You see this lovely painting? Well, I first saw this little beauty 2 years ago at one of our local beads shops. It immediately caught my eye. At the time I could not afford to buy it, so I paid for my beads and went on my merry way.
Fast forward 2 years. I was blog surfing a couple of months ago and saw a blog button on a blog I was checking out (can't remember which one). I saw the name Catina Jane Arts on the button and vaguely recognized the art on it. So, I hit the button and headed over to the website. Lo and behold, Catina was the artist who painted that little beauty I had seen in the bead shop 2 years prior. I commented on one of her blog posts, she checked out my blog and we are now Facebook buds. Catina and I both live here in Jacksonville. She is a talented painter as well as beader and jewelry designer.
A couple of weeks ago we got to chatting about doing a trade. She mentioned a couple of my things she wanted and I told her that I adored that original painting. That little beauty is now hanging in my studio and Catina is sporting some original 2 If By Sea jewelry. Thanks Catina!