Just a jar

It stormed here today.

Like black scary clouds and whistling howls kinda stormy.

I wanted to crawl up in my comfy bed but I didn't.

I painted the storm away...I did!

I have been crushing on these blue ball jars like forever.

So why not paint one for that skinny wall then why don't cha?

So I did.

I painted this using acrylics but look closer..

It almost looks like colored pencil.

You think?

I'm thinking when I sanded it to give that aged look, the magic happened!

I was kinda diggin' it.

Come closer if you dare...

At first I thought, who am I fooling?

You only paint letters and that's your safe space, remember?

If you paint pictures, they will find you out!

You artist impostor You.

Then I took a deep breath.

And  Maddy came home from school and went straight to it.

She liked it. She liked it!

So then I got all kinda brave and thought I would share it with y'all.

The sun has returned and I'm back to painting letters.

My safe happy place.



  1. Hi Susie,

    What is the size of this painting and would you be willing to paint another one?

    My email address is cararosewilliamson@gmail.com


    1. Hi Cara Rose! The sign is about 14" x 23" and I would love to paint one for you. I will email you :)

  2. Hi Susie,
    Your "scary" storm is about to hit NW Georgia with threats of damaging winds, hail, & maybe tornadoes!
    I painted barn quilts all day but am glued to the local news right now. Hopefully it will pass with some good rain and nothing else!
    PS L.O.V.E. your ball jar painting!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Saying prayers now for you Sherry! Stay safe!! And thank you :)

  3. Very pretty!! You lie though. You ARE an artist. We only got lots of rain, wind and small hail here. Must have gotten worse as the storm went east of Ok.

  4. Susie - What ever made you think you couldn't paint anything but letters? That Mason Jar is just beautiful. You did a fantastic job!


  5. This is fantastic, Susie! Keep it up!


  6. Beautiful! You got INSPIRED...and in doing so, inspire others!

  7. I absolutely love it! I have a "thing" for Mason jars, and I love how your painting turned out. I always see your pictures and wish I could paint.

  8. OK the is not Just a Jar that is Art. Love it!

  9. Listen here, sister: You have more painting talent in your pinky than I do in my entire body! That painting is gorgeous :)

  10. THAT is gorgeous! I would love to have one, so hopefully you will think about painting some to sell. ;)

  11. So glad you decided to paint a jar on that stormy day, LOVE this soooo much!! Pinning now :)

    xo, Tanya

  12. Oh, I love it! I think the sanding perfected what was already magic by your drawing. A great talent you have : )

  13. Susie, a simple comment.....I love it. Karen...acapecodnest

  14. Susie, so good! Paint more!

  15. Always enjoy your work! You are so talented and I look forward to reading your inspirational blog. Thank you!

  16. You are so talented and these are so cute. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

  17. I haven't checked in on you a bit, and was so surprised by this wonderful new side to your art! It's fabulous!!!! Keep pushing the boundaries Woman! :)

  18. What about a jar without a lid?

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  20. LOVE it! I think you need to make these available to buy!

  21. You're such a talented artist! Truly! I adore that mason jar :) if you decide to make some to sell, please let me know! Erika. InkypinkiesDOTblogspotDOTcom

  22. Love it, you are definitely an artist!
    I thought it was you that posted about the heritage collection jars that came out but were so expensive, I can't find the post though. If it was you, they have finally come down in price some and I ordered them (http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Jar-Heritage-Collection-Bands/dp/B00B80TJX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367500276&sr=8-1&keywords=%22blue+ball+jars%22). Just wanted to share in case you were looking for them. I love that color blue :)

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