Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011: "My Year In Images"

This year has been an AMAZING year! Good gracious so many incredible things have happened!
In January i won a [grant] from United Arts.

In February i got in my [first] car accident. #w00t

In March i had a ME day!!

In April helped the talented Robin, hang an art show. 
In May, I hung my VERY [FIRST art show]at B3 Cafe!

In June i went to [the BIG apple] and saw ^them^! 

In July, i spent the weekend with these GREAT peoples!

In August i hung my [2nd!!] art show at Raphsodic Bakery!! 

In September we all sang in Rainy Day Revival!  
the choir band at my church!
In October...two words: DIM SUM!!!
My Art was HUNG at the Orlando Museum of Art!

In December i started to date my best friend.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world. :) :)

I'm happy that it's almost 2012 and am excited for all the adventures to come... but am so #thankful 2011 had so many blessings in it.

Thank you to all of my incredible friends, all the amazing people who supported Cherry Runway, and to my family. I'm a very lucky girl!

Much love and blessings to you!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Atomic HERE we COME! [art shows

I'm getting ready for a SUPER fun weekend with these crazy cats, and a few other wonderful souls. In just under 2 hours, i'll be heading out to Sarasota, Florida for the weekend for The Atomic Bazaar.

If you live locally to Sarasota i really hope you come out and see all the VERY talented folk that show their wares there, and please make sure to stop by and say hello!

I hope you have a FUN weekend FILLED with love, friendship and silly photographs. :D

Mucho love,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Overcommited; BUT happy. :)

Hello beautiful friends!
I've been 'slaving away' making new jewelries, getting ready for Holiday shows, among other {{REALLY COOL}} things i'll blog about later.

In the mean time, i just wanted to  C E L B R A T E  that i finished my WHOLE to do list today!!! And now i get to RELAX some and go hang out with friends, until tomorrow when the CRAZINESS ensues again.

Thus, i had a few moments to take pictures of HOW freaking COOL my hair looks today! to the post office to mail some orders! HOORAY!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
I hope you get a moment to enjoy the SMALL THINGS!
[ pink hair days]

love and smiles,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trees make GREAT accessories!

On the front page of Etsy just now, i found Oktak; a super cute coin purse and bag shoppe! This one, by far, is my favorite, but she has TONS of options you should see. :)

Have a nature-istic creative day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

FEAR in blogging.

Blogging has been uber hard for me, but inspiring as well. After taking Holly's Blogging You Way class, i've gotten a better grasp of the blogging world, but i still deal with the anxiety i've always felt with it. :( 

But tonight, while reading the 'up up creative' blog, [a creative business lady i both admire and feel inspired by] i noticed this little GEM in her bio;

"... a post-partum depression & anxiety survivor. if you found me because of that, definitely read through the archives, reach out and say hi, and more than anything else just hang in there"

...and i suddenly felt less alone in this blogging world, knowing that it's okay that I'm suffering through a lot of things in life, in general, and even MORE...that's it's OKAY that I'm SHARING it with all of you. 

My MAIN goal in my life is to inspire, and i do hope, by sharing my life and my struggles with all of you on this blog, that one day someone will read my blog and think 'hm...i feel less alone in the world too'. 

I hope you've had a BEAUTIFUL thanksgiving week, and i look forward to writing more openly to ya'll soon.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

I hope you are spending the day relishing in the fact that YOU ARE LOVED, and that you are spending the day with whomever you feel most love for. Weather that is your blood related family, or people who just make you feel joyful, i hope it's a WONDERFUL, gratitude filled, DELICIOUS day for you!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hooray! NEW card images!

My INCREDIBLE friend Alyssa showed me how to create new product images of my cards and prints and they look SO AMAZING! I'm excited, and i wanted to share them with you! 

Clearly, these are all my holiday cards, but i'm [ s l o w l y ] working on making ALL of my cards look a nice as these! 

I hope you have a LOVELY thanksgiving folks! 
smiles to you,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Old Skool Record { l o v e }

^ danny phillips art ^

In the last few months, i have found a NEW love of records, record players, and a lot of new TUNES. For that i am super grateful!
                                                                                             Source: via Megan on Pinterest

                                                                                      Source: via Marlena on Pinterest

And lastly, these are the CUTEST wedding invites and gifts i've EVER seen. #superCUTE!

                              Source: via Thélissa on Pinterest

Thus...I'm also grateful for so many cool artists who make nifty things with record related items. :)

Have an musically inspired Friday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Talking Carl [!]

- Laughhhh Out Loud - 

This is just something to make you smile.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meeting Bakerella!

Meeting Bakerella; a story of happy inspiration

Last Saturday i had the PRIVILEGE of meeting Bakerella at my local Barnes and Nobles. 

She briefly told us about how 'Bakerella' started, and let us ask any questions we wanted. She was so lovely, and so was her mother [who was her photographer that afternoon]. After she talked to us, we all got to meet/greet her, have her sign her book, and take pictures with us. Granted, in mine she wasn't looking at my camera, but her mom got a picture of us that she will hopefully post on her Flickr account. 

