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I don't think I'll be getting much artwork done this November /December. My class load is heavier, there is a group project due in four weeks with no functional group behind it so I'm largely doing everything myself.(professor wouldn't let me work alone or switch groups) It sucks. The GPA is definitely dropping.

I also got a notice from the management company that there are some units in our complex that have bedbugs. The policy to exterminate them is basically to nuke the building from orbit. In any event, they are having one of those trained dogs come thru on Saturday and smell for them so they can identify all areas of the buildings that will need to be sprayed. There are none in my unit and I don't think my immediate neighbors have any either, but we still all have to clean everything and put stuff up off the floor so the dog will have room to work. I am planning to put my cats in their carriers and then in the bathroom with the door closed. That will have to be good enough. Anyway, the end of this week I will have to clean up all my painting stuff as part of that. It also means getting up really early...

I also have family related crap for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. Two people I will be happy to see, and others I will not, but thats pretty typical. I am going to ask one of my uncles to go with me to my other uncle to get some of my paintings back from him since he was verbally abusive to me the last time I tried to talk to him. Bleh.

And at some point I may find time to start Dragon Age Inquisition.....

Plus the whole shorter amounts of daylight issue- I am going to have to try harder to find time to paint once some of this other stuff gets settled.
  • Mood: Movingon
  • Listening to: construction noises outside
  • Reading: class discussion posts
  • Watching: animated Hellboy
  • Playing: skyrim...still...650hrs and only 3/4 done
  • Eating: cheese and crackers
  • Drinking: licorice tea
I went to my second critique through this art group I found. It was a much better experience this time. Nicer people and I got a possible lead on an art show from a woman who thinks we must be cousins because we have the same last name. I have no idea who she is. Shrug   I'm busy trying to juggle classwork since I'm back up to full time and regretting the decision. Cultural Anthropology is only at week two and I am feeling overwhelmed. Good thing Operational issues in Small business is seeming like an easier class.
I'm excited about a potential art show though- I haven't been at all regular about that and it will be good to get back towards some semblance of professionalism. :happybounce: 
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: relaxing music
  • Drinking: water
I got the notice that there will be another art critique taking place on the 4th. I plan to go but I have to decide what piece to take.
Anyone have any recommendations?

I have also decided to try and organize my work and start pricing some things. There are some area coffee shops that I might be able to sell things at. We'll see what happens.
First thing is to organize my works by size. *sigh* There are kind of a lot.....

Also, I think I am going to play more with abstract pieces in the future, Not only is it meditative and fun, but it exercises work within a limitless framework. I like the idea of growing my potential as an artist.

And...Dragon Age Inquisition comes out. I will have a new source of fan art.
Given my class schedule however, (I'm back up to full time and *deep breath* almost done.), it may be awhile before I get to new stuff. Thanks for being patient!
For now, I've been going through some of my photography and uploading here and there.
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: the wind rattle my windows
  • Reading: rereading The Hobbit
  • Watching: one cat wash the others ears
  • Playing: skyrim
  • Eating: stuffed mushroom caps
  • Drinking: red wine
Afterglow by janneward
Afterglow
Managed to capture some really rich colors in this Wisconsin sunset. I love the play of textures and reflections when looking at sky and water.
photo c. me, 2012
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Fog Bow by janneward
Fog Bow
A fog bow (rainbow in fog) over Garrett Bay boat launch, where someone (not me) has stacked up neat little rock sculptures. I love capturing weather phenomena.
photo c.  me 2012
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I don't think I'll be getting much artwork done this November /December. My class load is heavier, there is a group project due in four weeks with no functional group behind it so I'm largely doing everything myself.(professor wouldn't let me work alone or switch groups) It sucks. The GPA is definitely dropping.

I also got a notice from the management company that there are some units in our complex that have bedbugs. The policy to exterminate them is basically to nuke the building from orbit. In any event, they are having one of those trained dogs come thru on Saturday and smell for them so they can identify all areas of the buildings that will need to be sprayed. There are none in my unit and I don't think my immediate neighbors have any either, but we still all have to clean everything and put stuff up off the floor so the dog will have room to work. I am planning to put my cats in their carriers and then in the bathroom with the door closed. That will have to be good enough. Anyway, the end of this week I will have to clean up all my painting stuff as part of that. It also means getting up really early...

I also have family related crap for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. Two people I will be happy to see, and others I will not, but thats pretty typical. I am going to ask one of my uncles to go with me to my other uncle to get some of my paintings back from him since he was verbally abusive to me the last time I tried to talk to him. Bleh.

And at some point I may find time to start Dragon Age Inquisition.....

Plus the whole shorter amounts of daylight issue- I am going to have to try harder to find time to paint once some of this other stuff gets settled.
  • Mood: Movingon
  • Listening to: construction noises outside
  • Reading: class discussion posts
  • Watching: animated Hellboy
  • Playing: skyrim...still...650hrs and only 3/4 done
  • Eating: cheese and crackers
  • Drinking: licorice tea

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Jenny Ward
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a 35 yr old pc gaming, cat inheriting, book nerd! I used to practice western martial arts. I am a fair hand at painting and drawing.

When I was in high school, my friends made me watch the entire Star Wars trilogy in one sitting. It introduced me to the fantastic realm of possibilities that is fan art in Fantasy and Sci- Fi.. I was hooked. From there I became interested in comic books.
I studied Illustration at Columbia College in Chicago until I dropped out. I wasn't out going enough to be a professional artist. I continue doing art now because its something I love and want to improve at but on my own terms this time around.
Anyone interested in commissions or purchasing an original please send me a note-
I'm also on tumblr- adragonatemyart.tumblr.com/

Please do not steal my work- IT IS COPYRIGHTED. Ask permission.
On art theft:
www.copyright.gov/
www.artbusiness.com/reprosuit.…

Current Residence: Chicago
Favorite genre of music: I'll listen to almost anything.
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: I'm out of mine - won't go back
Wallpaper of choice: I would rather paint on the walls..but no one ever lets me.
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RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for a recent fave! :aww: :happybounce:
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janneward Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. Nod 
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abyss1956 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thanks much for the +fav Heart 
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YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fave!!!))))
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janneward Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!!)))
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sweets. Hope you have a great and wonderful day. Balloon Thief happybirthday purpledinosaurX3 birthday cake :squee-love: - PLZ 
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janneward Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks,  Sha! Art and Dragon Age are my plans for the day.... can't go wrong. :D (Big Grin) 
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect combination there!
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janneward Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. Can't decide if I wanna draw or paint tho....
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