Sharing the Love, Sharing our HeARTS
I was in your studio with my friend last week. We were chatting about places to eat. etc.
What I forgot to comment on to you is how much I enjoyed your new works. I believe "you splash an incredible gift of color into a gray day, for me." Truly a gift from God. I've enjoyed watching you grow and am attempting to see how your artistic expressions can speak to a person outwardly and inwardly in new ways.
Wanted to share that with you. Keep coloring the world with vivid blends. It brings me hope.
Sincerely and with God's blessings, M
What I forgot to comment on to you is how much I enjoyed your new works. I believe "you splash an incredible gift of color into a gray day, for me." Truly a gift from God. I've enjoyed watching you grow and am attempting to see how your artistic expressions can speak to a person outwardly and inwardly in new ways.
Wanted to share that with you. Keep coloring the world with vivid blends. It brings me hope.
Sincerely and with God's blessings, M
Clara is beautiful in that amazing piece of art❤️! P
BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT!!!! Get ready!!!! J
Gorgeous ! C
Thank you so much for sending this, Jessel....it was exactly what I needed to read today. C
Everybody in their lives has somebody that inspires them to be the best they can be. This women is one of them. She was my favorite teacher and the reason why I became a teacher. I am deeply sadden by your passing. I am so glad I was able to tell you that you were my inspiration. I am happy that I was able to give you your flowers while you were alive. She is living proof that if you build relationships with your students you can make them into life long learners and they will forever be your kid. The way you honor such a person that inspired you to be bigger than the perception of your self. Is to inspire others. That is how she will live on, make being an inspiration to others a part of your life. Always find ways to inspire others. She was a helluva teacher to many students. She was my favorite. My condolences to her family. Much Love and peace. See you on the flip side Ms. Rubin. Much Love.
My heart is with you. C
Jessel, it seems you have experienced much loss over the past few months. Your beautiful tribute to your extraordinary friend coupled with her, Davina’s, closing letter to life has left me a wilted, tearful blob. I’m sorry that you have had so much grief, but I know that you were a special gift to your friends as each of them were gifts in your life. Thank you for sharing and for reminding me about the importance of good friends. Stay well and may your heart find comfort.❤️ S
I appreciated your tribute to Davina Rubin. She was also a friend of mine. She passed away as you know doubt know at the ashram where we both belonged. Our teacher gave a tribute to her to the whole congregation this morning saying that she had an extremely peaceful and inspiring passing on a very auspicious day. I thought you might like to know that. Love, M
Jessel, I have read this 2 times, I finally copied it. What an extraordinary friend, women ,human being. I am so touched, so moved. She is a role model for all of us. Thank you for sharing this. Love G
Thank you for this touching message. I knew Davina as we were in a play together years ago. And every once in a while I would bump into her, but haven’t seen her in a couple of years. Although I think I saw her at Synergy before Covid, probably in 2019. I vaguely recall her having some health issues and I am sad to hear that she passed away. She was a good person, energetic and kind. Very nice of you to send this out. C
thank you for this note from Davina.
powerful and wonderful.
I appreciate this share.
and to be reminded how life is so special and to remember the small as well as the big moments and oh so much more.
I wish I had the opportunity to have met her! Joy and inner life I hold dear to my heart as well! Thanks for passing this on! ❤️ M
So sorry to hear about Davina.
I knew she wasn't well but didn't know she'll leave us so soon.
I really didn't know her too well, but was a great lady and will be missed.
Two extraordinary women are now overseeing our creativity, humor, teaching, travel, and adventures from above.
May Linda and Davina soar like the birds in perfect alignment and harmony. It’s called murmuration. It’s like an orchestra of sensory synergy that paints the sky with the birds movements precisely.
Thank you for sharing, I knew both of them through business and art.
Hugs to you in your grief, that’s another circuitous journey from deep lows to incredible highs. M
A very sweet posting.
Hugs to all of you who knew her. G
My condolences and thank you for sharing her beautiful letter.
I’m so sorry, Jessel. I know she was an old dear friend. I wish her well on her way and wish you solace in her passing.
I am shocked about this. At first reading I thought it was merely a tribute to a friend, when I got goose bumps and realized it was a memorial tribute.
I met Davina years ago at an Open Studio where she had her abstracts displayed. I had fallen in love with my first abstract!! She tried every which way to make it available to me but I simply had no disposable funds.
So in her paint spattered overalls, she invited me for a lesson at her house! I was beyond honored, and couldn't believe how sweet she was.
I receive her blogs and sometimes a personal note. We share part of our names. What fun to engage in conversation with her, to hear her history and of her many activities and experiences.
The last I saw her was at your studios, Jessel, and she was full of life for sure. Ready for fun. It doesn't surprise me a bit that she called you when you were ill at a time when she was ill.
We can remember her as artist, friend, comedienne. She lived her life well.
Soar high, Davina
I am so sad and surprised about davina!
Can it be true?
In my own stew of daily caring for others I somehow missed that she was ill
I am so sad
Wish I had known her better. She was always such a sweet presence.
I can understand your connection with her. You do gather life's brightest light. J
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of Davinas journey with me.
It touched my heart deeply. I am sorry for your loss. You have been most richly blessed by her.
