over50feeling40: Jan Barboglio: Iron Sharpens Iron
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Dec 12, 2012

Jan Barboglio: Iron Sharpens Iron

This week I have introduced you to some gifted Boomer artists, making a difference in their individual fields of expertise.  Jan Barboglio is the last, but definitely not the least.   One of the queens of home décor, Jan is someone I would love to sit down with over a cup of tea and just talk woman to woman. You can tell there are many stories sitting behind those eyes.
Jan signs one of her delicate iron bird nests!

Dynamic personality….this is what I immediately thought at first meeting…she greeted me with so much warmth for a moment it felt like I was in her living room and not standing beside her as she signed Barboglio creations in Neiman Marcus at the Shops of La Cantera.
She takes beautiful metals and fashions them into captivating, strong artworks for any home, but I have to say, a perfect fit for San Antonio, Texas, and Southwestern settings.  She is inspired by the Mexico she loves, her childhood home …the land, the culture, the people, the heritage. I saw so many pieces I would love to have in my home…each one a conversation piece.

 You will also love the fact that the coat she is wearing was purchased at a resale shop!  However, you could tell the creation she is most proud of was standing just a few feet away…her son Angus!  
Jan and her son, Angus!

Jan Barboglio is proof that life after 50 can be full of joy and fun!  If you get an opportunity to meet her or see her work, take it…it is worth your time!  

Have a joyful Thursday, and make sure you visit the other bloggers of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop!



  1. Her works are as beautiful as she is...so much character and soul!!

  2. Very interesting work! Thanks for sharing

  3. How cute are they? Love that he looks so proud of his Mom. She seems as cool as her work. xo

  4. What beautiful creations! Does she have a website?

    1. Hi Sharon, Angus told me that they currently do not have a website up and they are working on it. If I get notice when it goes up, I will help get the word out!

  5. So interesting and inspiring! (I must admit I am intrigued by what she's wearing as well. It's unusual. It says "I am my own woman." I love that!)

  6. Such beautiful work by a beautiful artist! I loved seeing each of her intricate pieces!!! ~Sarah

  7. What a wonderful opportunity to meet this artist. I love her work.

  8. Oh the pic with her son is priceless - she certainly looks like he is her prize work, which of course he is:)

  9. Her work is beautiful Pam, thanks for introducing us. I love her attire too!

  10. I have enjoyed this series of posts very much. Thank you for sharing at the blog hop xo

  11. Her work is beautiful. I love to see things that look so artistic. Love her jacket too.
    Thank you so much for sharing her and her beautiful creations with us.

  12. Lovely work - I really like the look of iron pieces.

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!


  13. Just me Jan at a meet and greet at Neiman's in Scottsdale. She is so humble!!


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