Thursday, January 22, 2015

"take it moment by moment"

When creating artistic images....I like having a huge mix of crazee fantasy with weird things...but I also love the simplicity of trying to create a story of a model, a setting and a feeling.  Monochromatic images simply take you to another place.  Where everything is a shade of white, black or grey.  

The following image really spoke to me today.
She is almost floating on the sidewalk a bit.
She has a creepy dark feeling but oddly I like her.
It was raining at the time of this shoot - so I cant tell if that is hair or a rain splatter in the motion of the image.  lol 

I hope you enjoy...what story do you get out of it? 

Model: Callijah Chadwick (MUA) - Pink Light Images - St Louis MO

Join me for a Women's Creative retreat!!! July 24-26th!
Lake Texoma

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tsk Task Tisky! - Things to say when you don't know what to say!

Super thankful - I really DO have a lot to say and share.

Over 10 years ago I met a man.  We talked all nite.  We married.  9.5 years later I feel like we are seeing things manifest that we have dreamed for that time.  Who knows, maybe longer?  

I'm greatful to GIVE BIGGER this year.  Like HUGEEEEE!  

I'm already on the path for my personal goals, but my hubby and I - we too, had a goal.  
Help others.
We don't broadcast on all of social you may never see it or hear about it...but we know it happened.  We did our happy dance and that person smiled soooo huge!

Today was one of those days where we could partake in a DREAM LIFTOFF.  I'm so excited for this person that gets to take one of their dreams HEAVY on their hearts...and do the happy dance out to their job site knowing they have the foothold they needed to jump head first into an amazing ocean of opportunity.  

You see, living a dream isn't about you.  It never was.

It is about others.

So, dear 2015?  

Time to get going!!!!!

Let's do dreams people!  and do them, WE SHALL!

Much Love

Friday, January 9, 2015

Embracing new ideas!

I have set myself on a journey to self-discovery and ideas when I have moments to music!  Well, let me be more specific....moments to SOUNDS. 

Some create to music - I get that!  I do that sometimes too!
But to have a specific SOUND that you focus on I've noticed that your mind can paint some unique and specific ideas that take you to many new places. 

I find myself encouraging with new words.

I find myself drawing things I wouldn't normally draw. 

I'm starting to really enjoy this new habit I'm forming!!!! For 21 days straight, I am listening to a sound and then doing a free flow during and after til I feel the page is full.  Because I kinda sorta skipped yesterday - I did TWO today. Both very different sounds and very different ideas.  I split them between morning and evening. 

I can't wait to share what happens next with this.  I would like to make the photographic images next and work through those as art pieces.  I've had a deep thoughtful goal of doing a cohesive gallery show.  My only hurdle has been...I AM VERY SCATTERED and not focused. 

And now...I feel this focus could turn into a 21 piece exhibition :) 

Herez to 2015!  Let's do this!

Love Jen

P.S. I think I've decided to wear this amazing hair piece from Becca Jett to the bridal show. :):):):)
It is SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!