14 Apr

Happy Easter!

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Easter is a time of hope, of promises fulfilled and redemption of the spirit. It’s a season on quiet reflection and joyous commemoration. In short, it’s glorious! Here’s a short video describing how our family celebrates. If everything works out, and we remember to turn on the sound on the camera, I hope to have
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31 Mar

Open the Door to a Beautiful Surprise

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Doors are always intriguing. You never really know what’s on the other side. Sometimes it’s a beautiful new adventure or experience… and sometimes not so much. But you never know until you open them! Here’s a short video of me talking about my new door collection. I really like the concept, and I love how
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24 Mar

See How A New Peanuts Design Begins

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Here’s a Peanuts project I really had some fun with! And we thought it would be interesting to give everyone an inside look at how we do things at my studio. It’s a look at my design process, how I approach new art, with a little drawing lesson thrown in. Thanks to my daughter Robin
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17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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There are places that don’t disappoint… that live up to the hype. The Grand Canyon is like that, every bit as beautiful in person as it is in your imagination. And Jackson Hole too, with landscapes and vistas that take your breath away. But for living up to expectations there’s no place like Ireland. It’s
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14 Mar

Jim Shore Disney Princesses

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Everybody has a favorite Disney Princess, a heartfelt heroine who sparks great memories of summer afternoons in dark theaters. Magical moments filled with laughter, adventure and learning important life lessons when it counts the most. We’ve watched them together and they’ve become part of our shared experience. They illustrate the values we admire, the evil
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09 Mar

Jim’s Jambalaya Recipe

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I grew up in the South and spent a lot of time as a young man along the Gulf coast.  I wouldn’t change a thing, that life has really suited me, so many wonderful things that I’m grateful for every day.  The people, the history, the climate… and most of all the food!  One of
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03 Mar

Jim Shore Ocean Wonderland

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I guess with a family name like Shore I was destined to love the sea. Over the years it’s been a great source of inspiration, and it’s always been a favorite theme in my work. And I guess I’m not alone! When I travel to events around the country, even landlocked places like West Virginia
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24 Feb

Jim Shore and Coca Cola Partnership

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I’m happy to announce a new collaboration with Coca Cola! I’ll be doing a series of Coke designs featuring iconic images from their advertising through the years. Polar Bears, Penguins and Santas… stuff that’s right up my alley! This will be fun! Coke is a household name all over the world, a brand people know
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17 Feb

Shows Next Week

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Next week starts off pretty busy. First off, on Monday beginning at 12 pm ET, we’ll have our next Inner Circle of Friends Fireside Chat. These chats are always great fun, a chance to exchange ideas and talk about new designs and directions. And I’m particularly looking forward to this one! I have a few
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15 Feb

Peanuts Partnership

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Peanuts is a tradition in my house, the first thing I look for in the morning paper and must-watch TV whenever it’s on.  The characters, like Snoopy and Woodstock here, are so familiar!  They’re friends who make us laugh, touch our hearts and sometimes make us look in the mirror.  It’s humor with a foundation
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10 Feb

A Gift For My Valentine

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My mother collected roosters. We had a house full of them, everything from a rooster lamp to rooster baking dish to rooster curtains in the kitchen. We even had a big carved rooster on the porch. When the wind blew hard he’d fall over and block the front door. So when I was a kid
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01 Feb

It’s A Small World Collection

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I don’t really remember the first time I saw the It’s a Small World ride…or heard that song! Seems like I’ve been singing it all my life. I know the ride was developed for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and opened up in Disneyland a couple of years later. Since then it’s delighted millions
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25 Jan

Inner Circle of Friends Fireside Chat

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I’m looking forward to our next Inner Circle of Friends Fireside chat, this Monday, January 30 at 7pm ET. Please join us if you can, these are always a good time, always a great chance to discuss a wide range of subjects… everything from design concepts, to my 15th anniversary with Heartwood Creek to pizza
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18 Jan