I am excited to meet her in heaven. She sounds like such a wonderful friend. Just like you🥰 O
I am sorry to hear that Davina died. I used to do the Napa Arts and Wine show. She would bring my husband and I deviled eggs and potato pancakes for snacks. So nice and then sit with us in our booth. I will miss the unique person That she was. I will miss Linda Legg too who sold us our home. I am really sad to lose these two unique women. A
Thank you Jessel. I'm sad to read this, and gladdened to remember Davina. She touched my life in a big way, as she probably touched others: she left a big imprint. M
A lovely tribute. xo J
Your words always move me, but this post was a shock! I had absolutely no idea Davina was ill. I am filled with tears and amazing memories. J
Jessel, your words never fail to touch my soul. What a great friend you have been to so many.
Oh dear Jessel!!!
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Linda legg!
She was a force in the napa retail and realty world in napa
I remember her son for and with her
Wondered where she went. So sorry to hear of the covid and death
Tom I am not sure that I knew but probably by sight! I was at those monday music sessions
Hoping you are doing well these days!
You are an amazing business woman and artist!
I hope to see you soon dear friend! J
Such thoughtful, lovely writing, Jessel. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs for you right now, missing your friends.
What a beautiful tribute to Linda! Very heartfelt and loving. I met Linda a couple of times....what a dynamo! I’m sorry to learn of her passing, and I’m sorry that you lost a dear friend. May she be forever surrounded by love and peace. C
Thank you for sharing about your friend's passing.
She looked like a beautiful soul. Your story brought
tears to my eyes. I am glad you got to say goodbye. M
Your tribute is beautiful and heartfelt!
Truly a completion
And Linda knows your heart!
Beautiful spirit and honoring those who have passed!
o sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. But so happy you were able to connect before and enjoy one another. I think God must have had a hand in it.
May God bless you. Wishing Linda peace and happiness in heaven.
P.S. Thanks so much for sharing. This was so special.
I am sad to hear about your friend and supporter Linda Legg.
Your words are beautiful.
with sadness and some light.
Thank you for this deeply touching story of your friends crossing Life’s Bridge. An excellent reminder to Carpe Diem!
Much love, D
Your sources of inspiration and your creative capacity to capture the images of your mind's, heart's, spirit's and soul's eyes.... is in the stratosphere! S
So awesome, as are all your projects. G
wonderful project to be connected to, Hope you raise lots of money for it. H
Jessel, this is so awesome! The image is poignant and beautiful.
Congratulations 🌺♥️☀️🌸🥂🤩 B
Thank you for sharing. V
Beautiful and indeed calms the soul C
BeeYootiful to the max!!! E
Jessel, I love your new paintings, they are just beautiful. I ordered your Napa Walk to add to my Jessel collection. L
That's beautiful Jessel! Sending love! N
My family also did the Sunday drive but no walk. I always loved those rides. Love the painting! Very serene.
Hope you are well. Love, S
Beautiful memory to go with a beautiful painting. J
Thank you for this image. You continue to amaze and impress me in ALL that you do. W
Dear Jessel, this new piece is inspired! It is calming in every aspect; thank you! I believe we all need this calm right now.
Jessel, your painting is absolutely beautiful and soothing to one’s soul! D❤️
So lovely. Miss you! E
Hi Jessel, the painting you shared today (A Walk To Calm My Soul) is stunning. Where is the location? It is so lovely - I love the colors in your recent paintings.
Hope all is well. I am on vacation and brought acrylic paints with me, I’ve enjoyed them ever since I took a class at your studio. N
What a beautiful tribute!
Also beautiful landscape / garden paintings. Love them. hugs to you C
I love all of the paintings and the pictures, too 💕
Happy Mothering Day me dear, sweet friend. I miss you 😘 P
Beautiful photos of you and your mom!! and of course lovely paintings!!
Happy Mother's Day to you Jessel!! HUGS, V
Lovely paintings and a very Happy Mother’s (fur) Day! I
Happy Mother’s Day Jessel! I love these paintings and pictures!
❤️I remember that song.
Now you’ve illustrated it!
Jessel, these are absolutely exquisite!! J
Gorgeous colors, a real warm feeling. It really does evoke a certain sense of calm confidence, can’t wait to get there! C
You are on fire!!!’ G
Another good one! J
Yes Ma’am! I like the vibe of this a lot. J
These last 2 tree paintings are superb!!! E
This almost tempts me to try acrylic. Really inspirational! P
You’re such a delight. A
How very lovely Jessel! 💚🌼🤗🌸🦋 B
You go girl! XOXOXO N
I love your referencing a Polite Society. It's a great reminder. J
Wonderful Jessel! Thank you for sharing yourself with us all.....it is very good. P
So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Prayers are with you. E
You are a blessing to all who know you and to our community. Thank you for the time shared with me today. Your heart is pure and your spirit is alive with love, joy, compassion, wisdom and talent you share with the universe. I appreciate you!!!! J
Beautiful - thank you for sharing. H
You are such a wonderful soul.
I’m sorry about your Marmie Beck.❤️😥
Our best male friend is Japanese. This Asian racism is so horrible. We are addressing it in every conversation we have with anyone.
I am supporting a great KCRA reporter named Stephanie Lin. Encouraging her pushback remedies. G
Wow wow wow O
I really like the last one!!!! G
Spot on wonderful. C
These are Amazing!!! P
What a perfect sentiment, Jessel - a great beginning to a new era. S
Thank you! So beautiful💕 A
WOW! Incredible! D
Nice painting Jessel🤗O
Absolutely Beautifully Inspiring!! Beautiful art and words!! J
Inhale the calming colors and the soothing brush strokes.
Well put! And a beautiful collection of pieces. J
Beautiful! Thank you for your honest and kind sentiments. Happy New Year. P
Got a tell ya. I had forgotten how magical your watercolors are. Rich. Lyrical. Inventive. J
The longevity of this gallery, that is so dear to the community, is a testament to its owner’s talent, generous spirit, abundant energy, dedication and pure tenacity. Much love! R
Beautiful. You are still going gangbusters! C
Bless you Jessel for these thoughts. Such unfair stress on the first responders. Such meanness and stupidity by the non mask wearers.
