words to live by at gold barWhile all of my pieces are created from stirrings from my heart, this piece has special significance. I created this for my nephew for his high school graduation present. I’m incredibly proud of him and who he is as a person. He’s a solid young man and already knows who he is in life and has the courage to stand in his individuality.

I know how life has the tendency to sneak up on us and we start to get caught in the grind of life. I wanted to give him a reminder of what is important in life and to keep it alive. The original was created on a canvas board and as with all my pieces, I wrote my nephew a personal message on the back of it. While the message was created for him, the reminders are relevant to each of us.

I’m excited to announce that through June 30, 2014, my art is offered for sale at Gold Bar Espresso located at 3141 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, words to live by and crisis at gold BarAZ.  Gold Bar Espresso offers one-of-a-kind customer service.  It’s a family owned business who has perfected the art of creating amazing espresso while offering a community to welcome you.  Their baked goods are decadent and are a delightful way to start the day or enjoy a treat in the afternoon.  I’m a huge fan of their evenings of jazz.  You can see this piece on display and enjoy it in person.  In addition to displaying at Gold Bar, I am also offering my art online at Etsy.  You can see this piece and check out my other art pieces at Words To Live By on Etsy.

Carpe Diem!

Joan Jakel