Monday, February 23, 2009

Post from Margo: Jill Whitmore's Glass Art

It’s a Family Affair

Let’s face it; no one heads out the door intending to purchase anything other than the essentials these days. Gross materialism is so passé, but surely there must be a happy medium? And what better way to help the economy and our new President by supporting a fellow artist?

That’s what I told myself when I bought a gorgeous fused glass necklace Sunday, made by Jill Whitmore. The picture doesn’t do it justice; but you can check out more of Jill’s work at www.

Jill and I have both studied abstract painting with Peggy Zehring, whom we both adore. Jill also just happens to be the youngest daughter of dear friend Patti Payne. It was such fun seeing Patti and her daughter Lee Keller pitching in to make Jill’s trunk show at El Gaucho in Bellevue on Sunday a smashing success.

Talk about multi-tasking mavens; these women were running credit cards, packaging up items, finding the perfect necklace, and up-selling earrings, all while being a terrifically talented gorgeous family! Family friend Cathi Hatch was the gracious hostess as always. Hope Jill’s road trip back to La Veta brings inspiration for future artistic endeavors.

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