I wrote a rather shy letter to someone I look up to, and in turn it became a newsletter to share with many! Today’s @uppercasemag newsletter features Janine’s answers to common questions we all have (newbies and seasoned artists alike!), on making a living, making good work, and putting yourself out there.
From the Blog:
It is not a secret that a lot of my work is often inspired by things going on in my personal life. That’s what art is: it’s an outlet. It has been an outlet for many people thorughout millenia and it has certainly been mine. When life gets rough, we turn to the things that comfort us, and to words of advice or encouragement.
This series, SMALL REMINDERS, currently contains four prints of daily reaffirmations and quiet words of encouragement. I am sure the series will grow.
Click on the images above to be redirected to the shop!
Late night painting because I can’t sleep. It feels weird to not work as tightly rendered as I have the last year or so. It’s also oddly satisfying. Back to square one, to simple tools, to black paint and white paper and a brush or two instead of 7 or 8. I still itch for the details, but at 1am when it’s just me, well… Who cares. I’ll take black paint and white paper.