Birthday Splurge

Calendar Today was a good day!  I took the day off from work and went shopping with a friend in Orlando.  We hit a few antiques stores, had lunch at PF Changs and then hit Park Avenue in Winter Park where I discovered a great shop filled with great works of art all hand made by artists in the US.  There is an artist by the name of Jill Schwartz of Elements/Jill Schwartz and I have admired her work for some time.  I have seen her pieces in a few specialty artist-type shops, but never "splurged" and bought anything.  Well, today this shop had the one piece I have been admiring for a while, having seen it in a shop in Sarasota, Florida.  It is a beautiful frame "Two Thousand &" Calendar.  It sits upright like a picture frame and the back opens to reveal cards which contain the various months and dozens of combinations of calendar days.  You match the card to the month for that year and they can be changed out each month.  Seems that I can use this for a very long time.

I made the decision that today would be the day I would buy a piece of her artwork.  Afterall, my birthday is next week and I wanted to treat myself.  The colors match my office perfectly and I have just the spot for it on my desk!  Perfect!

Here are some links to stores that carry her pieces.  She "...artfully crafts limited edition journals, diaries, photo albums, address books, pins, belts, and other accessories.  Her work is beautiful!

Accent Gallery
The Design Patch
SweetHeart Gallery
The Artful Home
Neshoma Network
Earth Angels Toys
Stampington & Company
Left Bank Gallery
Paperie And Company

I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do! 
Have a great weekend!