AKA: Jess can never make up her mind/is never satisfied/(to put a positive spin on it) is constantly learning and growing. I'm back in the proper head space to be creative and work on the blog and creative projects again! The last half of January was kind of a blasé month for me, mentally/creatively (not… Continue reading The Ever Evolving Nature of the Blog
Hey, Happy Friyay! I'm back on the positivity train, after a pretty long time away (I kind of still can't believe I had an entire month of radio silence post-convention), and it's fitting that it's the last official day of my winter break - when I kind of need a bit of a pick-me-up before… Continue reading Happy Friyay!: February 22, 2019
Here's the double-edged sword of looking to others' art for inspiration: You are undoubtedly going to start making comparisons of their art to your own. And yours will, inevitably, be found lacking. A month ago - oh my God, where did the time go? - I went to a convention hoping to help spark… Continue reading When Their Art is “Art” and Your Art is… Not
Tomorrow is my first convention of the season, and as anyone who's followed me knows, I always come home from cons feeling super creatively energized, though often directionless in terms of where to channel that energy. This year, with two projects already under my belt, I feel like I have gained enough momentum and have… Continue reading Con Season!
I got it in my head several years ago that I fancied myself a sculptor of sorts, or at the very least, a kitschy clay artist. I spent some money, bought some Sculpey (a weird, Costco-esque bulk block of white clay), and spent a lot of time crafting some charms. Charms that I sculpted, baked,… Continue reading The Life-Affirming Cringey-ness of Past Failures
I think with it being a new year and all, I might be due for a new Friday Friyay image. I'm not in love with it, and if I've been learning anything recently, it's that I should only keep around things that spark joy. So, welcome to the new year! It's probably a shock seeing… Continue reading Friday, Friyay: January 4th
This is going to sound like a complete contradiction to my previous post, but rest assured, I live both experiences, and if it's confusing or frustrating to read about it, imagine living it. I spend so much of my time creatively stalled out, that when The Muse™ hits me, I grab that shiz by the… Continue reading When Drive is Detrimental