Happy Thanks Giving to you in your little corner of the world!!!! G
A very smooth and heartfelt message. J
Your paintings are very beautiful and moving. M
This was a very strong piece in my humble opinion. It moved me. And that more like it would be wonderful.
Paint on! D
They're Jewels alright
Beautiful !❤️ N
Just beautiful! K
Fabulous article about fabulous you in today’s Register! K
I don't think I've ever seen bright colored fields and of course I like it. J
These are gorgeous, what a wonderful idea to do smalls! Beautiful!! S
All well-said and well-done, Jessel. Thank you for your lovely spirit.
They are ALL spectacular! xo P
Those are jewels! If only the taxman was nicer to me I'd snap one of these up. Acrylic on paper?
I hope you sell everything quickly! P
Good, stabilizing dose of reality through art in an unstable world. xo J
Napa Valley Life Feature by Layne Randolph Responses:
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What a great - and so true (!) - story of you and your talent. Congrats! Big hugs, S
Nice write up O
Congratulations! Well Deserved! L
Congratulations on a great article, Jessel!
Great article, and praise so well-deserved! Thank you for inspiring me! D
Great article! This writer is excellent! She covered all the bases. I'm so pleased for you, Dearie.
Love to you - D
What a well written, great article. She does you proud! Congratulations !! C
Kudos to the writer. So beautifully written. Thanks for all of your of your works and inspiration.
Thank you. This is the blessing for sure! cg
What a wonderful story!
Thank you Jessel. J
Beautiful! I love them all!! P
What a wonderful story and blessing — thank you for sending it out!
I love hummingbirds. I used to live on Hummingbird Creek, so I called my studio Hummingbird Creek Art Studio, and I have a retired journalist-photographer friend who made cards of his photographs of hummingbirds, and sent them to a bunch of his friends from school, including me. (They’ll be at home waiting for me when I can go back.) So your story comes as another blessing for me, too — thank you! K
What a truly Blessed gift for you today and the Hummingbird!
There is only one warm blooded soul on this planet that can fly as the Hummingbird can; it can navigate forwards, backwards, straight up and straight down all within milliseconds. (The other creature is a dragonfly.)They camouflage their nests using harvested spider webs and sticking lichen and other natural materials to the nest with the webs.
You rescued magic.
Dream well, J
Previous Art Journal Responses:
Inspiring, calming, expanding. J
Lovely tribute. E
Jessel I love it and would encourage you to enjoy the quiet of it and leave it as it is. Best. M
Beautifully done, honoring an historic icon!! S
Beautiful artwork for Notorious RBG! We miss you, and hope you are well! E & W
I am literally speechless.
Thank you for your gorgeous art. I read every one of your emails, admire the art and think of you often. xL
That is beautiful. I love seeing your work in my inbox. Thank you. K
Beautifully captured!! R
I am always amazed by your art, and it's back story.
I love deer and Native Americans.
So appropriate during this time of unrest and environmental catastrophy. I believe the Native Americans were wise beyond their time. While some of us pray to god for help, I find it comforting to pray to mother earth and father sky (or father god, as some say) in these desperate times, as well as doing our part for the environment. What a crazy time it is. My heart is heavy for so many in the western states, fleeing their homes. More towns destroyed in Oregon & Washington (& California.) We know it all too well here!
Miss you tons. Hope you are staying healthy, happy and well. Love you, P
LOVE The Four Seasons! Really alive! K
Wonderful painting and wonderful words to go with it. I think Chadwick would approve. Thank you. P
❤️❤️❤️ Went straight to my heart. J
Your painting of Kamala is both hopeful as well as beautiful.
You’ve been on a roll artistically for months and I’m delighted to see where it is leading you, my friend.
Nice ad and nice paintings! Smart offer too....hope you do well with that! I’ll be getting back painting soon...Sending you good vibes! B
Beautiful! Inspiration ... Faces of Truth.
Thank you for sharing your talents, gifts!! C
Such a beautiful array of figures! I'm glad the Golden Girl is leading the way. My fav among favs! xoxo J
Hi Jessel from Idaho all summer, Really like the final version of the two buffalo. The way you painted the fur and the eyes and the composition are all amazing. Native Americans especially would be impressed. Also, Joy West is a wonderful writer. She is a keeper!!! G
Absolutely beautiful and transporting....thank you ❤️J
Love everything that you're doing, Jessel, and especially the flowers! S
Sweet poem and lovely bouquets. xo J
This whole composite of your written word & your painting really strikes a note-well done Ms. J! M
Your paintings have been so inspiring and uplifting. Thank you. I wrote this as a result of viewing some of your work: Echoing in spiral melodies, Lone voices cry out in pain. Every moment the world changes. Better angels are coming. D
Beautiful! A subject that I have always been very sensitive about. Just finished reading a book on Black Elk. All such heartbreaking stories. E
Dear Jessel - Happiness in Hope!!!
You are a Gift ... All your experiences coming together “for this time”. Now.
I had this thought ... and know it fit you ....
Who is the artist to weave the Tree of Man, Woman, Spirit to be strong -
Suddenly, considering The Garden of Eden ...
we need Knowledge ... in some cultures, the snake represents such ...
Perhaps a more mature understanding to see
how we can better by seeing Spirit as the
woven Strength ...
“Mankind can help better the world!”