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek 15th Anniversary

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2017 marks the 15th anniversary of my Heartwood Creek collection and my relationship with the wonderful people at Enesco. Here’s a short video of me telling the story of how it all began. Maybe not too short! I do love to talk! But I think you might find it interesting, or at least amusing. It’s
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11 Jan

Valentine’s Day

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True story, I once gave my wife Jan an ironing board for Valentine’s Day. A hand-held vac for Christmas. Probably the worst was when I gave her, literally, “the kitchen sink” for her birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as romantic as the next guy. I’m an artist after all! But when it came to
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05 Jan

Jim’s Favorite New Products

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I like to surround myself with color, particularly this time of year when the days are short, the nights are cold and things can look pretty bleak. So I keep some small designs around the studio, accents with a dash of color that bring a smile and and a gentle reminder that spring is just
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31 Dec

Jim’s New Year’s Resolution

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I was never much for New Year’s resolutions. I always figured if something needed doing you just did it! You didn’t wait around for special occasions or some extra incentive stamped by the date. If it had to be done it had to be done. I’ve taken on a lot of issues that way in
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29 Dec

Jim’s Story

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I never had any formal artistic training. And I’m not sure it would have helped! You might call me self-taught, though I don’t know that’s really accurate. The truth is I was born with a God-given creativity that I think is more-or-less unteachable. It’s difficult to explain, but from a very early age it was
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24 Dec

Merry Christmas

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Christmas at our house is about family, the blessing of being together. And with six kids and more grandkids than we can keep up with Jan and I are very much blessed. I love all the preparation and excitement, the shopping and wrapping and baking… the look of wonder on the kids’ faces (and sometimes
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20 Dec

Winter Wonderland Collection

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I love every single piece in my line. It wouldn’t be there otherwise. But I have to admit some pieces are special, they just seem to “work.” I get a lot of comments about those special designs and I love to hear that feedback. Over the years I’ve heard a lot about The Real Meaning
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12 Dec

Jim Shore’s Fireside Chat

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I’m looking forward to our first ever Circle of Friends fireside chat, this Wednesday, December 14th at 8pm ET. We’ll be talking about the new Inner Circle program, a few last minute gift ideas for the season, and maybe give a sneak peek at some new designs for 2017. But what I’m really looking forward
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10 Dec

Jim Shore’s Granddaughter’s School Report

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I’ve seen my art displayed in a lot of wonderful places…fine homes and fabulous cathedrals, some art museums and a few state capitols. There’s even a piece or two in the White House! But this is really special! Here’s my granddaughter Lilah preparing for her school report on Christmas in Russia using one of my
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09 Dec

Jim Shore’s Hallmark Exclusives

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There are certain staples in the Christmas season, things we always try to do to make the holidays bright. Decorating the tree, get togethers with family and friends, candlelight services and the like. The sort of things memories are made from. And one of those things, at least for me, is always a shopping trip
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01 Dec

Inner Circle

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Here’s something I’m pretty excited about. This month we’ve kicked off a special program for our Circle of Friends called the Inner Circle and I think it’s something you’ll really like. First off you’ll get the kit I talk about in this video, it’s got exclusive items drawn from this Circle of Friends Woodland Santa
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19 Nov

Jim’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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There’s a special magic about Thanksgiving. Some say it’s all about great food. The more high-minded will say it’s about shared memories with family and friends. I’m in the middle and feel strongly both ways! With that in mind here’s a cranberry recipe my mother used to make. And her mother before her. My family
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17 Nov

Angels

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There’s only one constant at my studio. No matter what else I’ve got going on, no matter the season or my mood, I’m always working on an Angel. Angels are a staple in my art, over the years I must have created thousands. It’s a subject I love, an image that keeps inspiring, and an
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10 Nov

Jim’s Baby Crib Project

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My dear friends Doug and Christie just had a baby! Here’s a little something I put together for the new arrival. I love this sort of project,working with old bits and scraps, adding a few elements and a little imagination to create something beautiful that will be treasured for years to come.
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31 Oct

