A jellyfish's handshake is simultaneously weak and poisonous, which is why it seldom makes good first impressions. Avoid the jellyfish effect by donning new duds with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $30 worth of apparel, prints, and paintings by alena hennessy. This Groupon is redeemable at the artist's studio in the Curve building in the River Arts District, which offers a larger selection than what is available online.
Through a fascination for small, natural wonders, alena hennessy enlivens each of her original clothing items and art pieces with images of flora and fauna intertwined with signature brushstrokes and color patterns. The artist's touch accompanies customers as they work or stand idly at the Louvre with silk-screened wraps and organic tees ($30–$48) accented by incandescent silhouettes of trees, leaves, and wildflowers.
Original paintings include mixed-media items from the little blocks series ($65), as well as items from the changes of color series ($75), which are also available in matted giclée prints ($20–$40). The unifying stillness and simplicity in pieces such as the beckoning extend from alena's international studies and her thoughtful outlook on everyday images, which work to brighten rooms during periods of bad weather or long phases of forgetting to open the curtains.