Obviously, women kind - Kind Women - needed!!! Only together - with respect for Spirit - can the braid of “The Three” be STRONG. C
There are so many oppressed people.
If we as artists support them by painting images that support their culture, it's what we can do.
You are doing this and have been for years.
Your work will uplift them as well as educate those of privilege.
I don't know what else you or we can do as artists or as humans.
It's frustrating because you have a big heart.
I watched a homeless black man in Sacramento crying on the news last night cause his thrift shop is closing and where will he go? He has no car. I'm writing the mayor today to see if someone can't help him.
He haunted me for hours last night. It was so raw.
Jessel... as I read your words the strongest feeling I had was “broken hearts”... I saw different ethnicities represented .. all with broken hearts.. then from above a healing white mist of energy raining down ...
Not sure if that speaks to you but it’s what came to me..Love you!! J
I am very drawn to Native American images. This is wonderful. G
Thanks too for the history of the Wappo tribe in the Napa valley.
I agree that one of their settlements would have been close to where you are. And all along the Napa river as a food and water source.
So beautifully written and painted!
Very clever idea of putting your art on usable items. Miss you. Stay well E, T, Y
I have felt very "down" this week, even though I have NOTHING to be "down" about! This painting lifted my spirits! May I use the name "Tsewa" for a basket? Hope to see you soon! xoxoxo m.
People are going to love these possibilities!
I see a beautiful bird near the bottom and the profile face with a blue turban hat. Love this series. Lovely to start the day seeing this! Have a wonderful day! J
So very sweet!! You are a pillar in our community!!
Love and prayer to you and Gary!! J
What a gorgeous piece.
Master piece! B
Jessel, I LOVE this piece! It really speaks to me. (I suppose it helps that I’m a Leo.)
But it just so majestic and beautiful. I truly would buy it if I had the money!
I am living in Lancaster, PA with my older daughter, her husband and my grandson. Trying to sell my home in Oregon. Probably rent something here.
You take care, stay well and keep up your work. N
Beautiful picture, and lovely message. Thank you!😊 D
You are an inspiration for many people! I enjoy the art you are so generously sharing with all of us! 😍❤️ B
I am simply elated for you. I feel your joy bleed through in you paintings and words.
What I want to express is the stunning beauty of the CA coastline right now. The waves are gorgeous, skies are blue and all the spring flowers are in bloom along the shore cliffs and dunes. We drove from Monterey to Half Moon Bay on Hwy 1 on Friday and it’s still fresh in my mind because getting out was so invigorating! Go if you get a chance because it is so fleeting. L
That is a realllllly long word and very appropriate!!! G
Rich Colors says it all, Jessel. I love this painting (!) as well as the inspiring words for it .. and for everything you've created so far. S
Love this. I am a lover of birds and owned a parrot, so this especially touches me . Colors are beautiful. Can’t wait to buy the book.
Truly inspiring, wonderful and a great visual dazzle of Parrot Spirit. My power animals are Fox and Hummingbird. I have been into this for many years. Love seeing your work for this book evolve. Thanks for sending out! Blessings, Peace and you will get through it all with flying “Colors” sending Love, J
Thank you, that is beautiful I love elephants. J
This is one of my very favorites, Jessel. Beautifully executed. R
Very powerful. Great that you included the meaning of elephant. I think people will realize symbolism beyond realism.
Really poignant! I bow to you!
HOPE (definitions found in the dictionary.)
Hope is a feeling of trust.
Hope is an optimistic state of mind.
Hope; to expect with confidence. To cherish a desire with anticipation.
We need much less than we think we need.
You can't use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have.
Determine to live with flair and laughter.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
I'm going to keep on pushing.
Don't be afraid. Be focused.Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.
Choose people who lift you up.
President Barack Obama
We prove that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.
Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
Have a positive outlook. Know that things will get better. Hope for the best. Make a difference.
A few thoughts from a Jessel Gallery fan!!! GS
You are going to be famous! G
This is a beautiful piece.
Can't wait to see the show. It will be phenomenal
Absolutely amazing. Yes, I am crying with you. Beautiful work. You & Dinah are my favorite artists. Fabulous work. Thank you. M
That was lovely.
I found my sage today and started sageing my studio and house. I asked for my ancestors and spirit guides to guide me and to bring new fresh healthy, healing energy into my life. C
I love all of your work and most especially am touched by your Beaming Butterfly Spirit.
And the words she spoke to you while you were painting are wonderful and amazing.
In a past email, you invited folks to write something for your new book. I am still knitting my words together, hope that is ok.
All my love from Texas, D
Gorgeous, Jessel! My favorite ever! L
Really love this. Thank you for sharing. Miss you. Hope you are doing well. D
This is simply gorgeous, Jessel. Just exquisite! Stay safe, K
This was so powerful and moving for me to read... Thank you so much. The painting evoked the same feeling I had when I saw the video from Italy of people singing out of their windows every night at 8pm such a sight of unity and so inspiring.. windows to soul is what I see.
Thank you for sharing and be well! S
Love you, Jessel. K
Thank you Jessel for your messages. They are beautiful, especially in our dark time.
Stay well! With love, Y
Thank you Jessel. So appreciate your gorgeous uplifting work - J
Beautifully painted and beautifully said! Stay safe E
Just wanted to let you know Gina and I look forward to you uplifting messages each day. Thank you for sending them. We in turn send our best wishes to you. A
I want you to know how very much I appreciate and am uplifted and calmed by your writings/paintings and the explanations of your work along with the poetry or quotations you share with us. In this difficult, trying and unsettling time, you are providing me with hope and positive and very colorful feelings. How fortunate I am to have found your shop those years ago when I first moved to Napa ... I feel blessed to have your spirit and joy in my life.
