Category: painting

Painted Days: You Can’t Scare Me!

I started to get back into painting about a year ago. I haven’t painted much in the last few month due to other projects and commitments.

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However, I started seeing someone new. I think he’s really great.

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I painted him this picture, to let him know that there is nothing he can do to scare me.

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Between our nightly phone calls and late night rants, I grow to like him more and more.

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There’s nothing he can do to scare me aware.

Talk Soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: We Can Make A Run For It

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I talked a month or so ago about how I got back into painting after being burnt out for a really long time. Slowly, I’ve been sharing my paintings again.

Sometimes it’s hard to gather inspiration, other times it’s not. I draw a lot of my inspiration from my music.

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I was listening to a lot of Hit the Lights in January.
One of my favorite songs is “We Can Make a Run for It.”

We’ve got this down to a science, baby!

Don’t be afraid…

…be very afraid!

So good!!

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I LOVE drawing inspiration from music. I have a running list of quotes from songs that I want to paint!

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What about you? Where do you draw inspiration from?

Talk Soon,
Jennifer

Make Your Own Photo Backdrop!

One of the challenges I have while blogging is my limited space to take photos. I rent a decent sized two bedroom apartment, but space is still very limited. I have to get creative when I’m taking photos of the projects I share. Here is one of my secrets to mixing up the backgrounds to my photos (well not really a secret, you can find it all over Pinterest).

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Here is what you will need:
Rolled Poster Paper
Paint and Paint Brushes
Scotch Tape

Project Time: less than an hour
Project Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Project budget: around $10

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Roll out two long sheets of the poster paper and use washi tape to adhere the seam together (you can use scotch tape if you want). I suggest hanging the paper where you intent to take the photos because it could easily ripe if you try and transport it (trust me…).

Next, just paint whatever pattern you want! I just used Xs, Os and hearts to decorate mine.

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Once the paint is dry, have fun taking your photos! Like I said. I used this as a backdrop for my project photos, but you can also make one for a photo booth at a party!

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What do you like to use for a backdrop for your photos?

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: Like a Strato-Volcano!

I made this painting when I was angry.

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I saw a friend post a meme that had a picture of a volcano erupting and the words “exhale.”

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It was so fitting with how I was feeling at the time.

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Everyone has held their feeling inside them. When they finally let them out they feel a sense of relief. Right?

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I felt a lot of my feelings let go when I made this painting.

It felt good.

Great!

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What helps you relive stress?

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: Woodland Adventure Series

I have been on a woodland adventure kick this month!
First, I designed my first ever scrapbooking kit, which was a woodland theme.

I also worked on a project for April – which is a surprise!

But before all this started, I painted these…

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I’m not sure where I found the inspiration to paint these. Maybe it was the unusually warm weather I had in December and seeing the squirrels running around.

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I’ll be putting them up for sale on my Etsy later next month.

I loved painting these! I had so much fun!

What about nature inspires you? As you can tell, I’m inspired by tree bark!

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Talk soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: “I Fly Like Paper. Get Hi Like Planes”

Happy Monday! I never post on Monday’s – what a treat for you (and me)!!

I have another painting for you!

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This one is special to me.

I painted this one in inspiration of my best friend, Elise.
She moved from Ohio to Arizona almost two years ago. I miss her each and every day.

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Her and I had so many awesome times together in high school and through out my college career.
I would be lying if I said we didn’t have our ups and downs, but what best friends don’t?

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There has been so many good times, they totally out weigh the bad.

I joke with her about just showing up on her doorstep with a moving van and packing her stuff in it to bring it back to Ohio, but I totally would.

Each time “Bada Bing with a Pipe” by Four Years Strong comes on my Pandora I look up costs of moving vans…little does she know!

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Elise, if you’re reading this…I miss you buddy! Come back home, or at least a visit! My door is always open!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: “A Starry Night in the Forest”

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoy your day with positive vibes!

I am going to begin sharing my paintings with you from now on!

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I think there should be a slight background on myself.

Today is a learning moment about me. Those of you who are new to my blog may not have read my about me, or even know much about my college career.

I have never discussed this but I actually started off college as a duel degree in fine arts and art education (fine arts is a BA and art education is a BS). I wanted to be an art teacher. I truly enjoy teaching and training, but at the time when I started college I was too immature to take my education classes seriously. After two years of constant art studio classes I became burned out, and I also knew I would never make it in my education classes. I decided to change my major to geography. I never regret the choices I make in life, I believe that everything happens for a reason. I loved every minute of the time I spent as a geography major, but I do wish I would have just powered through the stress and toughed it out.

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It was hard. Here I was, taking a hobby that I used to de-stress and make into a career. I became stressed because I had deadlines to meet. It became unenjoyable. I lost my creativity.

Flash forward to 2015.

It took me almost two years to gain back my inspiration after being sucked dry of my creativity. I loved being an art major, my homework was paintings and my exams were critiques. I saved money on text books because I already owned the supplies for my classes, but the classes were very demanding.

I love that I now can buy a canvas and just paint what ever is on my mind. It took a while to get back here, and I’m glad I’m back! I am back into regularly painting! I excited to share my paintings with you! Like some that you see? You can always find the ones I share and more on my Etsy Shop!

Today, I present to you “A Starry Night in the Forest.”

Enjoy!

Talk soon,
Jennifer