Sunday, October 29, 2006

That's It! I've had it with the neighbors! I'm moving!

They neighbors argue way too much, really to the point of ridiculousness. The cops constantly are swarming the neighborhood, but are never around when you actually need them. See attached picture of neighbors house. You'll understand. Not to mention, living in a place that is nicknamed the "virgin vault" and is stuck in the early 20th century isn't exactly helping either.... So. I'm moving. Actually, it's all about the extra sleep I'm going to get from being 2 blocks from work and not commuting an hour a day.....

Hope this finds you all well and happy.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The scoop on Jenny in DC

Hi all,
It's recently been brought to my attention that its has been too long between mass emails.  First,  I hope this finds everyone prosperous and content.
So, What have I been up to lately.   In the words of Monet, "Im not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint...".  I'm including two pictures of works IN PROGRESS, to demonstrate.  Some of you will recognize this a huge departure from my work prior to graduate school.  However,  it seems to be much easier to work on and deal with.  Its something that I know more intimately than any of my previous work.  Something that I feel I can speak with passion on in my paintings.  They are both over 5 feet in lenght/height. 
I flew to Boston this last weekend to see a show that I thought might help inform my current work.  Not only did I make a contact for myself with the gallery (which is two blocks from Harvard and has connections to galleries in New York) but I also was able to meet the artist of the show and schedule a studio visit in New York with her in order to help me understand my work better.  This is not your normal gallery experience, I assure you.  These amazing opportunities still amaze me.  Not only that I got a signed working copy of her book to boot!
I am currently under application also to move into an apartment.  I found one that is much closer to work (2 blocks walking vs 45 min commute) that will allow me more time in my day and the ability to finally cook!   I'm starting to go into kitchen withdrawals, and its really not a pretty picture.  It is also a place that I feel like I can call "home" for a while and not continually be living out of my suitcases as I have done for the last year and half.  I'm really sick of my suitcases at this point. 
My job is going really well for the marketing firm.  I have been offered a full time position after I graduate.  It definately gives me a little more breathing room when May comes and an I have to face life after grad school.  I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but as long as I'm painting, I can be satisfied. 
Anyways,  that is the long and short of me lately...How about you?  I'd love to hear how everyone is doing...