Jim’s Secret Chili Recipe

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There’s nothing like a hot bowl of chili. It’s a real family favorite, and almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. Here’s a short video of me in the kitchen making a batch from my secret recipe. Take a look and give it a try. I think you’ll like it! See
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27 Oct

Patriotism

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  Like I say in this video, I love history. Particularly American history. It’s personal to me, a source of joy and pride for me and my family. And I’m not alone! I have the good fortune to travel a lot, doing shows and signing events across the country. And with the internet I can
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17 Oct

Halloween Decorating – DIY Pumpkin

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Here’s a fun Halloween project just in time for the season. What I love about this one is you don’t have to be some sort of master craftsman to make something the family can display and enjoy for years! It’s easy! Take a look. I think you’ll get a kick out of it. And I
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10 Oct

Purity & Purpose in Quilting Traditions

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Over the years my wife Jan and I have built up a wonderful collection of antique quilts. I keep them close by in my studio to use for reference or inspiration in case I get stuck on an idea or feel the need for a creative boost. They’ve become a pretty substantial part of my
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04 Oct

The Rose Collection

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to reflect on the gut-wrenching struggle faced by the women and men facing this terrible disease. And a time for all of us to search our hearts and minds to find a way to help. The fight is personal, we all know someone or some family
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29 Sep

Meeting Friends On The Road

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Some years ago my wife Jan and I were at an art show in Tennessee, trying to sell a few pieces and make a few connections. That’s how we made our living back then and it wasn’t particularly easy or glamorous. Believe me, I know all about being a starving artist! Now the headline artist
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21 Sep

Magical Partnership

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The name Disney conjures up great memories, summer afternoons in dark theaters filled with laughter, adventure, classic songs… and learning important life lessons from a cricket or a bear. Everybody loves Disney, the stories are part of who we are, our shared cultural heritage. For more than 10 years I’ve been honored to work with
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12 Sep

QVC Visit August 2016

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Ever wonder what it’s like being on QVC?  Here’s some behind the scenes looks of my last appearance.  It really is a lot of fun.  I love my job!
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31 Aug

Family Traditions are the Best Traditions

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When I was growing up in South Carolina, we had family all around us. Sometimes on Sundays, there’d be so many people gathered for supper my mother would worry if she had enough to feed all the folks! Those Sunday suppers were a tradition in our family, something we could count on.  And like most
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22 Aug

Back from Italy

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Jan and I are back from our dream trip to Italy, an amazing time spent in spectacular surroundings. We thought it might be fun to share some of the highlights here with friends. Take a look and let us know what you think!  
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17 Aug

Summer Trip to Italy

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I love to travel!  I never get tired of it, always seem to learn something new on every trip.  And I love the idea of sharing the fun with my friends!  Here’s a short video Travelog of our summer trip to Italy.  Our first stop is to visit friends at a country home in Umbria. 
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12 Aug

Summertime, and the Living is Easy in My Garden

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I’ll let you in on a secret: when I’m in my studio in the summer I’m not constantly focused on my work! Here’s why: my studio has floor­to­ceiling windows, which means I have a life­sized view of the beautiful garden outside. It can be very distracting! Our garden has been a labor of love. Over the years my
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27 Jul

Welcome to Circle of Friends!

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I’m excited to introduce this new online community, a place to gather and tell stories with new and old friends. It gives me a chance to show you what I’m working on, share some thoughts regarding everything from gardening to travel to favorite recipes, and tell you about the things that inspire my art.  And
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25 Jul

Behind the Scenes

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Ever wonder what it takes to shoot a Jim Shore video? Take a look at this “Behind the Scenes” clip for the Jim Shore Circle of Friends video.  
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22 Jul

What Folk Art Means to Me

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There’s an innocence in folk art, a simplicity of style and understanding of the world.  You don’t need years of training or have specific rules to follow.  It’s really all about a heartfelt desire to add beauty to the world, a passion to create. Folk artists and quilters aren’t in it for the glory!  And
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20 Jul

