CONCEPTS, ETC. a collection of concepts by Jacqueline Bardner Smith


This website is now a combined showplace for what I consider to be my most important works of art over the years and the work that most defines me as an artist. 

The big news is that I have returned to my roots  of creating children's books.  In order to allow for time to do this I am taking a sabbatical from the labor intensive "Dreamscopes" commissions and my sculpted "Wearable Art Jewelry".

Amazingly the project I chose to begin with is a picture book called "Hanging Out With Friends" and you could call it divine intervention, but in the midst of working on the illustrations for the book,  I got the idea to create  a game called "Saving Wild Animals" and I  set the book aside until the game was completed. Now the real work begins….trying to market it or license it. In addition….I am working on a  second picture book and it is called "The Secret Life Of Puff".  So far the  28 pages and cover rough drawings are finished and are being upgraded to final drawings with color to follow. 

 You are invited to visit my Photo gallery and wander through the following concepts that are all close to my heart:

Dreamscopes one of a kind sculpted kaleidoscopes, Through The Looking Glass Chess Set inspired by the book,  Hugs N Purrs finely dressed cat dolls,  Wearable Art  one of a kind sculpted necklaces,  JacquiWear artful shawls and Fancy Fanny purses,  Chickadee Ring Box & Matching Ring...fine collectible porcelain piece... and... last but not least Blackberry Hollow Bears hand crafted bears wearing darling clothing made from antique hankies that live in my dollhouse and are featured in a story book, Newsletters and a Calendar.  Picture Books album uploading  is in progress.   

 Feel free to contact me by email: (concepts15@aol.com)