With much appreciation and love,
This is lovely Jessel. You are a beacon of light in the darkness.
Much love to you~ G & L
Thank you for your daily inspiration. Your thoughts and art work are blessings to us. I pulled out your book “The Slow Down Book.” Perfect for this time. Very prescient.
I so appreciate your sharing your gifts with us all. Although I have never made it to your art classes,
I find your talents a very special part of my daily life.
Thank you again. May you stay safe and well,
I love the new direction you are taking with your artwork. Fabulous! T
I meant to thank you sooner for your inspiring messages and art. It's lovely and you are modeling such wonderful self care and sharing. Bless you.
Beautiful story and amazing painting and painter— thank you for sending🥂
Stay well and creative ~~S
You are an inspiration to all of us, Jessel!
Gayle Wilson (Former First Lady of California)
Lovely message. You have an amazing soul.
Thank you for bringing light to our lives in this surreal time of fear and uncertainty. 💗 K
Thank you for sharing your compassionate wise talents. S
As beautiful as this painting is, your story is it's equal. Thank you for sending your abundant and uplifting spirit to all of us, Jessel.
Someone wrote to me that you are the spirit of Napa. S
Thank you for the beautiful sentiment. At this time it is good to be constantly grateful for who we are and for all the people and spirits in our lives that have created the perfect oneness.
I’m glad to witness your evolving creativeness! You have inspired me to do my work!
In peace, health and love, A
Beautiful Jessel...all of it! Your art, your words and your gifted soul. Thank you for sending this
Peace and Joy
Peace is joy at rest.joy is peace dancing- Tim Hansel
This is INCREDIBLE Jessel!!!! W
FABULOUS!! PAINTING 💙
OUR HEARTS ARE 💔 V
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Its beautiful. And, I love what you wrote. It is heartening to see tributes like thiis and all the media coverage honoring her life. Perhaps this part of her death, the part where we remember the Light that shone through her, is a gift in these times. M
You really did a great job on her eyes! She's looking right into you. Thanks, Jessel! E
Another beautiful moving story and art!! xoxo J
It’s beautiful and inspiring Jessel…thank you! In Peace A
Very powerful work. His eyes are so penetrating. Love it! N
Fabulous Jessel! J
Jessel, another very moving moment with words and art!! Thank you!! J
Your portrait of Chadwick is beautiful! I enjoyed spending several minutes just taking it all in! The spirits are with you. M
Beautiful and Heartfelt, Jessel. thanks for sending. J
There is so much to see in this painting. It sees you in; grabs you, shows you so many little vignettes.
This is a great painting. G
I love that you are resurrecting some of the old faces along with the new ones. And it's impressive how much diversity shows up in the skin color of your faces. It's not an homage to "black lives matter", but rather "lives matter". And you capture the essence of those lives when you paint from Angels to Zen Masters. xoxo J
Love them! M
Oooooo la la.
You definitely have "figured" it out!!!
Brilliant to show the history of your talent.
And each piece, from before and now, had equal merit.
I could be seeing these in any museum or really great gallery.
You are impressive. So there!!! 🤣🙌G
Fascinating and Gorgeous!L
These are absolutely beautiful, and so are you! D
I love the top buffalo! I am a buffalo fan and grew near one of the best species in North Dakota!! B
Thank you Jessel. J
"I can be changed by what has happened to me. I refuse to be reduced by it."
Thank you for caring and sharing your love - most of all your love of color. Stay safe and healthy, P
Jessel Gallery is the place of art and light in Napa.
You Jessel are something special. You are such an uplift. I see your Posse at the art openings. I saw those ladies painting, thrilled to be in your tutelage when I came by last month. You were destined to be an art beacon. Not just for Napa anymore.
Happy Sunday, G
Love the concepts of Join Up and Restart.
I've been to Paris several times. The last visit was with Jeff's family after his Dad retired. We flew over on the Concorde (a gift from his company). We took the train to Giverney and spent the day immersed in Monet's gardens. I made a great photo album/scrapbook I'd love to share with you sometime. Paris is/was the center of fashion and all things cosmopolitan. Despite being just like any other place with its problems, it still has magic in our minds.
I hold hope in my heart that we'll come out of this chaotic time with more appreciation of life, love and laughter.K
Interestingly, I, too, have been feeling sad the last few days... I think all the obvious inhumanity has hit us at our core ... found myself crying as well. It’s painful when people are cruel.... I think acknowledging our broken hearts is important and I feel that all of us need to be bathed in the iridescent light of the healing powers from the Divine.
I applaud your gift of art expression and the power of the feelings behind them...J
I wish I had a magic wand big enough to heal the World Soul at this time, unfortunately I do not.
HOWEVER, what I DO KNOW is that Artists such as yourself ARE the shamans that guide all of us to a greater vision of ourselves and the world. Please dry your sweet tears and know you are making a difference whenever anyone views one of your magnificent paintings. I love the use of the North Wisdom of the Buffalo and the East Wisdom of the messenger, Eagle.
To quote Clarissa Pinkola Estes, if anyone thinks no good can come from this, just isn't listening.
In loving spirit from Texas,
Jessel, so good to see your work growing and changing it is inspiring!
I have been called to read novels by Louise Erdrich who is native American and sets her novels in our home state of N D
I recently read “the night watchman” and have enjoyed “the round house”
The plight of our original Americans is outlined and brought to life For me Through her writing.
