Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednsday.... kind of.

 Meet Meg Whitman. 
A lady I've admired for quite a long time. So, for this 'Wordless Wednesday' I wanted to showcase how  versatile & beautiful this 24 year old is.


Most folks would recognize Mae from Parenthood; but this lady's been acting since she was a little girl! 
Go watch "One Fine Day" again. Drool over oldskool George Clooney and you will totally oogle over how cute little Mae was!

Happy Wednesday friends!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Monday" Motivation!

Okay...i know it's not Monday, but i had too many meetings yesterday to blog!

Coming back to NY has been a lot busier then i originally thought. Luckily, it's all been GREAT!

I've gotten a TON done, and made a bunch of progress. 

 1. worked a TON on my Etsy shops and actually got a sale on my Nightly Doodles site!

2. I got accepted into a REALLY great shop in Brooklyn! More about that in February!!
[i will tell you that it DOES involve THIS print] 
3. I'm going to have a solo show at Modca! My FAVORITE cafe in New York!!! [it's in June!]

^ THIS ^ 
painting is the inspiration, so in the next few months i will be painting LOADS of canvas' to make a complete collection! 

4. Last night i tried to teach myself how to draw little hands for my ASL paintings. I ACTUALLY got better the more i tried. YAY!!

Today was JUST as busy [and exciting!] but I'll share more with you later in the week.

What have YOU been up to?


Monday, January 14, 2013

Motivational Monday: HELLO 2013!

I know i didn't say it on the blog, but I've been in Florida for about a week and a half so far... I've wanted to blog but just couldn't. I left at 5am last one week ago from today, and had many things to take care of!

I came to Orlando to prep my home... get rid of everything and three days later, it's officially on the market. [anyone need a condo??]

I was REALLY anxious to come here. I won't get into it the complications of it, but i WILL tell you it was by far, one of the most growing experiences. I learned so much about myself and my lack of celebrating how much I've grown
 I had great conversations with shop owners that carry my work and have had REVELATIONS about how far Nightly Doodles have come!
^ The FIRST Nightly Doodle cards EVER! ^

I enjoyed looking through new prints i was picking up. It helped me realize how much BETTER I've gotten with my art. 

I picked up the FIRST ever greeting cards i made at two shops. I looked at it and said 'omgosh, i actually thought this was good!' and the shop owner said something along the lines of 'Well, at the time it was! Now you've just come farther." FAR the BEST answer and a big DUH JEN!
 ^ the first batch of 'finished' nightly doodles that were ever printed!! ^
I under celebrate because i think i should be father along in my art journey when in reality, I'm EXACTLY where i should be. 

 I mean really... ^look^ how far I've come!

So i'll be one of the LAST to say it... Welcome 2013. I'm very very excited for you.
Happy 2013 friends..

Friday, January 4, 2013

FRUSTRATED Foodie Friday

The last few weeks I've been trying to figure out what i want 'Foodie Friday's' to be. And I've just been boggled and frustrated. Before i thought it would be about my amazing foodie adventures, but I haven't gone on many to save money...

Then i thought perhaps it would inspired me to cook more, but again, to save money we're just cooking a few simple things and I've been too busy to really think about cooking anyways. Most of the time i keep working WHILE I'm cooking, so it's not like it's a really amazing 'adventure'.

The few things i have cooked in the last few days have just been... ugly.  We're just kind of figuring out different ways to use leftovers before we both go away this coming week.

Yesterday the boy made a mac and cheese, lentil quesadilla ... which sounds disgusting to me.

And today i made a Tofurkey slices, Mexican shredded cheese quesadilla and happy for me i remember i had some avocado to use.

Both of these were exceptionally ugly and definitely not post worthy no matter HOW hard i tried

The only thing i HAVE done is played around with a new title sign thinger for Foodie Friday, but i'm not sure if i love it... 

What do you think?
What do you do when you're in a foodie RUT?

I'd love to hear about it...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The (5) Regrets of Dying.

The (5) regrets of Dying..

I read this article around Christmas time and i was completely intrigued by it!

"Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. As many of her patients approached their final days, she would ask if they had regrets or things they would do differently.

Ware was so surprised by the phenomenal clarity of vision people gained at the end of their lives that she began documenting their responses."

I was so inspired that i started drawing the statements and posting them on the Nightly Doodles blog for the next week. 

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

[doodle above]

I decided that the FIRST thing I'm going to work on in 2013 is allowing myself more happiness, and so far i think I've done an okay. :)

What do you think??

PS: All of these prints are on my Socity6 shop or my Nightly Doodles etsy shop. :)

PS: I know i posted most of these Monday, so i'm sorry! :) :)