Today is a special day because my blog has an interview with Etsy artist mytangiblepeace. So let's get to know her!
Jenn, known on Etsy as mytangiblepeace, is an Emergency Services Social worker, wife, artist, friend, and mother of four. (The baby should be born this week I believe. How exciting!) She has my BA in psychology. She loves being outside yet can find peace and balance just chilling out in a local coffee shop. In the summer she enjoys rollerblading and long walks with the family. In the winter she skis, snowshoe and sled with the kids. She's an optimist and outgoing people person. She lives in rural VT in the foothills of Mt Mansfield. (That's a lot!)
She actually started to sculpt her amazing babies as her way to find her own tangible peace. She lost her first born daughter to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) on October 8, 2000. Like for every mother that loses a child, it was devastating for her. She bounced back and forth from immense grief to being able to deal with her grief for the longest time. On the 5th anniversary of her child's death, the grief once again overwhelmed her and she did everything to try to deal with the grief.
Her friend emailed her an email on hand sculpted "marzipan babies", but Jenn found out the babies were made out of polymer clay instead of marzipan. She wanted to learn. Inspired by the "marzipan babies" and Canadian Artist Camille Allen, she learned how to move and transform the clay along with how to move and transform her grief. Now she spends hours upon hours on her sculptures because they are very therapeutic for her. It was a way for her to heal. Now she sculpts to hopefully help others' find their tangible peace with a lost child.
She's an amazing artist and great person. She wants to remind everyone that "one never overcomes or is able to heal their grief, but it is possible to learn how to live with it". Her sculptures are her way of helping.
How amazing! Go congratulate her on her new child and check out her sculptures. You will not be unimpressed.
I learned more about SIDS here.
Jenn's own blog on what exactly happened and what she went through is here.
Her shop is here.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I know I haven't posted in a long while so I'm sorry for that. I just don't know. I guess I was too lazy to post. Well, a quick update on everything.
I finished the Mother Mary painting and made a digital collage of my next painting. I finished my animation project and now I have to fix it and a video for my animation class before it ends in three weeks. That's right. Three weeks of school left in the semester so that's three weeks for me to work on a big painting and animations. It's going to be hectic, but I'm excited.
I've posted some of the animation stills for sale on both Zibbet and Etsy. I also listed some new prints.
I'm being interviewed today around five for my school newspaper. I'm really excited and nervous at the same time. I've never been interviewed. So hopefully that turns out well.
There's not much else to say. So here's a funny episode of Mameshiba. You should watch them all. They're really funny.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Hello everyone! It's been so long since I've posted. I had been studying like crazy for a test and then when it was over I just crashed. I've been battling with a fever also so all I've been doing is sleeping and classes. I have been doing some crafting though so it's all good. I made a rose necklace, drew a portrait, and have been working on my oil painting. So on the left is all that I worked on on Tuesday and on the right is what I finished today. Now all I got to do is paint the rose and then I'll be done. I got to tell you though, the face really frustrated me to no end. I was ready to give up.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
So I decided to do a special thing for ya'll and show ya'll my painting process ( in a way). Every other day ( that I have painting class) I paint for four hours on a painting. This is the Virgin Mary oil painting I'm currently working on. The one on the left is day 1 and the one on the right is day 2. This way ya'll can see how much work I put into my paintings.
I also got a twitter account so go follow me. Also, check out both my Etsy and my Zibbet for new listings.
And since yesterday I put up that "Why is the Rum Gone?" Remix for all the Pirates of the Caribbean fans I decided to do something for the Lord of the Rings fans. So here's this remix. I can never watch this thing without a straight face. Enjoy!