While we love painting, color and all those wonderful things that make Sloop Jones Artwork what it is, what really warms our hearts is when YOU are happy with your purchase! When we hear or read your thoughts of love, it helps us remember why we love what we do. Thank you times infinity plus one. Check out this email we got from our friend Robert Prickett yesterday, and his purchase was almost a year ago!!! So much love to you Robert, you are a gem, and you are STYLING! We also heard from our friend Kathy Kennedy over Facebook, who showed us pics of her incorporating Sloop’s art into her art. Absolutely beautiful. We so love seeing photos and hearing your heartwarming words. Keep the flow of love coming you vibrant and amazing lovely people! You are awesome. Check out Kathy and Robert’s words:
I hope this finds you well and that your business is good.
Karen framed and printed this picture for me as a birthday gift. It’s such a good one, I thought I’d share it with you. Nothing I have ever worn has inspired people, even strangers, to stop me and comment on my apparel, but from the time I bought this shirt, last December 9, starting on island the next day, it happens , literally every time I wear it! People only have things to say about the purple shirt, so it appears your instincts about that color on a man have been validated!
We’re looking forward to seeing you again next month, and if you have any other “experimental” colors you want try on me, I’m game!
“I made pillows out of my Sloop Jones quilting scraps I purchased in March at the shop
I accidentally cut the piece on the left and had to make do
If I have my way, my whole cottage will be draped in Sloop Jones Art” – Kathy Kennedy😀
Sloop Jones Celebrates 25 Colorful Years on St. John with Shirt of Art Workshops
By Andrea Milam, Special Contributor to News of St. John
There’s no shortage of natural beauty on St. John; that much is clear. But what is there to do when that natural beauty is dampened by rain, or
when you need a respite from the blazing Caribbean sun?
Head to the tranquil East End and create some beauty of your own at one of well-known St. John artist Sloop Jones’ Shirt of Art workshops, held right at Sloop’s studio.
In honor of his 25 years in business, Sloop recently kicked off this series of workshops, where guests are welcomed into his studio and taught to embrace their inner artist while learning about color and making their own hand-painted clothing using Sloop’s own tools.
Frequent Shirt of Art students John and Susan Dawson, who live on St. Thomas and in Utah and have been customers of Sloop’s for nearly his entire 25 years on St. John, rely on the workshops to entertain their island visitors.
The word has gotten out among their friends and family, and those who haven’t visited recently are already asking to go to a Shirt of Art workshop on their next visit.
“We’ve got people like my nephew who heard about Sloop’s workshop from previous guests, and he says it’s a must-do for his next visit,” says Susan. “Our guests are loving it.”
As frequent students of the workshop, John and Susan have been pleased to find variety in each lesson they attend.
“The format has changed a little bit every time we’ve been there,” says John. “I don’t find it repetitive at all. They’re not just cookie cutter workshops; they’re tailored to the people who come and their interests.”
And as the Dawsons fill their home with hand-painted polos shirts, welcome mats, cushions, and more, Sloop is effectively passing on his skills to the next generation of artists.
“I invite everyone to spend a morning of creative discovery coloring inside and outside the lines,” says Sloop.