Someone Else's Shoes #100ittybittyblogposts

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Have you ever reacted to someone else’s great news in a surprisingly negative way at first? If so… did you sit with it and think, huh, that was weird. Did you ask yourself, why did that just happen? I don’t like that feeling. Where is that coming from and why?

I did, and then I asked myself, Do I Want to Be in Someone Else’s Shoes?

I’m not sure I know the answer to that question yet. I’ll have to keep asking. I’ll have to find my path forward. How about you?

xo Jen

I Used to Write Poems... #100ittybittyblogposts

I used to write poems when I was in high school. They lived on for a while in a notebook where I would reread them every now and again. I would remember what drove me to write them. I would remember how they just flowed, no oversight, no correction… perhaps no good.

I used to write poems in high school, and it always made me happy to reread them. There was some kind of magic there. Some grasping at the stars, some freedom and some confidence. Those poems were for me and not for you. Those poems were pure and they were true.

Maybe I’ll write myself a new poem. If I do, I won’t tell you about it. It won’t be for you.

xo Jen

A New Online Exhibit That You Need to See #100ittybittyblogposts

The Exhibit Catalog from the latest exhibit of the Common Thread Gallery. Curated by Brittany Wittman McLaughlin.

The Exhibit Catalog from the latest exhibit of the Common Thread Gallery. Curated by Brittany Wittman McLaughlin.

I’ve been waiting for this exhibit to launch. I’ll just say it does not disappoint. The curator, Brittany Wittman McLaughlin celebrates the story and process of the work. Defining these pieces unquestionably as art. You know that makes my heart sing.

Go ahead take a look and expand your view of contemporary art at The Common Thread Gallery.

xo Jen

Choosing Color - Learning Theory #100ittybittyblogposts

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As I have widened my art practice over the last few years, I find myself thinking a lot more about color and how it affects us. I have always had a love of color. Strong bright and vibrant, or soft mellow and muted, they have all called to me in various ways over the years.

I am working on a number of new projects this year, all which depend greatly on my choice of color. I find myself wanting to go deeper and learn more about color theory. Here is a short list of a few books on color that I plan to dig in to over the next few months.

Books I’m going to check out:

If you have any more recommendations please leave me a comment, or drop me a line. I’d love to hear about all your color book loves.

xo Jen