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Angie: You do beautiful calligraphy.
March 12, 2011 5:31PM

nee_cee2: Ms. Jan I just took a look at your artwork and I must say it is beautiful. Wish you all the best.
March 11, 2011 11:09AM

David: Hi. I just bought a house in the Geist area in Indianapolis. The occasion deserves some very special thanks and blessings. I am looking for an artist to paint the "Doxology" around my front door frame so that everyone who enters will understand what this house means to me. I would like you to paint these words: Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye Heavenly Host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Is this something that speaks to you? If so, please contact me at or call me at 317-503-7365. The photos of your work are wonderful - I hope you are willing to take on my project. Be well and happy, David
October 3, 2010 7:47PM

Michael Butler: Jan, Your website gets better every time I visit. You are so talented in many different ways. Hopefully, someday you will pass on your skills and thoughts to others so they can keep your artfull spirit going on forever. Everything about your site is so beautiful. God bless you in everything you do.
December 26, 2008 6:28AM

cmvee: I enjoyed your site, especially your digital photography. cmv
January 16, 2008 1:00PM

Sarah Grant: Congradulations on the State Fair ribbons. You deserve them - everything is beautiful.
August 25, 2006 9:28AM

James: WOW! Your lettering is incredible!
March 8, 2006 8:22PM

January 9, 2006 9:29AM

Gail Harper-Boyce: What a wonderous 1/2 hour I just spent going through all of the pix on the site (-: One can see that you are a letter-lover! Keep those fingers inky!
October 24, 2005 6:52PM

Linda C. Greiss: Jan your work is incredible! I am so inspired. You have such a wide range of talent and interest. I love the paper collages and painted collages. You have a great sense of humor with the Think Big Collage. I have that same fish paper and have never done anything with it. How fun to see you use it. I am a member of Claudine's Yahoo group. My work is under photos under Linda C Take Care and Good Luck with your Gallery. Linda Greiss
April 16, 2005 9:51AM

Alice Turak: Your calligraphy is wonderful. I was especially taken with the pictures from Ireland. I just spent a month in and around Kinsale. You are a terrific photographer. Best wishes with your new gallery/store. Alice
January 9, 2005 4:48PM

Susan Houseman: Hi Jane, Love your website. I would like to letter on my daughters wall, what type of paint did you use? It seem like ages since we last saw each other. Hope your doing well. Susan
October 24, 2004 12:54PM

CharlotteK: Hi - I just love the way you mix ancients, like calligraphy, with moderns, like digital - it's what it's all about, taking things out of their old 'surroundings' and giving them new life - no limits, thinking ACROSS life rather than linear - I mean, who wants to be a barcode! Thank you. CharlotteK
July 30, 2004 2:06PM

David: 16-Jun-2004 David: Hi, I just visited your page and loved your Art! We would like to exchange links with you, and we already placed your link on our web site on this page: We have 5000 visitors a day so many people will see your link. Thank you! David
June 19, 2004 8:57PM

Suzanne mitchell: Jan, your work is gorgous. I love the butterflies. Beautiful Journey is beathtaking to me, although I love them all. What talent you have.
June 14, 2004 1:03PM

um.: apparently it doesnt show the symbol i tried so what i mean by '3 x 50' is that i love it hahaa
April 28, 2004 5:10PM

Kay Elle...again: 3 x 50 is what i meant to type
April 28, 2004 5:09PM

Kay Elle: 3 x 50 these ones....*Latin Wisdom__LOVE the cursive writing *On the Road__nice. i also really like the torn paper effects...according to my art teacher i have.."perfected the art of tearing paper and using it in ways unimaginable" .yeah. hahah...*Orange Crush__clever as hell..i love how you took that to another level...the orange crush in the background with the orange coloring b.c usually its the boring girl and boy in black and white and the colored red rose but i really like what you did with that.
April 28, 2004 5:08PM

Stephanie Sager: I second Annie VT - You go girl! Your site is wonderful and you are a very talented artist. I'm very inspired by your work. It's nice to see one of us keeping a New Year's resolution. Thank you!
April 17, 2004 12:06PM

Annie VT: you go girl! beauuuuutiful wedding pages. hope it brings you many happy customers!
April 1, 2004 5:02PM

Harvey Stackhouse: Janice, Rose Chapel struck me. We lost a good friend two weeks ago to cancer. Her name was Rose Van Someren. She was a great person with an equally great family. I would like to use your print to frame for her husband. Tell me what I need to do to pay you for the print and have it in the quality to frame it? Love always, Harvey
March 28, 2004 4:44PM

