Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday's Favorites of The Week - Featuring L. Janine Abbott

This week’s Favorites of the Week all come from the same wonderful artist: L. Janine Abbott. Janine is a freelance journalist, former English teacher, artist, breast cancer survivor and the dearest and kindest friend that one could have! I am truly blessed to have her in my life and am more than delighted to be able to share her beautiful art work right here on my blog.

In addition to being a truly gifted, self-taught artist, Janine is a gifted writer who will, no doubt, be on the N.Y. Times Best Seller List in due course. In the meantime, you can read her sometimes funny, sometimes heart wrenching, always touching, beautifully written, hope filled and thought provoking posts at her blogs: Sniffles and Smiles and Been There, Done That. If you love God, life, beauty, honesty, with a bit of hyperbole and humor thrown in for good measure, I guarantee that you too will soon be a huge fan of the incredible woman who is L. Janine Abbott.

All of Janine’s work--blog posts, poetry, photographs and paintings--speak to the heart. Her paintings embrace and celebrate life! Paint comes to life as it flows over her canvases and light dances to the rhythm   of the patterns she paints. Janine is always the storyteller. Sometimes the story is in words, sometimes in paint but there is always a story and  it is always worth the hearing. The slideshow, below, of Janine's work is just a spoonful off the top of the soup that is her work. To savor the real flavor of the soup, click on any one of the paintings and it will take you to her Bubbling Brook Gallery where you may view the full painting, read its story and savor and even purchase the work of this talented and lovely woman!  ENJOY!




7 comments:

  1. Oh, Vicki!!!!! I'm speechless!!!You are WAY too kind and good to me!!! I'm simply overwhelmed!!! And crying...I am the one who is truly blessed!!!!! Blessed to have found YOU!!! You are truly one of the most loving, caring and wonderful women I have ever met!!!! And I love you very much!!! Thank you for this!!! Oh, thank you!!! I am so honored to receive such praise from a lady I admire so very, very much!!!! Love to you, dearest Vicki!!! ~Janine XOXO

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  2. I agree with all of the above!

    I love Janine's work-it's amazing. Thank you for spotlighting it. I'm going to pop over and read her blog.
    Love, Debra

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  3. Lovely post and what a great person! Janine is one of my favorites, too. I can't get enough of her artwork or her writing. Sometimes she makes me laugh, sometimes she makes me cry, but she always makes me think!

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  4. Janine is so sweet and kind. Not to mention talented. I love her paintings and her stories. They always touch my heart!
    Love Di ♥

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  5. Hi Vicki...

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend Janine! I will have to go over and check out her blog! I would love to see more of her work! Thank you for sharing her giftings and talents with us!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Cinderella sweater pumpkins! I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  6. Hello Vicki !!!!!!
    I came here through my dearest friend Janine's blog.
    What a wonderful tribute you have gestured to this wonderful lady I have ever met in my life besides my own soul mate.
    Can you believe it that she was the 1st lady whom I followed when I started blogging in 2009.I searched hundreds of blogs for about a week before I decided to follow my 1st one and she came straight away with a bang on my nerves.

    She is a great warrior,a mature artist,always open hearted,so beautiful both physically and mentally and above all a tenderly caring great human being.

    dr.s.s.yadav.

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  7. Dr. Yadav, I could not agree with you more! She is a brilliant, delightful and loving person. Thank you for paying tribute to her here with your comments. Vicki

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