If you have been following this blog/website for a while, you have probably wondered what the heck was going on!? I haven't been the most consistant blogger (one to three posts a month in good times) but it was good when it happened! Right!? And it was semi regular! Right!? Right! And then life got in the way for a time. You know how that goes! This business/blog started out with two of us - Mak & JiLL. We had a bit of a good run, and then decided it was time to do things seperately. We had different ideas about how we wanted to move forward. Hence the new title of the blog/website: Just JiLL!!! Yay! It's very exciting to be doing my own thing! And it's really pretty much the same! Just a new name really. I love what I've been doing and don't feel the need to change much. I'm still painting furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint pretty much every day, running a retail store in beautiful down town San Clemente, teaching furniture painting workshops, and shopping like a mad woman, to bring unique and funky finds to my little Abode. Jill's Abode. My fabulous retail shop.
There is also a lot of custom furniture painting going on! Yes, we do custom work. And the occasional staged house for some local realtors. Mr. Wilson (my hubby) being one of them. And then the occasional design job as well! And who knows what else!? We seem to do it all! And I say we, because although the name is Just JiLL, of course I have lots of help! It is Just Jill, and Simon, and Katie, and Martine, and Betty, and Kathleen, and Julie, and Carolyn, and many others! There is a lot of talent under this roof, and we are all painting, planting, creating, upcycling, picking, and just doing our thing! And having fun doing it!
So keep your eyes open for some new posts about what is being created here at Jill's Abode! And if you are one of the many millions (okay, maybe not millions, but there are lots of you!) that have been waiting for the new class schedule - it's up!!!! Yay!!!!! We switched things around a bit, and now have a great new classroom space, which will be ever evolving. And our class offerings will be ever evolving as well. We will be adding some fun new classes, so keep an eye out for that as well!
I'm very excited to get back to blogging and sharing our journey and our creations! In addition to the blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Thanks for your interest, and happy creating!!!!
p.s. the image above is an inspirational picture. It represents my mood, my style, my love of color and art and all things fun and funky! It's not my photo. I have a huge library of photos that I have collected over the years, and don't know where they are all from. :( If anyone recognizes it, I'd love to give credit! Isn't it fabulous!!?