Not Just Any Turtle

I was asked by a neighbor to make a small turtle painting for a gift. I am all about painting turtles so I was thrilled. Folk art sea turtles are my favorite. I was inspired years ago by a gift my husband gave me when he was playing music in Australia. It was a handmade necklace from a street vendor and he had wrapped in some paper with little Australian folk turtle designs on it. I still have the paper in my art supplies and pull it out often for inspiration.

Our neighbor is a big fan of author, Mary Alice Monroe. Monroe is involved with a group called The Turtle Team that help protect sea turtles. I painted four to give her a choice and because I was having so much fun. This one happens to be my favorite.

Wise turtle right here.

Author: BunkoJess

Jessica Spires was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1973. Spires is predominantly a painter but also enjoys photography and sculpture. She considers it all practice. Owner of she is a serious business lady by day. When she isn't being a workaholic she spends her down time cooking, gardening, listening to live music and loving her family. Guitar and music symbols are often incorporated with nature themes in her whimsical, colorful folk paintings signed with her nickname: BunkoJess. Spires currently splits her time living and working in Millersport, OH and Nashville, TN.