With Brave Wings She Flies: Artist Jenny Sweeney & Atticus

With Brave Wings She Flies: Inspiration From Artist Jenny Sweeney & Atticus Quotes is part love letter, part retro ridiculous romp, with liberal doses of hearts, HappyLand, silly surfer sister funk, beachy boho, and darling DISCO KITTEN vibes. Because the work of 70’s wild child artist Jenny Sweeney is sprinkled with free-spirited FRUIT LOOP FAIRY DUST to manifest magical googlie eye smiles for miles. And who can even resist delicious disco kittens and poets communing with the stars?

Whimsical colorful earth angel greeting card and art by Jenny Sweeney.
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With Brave Wings She Flies: Inspiration From Artist Jenny Sweeney & Poems of Atticus

We have admired Jenny’s artful talents over the years which extends to works of art on paper, paintings, hand-lettered quotes, sculpture, and interior design.

Jenny Sweeney hand lettered quote and illustration from her coloring book (Throw around love like confetti...)
Jenny Sweeney

The whimsical creative work encourages others to open their hearts wider to wild color, hope, love, imperfection, the ridiculous, and the silly.

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With Brave Wings She Flies: Inspiration From Artist Jenny Sweeney as well as Atticus

Artist Jenny Sweeney’s Whimsical Style at Home

A tour of Jenny’s one-of-a-kind Libertyville, IL Tudor home allowed me to glimpse the breadth of her artistry as well as the depth of the loving intention she brings to her one, wild, courageous life.

Bold 70's inspired whimsical wallpaper in an eclectic music room by Jenny Sweeney with flea market style.
With Brave Wings She Flies: Inspiration From Artist Jenny Sweeney as well as Atticus Quotes

Remember that tour we took of her house and studio!?!

Cheerful and colorful art studio of Jenny Sweeney with flea market style and wild whimsy.

(And don’t let the fact yer ragamuffin fairie on the prairie here was permitted to sip Margaritas and lounge away an afternoon on Jenny’s turquoise zebra chairs mislead you into thinking the artist is not a big deal.)

Turquoise wall in a groovy foyer with eclectic flea market style - Jenny Sweeney.

Because. Um.

Whimsical greeting card with little yellow bear with parasol by Jenny Sweeney.

She totally is.

Cheerful yellow gallery wall with art in Jenny Sweeney's darling boho colorful art studio.
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Designs Appeared in 1,500+ Retail Outlets

Her greeting cards and gifts were carried in oodles of shops we love,

Whimsical art print by Jenny Sweeney - it feels so good to be got!

she designed a line for Target,

Cheerfully bold pink and orange vintage objects are gathered in a beachy 70's boho vignette by Jenny Sweeney.

she was the creative genius for Mariska Hargitay’s professional and personal projects,

Whimsical and groovy handmade ring with gold accents - Jenny Sweeney.
Greeting cards, art, and wearables from Jenny Sweeney HERE

she created illustrations and color palettes for an established makeup brand,

Darling vintage knick knacks and happy color converge in a whimsical vignette by artist Jenny Sweeney.

and her art appeared alongside Lisa Congdon’s in this book:

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So no matter how much the ever humble Jenny tries to tell you she aint a big deal, don’t get it twisted.

Be curious not judgemental - cheerful and whimsical hand lettered art by Jenny Sweeney.

After the economic recession and changes emerging from the digital marketing space, Jenny down-sized her company.

Turquoise beachy wall paired with traditional wood staircase in the beachy boho groovy living room of Jenny Sweeney.

Her soulful journey became a prioritized pursuit as she explored new creative adventures, collaborations, and projects.

Whimsical bar with cheerful blue stools in a boho fun art studio with yellow accents - Jenny Sweeney.

What fun to meet her at a pop-up art sale where she arrived in her ‘Free Up Bus.’

Jenny Sweeney pop up with vintage aqua VW bus. Hello Lovely Studio.
Vintage aqua VW bus - Free Up bus for Jenny Sweeney's pop up art sale. Hello Lovely Studio.

Every child of the ’70s I know dreams of owning one exactly like this!

Jenny Sweeney happy painting of a smiling Free Up Bus in a field of daisies ( a 70's aqua VW bus!). #vwbus #hippiestyle #whimsicalart #jennysweeney
Free Up Bus by Jenny Sweeney
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

I know you will want to discover her limited runs of totally unique paintings and art prints,

Beautiful, whimsical black cat art with happy colors - Jenny Sweeney.
Greeting cards, art, and wearables from Jenny Sweeney HERE
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Colorful, cheerful, happy hues in a whimsical painting by Jenny Sweeney.

cards,

Jenny Sweeney art print of Peaches a rescue donkey in vivid happy colors with excess whimsy and ridiculousness.
Peaches the Donkey print by Jenny Sweeney

jewelry,

Barbie girl handmade funky disco kitten ring with gold accents - Jenny Sweeney.
Greeting cards, art, and wearables from Jenny Sweeney HERE

coloring books,

Adult coloring book: Don't Grow Up by Jenny Sweeney.
Greeting cards, art, and wearables from Jenny Sweeney HERE
Jenny Sweeney hand lettered EE Cummings quote and illustration.

and the unexpected (check out this before/after):

pendant light BEFORE - Jenny Sweeney
BEFORE
Colorful whimsical custom artful pendant light in a beachy boho home - Jenny Sweeney.
AFTER

Love Poems

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Since my heart is also aflutter with love poems and free-spirited-dreamer quotes at the moment…

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

(5 days til Valentine’s or Galentine’s or Cupcake Day depending on how you roll with the 14th)…

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

the poetry of Atticus is weaved through images and art here.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Do you know Atticus?

