Here we are enjoying the “Second Summer” on Cape Cod. This is the time of year when we still have warm days (sometimes in the 70s) during the autumn. The days are mild - the summer crowds have thinned - and Oyster Season is open! Yummy!
We took the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Provincetown - the galleries were amazing, we delighted in several fantastic meals, and most of all got to relax in such a special place.
A Chatham visit was also on the to-do list as we just had to check out the “Pumpkin People” display before Halloween. The local businesses each put together a little, festive display made from pumpkins.
You get the idea. Again a great opportunity to take a drive through the beautiful villages of Cape Cod (without much traffic) - check out the local shops and galleries, and enjoy a great lunch at the Wild Goose Tavern.
Sign us up every time!
We are getting frequent visits by the various Cape Cod wildlife - the wild turkeys are almost daily visitors and the coyotes stroll through the yard around dusk.
We also have a few bits of news on the art front.
Jeanne has three pieces of art on display and for sale at the Cape Cod Museum of Art Holiday Small Works Exhibit and Sale. The event opened this week, and we couldn’t be more excited to participate!
Jeanne has also recently been invited to display her work at the Artisan Gallery at the Cape Cod Cultural Center. Here too, her work will be on display and offered for sale. She has two framed pieces (Blue Poppy and Longwood Orchids) and two wrapped canvases (Edgartown Porch and Landfall Buoys) on display and for sale.
These organizations are just wonderful examples of the deep artistic and cultural community here on Cape Cod. We are honored to be associated with such fine institutions and we hope you get a chance to stop by and visit each tremendous venue.
Finally, a quick look back as we head into the end-of-year holidays.
It was just a little over a year ago that we brought jeanneoneil.com online.
At that time Jeanne was getting back into her art - and beginning to offer a few of her more recent pieces of art for sale on her website.
A lot of time went into painting new pieces, designing the site, building out the business plan, and of course, getting things launched.
Jeanne’s goal was simple - she wanted to return to the enjoyment of creating art; making her work available to all art lovers and easy to purchase online.
Since then, we have been busy trying hard to achieve that goal.
Here are some interesting tidbits on Jeanne’s first year:
Her art has been viewed on her website of course
She participated in two showings at the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties
She had a weekend show & sale at the Centerville Historical Museum
We offered Jeanne’s work at silent auctions for two great causes
Together We Can Change - a fantastic organization dedicated to "supporting the homeless by providing food, basic necessities and access to services to empower individuals to be self-sufficient"
Her work is currently being shown at the Holiday Small Work Exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art through December 31st
Her work is on display and for sale at the Cape Cod Cultural Center
Through this time, we have met many wonderful people and learned a tremendous amount about the art business. You have all been a huge part of that journey. We look forward to the continuing adventures and we thank you for your support and encouragement. We hope you continue to follow us as we move into our second year!
All of us at jeanneoneil.com wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!