Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Mason Jar Love


One of the simple things I've fallen in love with over the summer is planting little plants in various mason jars we picked up at the thrift store a few months back. It was fun to spend an afternoon with my baby brother back in May, planting tiny plants into a few small mason jars. Now, they're growing leaps and bounds and look so cozy in our kitchen window. In fact, just a few weeks ago, I took a few seeds from a lemon we had, planted them in the last empty mason jar we had....now it's sprouting up like you wouldn't believe!

With that said, those little jars displayed in the window inspired this darling illustration above. As I sat at my desk in the studio, I started thinking about the various things one can use mason jars for.  Talk about finding JOY in the simple things! Hee I'd love to hear what you would do with a box of empty mason jars around your home. :)

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15 comments

  1. I love your mason jar joy!! so sweet and real ! I purchased a box of small ones this summer and made blueberry jam in them. Now, as we finish up the jam, I am wondering what to do with them. You have given me some ideas! Thanks, Alexandra, for sharing your beautiful watercoloring!! Have a great week!!!

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  2. Aren't mason jars wonderful? And so versatile! Lovely uses for yours in your sketches and beautifully drawn - strawberry jam....YUM!

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  3. I haven't been here for a very long time, my you have been very productive and lots of beautiful work, congrats on your books. They look wonderful.

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  4. Your mason jar illustrations are so sweet. It's so funny how these simple little jars are so popular and can be so charming. Blessings!

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  5. We're using empty jars (recycled from spaghetti sauce jars) to drink iced tea :-). I like your giggle dust one... I would try planting on my empty tea tins I guess. I have so many of them!

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  6. What a lovely collection, pretty sketch, love your signature mushroom there Alexandra!

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  7. I like your mason jars...I was wondering what the difference is between jam jars and mason jars..I tend to use empty jam jars as we cant really get mason jars here in UK. Thank you for the reminder to visit the blogs as there are such lovely art works out there and we should support blogs if we can

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  8. I too am a lover and user of mason and ball jars. Love them. Have used them for jam and jelly for years...but there are so many other uses....as you have do beautifully drawn. Yeah for your little lemon tree. Hugs.

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  9. I love your mason jars. How cute. Maybe I could draw a jar. HeHe. You really inspire. Thanks for the linky. Hope you have a Blessed week.

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  10. Wonderful drawing, its very cute :) What happens tho when the plants get too big for the jar, do you have to break it to get the plant out?

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  11. Oh how charming your jar illustrations are! I'm not sure what I'd do with them, so many options...

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  12. I don't know what it is about jars, but they really are very appealing...we have a whole cupboard full of jars of all shapes and sizes, some of them with plant cuttings in, I hope they grow as well as yours! These are very cute little sketches, it's great that you can draw from your imagination, something I find really difficult!

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  13. Pass the Giggle Dust, please! I need to stock up on that! Great mason jar art! Have a wonderful week full of love and laughter and beautiful art!

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  14. Giggle Dust... I love that. I not only natter but I giggle too.
    I have numerous jars of various sizes and I've still to fill them. I'll have to definitely have to give it some thought and fill them.
    Your illustrations are gorgeous.

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  15. My goodness, these are super cute! I also like using mason jars to organize -- I can see why they make great illustrations!

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