My name is Jenny Gabrenas. I am a self-taught artist and have lived in the Athol/Orange area in Massachusetts, United States, for over 20 years, after growing up on a small farm in Greenfield.
Creativity was always important to me but I became more serious about my art as my children grew up. Needing an outlet for my loving energy, I started HeavenSpirit Creations in 2006, naming it in memory of my oldest son and my grandma. I started my art venture with fabric Spirit Dolls, which became very popular.
Finding that working the tiny stitches into the fabric dolls was not a good fit due to my health, I started to concentrate my artistic energies in painting starting in 2014. Working in mixed media and focusing in acrylics, my ideal canvas has been one that creates joy or well-being in some way. I feel my creativity was given to me to be a healing balm to myself and to others.
I strive to spread love and a sense of belonging thru my artwork. One of my current interests is to bring spirit animals, or animal messengers, to life on the canvas.
I am a retired homeschool mom, and second mom to their friends. I am a woman with general anxiety disorder and depression. I am quiet until I can trust you (and then watch out). I am silly, and fully in love with my life as it unfolds, even with my trials and faults. I have a beautiful marriage of 20 plus years to the biggest goofball, after struggling with a not so loving first marriage. I have a past of hurt and loss that I am healing, but I have a future of joy and success in front of me.
I'm Jenny, and I am glad to meet you.