Saturday, May 14, 2011

Painting To My Own Tune

In my artwork I have found a space that is mine. No outside person dictates here. There is no one making demands. I do not have to consider anyone else. Sometimes I do share my creative time with my 2 year old son (He is nothing but fun). I have the freedom to express me. I feel without the outlet of painting I might be in danger of spontaneous combustion. There is such intense longing to express things I cannot find words for. 
I became inspired about a year ago when I reconnected with an acquaintance through her art blog. She is a wife and mom of a little boy. Somehow she had found a way to honor her artist with time. I saw it was possible and I started to hope.

The beginning of this year I met Wyanne. Since then she has become a voice in my head. She has taught me as much about myself as she has about my artwork. I have learned about the emotional nature of creating art. I was astounded at how truly emotional the process is. I am expressing myself more eloquently in every area of my life. 

Each piece I complete takes me to a whole new level. I am growing artistically, emotionally and expressively. It is a magical adventure. I am glad you are here! It makes it so much more real when you tell someone.

Thanks for listening!


  1. What a blessing you are Jess! Your artwork "Smiles"...causing all who view it to smile right along with it! It is truly a beautiful reflection of who you are! I wish you the best in your artistic endeavors!

  2. Jess, you and your artwork make me realize just how beautiful a place this world of ours really is! May your journey soar with the eagles and may you always keep that space that is yours alone to cherish! You and your art are like a breath of fresh air girl! I'm breathing it in and smiling! Happy painting to you now and always!

  3. Jess, you did a wonderful job with your blog. It's warm and welcoming, like your art. I am so glad you are a part of "The Fellowship" and our excursion into the wild wonder of exploring our inner artists!I know you will make great strides in discovering your very artistic nature.

  4. Ladies, Thank you all! I am so grateful to know each of you. You are such a blessing, brightening my creative world!

  5. I find it so encouraging and inspirational that you have found your voice as an artist in the midst of raising two (little) boys. Well done! What an exciting adventure. As this is only the beginning, I look forward to what you will become in the months and years ahead.

  6. Your husband must be a very wise (and patient!) man to let you take over the dining room! But having a room of your own is much, much better. One you can close off when you're in the middle of things and leave everything out, ready for resuming the project(s)! So have your husband make that a BIG room! You know, I thought my "space" was large - and it is - but if it were twice as large, it wouldn't be too much! One sort of expands to fill the space. And when there are other people there - which there often are ("if you build it, they will come") - it sort of seems, well, small.....

  7. Jess, I'm such a fan! The flower painting above and the elephant painting just speak to me. Your use of colors and lines are so beautiful -- love, love, love!

    Also, my 6-year-old daughter works alongside me quite often, and I just can't think of a better way to share my love than with one of my loves, so the picture of you and your son just melted me! So adorable!

  8. LOVE your blog AND your work! However..... the smile on your son, well.... he stole the show! LOL

  9. Jess ~ Thank you for visiting me and joining my blog & I joined yours tonight ~ I wish I could paint - Perhaps you could help me with some pointers ~ I am a photograher/poet and essay writer, but I would love to be able to do what you do ... Nice to meet you!

  10. Nice to meet you Jess! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Your work is lovely. Keep on painting. As artists we NEED to create and carve out that space and time for ourselves. As a mother of 4 kids, it can be daunting, but it can be achieved. Your son is darling. My kids have all painted and played with me, but only two of the 4 have or are pursuing a creative life. Enjoy him, the time passes to fast. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
    Lisa Loria

  11. I am truly loving the blog for all of the amazing connections!
    Cindy, I love that movie! :)
    Jessalee, I am so excited that Orin is interested in art, Nothing could make me happier.
    Kim, he is a true HAM!
    Kristine, Paint is amazing! You will be addicted ;)
    Lisa, Time FLYS!!