JerBear: Jan, You are the epitomy of digital. The technique, execution, layering, contrast and design are definitely top-shelf. It is indeed an honor to know you professionally (you will get more referals form me!) and to know you as a friend. Keep challenging yourself, "pushing the envelope" and exploring! Jerry Moscato
March 28, 2004 12:30PM

susan richardson: Jan, your work is just beautiful and inspired. A spirit of love, joy, exploration and compassion comes through it. Thank you for sharing it. You've inspired me to try more stuff on my computer -- specifically photoshop, which scares me. Your computer work is not geeky at all (your sons' comments not withstanding), in fact your computer work seems to be the most spiritual -- the anti-geek.
March 23, 2004 10:40AM

Mary E: I love how you painted and lettered your beautiful blue canvas. I just spent ten minutes looking at it. It is simply gorgeous.
March 14, 2004 10:00AM

Linda: WOW! What an endeavor, not only the website but your work is wonder-full. I feel grateful to see your art. So inspiring..especially for a beginner!! Thanks for sharing yourself with us.
March 12, 2004 11:52AM

Kenneth Gallup: I haven't viewed everything on your site (yet), but I love the scenic pics of Ireland. Makes me miss my many years living and traveling in Europe and the Isles.
February 14, 2004 4:31PM

Jan Hurst: I get no respect from my sons who left the previous message for me. LOL!
January 10, 2004 7:37PM

blondie & disco: only computer geeks have guestbooks but your work with pastels completly makes up for your geekdom. what i wouldn't do for a pastel piece with one of those big moons and some girly quotes.
January 10, 2004 6:37PM

BranD: Hello! I see that I am not the only one here that was inspired in your didgital collage works. for 2 years I have been searching the summerset books for something to spark my intrest. I have so many questions would you have a little time to answer some ? I know you seem to be so busy ! and traveling. ...thanks so much
January 4, 2004 1:21PM

grace vanderpool: thank you for sharing you supreme talents. your work has motivated me and sparked my artistic longings. what a gift!
January 2, 2004 12:06PM

Donna McClure: WOW......haven't seen your web site for a while and was so impressed with all the different types of things you are doing now. Looks GREAT!!! Donna
November 25, 2003 5:02AM

Carroll Sawyer: I just bought my Nov/Dec issue of Sommerset Studio and found your work. Very nice! About a year ago I started working with collage as a change from watercolor. To me, creating images with my PC was a natural addition to all the found things and my artwork that I incorporate in the collage pieces. I use Corel PhotoPaint, CorelDraw, and Painter Classic. There's also a program called Painter8 that is even more like using art materials. I use a stylus and tablet instead of a mouse. It's nice to see work that's in the same vein. Carroll Sawyer
November 20, 2003 9:58AM

kecia: hi jan! beautiful stuff! are you teaching any workshops? also, what version of adobe photoshop do you use? i want to buy a version, but saw several choices and couldn't decide!
November 14, 2003 4:18AM

Susan Phend: Jan, wonderful picture of Ireland. Very nice! Good to see you this last weekend. Susan
November 10, 2003 6:14AM

Vella: Hi! I am a 74-yrs. young lady in mid-California who has been enjoying your pages in Somerset Studio. I've also done some calligraphy and have a great appreciation of it. Nice to be able to see your work online.
October 29, 2003 9:02PM

Ellen Bloom: Hi Jan! Just read your article about digital collage in the latest issue of "Somerset Studio." It was VERY inspiring. I plan to give it a try! Thanks for all the details! Ellen Bloom, Los Angeles
October 23, 2003 12:32PM

Linda Colgan: Jan just got my issue of Somerset stuidio mag and have fallen in love with your work. Just pure joy. I'm just learning Ab books and collage. Is there any way that you could give me instructions on how to do the digatal collage? I know its an awful lot to ask someone but got to learn how to do this. I live in Pittburgh and have take ec classes on line collage abooks ect. I'm not great at the computer but maybe there is a touttial that you could send to get me started. Or give a class on line. Thank-you it was so nice meeting you. Do you have a websight? Have a great day. Linda Colgan
October 14, 2003 12:25PM

Lou: Jan, Enjoyed your website. Also enjoyed the pictures of Ireland. I'm sure your memories are still bringing you joy. Our (Len and I) thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Peace. Lou
October 11, 2003 6:29PM

Harvey Stackhouse: This was a particularly difficult week. I spent the last half hour viewing your digital photos. I must tell you, that was the best half hour I could have possibly spent all week! Your photos are a product of a gift that is within you. I am sure it gives you peace and comfort. It gave me inner peace and the best gift of all is that I can call you my friend. Thank you Janice, Harvey
October 3, 2003 5:33PM

