, I remembered a man greater than myself once said:
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address 1933.

FDR was telling the American people that their fear was making things worse.

During the great depression, if you are old enough to remember (I am not, by the way!), news of the financial calamity caused people to run to the banks and take their money out – and – by so doing, they were causing even more damage to the economy. FDR took “unprecedented” steps during this time: closing banks for several days and calling Congress back to Washington for a special session. This gave the American people and government time to calm down and make recovery plans.

He thoughtfully hit the PAUSE button.

Finding precedent in his actions, my own fears abated and we came to the conclusion that the only way to continue doing what we love is to hit that PAUSE button, and give ourselves the ability to innovate our business forward with a clear head!

Taking a “Pause for the Cause”

So we are not “closing” in a traditional sense of a store closing.
As artists, we are NOT DONE!

We are, instead, taking the necessary steps to stay safe and re-organize, while mindfully acknowledging the volatility of the current socioeconomic and political environment. Big words for an artist? (Sorry, it’s my MBA getting the better of me.)

So while the decision to close our storefront is emotional for me and our customers, (how could it not be?), the decision was not made by emotion. With a cool head, and big plans to continue – we are preserving the potential to re-emerge better than ever! We’ve got this!

Meanwhile – new custom stained glass windows continue to be built – just as they have for more than 16 years! GC Lavender continues to be sold at Farmers’ Markets and online. These online shopping opportunities will be expanded with many more gifty art and jewelry offerings. And we are working on beta platforms for e-learning to take care of many classroom activities.

These new innovations will, understandably, take some time and effort.

In the short term – and as it becomes safe to do so, we will be spending more time coordinating fun events – being freed up a bit from the day-to-day rigors of managing a storefront. And as our art education takes on a fun and exciting new direction, we look forward to seeing all of you at these new events very soon

Your support for our business and our family during the
forced closure has touched my heart so very much
Thank You!
– Rose Jarecki

And, your continued support of our business moving forward is greatly appreciated! Your patronage helps us keep safely under roof at home and it will indeed be a key factor in determining how soon we can land back into a permanent retail space, more convenient for many of you.

Just know – We are NOT DONE!

“We, sadly, will be leaving the 926 Warren Avenue location in Downers Grove, at the end of June, in an effort to preserve capital and continue serving customers online and at other special event venues in the near term.”

June 15th, 2020

As we execute this transition, we hope you will keep in touch with us and continue to support the arts by subscribing to our newsletter, our blog and bookmarking our website.

Please take advantage of our Art for Life Podcasts – pick up some art tips, learn about our progress, and have a few laughs with us! We are beginning to find our voices again, after being knocked for quite a life loop!

Stay safe – be well, and we look forward to being with you again soon!

Embracing Challenges

Being an artist is a chosen life. One I wouldn’t trade for anything. It is a blessing to be able to serve through the creation of things that give others joy. But to think this path is an easy one would be a lie.

There’s a misconception that artist are somehow endowed with a birth right to do what they do. That not everyone can be successful at it, and that almost no one can make a living at it. I am probably biased given what I do but it seems to me that this attitude is a bit defeatist. Nothing irritates me more than hearing visitors to the gallery say things like “I could never….” or “I’m not creative enough…” or “I’m no good at….” before they even try taking a class. Or the ever popular “I’d love to, but I have to wait until I retire…”

Equally as disconcerting are the conversations I witness as parents tell their kids that they should not pursue a creative vocation for fear it won’t pay enough to make a living. Nothing like taking the air out of a child’s balloon! It not only is effective at stealing their joy, but gives them a negative sense of self, as well as lowering their appreciation for the arts.

Instead I offer these truths from the perspective of a living, breathing artist who makes her living with her family by practicing her creative craft and serving others daily.

First and foremost, it’s possible.

Second, it takes work.

Third, it doesn’t happen by accident.

And finally, at least from my perspective, it’s worth it.

Episode #10: Inspiration and Iceberg

Welcome to this week’s Art for Life Podcast!

Art for life podcast by Gallery’s Choice
Episode #10: Inspiration and Iceberg

Show Notes:

Welcome to episode #10 of the Art for Life Podcast! Check out our show notes below for helpful links to the recipes mentioned in the show.

Don’t forget to subscribe!
Take us with you and find us on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify!

Explore the importance of highlights in your art – no matter what your media. Your host, artist Rose Jarecki, outlines different approaches to highlighting techniques across drawing and painting forms.

