Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 7:57 AM
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 3:16 PM
I feel very fortunate that my kids attend a public elementary school that has dedicated money and resources to providing a full-time art teacher (who is an actual working artist) at their school. In many communities it can be difficult to generate this kind of support for a subject that teaches intangibles, often which are very misunderstood. However, I am not only grateful for her efforts at teaching art, I am ALSO grateful for her generosity! When I mentioned that I was going to delve back into screen printing after not touching the process for about 20 years, I found out that she had many supplies (including screens) that she was looking to clear out of her home studio after many years of being a screen printing artist - How lucky am I!
So... here I sit trying to decide WHAT to screen print on my first little pristine screen that I've dutifully coated with photo emulsion and what do I see? My birds peeking at me! (OK, too many rhyming bed-time stories in my household.)
Wish me luck and look for this little pair to show up soon!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 12:53 PM
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 9:59 AM
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 6:08 PM
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 4:06 PM
As I was looking for some old pictures for a project my son was doing for school, I ran across these mural pictures from several years ago. I had forgotten about this one! It came somewhere in between the farmhouse mural (when my son was first born) and the race car mural. I actually made the bedspread too (which just recently finally started to fall apart). Wow, how time flies - but of course, that's what my parents keep telling me!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 9:45 PM
Today I'm working on the design of a mural for my daughter's new bedroom (7). Do you think there is ANY chance she'll still like unicorns and rainbows when she's 16?? I can only hope...
(I'll post pictures of the undertaking of the mural next month... the plan is to use an overhead projector to put the image on the wall while I work - we'll see!)
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 12:00 PM
I now have stationery available on ZAZZLE.com!
These sheets of paper are a perfect size for those quick notes to friends and family - 5.5 x 8.5 inches tall. Fold your note and fit it neatly in a standard size A2 envelope! Choose to have them printed on Recycled Paper for the environmentally conscious letter writer too!
Currently I have 3 new designs available: "California Poppies", "Chickadee in Summer", and "Camas in Bloom". Look for more designs to come soon, as well as larger 8.5 x 11 sheets for those longer letters!
ALSO available on Zazzle!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 11:30 AM
Many thanks to the kind and talented students and artists who attended my workshop in McMinnville Saturday morning! I love working in Acrylics, and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share this passion with you. I hope you enjoyed your time, and I look forward to seeing you all again the next time our paths cross - maybe another class in the Spring? In the meantime, here's how my short demo ended for the day. I love the energy in this little sunflower painting, but the colors started to get a little muddy as I reworked it. I'll see what I can do about that during my next studio session.
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 8:29 PM
Yes, I am a full time artist. I am also a full time MOM! Tuesdays are typically busy, busy, busy, because it's my volunteer day at school, but life seems to have taken it up a notch today.
Like many people I wear many hats. As a self-employed artist I have found wearing those hats to be a little more crazy since I can go back and forth between work and home any time of day. I have to admit that my artist life came to fruition not only due to my need to create and be creative, but also my need to have a flexible schedule for my family - and for that I am VERY grateful. Today is a good example of that crazy life, and just for fun, I'm sharing. Feel free to share YOUR crazy day here too, as I know I had them when I worked full-time as a computer consultant as well as when I was a stay-at-home mom full time when my kids were born. It happens!
First of all, let me just say that I returned from an art show in Sacramento yesterday and am just getting over a bought of vertigo that hit me during the trip home.... not the best way to start my week. Also, I'm in the middle of buying a house. Ahhh the paperwork!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 3:12 PM
blogger templates | Make Money Online