Hoang Anh: Dear Ms. Hurst, I was having a break from work surfing through some collage artists' sites and I found yours. I don't really know much about collage art, but I was truly inspired and fascinated by your works. They aren't only beautiful but also very expressive. Thank you for sharing and hope you keep up the wonderful work. Look forward to seeing more of yours. Love. Anh.
August 19, 2003 12:33AM

Margaret Ellen Conklin: Jan, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful works. I happen to have a few of your early pieces I am saving...a ceramic ash tray and a fabric and "jeweled" egg. Margaret
August 17, 2003 10:54AM

M T: Everytime I look at your stuff I am stunned at your talent. Seriously, it's incredible. As I was looking through your digital art I was blown away. You're so talented!
August 6, 2003 6:45PM

buttonlady: Jan, I love your work! Thought provoking, visually appealing, interesting use of color, and some are quite nostaligic, which in my book is good! Let's see more!
July 10, 2003 5:04AM

Sarah Grant: I really enjoyed your site and am interested in some of the pictures. Thanks for letting me know about it and your new e-mail. I couldn't find the Indian Wedding Blessing we talked about and now am really intested in what you do with that wonderful blessing. Keep up the fantastic work!
June 26, 2003 2:27PM

deb silva: Your work was mentioned on the artist journal list I subscribe to. It's wonderful. I do both paper and digital collage and am teaching myself calligraphy. The way you incorporate lettering into your work is exquisite. I love the underwater envelope! It's so elegant. You have inspired me to finish reading that darn photoshop book, and try out some new alphabets! Thanks for sharing your work, Deb Silva
May 27, 2003 6:55AM

Diana: Wow! your new work looks great!! I just love your design & color choices!
May 26, 2003 6:55PM

Lee: I have visited your site 4 or 5 times in as many days! Beautiful work!! Keep up the great work! Good Luck!
May 26, 2003 6:55PM

Angie: I absolutely LOVE the digital painting!!!!!!!!
May 26, 2003 6:54PM

Cath: Your website is a marvel.
May 26, 2003 6:53PM

Teri: Your digital collages ToTaLLy RoCK!
May 26, 2003 6:53PM

Michelle: I am inspired by your color combinations that run the chart, and the visual textures. Your work makes me happy!!!
May 26, 2003 6:52PM

Michelle: Just had to let you know that your collages really move me.
May 26, 2003 6:50PM

Cheryl: Thank you Thank you Thank you!! You have inspired me to get back into Photoshop!
May 26, 2003 6:49PM

Mary: Your picture trail album has left me breathless, absolutely exquisite work.
May 26, 2003 6:49PM

sue: Your work is truly outstanding.
May 26, 2003 6:48PM

Erica: VERY beautiful!
May 26, 2003 6:47PM

Mary Beth: I absolutely love your work, Jan. Very inspiring.
May 26, 2003 5:57PM

Jan Hurst: Please contact me again if you've left a message needing a reply. Picture Trail didn't have my new email address and any left in the past 2 months were lost. Thanks, : j
May 21, 2003 11:21AM

Sue B.: Jan: Your work is outstanding. I only wished you were teaching this technique. Its incrediable!
May 11, 2003 5:04AM

JBoisseau: What is the size and the price of the collage, Worth the Risk? Looking for some new and interesting art work for a private home. Thanks, J. Boisseau
April 11, 2003 7:03PM

Jane Trent: Wow, Jan, this is a great website, and the artwork is truly impressive!! Thanks for sharing. your cousin, Jane
April 10, 2003 8:56AM

Sue Bentley: Hi, is working to get together a local Wearnica event---probably not May 3 (Derby) but the week after. See our local calendar and the links there. Are you interested? If so let's work together to involve a number of different kinds of contributions. Sue a webmaster at
March 30, 2003 6:06AM

J.L.Rader: Jan,you have a wonderful God given talent.It's nice to see such beauty in this world.Thank you for sharing it with me.
February 15, 2003 5:33AM

Stu: Your calligraphy and mixed media are fine works. The digital collage is unique and good. Very nice.
February 11, 2003 6:56PM

Suzanne: Jan,you do beautiful work.Thank you for sharing it with me. I have a friend that will love this too.
February 11, 2003 6:47PM

Natalie Shrock: hey, its your favorite neice (wink, wink). I like your web site but you need a little more pizzaz or you know excitment in your page. Add like, sounds or somethin'. Like, a bakground or someting. (it would add a little more color to your web page) Well thats all i have to say. i can help you with getting your backgrounds and such if you take my advice. Love Ya' NatCat
January 24, 2003 1:50PM

