Thursday, August 23, 2018

The New Fall Set of Cards!

"Forestiere Underground Garden, Fresno, in November"
by Julie Jacobsen
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A set of 4 cards is $12.00 plus postage.  You can email me at skoobit@msn.com if you are interested.

The first card of the set is definitely not what you would normally think of when you think of late Autumn.  But in California, at this time, the trees are loaded with oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.  I saw it for myself as we were there for Thanksgiving.  If you're in Fresno you've got to see the Forestiere Underground Garden.  An underground paradise built by one man, Baldassare Forestiere, in the early 1900's with only hand tools.  Beside the gardens he built a home for himself and little shrines as he was very religious.  The fruit all came from Italy. It's absolutely beautiful!

"1,000 Peaks Ranch in the Uintah Mountains"
by Julie Jacobsen
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This actually is a scene that we look at whenever we drive to our cabin.  It's so beautiful all year round.  We love it!

"Small Cottage in Holladay, Utah"
by Julie Jaocbsen
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My friends and I used to walk by this little tucked in house and we thought it was so cute!  It brings back wonderful memories of when we used to all live in that neighborhood and walk together-rain or shine.  This particular area is especially desirable.  So, it's fun to look at the houses but definitely out in our price range!


"Golden Aspens in the Uintah Mountains"
by Julie Jacobsen
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It's so weird but there are aspens all around our cabin but we've not had any grow there.  Last year Chris and I planted a small group on our property.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that they will take.  I love the sound they make when the wind blows through them. It reminds me of our old cabin in Brighton, Utah.  We called them the money trees because the leaves were round and we picked them so we could play store on the front porch.  We found lots of rocks with fools gold and turquoise colored veins.  So, we sold those to whoever would play with us.  It's a fond memory that I have of my sister, Carrie, and I just playing out in nature.  We loved it!

Monday, August 20, 2018

A GREAT MULTI PURPOSE CARD!

"Mourning Dove at Capital Reef" by Julie Jacobsen
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I just knew when we were at Capital Reef-a national park in Utah-and my husband took some pictures of these beautiful massive trees that there had to be a painting in there somewhere.  I love the negative space between the trees.  It's so interesting!  Also it really did look this way:  massive dark trunks, snow, and a peach shaded sky.  Beautiful.  It gave me a feeling of out of darkness can come hope.  I thought this could be a great sympathy card.  The bird was an after thought.  It seemed appropriate and correct that there should be a mourning dove hovering over it all.  It's not necessarily female in flavor, either.  That's why I say it's a good multi purpose card.  It could also be used for birthdays or whatever, since it's blank inside.

I only have 1 set left but if I get 2 more sets ordered it will justify a new printing.  I've had to have these printed 3 times.  That's 75 cards!  It's a popular one.  Anyway they're $12 a set plus postage.  Just email me at skoobit@msn.com.

Monday, June 4, 2018

The New Summer Set of Cards!

"Honey Bees at Longwood Gardens"
by Julie Jacobsen
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"Bzzzzzz and Ouch!"
by Julie Jacobsen
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"Lazy Yellows"
by Julie Jacobsen
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"Just Looking You Over!"
by Julie Jacobsen
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Okay!  This set is just squeaking in just in time for your summer card giving needs.  I hope you can feel that summery feeling that we all get at this time of year.  You know!  Like when you hear lawn mowers and smell fresh cut grass.  Too bad we don't get to see the sprinklers going with squeals of laughter that we used to hear before water became more than precious!  But we can still get that laid back mood when we look at the Summer Set of cards.

Just $12 for a set of 4 plus postage and handling.  Email me at skoobit@msn.com if you'd like to gather in some refreshing summer!

The Eyes Have It! New Card!

"The Eyes!" 
Original Art by Julie Jacobsen
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I'm getting behind here!  I only have 1 set left of "The Eyes!" as the rest are sold but I can print more for anyone that would like to experience "The Eyes!"  This is a card that I made, originally, for my son in law, Dave, for his bday.  Dave is an ophthalmologist.  So this seemed quite appropriate.

"The Eyes!" is a great card for almost anything.  I like to think of it as saying "Eyes Wish You a Happy Birthday!"  It's a fun play on words but it has many other uses and is another one that would be good for both male and female.

Please email me at:  skoobit@msn.com if you're interested in ordering them.   It's $12 for a set of 4 plus postage and handling.   

Eyes think you would really like them!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

My New Card and WOW!

"Sneak Attack!"
by Julie Jacobsen - All Rights Reserved


When we visited the Longwood Gardens on the old Dupont estate in Pennsylvania I was amazed at all the beautiful flowers!  We went in the fall and I thought I might not be able to get any good pics of flowers.  I was wrong!  There were so many beautiful autumn blooms.  One, in particular was this beautiful color combination:  gold flowers and purply brown foliage.  The photo itself was not that great but I loved the contrasts of shades.  I knew I could make a nice card out of it but by itself it wasn't enough.  I love cats and my son, Cliff, has 2 beautiful gray ones.  I thought how striking it would be to incorporate a gray cat into this colorful scene.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  

Of course Cliff was the lucky one to get the original.  It's his 40th birthday today and I wanted to give him a special card.  But I knew this could be a popular one for others to purchase.  So the printed card was born and today I picked it up from the printers.  It far surpassed my expectations and, if I do say so myself, it turned out spectacular!

So, if you would like a set or more:  it's $12.00 for 4 cards plus postage if I have to mail it to you.  The cards are 5" x 7" and easily put into a ready made frame if you want to enjoy it even more on your shelf.  My email is skoobit@msn.com if you would like to get in touch with me for a purchase.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Beautiful Note Cards-----Scroll down a few posts


"Can I have an apple?"
By Julie Jacobsen
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If you are interested in purchasing my cards you can email me at skoobit@msn.com.  Scroll down past a few posts and you'll see the 3 sets and prices. 

I will be printing a summer set soon.   I'm working on the images right now and I think you'll like them a lot. 




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Hot Date in New Orleans"
Original art by Julie Jacobsen

I never thought that I would return to New Orleans but I did with Chris last week. What a wonderful place!  Many of you have heard the story of how this painting came about. A friend of mine took this picture in the Garden District. I thought it was beautiful. So he let me use it for my new painting as I had asked if he would capture the feeling of New Orleans for me. 

As I was at the point of completing it Cliff, my oldest son, said, "Mom, why do you always do paintings of Gracie?"  (His little sister). I said, "Get your work uniform on. You're going to be in this painting!"  So he is!

Last week as we walked through this area I wasn't sure which was the right house that was in the painting. But we really enjoyed walking around and absorbing the old charm in the neighborhood. 

Another fun antidote about this painting is that when I showed this painting at an exhibit a man approached me and said he raised Arabian horses and would I trade this painting for a horse. I was flabbergasted!  I had always wanted a horse!  I thanked him but said I didn't know where I would keep it and how would I  feed it.  My one chance to own a horse. Shoot!!!!!