She has several other books
The stereotyping and the discrimination by our white people and the unfair treatment by our government breaks my heart.
The simplicity of Their life with nature and their tradition is clear and straight forward
It is a hopeful sign that so many want change
Let us make it include our original Americans
Much love J
Beautiful Jessel, you continue to amaze! Erin and I will be down soon to see you. J
Pretty darn amazing!!!!G
How in the world you are able to pull from the depths and create these amazing images is really something that is rare.
This one is stunning.
I am an art expert. Well, I have judged many art shows on my lifetime .
Embrace it! Nice you found a fancy word!!! But what you are now able to do is the "YOU" that was inside the entrepreneur and coach of others, and your incredible gallery. Seriously-- it's like a rebirth!! Full credit!! Keep discovering!! LET IT OUT!! I knew that you had incredible talent on my first trip to Atlas Road!! Wanted to stay all day. Never missed a Christmas show!! My sister bought an original of ribbon and ornaments. Have had a print in my bathroom for years-- woman with picnic basket and child walking at edge of surf!!! Keep putting your wake up images on the canvas!! J
Each message (and painting) from you is a blessing, my dear! xoxo M
Gorgeous imagery , colors, composition.
Such an uplift this Sunday morning. ❤️G
Thanks for seeing the dignity and beauty in the beloved horse! So enjoying your latest creative rush!
Love you Jessel!💕Jkl
This is stunning! I felt a sense of peace just gazing at it! M
This is gorgeous and awesome. Really special as spirit touches you and your brush. Love to you, J
LOVE LOVE LOVE K
Thanks so much for your good wishes and all your beautiful artwork. I am relishing every email and hope you and yours are safe, healthy and happy.
Best to you always. M
Your daily emails are inspiration, Jessel, and the work is just wonderful. Words can't adequately describe it. I look forward to each of your communications and am continually grateful for my friendship with you. Sending good thoughts and much love, Jessel R
Thank you for sharing your beautiful painting. You are such an Inspiration.💖🙏💖 Hope you are staying safe and healthy. M
Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and images 🤗❤️A
I can't wait to see them in person ... and give you a great, big hug. Love you! P
Thank you for your email .... Art therapy... - I am unable to paint right now because we are having kitchen renovation - house is a mess!! yikes!!, the Pandemic going on whew! and stuff everywhere, but I dream of quiet and maybe painting
a butterfly - I liked how you describe by closing the eyes - I appreciate your direction - hope to one day visit you again! C
Oh. Jessel........tears for Tali.
Your Tali is beautiful.
What a sad horrible loss to lose her.
I have found in life that the best, most interesting and giving people in life are ones that have suffered a big loss. Love, G
This is an incredibly beautiful piece, Jessel. And the background you shared so touching. Love you so much! You are such a gift to us all. I hope you find more creative joy in your connection with Dinah.
Thank you, Jessel for sharing the meaning of the butterfly,🦋
I will feel even more blessed each time one visits my yard. The swallowtail pick I sent you last week, visited our garden frequently last summer. They love lantana. We had one, a few years ago, visit the garden and stayed for more than a half an hour. It stayed on the small tree. I had time to get my camera and took numerous photos that have a time stamp. This is special to me because I had read that they do not light, but for a few seconds. I think it was a female who might have been laying eggs...purely guessing here. What a gift to my soul. I’m not sure about things like reincarnation, but I have the habit of thinking about special dear ones who have passed and consider them as coming for a visit via the butterfly. I greet whoever spirit it is that pops into my thoughts. 🦋
Stay well and thank you for the beauty and kindness you post.🐣🥰🌷🦋 D&S
Just wanted to comment that your Art during these unsettling times make me smile - Thank you !
So beautiful Jessel, and such a comforting message. Thank you M
Spectacular! Stay well E
Thank you for sharing your creative self with us! It is something beautiful to look forward to each day. ❤️P
Thank you Jessel! My heart is touched by this painting. It has so much emotion in it for me. Then I read your words, and the tears began to roll down my cheek. Bless you for sending this kindness out to all! We are in a dark time, but I believe it is here to reveal to us how we are one as humans on this grand, blue planet.♥️ E
Love this Jessel. Thank you for sharing. I not only love the way you paint but your writing is so wonderful. You’re so gifted. ❤️D
These pieces are beyond beautiful. Now, every time I look at the piece I purchased from you YEARS ago (hanging in my dining room) I feel peaceful....if only for a few minutes. (I need to go peek at it more often.. especially since we're practicing social distancing and are home so much of the time. B
Be safe and stay healthy. A
Just want to thank you for your kindness, mindfulness and creative 🖼 painting during this time. I have sent your messages to friends and family. Amazing visions of your wonderful kindness of others and yourself.
Take care, T
This is just beautiful. I read your post with a tear in my eye.
My mother was a Registered Nurse and, through readings and stories, introduced us to Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Cherry Ames Student Nurse, and others. Every nurse that I have ever known was passionate about helping others. Mom has dementia now and is a memory care resident. Although her short term memory is fading, it is her Student Nursing days and years working in Emergency and Labor & Delivery where she has full recall. Even today, she is an advocate for other residents in her building who can no longer speak for themselves. When she frequently goes into "nurse mode", I smile and silently recite, "once a nurse, always a nurse."
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story and lovely art with us.
Thank you for this beautiful and powerful painting and message of courage.
Love you, B
What a lovely weaving, Jessel, from nightingale to weeping father...an intertwining of such deep emotion and caring.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and stories with us. This one brought tears....so heartfelt. 🥰 K
Beautiful, precious and priceless. Thank you for sharing your heart. E
Beautiful story Jessel. We need more Nightingales during these tumultuous times. J
Your postings almost make me cry sometimes G
Thank you Jessel!