Stars and Stripes Forever

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July 4th was a big day at my house. We had a quite the celebration, with hordes of family and friends fueled by great food cooked on the grill and a massive fireworks display after a beautiful South Carolina sunset. As much as I love the festivities surrounding the 4th, I found myself reflecting on the freedoms we
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Hello Jim – I have several pieces of your work and hope to have more. Please do more Alice in Wonderland pieces. Not just Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, Caterpillar and the cheshire cat. There are so many fabulous characters from the book – the Gryphon (griffon), the Footmen, the Dodo bird, the Dormouse, the Mouse, the March hare, the Walrus, the Mock Turtle and on and on. Could you please do some pieces from the Tenniel sketches. They are incredible, How about a whole series on Alice through the looking glass.

I really enjoy your art, it is magical!

Hi Jim,

I’m just wondering when you’ll be releasing those wonderful Disney Headless Horseman/Ichabod Crane promo pieces? You really captured the look of terror on Ichabod’s face and the headless horseman–love the horseman holding the semi-smashed pumpkin.

This has to be one of the all-time favorite Disney Halloween stories. Maybe you can add Brom Bones, Katrina and Tilda too!!

I always enjoy your work and creativity, and look forward to more wonderful works. They’re all beautiful.

Hi Jim,

I really love all your beautiful artwork, and I was wondering when you’ll be releasing your prototype of Ichabod Crane and Headless Horseman? It’s really beautiful and it would really be a popular piece. I love all the detail and the expression on Ichabod’s face and his horse gunpowder is a credit to your detail.

Disney’s Sleepy Hollow is a Halloween tradition and the humor of Bing Crosby is really great. That’s what makes the characters so funny.

Keep up the great work!!!

Hi Jim, I love to sew. How about doing something like a sewing machine or a lady sitting at the sewing machine working on a quilt. Love your work.

Hi Jim. Love your figurines, but I’m not happy with the Rudolph series. There are no longer any bases and the size is not comparable with what it started out. For example, I loved the Bumble & Rudolph Decorating Tree figurine. I purchased it online. But when I put it next to my other ones, the Bumble was very tiny. Looked kind of silly, since he was supposed to be this big, huge abominable snowman. Just thought I would give a little input. Thanks!!

Hey Jim I just saw the dog collection coming up and cannot wait! My question is could there a pug in the near future to add to that collection?

Hi Jim. I am a fan. I have angels, snowmen and snowladies. I have international Santas and houses. I just bought the Brazilian Santa. I would like you to consider designing a Portuguese Santa. There is a difference. I just bought my neighbor the Spanish Santa. I love all of your collectibles.

Hi. My daughter wants to make and sell some things at her young entrepreneurs business expo (and possibly Amazon) using your Royal Family (cards) material. I noticed the fabric reads: “Licence is required for any use beyond individual consumption.” Please let us know, what we need to do, if we are going to use this fabric (or can) for resale. Additionally, if we can use it for resale, where can we get more? My daughter won this fabric at a quilting guild show. We are new to all of this and I’m wondering where we can get more material (specifically the large “card” panels. I look forward to hearing from you, since there is no contact info. on fabric, hoping this works. Best, Michelle Gordon [email protected]

Hi, Jim! What Santa Around the World ornaments can we expect this year?

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April 11, 2017 4:16 am Reply

Hello Jim, I have a very large collection of yours but I’m wondering if you have heard about April the giraffe in up state NY she is about to give birth to a baby soon, several artists are involved with water colors, and sketches, I have some of them already,the one I have is Kelly Bain from Pennsylvania their are several of us watching her on Facebook and I saying like thousands, you can just look up Animal Adventure Park, this is a fairly new park and they are doing wonders. I would like to know if you have ever Done a giraffe or would do one after you check out the Webb site. You’ll see what I mean as to how many people from all over the world are watching, anyway I would buy an April her mate Oliver and the baby if you did a grouping. Please let me know what you think.

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