July 2012

Opened An Etsy Shop - Finally!

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wanderlust definition print

 

mixed media collage art jenndalyn

 

bohemian definition wall art

 

pink bathroom wall art

 

Do It Anyway.

do it anyway
There are about a million things running through my mind right now. Sometimes I get worried about writing things that will offend people in the future and burn down bridges in one fell swoop. Right now, I don't care. Truth be told, I am 100% miserable in my work situation. In fact, I have never disliked a job so much in my life, and that includes the brief stint of cleaning houses I did in college.

You Cannot Take Anything Too Seriously.

This is maybe one of the most important things I have ever learned (the hard way haha). People get so wrapped up in expectations and they plan things out in their mind exactly the way they want them to go. Then when they don't go that way, it's like an emotional trainwreck. For the past few years, I have learned to let things flow. Of course you cannot help but imagine things going a certain way. Then if they take a different course, just know it is for a reason. Always take time to laugh, breathe, and experiment.

Finally Getting Things Done!

After feeling like I wasted last weekend and kind of beating myself up for it, I have been hard at work all day, just getting things done. I have three Etsy shops in the works and have reopened the first one... which is my kinda just-for-fun shop, so I can ease back into things. It's called PetalNets and consists of dream catcher with flower fairies attached to them. I made a whole bunch of these on a whim last year, put them into a shop and actually sold a couple, but then the shop fell to the wayside when I had a months-long period of total loss of creative drive.

Weekends: A Conundrum.

apples on apple tree

 

yellow flowers field garden

 

Old Friends and Reminiscing.

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great wall of china beijing
 
In the summer of 2005, I had the amazing and unique opportunity to study History of Art in China. When I applied for the program, everyone told me I would never get in. When I got in, everyone told me I would never be able to afford it. When the 15 of us who got in all received full ride scholarships, I could not have felt more blessed and fortunate.
 
Last night I was enjoying happy hour on the patio of a favorite Italian restaurant with my brothers when I received a text message from Jenny, the girl I roomed with throughout our China adventure.

Sunset-Inspired Art Journal.

columbus ohio summer sunset

 

creating art journal pages

 

collage art journal pages

 

Long Live Bohemian Summers

bohemian wall art summer
 
It has been insanely crazy super mega long since I have created a new piece of art, other than things in my art journal and photography. I feel like I was scared almost? Or I couldn't commit to one idea? Who knows. The creative flow can be fickle for me. This seemed like the perfect creation for this blistering summer day. It's mixed media on a 11" x 14" panel. Yay boho :)

 

Hiding From the Heat!

The kitties still enjoy the sun from inside the air conditioning...

big fat gray kitty

 

kitty cat yawning
I feel like I am snowed in or something. Except heated in. It's almost 104 degrees in Columbus and it's only 1pm. It's too hot to even go to the pool. I tried to take my art journal outside for a little photoshoot and only lasted two pictures, so I came inside and started shooting random things.
 
mixed media art journal pages

 

mixed media art journal pages

 

jenndalyn art journal