"I spend my days doing what I've loved to do since I was 4 years old," says Jen.  "Color, cut and paste.  It doesn't get much better than that."

about the artist
An artist and a poet, Jennifer Mally has taken the two endeavors she loves most, painting and writing, and created a line of handmade greeting and note cards that are both heartwarming and inspirational.  Her card line, "Have A Heart Creations," is sold online, by mail and at number of retail stores around the country.  She also offers personalized announcements and invitations, sells originals of her colorful, whimsical art as well as licenses some art to greeting card and gift wrap manufacturers.

Jennifer has her BA from Iowa State University where she studied art, journalism and English.  She worked for about 15 years in marketing communications and started Have A Heart Creations in 1997 as an evening and weekend project.  Jennifer's little part-time business soon became her driving force and ultimately became a full-time, full-fledged adventure.

Jennifer paints with acrylics usually on heavyweight, rough-textured watercolor paper, but sometimes she paints on other stuff (like wood or canvas or clay pots or whatever.)  She uses reproductions of her paintings to create her cards and embellishes them with joy-filled sentiments, hand embossing, glitter accents, decorative trims, art papers and more.  Her studio is in her home in Des Moines, Iowa.

To learn more about Jen, be sure to check out her notes from Jen

CURRENT NOTES:  "a matter of perspective"

For a quick fix of Jen's ramblings, you can visit jensblog