I’m lovin’ these new techniques!

I have finally had time to try some new transfer techniques with some photos I took on a rooftop in NYC. I LOVED how simple it was. You could also try this version for an even easier time and instant gratification. Here is a peek at what I am working on. The large canvas will be an actual painting of the scene. The little guy used the transfer technique.

love, love,

jengadi jean

P.S. My brand new website will be ready next month…it was deployed over the weekend and I am just so excited for more art and this next step. Stay tuned!

The Start of a Self-Portrait

This will be my first self-portrait and I am really excited to see how it morphs over the next few days. It will be more of an artistic version as I currently do not have pink or yellow hair. I enjoyed basking in the sunshine, painting, relaxing, and eating seafood with family on this lovely Father’s Day. I hope you were able to rest too.

Thanks to my Daddy who daily encourages, leads, and teaches me how to live a real, authentic, faithful life.

He also gave me my name [Jengadi Jean] and you can read that story here.

Stay tuned,

jengadi jean

not over the hill quite yet…;)

So, today is my BIRTHDAY! Yes. Another year gone by, another chapter written. I thought about making a post on my future goals, my reflections on this past year, or just some of the funny moments I experienced today. But, instead, I am going to focus on the people that either make every day matter, or better, point me to the One that matters. On days like this past week, I want to cross out the fact I am blessed.  But, today I was inundated with encouragement and refreshing words from friends and family. I laughed a whole lot from the e-mails and phone calls and even the wall posts about my 40th birthday (secret: I turned 23).

I got to talk to my roommates from college today in one form or another and they reminded me how that first week we met freshman year was a start to something special. Before they met me (in person) we chatted through e-mail and Facebook where they saw my first profile picture (it is still there if you want to see what they saw…) and their first impression was: “a 35 year old mom is coming back to school and rooming with us? What the heck?” They thought I either put a picture of my mom as my profile picture (Uh, weird…) or I indeed was 35. Hmph. And they told me this, just you know, a few hours after meeting me. And so, when I went to the bathroom that first week after moving in (and foolishly) left my Facebook signed in, they changed my birth year to 1972. And the hilarity of that caused me to never change it. I had forgotten all about it until timeline came out and my birthdate was available again. This year’s over the hill celebration has reminded me all over again why I love these girls in my life and why I don’t think you can ever go a day without laughter. 😉 So there you go, if you’re my friend on Facebook and were at all confused by seeing “today is Jen’s 40th birthday”…as they say….now you know the rest of the story.

I will save the goal sharing for tomorrow because I honestly cannot stop laughing over here. 

lotsa birthday love,

jengadi jean

P.S. If you want to give me a birthday present…like Jengadi Jean Art on Facebook…. once Jengadi Jean Art hits 100 likes I am giving you a gift! (Well…a chance to win a free art print. ;))

the fading of time

I love clocks. I have always had a fascination with time and a need to know what time it is. In elementary school, to practice manipulating numbers, I would stare at the clock during breakfast and create multiplication patterns or notice palindromes or other odd things. Yes, I do now think that is strange… And so, from a young age I loved to wear a watch and time myself for tasks. I still bring my little “Bob the wobble clock” with me most places. He has a clock and other gadgets and wobbles and beeps after a time you set. You can get your own Bob here. So, some of my art has started to reflect that fascination with clocks. Here is a sneak peak of one of the pieces I am working on called “the fading of time”.

Happy Sunday,

Jengadi Jean

P.S. I am doing a GIVEAWAY for a free art print, any size, of the winner’s choice once Jengadi Jean Art reaches 100 likes on Facebook (winner chosen at random out of my fans…) Feel free to like my page or share with friends and you just might be the lucky winner of one of these.