Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In the Studio...



Photo by - Erik Simkins / Seattleite magazine

I am going to bore you with one more post on myself...I try really hard to feature mostly OTHER
artists on Art & Lair, but every once in a while, I will share my work and/or life here. 
I am not a very good pimper of myself, or my work, and yet I have heard from some readers that they like to see the the life of the person behind the blog for it to feel authentic, which I tend to agree.
If I am not able to peer into the lives of some of the blogs I follow, (and not just to see their work), I almost wonder what they are hiding. And on the other hand, if a blog is too much about their personal life, it can feel a tad like looking at the pics of someone else's photo album, which sometimes is fun, but not all of us are related to them, and don't have the same interest in their kids doing cartwheels. (Even though we think they are stinkin' cute!) Or we are surprised, and maybe a tad disappointed in what we see, and so our fantasy of them has been blown. 

I like to be inspired and educated when I read blogs. Posts of books, or art that people love, people with mad, (and attainable) cooking skills, inspiring designers, recommendations on where to eat or shop in their town, or amazing photographers.  My life, (like many other's), is insanely busy, I feel like I barely have time to shower in the morning, and when I am in blogland, I am in the mood to escape(mostly), to be educated, (Thank you, TED!), to gather inspiration, and maybe even go into fantasy land a bit, and as long as what I am reading feels like it is coming from an authentic place, I could peruse for HOURS, and sometimes do,(to the annoyance of my family).
Blogging is fun, insanely time consuming, sometimes burdensome, and yet feels oddly rewarding.
I am not sure why I just wrote all of this...Thanks for reading...

Also, a BIG  THANK YOU to the new (fabulous) magazine Seattelite, who featured me in the studio, and were a talented bunch, let me tell ya...
I love that the article starts out with the line, "Her fingernails might say otherwise..."
My fingernails are so thrashed from pushing them into the paper to get the look I want with my printmaking, that they have hangnails galore, along with almost constant paint or ink underneath the tips...I am in serious need of an in-house manicurist.
Hope you like..(And even if you don't, I hope you come back soon to see the other artists, that I think are amazing. I know you will be inspired by a few of them...)

9 comments:

24 Corners said...

Love seeing where you work your magic Jennifer! The creative havens of artists are always so intriguing and seeing where bloggers 'live'...is interesting, it's nice to get a glimpse into the personal once in a while.
Love the peacock...
xo J~

Style Court said...

Jennifer --

Congrats on the feature. I always love peeking inside an artist's studio, and the pictures they shot are great. The peacock print is wonderful.

Jennifer Ament said...

Thanks so much ladies!:)

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

How marvelous! I love seeing you in your space doing your thing! Congrats on the feature. That is fantastic. The peacock is gorgeous and so are you. Brava!

Pretty Mommy said...

Gorgeous - love seeing you and your studio!!

Jennifer Ament said...

I feel so lucky to have all of you fab blogger friends commenting on this one!! Sending love and gratitude right back atcha...:)

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Look at you!! You look adorable! These are my favorite kind of posts. I love seeing creatives in their work environment. I might be stealing these for a post.... : )

Alaina

Kendra M said...

Wow! I love your art! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

i.Almonte said...

Just discovered your blog and hearting it already. Great taste!

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