This blog contains a collective of the visual world…an interpretation of the things that matter to me.   The balance of the inner self with the outside world – the yin and yang of life.

My passion for the arts began as a young girl through the National Geographic Magazines scattered around my home, which I was constantly flipping through.  This was followed by piano study from age 7 throughout college, studying art at the Toledo Museum of Art throughout my entire elementary school years, continuing throughout college and after.  At age 8 I can remember falling in love with a huge Frank Stella painting that was painted with ice cream colors…it knocked me out.  Studying dance from age 7 throughout my adult life  has developed into a true appreciation of the human form.  I have recently received a certificate in T’ai Chi Chuang.   After teaching science, math and art  I have switched to being an art consultant, web manager and photographer at a top ranking fine arts and crafts gallery in the US after owning my own frame shop/gallery for 5 years.   On my day off I do custom framing at a local frame shop, where I handle some exquisite pieces.   Traveling has also enhanced my vision, especially my travels to Cuba.   I just can’t get enough of this ‘good stuff’.

-j. quigley

  1. #1 by k2globalcommunicationsllc on December 12, 2010 - 1:03 am

    Great site, enjoyed our visit….

  2. #2 by J. Quigley on January 30, 2011 - 12:52 am

    Thank you for taking the time to check my site out. I hope you check back from time to time. JQ

  3. #3 by Music&Meaning on April 29, 2011 - 8:15 pm

    Janet: just to let you know, I’ve nominated your site for a Versatile Blogger award… check it out at http://cathay12.wordpress.com. RT

  4. #4 by JANET QUIGLEY on April 30, 2011 - 2:13 am

    This is a huge surprise and, I must say, I am extremely honored. Your blog is amazing and it is great to share the blogosphere with you. I accept the nomination. Your fan, Janet

  5. #5 by cindydyer on May 20, 2011 - 1:28 am

    Hi J. Quigley! Thanks for the comment on my Columbine + photo lesson posting. I just went to check out your blog—it’s such an elegant design. I’m going to subscribe! Stay tuned for more photography lessons to come. Shout out if you ever have a specific question about garden photography. I’m happy to help.

  6. #6 by cindydyer on May 20, 2011 - 1:31 am

    Janet, FYI—my main blog (which will have all the gardening stuff + more photography-related stuff (travel, crafts, graphic design, etc.) is:


  7. #7 by inmaterial on July 2, 2011 - 7:05 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for taking notice of and reading my blog. I didn’t understand what was meant by the Versatile Blogger Award (my ignorance) and just recently read what you wrote about my blog and was very honored by what you said. I’m just getting back into writing and am trying a new idea out so the fact that someone who writes about art and culture noticed it means a lot. Thank you again!

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