Find our healthy recipes and

Check out our blog at

https://www.galleryschoice.blog/

Join us for classes and events at

https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

Episode #10: Inspiration and Iceberg

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…


Being inspired and excited to try something new makes learning easier!
crystal bracelet
My very first off-loom bead weaving experience!

Resources:

Enjoy some inspiration from these moments in time:



Culinary Arts:

If you joined us for our first episode you already know that Bill and I are committed to the goal of increasing our “food literacy” by researching and sharing our new found understanding of eating fresh foods. So each week this season, we will be sharing what we discover about one fruit or vegetable that we never tried before and share our discoveries with you. Hope you enjoy this culinary artist side of us and get inspired to eat healthy and enjoy fresh flavors!

Recipes:

Veggie of the Week: Iceberg Lettuce


Lavender Ranch Iceberg Lettuce Wedge

Make simple things special!

An easy elegant way to update the everyday!


GC Lavender Herbs de Provence

GC Lavender Herbs de Provence

Sponsors:

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 https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

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”
By
The Mini Vandals

Lavender Ranch Iceberg Lettuce

While iceberg lettuce isn’t as nutrient rich as Romain lettuce or other dark leafy greens, it is still a go to for crunch and freshness! Take the fresh cool taste of summer and enjoy!

Lavender Ranch Iceberg Lettuce

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Take the ordinary and make it special!


Credit: galleryschoice.com

Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk (or regular)
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 3/4 t. culinary lavender, ground
  • 3/4 t. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. fine sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Directions

  1. Begin by prepping the iceberg lettuce. Wash the head lettuce and disgard any damaged top leaves.
  2. Cut the head into 6 even wedges.
  3. Let drain on paper towel while preparing dressing.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, sour cream and buttermilk together until smooth.
  5. Add lemon zest, juice, lavender and spices and mix until well blended.
  6. Transfer into a glass container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  7. Place lettuce wedges cut side up and drizzle with lavender ranch.
  8. Enjoy!

This recipe pairs perfectly with steak or as a dipping side to hot wings!

If you don’t have a spice grinder, place the lavender between your palms and rub to break down the buds. As you do this releasing the oils of the buds and getting the wonderful fragrance of lavender!

GC Lavender Culinary

Order online and get the best culinary lavender from GC Lavender!

Episode #9: Highlights and Habaneros

Welcome to this week’s Art for Life Podcast!

Art for life podcast by Gallery’s Choice
Episode #9: Highlights and Habaneros

Show Notes:

Welcome to episode #9 of the Art for Life Podcast! Check out our show notes below for helpful links to the recipes mentioned in the show.

Don’t forget to subscribe!
Take us with you and find us on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify!

Explore the importance of highlights in your art – no matter what your media. Your host, artist Rose Jarecki, outlines different approaches to highlighting techniques across drawing and painting forms.

Find our healthy recipies

Check out our blog at

https://www.galleryschoice.blog/

Episode #9: Highlights and Habaneros

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…


Commission and collaboration with Artist Carlos Rolan to produce a gorgeous interior.
Custom Stained Glass tryptic beautifies the entryway of a home.
Nancy’s windows done to exacting standards – just gorgeous!

Resources:



Culinary Arts:

If you joined us for our first episode you already know that Bill and I are committed to the goal of increasing our “food literacy” by researching and sharing our new found understanding of eating fresh foods. So each week this season, we will be sharing what we discover about one fruit or vegetable that we never tried before and share our discoveries with you. Hope you enjoy this culinary artist side of us and get inspired to eat healthy and enjoy fresh flavors!

Recipes:

Veggie of the Week: Habanero Chili Peppers


habanero plate with glove

Zazzy Habanero Maple Glaze

learning to control the heat!

Enjoy the benefits of chilies without burning down the house!


GC Lavender Herbs de Provence

GC Lavender Herbs de Provence

Sponsors:

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 https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

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”
By
The Mini Vandals

Episode #8: Thoughts for Life

Welcome to this week’s Podcast!

This one is personal

Art for life podcast by Gallery’s Choice
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:

Calm App for help managing Anxiety – check out our blog post or go direct to their page.

Check out the latest on online learning and future class events by visiting our Classes and Events Calendar.

Shop with us. Check out our GC Lavender Boutique and more.

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…


Check out more Art for Life Podcasts.
https://galleryschoice.blog/art-for-life-podcast/

See the full transcript.
https://galleryschoice.blog/art-for-life-podcast/art-for-life-podcast-archive/

Resources:

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




Beeswax for Hardworking Hands!

Sponsors:

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 https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

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”
By
The Mini Vandals