Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Speaking of Feng Shui

So, ever since T and I set up our house according to Feng Shui, which actually started in the duplex we rented, our lives have been better and better. We both got raises, we bought a house, I got a car REALLY REALLY cheap, the fish aren't dying and I have won a couple of contests here and there. I usually don't fall for any superstitious CRAPPOLLA, but this, well, it's all about energy and flow, and so far it seems to really be helping. I think the biggest positive impact is having things set up to where you don't trip over them or run into them and having them make sense. That follows the whole flow thing which basically is the essence of Feng Shui. If you want a good book to start with then check out "Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life" by author Karen Rauch Carter. The ISBN is 0684866048. If you take that number into any bookstore they should be able to bring up the book to order if they don't have it in stock. Personally I'd go to Half.com if you want a good cheap copy. Try it out. If anything it gets you to move stuff around so you don't feel so stagnant.

Wash Up Art

So, as I was washing up I noticed a striking contrast between the paint and the tile in the bathroom and took a picture. Pretty Cool. Pretty 1984.

Painting a Room

So, T and I decided to finally paint a wall in the house. We wanted something bold! We checked the feng shui and lucky for us, Red was a great color for the area we wanted to paint. I went to Lowe's and picked out the shade of red I thought would look good(Gumball Red). Next, it was on to Big Lots for rollers, drop cloth, etc. I taped-off the necessary areas and thus the painting began. I even took down the vent cover and painted it black! Needless to say I was pretty damn happy the next couple days even though I opened the windows. We managed not to get a single drop on the white carpet, and overall had a good experience. I really think it looks great. I want to do the bedroom Pepto-Bismol Pink next!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Okay, so this one came about because of late night at Starbuck's. They kept playing 80's tunes and I began playing this game with myself where I would sketch the first thing to pop in my head with each new song that played. I think this may turn into a series of paintings eventually. This one "popped" in when the song "She Drives Me Crazy" by the Fine Young Cannibals started its riff across the speakers.

New Art

Hey alright! After a six month dry spell I finally got the old brush going again. The first painting is almost autobiographical of me trying to tear through the blah I was feeling. I'm sure there is more than that to it though.

I Didn't Know They Came In My Favorite Color!

This is a really cool PINK caterpillar I found crawling around in my garden!

Not A Positive Enviroment

So, I may have mentioned that I keep this RETAIL job to pay my mortgage while I struggle with the art thing. Well, the moral there is at an all time low. To top it off check out what the GENERAL MANAGER of the place posted in the EMPLOYEE break room. Real Moral Booster.

Help Jen make art and get the hell out of there! Donations accepted!