Harvey Stackhouse: You have a rare gift indeed, and are very special to me. If I had been smart enough to see how very talented and deep you are, I would have certainly shown more respect and interest in you and less interest in drinking beer and running with my buddies. circa 1965/66 The best, Harvey
January 22, 2003 6:33PM

Pat Pleacher: Jan! Wonderful work. I enjoyed everything there. Way to go!
December 21, 2002 6:31AM

Harriet Rose: Enjoyed looking at your photographs and I certainly appreciated the intense colors and composition. Roses are my favorite flowers to paint and viewing yours was an experience for the sences! Continue sharing your work with us cybercribes and enjoy. H. Rose in New York City
December 20, 2002 11:46PM

Patty Gasaway: The art work is awesome. I had no idea of your talent. The collages and photos were my favorites. Keep it up !
December 16, 2002 7:29PM

Lyne De Luca: Hi Jan I just looked at your site. Great work your collage and calligraphy are very nice and thought provoking, I love your style. Please show us more from time to time. Lyne
December 15, 2002 2:23PM

Jill Lichty: Very nice work. Sincerely Jill
December 15, 2002 10:39AM

Barb Thurston: Jan! What a great web site you have. I will return to see what you are up to.
December 15, 2002 9:18AM

Benjamin Fiore: I am glad Collene shared the information about your site with us. I admire your work. Ben
December 14, 2002 8:25AM

Donna Hacker: Jan, Your collage work is beautiful! It is very exciting to see what you've done digitally to combine clip art with your calligraphy. You are very accomplished and inspire me to learn more about this wonderful art! I'll be returning to your site often. Donna Fulton, KY
November 21, 2002 4:10AM

Joanne: I'm loving your work and will visit again!
October 8, 2002 2:10PM

March 17, 2002 12:12PM

Lynette: I love your calligraphy. I think you are doing a wonderful job on your site.If you find a bit of time, please take a minute to visit my calligraphy site at:
March 10, 2002 7:19AM

Jacqueline Sullivan: Dear Jan, It is so GOOD to see your finished book! I especially like "Tea House". You did good! And thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs, Jacqueline
March 2, 2002 8:17AM

Jo Diamantes: Fantastic Jan! Everything is gorgeous and I know all of them are even more fantastic in person as I've seen some of them in person. You've inspired me to get that Photoshop program I have sitting under my table at this very moment out and onto my hard drive. I'm adding this to my page of favorites. Thank you.
February 23, 2002 8:57AM

Ann Van Tassell: Wow, sweet Jan, you have the fire within. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on accomplishing your New Years' resolution! doodles of luv, ann
February 22, 2002 6:20AM

Debbie Durbin: Jan you know i've always told you how great i thought your art was, you amaze me with your creative ideas. You go girl. Love Deb
February 3, 2002 4:09PM

Anne Marie: AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of your work. You are very creative and very prolific! Sure is nice to be able to claim kinship with a real artist! Is there a way I can see enlarge views of the works when I click on a picture? What I get is a picture that is maybe 3 inches square, so I still can't see all the detail. I didn't see a way to enlarge, but I'm not too good with the technical stuff!! Way To GO! Love, Anne Marie
February 3, 2002 5:03AM

Kathy LaPorte: Jan - You did it!! Congratulations on your wonderful website!!
February 2, 2002 3:05PM

Roxanne Beard: You GO girl!!!!! Simply fabulous--- I *really* enjoyed the site & will check back later to see more stuff!!!
February 2, 2002 9:09AM

Ellen B. Simon: Jan, Wow! Thank you for sharing. I just started looking at your sight and wanted to write you a note before something interrupts me. I have gotten as far as your digital collages. Now, when you come up for JS workshop you have to stay with me and bring one of your digital collages. I would love to see it in person and then pick your brain as to how you did it. I guess you will just have to come early (like Thursday) and leave late (as in Monday). The workshop is full and Connie is on a waiting list so I have an extra bed. We, Jerry and I, would really like for you to stay with us. It has been such a long time since we have had any quiet time together. I'm not putting pressure on you - well, maybe just a bit - but the offer is definitely there. I have talked to Kathy about it, since she is having two other ladies stay with her also. You can let me know as late as the Thursday before the workshop. Now I must get back to the rest of your site.......Love, Ellen
February 2, 2002 6:30AM

Jan Hurst: I hope you've enjoyed seeing my artwork online. That's one of my New Year's Resolutions accomplished! There will be more to come, so please check back soon. : j
February 1, 2002 3:52PM