Hi there! I’m Judy “JJ” Jacobs.

I’m an artist and writer living in a small, artsy house with my 17-year-old pup, Jackson Pollock.

I share DIY projects, paintings, art product reviews, and tips about living an artistic life on my blog.

Being creative is about more than just making art – it’s about surrounding yourself with beautiful creations and things that don’t just “match the sofa!”

I’m excited to show you how to effortlessly bring art into your home. Want to know about different painting styles, specific art supplies, or where to find cool wall art or artsy clothes?

Follow along – I’ve got you covered!

Tools of the Trade

“You use a glass mirror to see your face.

You use works of art to see your soul.”

– George Bernard Shaw

A colorful photo of a journal with color studies from primary paint colors

When I paint, every brushstroke and color blend is carefully crafted with professional artist supplies, including paints, paper, and canvases. This results in finished products that stand the test of time. Quality materials not only enhance the visual appeal of the artwork but also contribute to its durability, allowing my creations to maintain their vibrancy and character for years to come.

“I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life.”

— Steve Jobs