I pray that I’m safe when I step into the NICU at Stanford.
I’ve been home doing remote healings for people 1:1
Every day I pray. Every night I do healing for the whole world with my friend Karen who also does Divine Intervention. We do this as a gift to humanity.
We are in this together and your paintings and intuitive insights resonate with what I see as well.
As we are in this time of great transition, Florence Nightingale foreshadows deeper meaning. Night into the light of day brought forth by a gale or wind (breath). Keep breathing in the present moment as we transition into higher consciousness and love.
I am inspired by your work and the spiritual meaning it embodies.
Thanks again Jessel for your beautiful paintings and words of wisdom. I am so inspired by you. M
Your art and words are inspirational! I value our friendship.
I love all of your new paintings they are truly spiritual, great message to everyone no matter who or where you are!
I think it’s perfect just the way it is. I love how the colors of the background fade into each other and the Buddha watching over. Thank you for the explanation and symbolic meaning of the fallen feather. I came across a really beautiful black iridescent feather last week, it I had know I would have picked it up and done something special with it. Now I know!
This is stunning, as I knew it would be! She was clearly with you soon after her passing. The image brought me to tears--again! M
Fantastic painting thanks for sharing C
A wonderful interpretation on all levels! Thank you dear Jessel for sharing and to Joy for the connection. Each tribute I see makes me that much more hopeful for the future. Light over darkness. Xoxo D
The painting of Ruth Bader was beautiful! She was an amazing beautiful soul! Love you! N
That’s a beautiful portrait you made. O
Inspiring, Jessel. P
Noble One is WAY BEYOND fabulous.
It is one of your strongest pieces ever.
I have just finished making myself s Medicine Bag out of my dad's deerhide . And I opened this email during my creativeness.
You have given me a boost !!! G
I love this one. S
You moved me with the beautiful spirit of this painting!! Thank you!! Take good care, you are a pillar in our community!! You are dearly respected and loved!! J
Lovely 😊 C
Oooooo these are goose bump creations. It is so fun to see your work. You are a FORCE !!!! G
What a wonderful group of luscious landscapes, including two of yours!!!
Wow wow wow
I don't know how you can paint such incredible faces. And do all the other subject matter too.
You are one craaaaazzzzzy talented woman. G
I know that Facial Recognition is the "Most Complicated " function the Human Brain Deals with.
It just requires more brain activity. Personally I am forced to deal with the FACT that Faces are "NOT" Symmetrical. i.e. Left and Right sides are not just the reverse. Thanks for your email R
I love the drawings and the paintings - these are definitely expressing your creative thoughts and new direction in acrylics with a different flare. Congrats !
There's so much to learn just looking at these interpretations and there's something for almost every interest. J
In Nebraska, where I was born, Buffalo are most Famous for "Buffalo Chips" which provided fuel for heat and cooking for cowhands and other wilderness folks.
My mother's story as a child in the 1920, was that the Pioneers not finding much firewood on the open plains were quite grateful for the Buffalo Chips they could gather for heat and cooking. R
Wow. That just glows, doesn't it?? G
Absolutely gorgeous! L
Beautiful work Jessel!!!
Beautiful images. Great poem.
You are such a creative force.
MY OH MY. G
This is SO tender and beautiful M
I love this one!
I have been thinking about the Native Americans too. I really believe this country won’t be healed until we go back even further and redress the wrongs done to them. S
From Jessel: This is a very special friend of mine. We have known each other since her birth. My dad brought her into the world.
I do so enjoy seeing your paintings through these emails. I also recall no Blacks in Timmins but when we moved to Miami in 1962, the racial overtones in some of the black 'ghettos' was intense, especially in Coconut Grove. And these areas were officially called ghettos at the time.
While I never saw your Dad's photos, I do remember most of the paintings you did in the 1970's and the lady in green below. And your new works have so much depth and feeling! Thank you for continuing to share your works with everyone.
Be well, my friend. Hope to get up there in the next few months!
So beautiful. G
That first image is the ESSENCE of landscape.
I hope lots of people float with you !!
Love this!! D
I loved how the dancer was swathed in color. L
This one hits in a good and special place.
Thank you for sharing and your words. L
Love the hidden faces. Thx for sharing. K
Stunning Jessel...I am astounded at how prolific you are with this collection! 🌹L
Wow! Wow wow wow.
This is a great painting. Amazing. ❤️🙌 G
Gorgeous!!! ❤️ D
Going through your emails take me through an adventurous stream of blues , turquoise’s and yellows and flowing amidst rich green fields of grass highlighted by red and yellow sun rays.
I don’t want to go back to the real world out there right now. Thank you for an enchanting change of environment. B
The viewer is drawn into the profound intricacy of beauty, seeing images beyond the actual painting. The folds of color mutating into one another have clairvoyant structure of the piece. So incredible, truly the art display of a professional.
Thank you for your constant talent. J
I am moved by your creative depth in this strange time in history. XO
Love this Jessel! So beautiful! D
Thank you Jessel,
Beautiful painting and beautiful words K
So beautiful and comforting. K
I just love the work you have been doing. This piece especially speaks to me. Both my daughters and I collect elephants. I can’t afford the $5,000 price for the original, but perhaps I could afford a print. Let me know if you could produce one.
Keep healthy and safe. Miss you bunches!
I see value in each of the three versions of "Humanity" painting.
I like the first one because I see more detail in the 'heart's' faces.