His books also make great gifts for tender hearted kids of any age.

Whimsical gift wrap with washi tape and hot pink dots and kraft paper - Jenny Sweeney.

Whimsical Work from Jenny Sweeney

Edgy hand lettered art print by Jenny Sweeney: Be soul food not eye candy.
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Delightful and cheerful vintage 70's groovy vignette in the home of artist Jenny Sweeney.

Jenny Food Has GOOGLIE Eyes Too

Whimsical vege appetizers with googlie eyes resembling the art of Jenny Sweeney.
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Be a FRUIT LOOP hand lettered quote and art by Jenny Sweeney.

Bold, Boho, Beachy Flea Market Style at Home

Turquoise walls and flea market beachy boho style in Jenny Sweeney's living room in a suburban Tudor home.
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
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Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Arched front door of Tudor. Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Heart Shaped Finds & Love Day Goodness

Wooden heart prayer beads
Wooden Heart Prayer Beads…hello lovely indeed.
Heart Rosary by Laura Venosa.Shabby Chic Couture Design Inspiration from Rachel Ashwell!
Shabby Chic Couture

1971 Love Song With Heart

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Know the Love Language of Your Heart?

Maybe more importantly…do you know theirs?

In the early 90s, Dr. Gary Chapman identified five ways of receiving/expressing love and a sort of template for discussing needs and desires bloomed into existence to help couples better communicate.

It fascinates me that in Chapman’s 2010 study (10,000 participants), the breakdown of the 5 love languages reflected quite evenly distributed results:

Words of affirmation: 23 percent
Quality time: 20 percent
Acts of service: 20 percent
Physical touch: 19 percent
Receiving gifts: 18 percent

Learning your loved one’s primary love language can strengthen your bond in a significant way and become a sort of gift that keeps bearing fruit.

Here is a great place to learn about 5 love languages if you care to go deeper.

A Lovely Prayer

Do you know your partner’s favorite song? Your best friend’s or your kid’s? If not, discover it soon. Because it can be a way for you to feel close to their heart even when miles and time separate you. Know what I mean?

My mama’s favorite song is “The Prayer,” and every time I hear the beautiful chords play in the introduction, all at once I’m with her in spirit. The notes remind me of her love, her laugh, her tears, her mercy, and her amazing heart.

MUSIC is a sort of quantum magically mysterious connector which transcends barriers including space and time.

I pray we’ll find your light/And hold it in our HEARTS/When stars go out each night/Remind us where you are…

Whimsical Finds to Give & Receive

For Francophiles

If you can’t easily get your hands on these…

Valentine's Day Loveliness is a celebration of sweet gifts, cute DIYS, romantic poetry, and words of loving kindness. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Here’s a recipe from a blogger friend that is tried and true!

Sacred Milagro Heart Boxhello gorgeous indeed.

For the Flower Child

I’m a mama of boys only so I have a soft spot for Sonny Angels.

A small collection of these sweet boys rests upon my bedroom dresser, bringing a smile every morning.

Inspo for the Baker

Watercolor cake with dripping icing on a pale pink cake pedestal from Jenny Cookies. #valentinescake #pinkcake #watercolorcake
Watercolor Cake – Jenny Cookies

For Cake & Cupcake Lovers

For Poetry Lovers

Passion for Pizza

Heart Pizzas
Heart Shaped Pizzas – Get the details at Happy Go Lucky

For the Love of M&Ms

Fun mini valentine cake with a candy surprise.
Mini Valentine Cake – Fun Money Mom

Not Just For Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Empire Cookies sandwiched with a raspberry jam filling and topped with an almond glaze. The perfect Valentine's Day dessert.
Raspberry Empire Cookies – I Heart Naptime

A Potted Plant: by Hafiz

I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.

And at night I let my pet, the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.

If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.

If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
Of stars.

There are always a few men like me
In this world

Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:

I water each day a favorite potted plant
Of His–
This earth.

Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.

For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.

From: ‘The Subject Tonight Is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Must Haves for Bakers

Rustic Turquoise Heart Shaped Cast Iron Trivet
Turquoise Cast Iron Trivet…hello useful indeed.

For Crafty Types

Romantic Tissue Poufs

Valentine's Day Loveliness is a celebration of sweet gifts, cute DIYS, romantic poetry, and words of loving kindness. Hello Lovely Studio.

Tissue Pouf DIY

You’ll Heart This Awesome String Heart DIY!

A Heart For Birds

Heart Shaped Birdbath
Heart Shaped Bird Bath

Turn on Your Heart Light

Gold heart hoop earrings - Free People
Heart Hoop Earrings…hello darling indeed.
Trio of Super scrunchies: Free People.
Daisy Mint super scrunchie - Free People.
Romeo Super Scrunchie…hello happy indeed.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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5 Comments

  1. February 9, 2020 / 9:40 am

    Good morning Michele. You bring so much love and beauty to the world. Thank you for todays post, which was a life affirming way for me to start my day. I watched your latest video. What was that darling house with the white and yellow painted floor? Loved it!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 1:44 pm

      Hi Celia – thank you for your support and encouragement. The little home with yellow check floors was Storybook Cottage in Leipers Fork (near Franklin, TN) we rented on vacation last summer. So inspiring and the interior design is by City Farmhouse (they are legends!). I brought along a few things to style some shots and had some design fun. 🙂

  2. Greg
    February 10, 2021 / 6:46 am

    Finally I found some quality content on the internet, Thank You for sharing and good luck in those hard times.

    • Michele
      Author
      February 10, 2021 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks for reading.

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