Archive | February, 2010

getting old

21 Feb

interesting conversation tonight between my 22 year old Janie and my 22 year old self. apparently I’m getting old. countdown to 23 = 7 months. ay yi yi.

xoxo

<3 zo

posted via my Blackberry Bold

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q&a

21 Feb

what made you want to become an artist??

for me, it wasn’t so much wanting to ‘become’ an artist as it was being ‘born’ an artist. when i was little i would always color with my giant box of crayons. [i thought it was genius when they came out with the sharpener in the back of the box]. i painted clothing on my barbies and created my own ‘wallpaper’ in my room. i started painting pictures of mermaids before i knew how to write my name. [i loved the little mermaid].

where do you find your inspiration??

my eyes are drawn to all kinds of things. i think it’s all about how you look at things too. i think it was programmed into me at birth to look at things differently. experimenting is huge too. messing with different color pallets and objects to paint sparks ideas for other pieces. i was opening a bottle of paint awhile back and couldn’t take the seal off with my hands. i tried to rip the seal off with my teeth and got some paint on my lip…inspiration piece…close up of lips with paint dripping off them. symbolizes how painting ‘quenches’ whatever need i have at the time. [this piece is a work in progress]

how would you like people to describe your art?

i want people to look at my art and enjoy it. i don’t want someone to look at my art and feel confused or feel that it’s ‘complex’ and not understand it. i like to bring a different light to the objects i paint. i paint things people know. it just depends what ‘light’ you’re viewing them in. the thing with art, though, is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. it won’t work if i tell you how i want you to see my art. ask 10 different people to describe my art and you’ll get 10 different descriptions. my hope is for my audience to enjoy my art and walk away remembering it.

what are your 5 most significant accomplishments in your life so far?

1) graduating high school with honors

2) travelling europe and south america

3) falling hard, and picking myself up again

4) finding painting again

5) being a good person and meeting some pretty amazing people in my life

on my nightstand you’ll find…

iHome, candle, fresh flowers, nail polish, piggy bank, pens, perfume, lamp, bamboo, water, watch, rosary

the fictional character i’m most like is…

some responses i got from some friends of mine: jasmine [aladdin], betty boop, sleeping beauty, wonder woman, dorothy [wizard of oz], and an hour glass??

these questions were derived from my ARA 394 class and [partially] done as an assignment.

xoxo

❥ zo

“for my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

20 Feb

this semester i have an astronomy class [required science class for asu, not by choice] and it has actually started to draw my attention. looking at stars differently than i ever have, learning the names of different stars and their characteristics. the class brought me back to a piece of art.

starry night by van gogh is by far one of the most amazing pieces of art ever made [as well as one of my absolute favorites]. what makes it so amazing  are the circular strokes that make up the sky and stars. so peaceful and rhythmic. they tower over the small town and illustrate an apparent internal conflict within van gogh. loneliness and sadness are almost swept away in the sky. a beautiful piece of art. b-e-a-uuuuuu-tiful! i wish our sky looked like this. i’d sleep outside every night :)

“when i have a terrible need of – shall i say the word- religion. then i go out and paint the stars.”  -van gogh

xoxo

❥ zo

10 Feb

“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

so damn cute

10 Feb

went shopping today at one of my favorite stores, Macys, and found this ring by Guess. so damn cute was all I could say.

inspiration piece….perhaps.

posted via my Blackberry 9700

xoxo
<3 zo

mission possible

5 Feb

need new supplies…these guys are on my shopping list for tomorrow!

xoxo

❥ zo

janie’s got a gun [camera]

5 Feb

i have this friend, her name is janie. (you know, like ‘janie’s got a gun’). anyway i love her to death. she is an amazing girl and we pretty much live in each others heads. if you’re thinking, “that’s crazy,” i’m thinking, “you’re right” but that’s just how we are. she’s also is an amazing photographer. you can find her on twitter.

us girls, we got to stick together. strong, powerful, creative, beautiful.

can’t bring us down.

xoxo

❥ zo

blackberry

4 Feb

i’m addicted to my blackberry. have you ever had that problem when you are texting somebody about a random topic and you get a text from them and you’re sitting there reading the text and wondering to yourself, “are they being serious right now? I mean they didn’t text a smiley or a ‘lol’ i think they might be upset/angry/offended.” that’s why i love blackberry….with the touch of a button i can show my fellow texter exactly how i’m feeling with this lovely selection of smileys. no need to fear, blackberry is here!

fyi: this post came directly from my blackberry 9700 :D

xoxo

❥ zo