The second one shows more story along with the development of the paintings, and, I think that the viewer can use more imagination.
After seeing the 'heart's' versions, the third one seems plain - and also very effective in its message.
My horoscope has told me in the past that I see both sides to everything, thus hard to make a decision: as you can see from my comments!
(However, In the past, when I have finally made a decision, I am very happy with it for Years.) M
My choice is the one with the children’s’ faces because of the title. It is beautiful either way!
Love and safety and health dear Jessel J
Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace dancing- Tim Hansel
Lovely wording, very appropriate, thank you Goddess! XO L
Love Surrounds! C
Love it! Thanks for making the morning brighter. S
Beautifully said. Wishing you and your family Easter and Passover blessings. Stay safe and hopefully we will see you soon.
You make me cry with joy, Jessel. Have a wonderful day family. B
Well it took me all day but here is my HOPE:
Having. Optimism. Perseverance. Endurance
Whew! This was good to really think about today - thanks! C
Jessel my idea of hope:
Healing offers people equanimity. R
Thank you for sharing ❤️
It so uplifting and your carefully selected quotes 💜👍
May we all be grateful for what we have with family and friends
Knowing that there are less fortunate people all around us
May they find love and joy during these times of uncertainty 💜 L
Sweet inspiration. L
Very moving, thank you Jessel. B
The choices some of our brothers and sisters are making are literally between life and death!
Work in public can threaten personal health.
Choice not to work gnaws away at our capacity to secure the basics we need to survive.
For many who do not need to work to take care of basic needs it is frightening to guess how little we may end up with!
It will be more than most!!
Be generous! J
LOVE this Butterfly painting and the words written with it. You are a master!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us all during these trying times, M
You are going to have hundreds of paintings by the time this virus quits.
You are an inspiration.
What a beautiful painting, Jessel. Thank you! C
Love the piece!!! Love the sentiment and you! N
What a beautiful visual and lyrical message to start my day!
Your beautiful and vividly colourful spirituality will carry us all through this Pesach (crazy) timed plague.
THANK YOU - We are very touched by your incredible painting. P.K.
All inspirational ❤️ L
This gives me inspirational goose bumps! Wish I could come by for a hug! Keep "arting" and carry on! xoxoxo m.
Dance,put some music from your teen yrs on, what a better day when I Am dancing. U tube has Dick Clark. Hula is fun.
Dance as if no one is watching, shelter & twirl, twirl, twirl. B
Dearest you. I look at every one of your emails. I find them both thoughtful and beautiful. You are a splendid portrait artist and you have incorporated that gift into your “new” art. Keep it coming. Love, G
My process with my paintings of the Northwest is to take photos, print many different angles and closeups, and lay them out on my high studio table. I contemplate them as I walk by each day. When one finally demands painting, I start with a light drawing, and then add the rest. I walk by the Westway Mailboxes often in summer. Will this summer allow us to resume our previous lives? It's hard to know. How can we get back to the Olympic National Park? Will we ever? Seastacks are special. Will my 94 year old mother escape the virus? Will the two new babies in our clan be ok? Painting cigar boxes this past year was a wonderful jaunt. Will it feel that away again? Sending hope to all of you Jessel fans as we cheer on her wonderful current body of work. Her HeART. Her heartstrings. G
I love how you are being a unifying, loving voice in the community near and far.
For me, the saying, "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift. We need problems to find their gifts." I believe this completely. Because around the world people are slowing down, driving less, flying less, the air is cleaner. Because people are home bound, they are spending more time with their children, maybe listening more, maybe hearing more. There is always a benefit to find...and then the problem goes away, and we still have the gift. YAY!
Bless you, Dearie, for using your gallery and studio to be a jumping off place for love, beauty and heartening messages. D
I trust and hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health.
I enjoy your emails, and this one was especially meaningful.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
I love the work you're doing with the palette It's reminiscent of the work of sculptors who visualize the image of their subject in the stone and carve it to freedom.
Thank you also for sharing your remarkable encounter with Maya Angelou. She was a treasure, a powerful force and profound voice.
Finally, I love the gift of the "I Choose" poem. It's a keeper.
Be well and safe. Keep the remarkable beauty coming!
I hope to visit soon.
Love and light to you and yours. S
Keep going and sharing!!! It’s inspiring... thank you R
I love Maya Angelou. What a brilliant and caring woman.
How special that you had a session with her!
Thank you so much for bringing so much joy and beauty to this world.
You never cease to amaze me.
Stay well! K
I love your pictures. The narrative is personal and very heart felt. Thanks for sharing.
Our island in SC has pretty much shut down as far as activities go. I’ve been sketching outside, then water coloring over the sketches and reading to stay busy.
Stay well. Hope to see you this summer.
Dear Jessel Thank you for this most amazing and heartwarming message It is people like you who make this a wonderful world Your talent and
loving spirit know no bounds Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Yes! On all counts .. I can stare at that painting all day I think. Lovely.
Thx for always being thoughtful and inspiring.
Jessel, just loving your beautiful art & incredible messages when we need them most.
Wow these images are wonderful!
That was really beautiful and I am so glad that I have entered into knowing you as a person, artist and spiritual being. It’s time to stay positive and to love.
This to we shall survive.
Jessel, thank you for a “Prayer of Gratitude “. Your nurturing n inspiring my soul in my silent moments with purpose n love in the common thread that we all share as one. I knew u were a great artist, but who knew u were equally a great inspirational writer. I miss r classes n having a hard time getting motivated to paint, but l’m glad to have it during this time.
Love you back Jessel
Thank you for your high loving vibrations!