It was SUCH a pleasure, and I'm so glad she finally came to Orlando to meet all her lovely fans in our area. [and a few other cities within two hours! a bunch of ladies DROVE hours to meet her!]

A couple weeks ago, some friends and i made out on 'easy' version cake pops. They don't look NEARLY as good as Bakerella's, but they tasted WONDERFUL. :)

It was a great afternoon, and very inspiring. 
I hope you had a GREAT weekend too!
smiles to you friends,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

thinking about paint.

Thinking about painting; and how very much i miss doing it.
I don't understand how i can enjoy doing something so much, and yet, feel... trapped and overwhelled at the thought of it.

Maybe this weekend i can try picking up those brushes again and take them for a spin! 

I'm hoping i'm not the only one that feels this way. :D

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Decor8: Blogging Your Way!

Hello internets! 

Just checking in.

I recently signed up for Holly's [from Decor8] class, 'Blogging Your Way', and am REALLY enjoying it thus far! 

Since i was in NY for most of it though, i didn't FULLY get to experience and take the time i would have liked to for the class. 

BUT so far it's been pretty great. :) 
Have you taken any cool classes lately? 
I'd love to hear about them!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Beds, Bedding and how i WISH i was sleeping right now.

                                                                                              Source: via Alge on Pinterest

Man....i'm still at Barnes & Nobles, try to get things done, blog, etc, and i'm FALLING ASLEEP. It's quite terrible. 

SO...since i have BEDS on the brain, i'm figured why not blog about them right? This top one i would love to have be my room, i LOVE the way the light shines through, and the the layers of cozy bedding.

                                                                                 Source: via Harri on Pinterest

                                                                                              Source: via Erin on Pinterest

                                                                                         Source: via Katy on Pinterest

The rest of these beds i realize are children's bed rooms, but i find them so cleverly decorated, and inspiring. I would TOTALLY sleep in one of those rooms as well. :D

I'm hoping to catch some great ZZZ's tonight.
I hope you have a RESTFUL day!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nightly Noodles

Camilo: sorry, i was reading nightly noodles
it's a blog kind of like yours
but about noodles
for dinner and breakfast

Jen: LOL are you serious? 

Camilo: lol no i was reading nightly doodles
can I make a spoof of your blog?
is that legal.. will I be ok?"

Jen: hahahaha yes!! i would LOVE that!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Paralyzed... [happy Moody Monday!]

It's such a shame.

I'm taking this AMAZING blogging course by Holly from Decor8 and all i feel is paralyzed by blogging.  - that my blog isn't pretty enough, or smart enough, or inspiring enough.

It's very hindering; these feelings...  especially when i am CONSTANTLY inspired by everything i click online.

I have trouble being completely paralyzed by EVERYTHING i need to do in order to be a good blogger, a good business person, successful enough to survive, etc.

I have trouble figuring out what the right FIRST steps to take are in this social networking world are...

I don't actually consider myself a jealous person necessarily, but i always feel like I'm behind, and could never be 'as good' or as 'interesting' as other people. I truly am not trying to compare myself, but right now, i feel like there is so much to do to 'catch up' and that there is SO MUCH inspiration online, that i get distracted or want to do everything, which makes me lose sight of what makes me genuine.

What breaks my heart the most is knowing i've dealt with these emotions for SUCH a long time! Years! And the that it's been hindering my growth for years, seems so very heart wrenching...

Does anyone else feel these heavy feelings? I don't feel as though i am alone in this boat, but sometimes the boat swishes through the waves, and i don't hear any other voices.

It's quite daunting.
I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inspired. Learned. Quoted.

I learned so much at church tonight that i wanted to blog about it! I can't wait to doodle all these INSPIRING quotes and wisdom bits. :D
"everyone has SOMETHING to offer" 
"Little bits of faithfulness. Thats how the world changes"
"choose to trust even if it's hard"
"I've never met anyone who regretted trusting God"
"choose joy"
"farther along, we'll understand why"

"God is always at work, even if we can't see it"
"the most amazing things about god is how he heals us'
:) :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm in NEW YORK!

I know i've been kinda of MIA after being pretty consistant for a little while, but i wanted to say hello from THE BIG APPLE! I'm staying with two of my favorite people in Queens, NY, enjoying the 'fall weather' AKA warm tempatures in the AM, cool in the evenings... 

But it's been a GREAT time thus far!
I hope you're having a lovely week!

Jenipher :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I am thoroughly enthused by Shrinky Dinks and have been marrying my love for them with my new love for science related Art. It's been quite glorious!

Have a intelligently creative day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saves the Day, saves MY day.

Laying on the mattress on the floor. 
Room draped in sunlight. 
Record spinning playing the lyrics I love. 
Slowly contemplating. 
Draw draw drawing the lyrics that make my heart light up.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Treasury LOVE: my firsts

I just made my FIRST Treasuries this week and i had SUCH a great time!

I really love how they turned out, and can't wait to make more of them. :)

NOW i am HOOKED! So much fun. Thanks for recommending them Robin! :D

Have a creative day!