My new book is OUT!!!
You can find it anywhere books are sold!!
It's exciting to have my new book coming out August 13th of this year!!! Visit my Book Page to find out more about I'M A GNOME and my other book THE GNOME PROJECT that came out in 2015.
Below you can see examples of my work. Newer pieces are at the top. Scroll down to see my wool work and don't forget to visit my gallery....
My newest work is Nature-Politics-Inspired Paintings.....
Felted Wool Artwork
2018- We are so taken by the screens and devices in our lives that we spend less time living and connecting with this magical natural world than ever before. If we let nature reclaim us like it does to cracks in sidewalks and the sides of buildings, we will rediscover our world and reconnect with it. Be taken by Nature- it is a return to balance. -JMP
2018 One of the bravest things we can do is make art. It can bring us face to face with our perceived flaws and inabilities in an uncomfortable, but important, way. If we can embrace bravery and face those, we can find the deep love and acceptance needed to truly find love for ourselves and for others. -JMP
2018- We must remember not to limit ourselves by species. We are connected to every living being on the planet and those beings are our family members.-JMP
2018- In March I met my first Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle at ECHO in Burlington, VT. It was amazing to see these creatures that travel through their lives with delicate, tender shells. I was struck by how many people and other creatures I had met in my life who were also softshelled and how much courage it takes to walk through your days, your life, with a softshell. -JMP
2018- Rabbits, birds singing and budding pussy willow always translates to Spring for me hailing the start of this magical time of rebirth and new growth.-JMP
2018 Some species of whales can live 255 years or longer (Bowhead whales) and many tree species live hundreds and even thousands of years- they have knowledge to share with those who listen. They ARE our elders and we must work harder to respect and protect them. They are irreplaceable.-JMP
2018- On a lovely walk with my daughter, we came across a magical creature- a flying squirrel. Then, right in front of us, it leapt into the air and flew like a bird to a tree quite far away. I couldn't help but think about how interesting it is that everyone has hidden abilities- or wrong assumptions- attached to a previously established set of ideas from how we look. There is something marvelous about animals that remind us that we mustn't ever judge anyone based on appearances. -JMP