Collection: NIAD Holiday Gift Guide #2: "The Color of Happiness" collection by Rebecca Jantzen
ABOUT "THE COLOR OF HAPPINESS" COLLECTION
"It was hard picking out [the collection] because there's so many different styles and mediums. The happiness feeling is what they all have in common. People should buy art because it will make them feel happy!"
Shana Harper, acrylic on handmade paper
"When I look at it, it's like we're all coming, meeting in the middle, all the people."
Maria Radilla, string-bound unique artist book
"I like the spring-y feeling - the colors, the flowers, the hearts - make you feel happy."
Raven Harper, glazed ceramic
"I like the colors on it. I'd put little trinkets in it. The colors make you think of the different seasons—bumblebees, leaves."
Karen May, Map for Art, watercolor, ink and colored pencil on paper
"The colors pull you into it. She's got shapes—I see a person, a duck, a bird."
Rebecca Jantzen, glazed ceramic
"I love animals. This is one of my first ceramic pieces. I chose the colors from the imagination. It would be called 'The Imaginary Bird'."
ABOUT REBECCA JANTZEN, THE COLLECTOR
I describe myself as visually impaired and learning disabled. I am a socially engaged artist who loves her art work. I love holidays and I like to make cards for special occasions. I like to draw things that brighten up my spirit and the day; images of peace, love and happiness. One of the reasons I chose to draw the bee character is because I’m known as “Queen Bee” at NIAD. I try to put myself into my art sometimes. I like to use anything and everything in art."