Monday, December 1, 2008

December blog

Wow, it's like I totally forgot about this blog, right? Here's a rundown of the last several months.

Since the last post I went to San Diego Comic Con, then I went to Mexico with some pals from college for two weeks. Both trips revitalized my spirits and made me feel like home even though I was far away and never sleeping in the same bed twice.

I also started and quit a summer job as a barista in the Mission neighborhood. It used to be one of my favorites. Not scene-y, just a great place to read, draw and get tea with friends. So part of me liked it, because the patrons were super and I really wanted a hospitality job that required me to talk and serve people all day. As an introvert who does art I feel I really need this to be a real human being. Unfortunately, my boss was TYRANNICAL, and I spent most of my time being yelled at and belittled for no reason. He even once told me no one would marry me if I didn't get better at making sandwiches. I was on the verge of crying almost every day out of frustration, so a week after Mexico I picked up my last paycheck and never went back. It was a difficult summer of job searching but I couldn't do it.

Eventually I got a new job at an youth hostel where I work now. I talk to travelers from all over the world and tell them about my favorite things to do and eat in San Francisco. I don't want to talk about my job much online, but it's a lot of fun. Its given me back a lot of the confidence I'd lost earlier this year.

I have a lot of paintings to post and some comic news to talk about (hopefully soon). I want to use this blog; Its the appropriate trick for my current state of mind. Part of me wants write regularly and let people know who I am, but I've also been feeling misanthropic and wanting to be left completely alone. The latter has been winning out. But instead of having a built in community like Livejournal, I'm thinker Blogger allows me the illusion of posting to an anonymous audience. We'll see how this goes.


Blogger •AW said...

Just to let you know, you are most definitely not writing blog posts that go unread. Your site is one of the many bookmarks that unfurls from my "Comic Stuff" bookmark folder.

My iPod Touch wallpaper is one of your pieces, as is the background on my phone (I forget their is a girl in her underwear, hugging her knees to her chest, the other is a girl under a red-orange blanket). I would love to read a comic featuring your art (and not-so-secretly love to write a comic with your art).

Your stuff is awesome, and I draw a certain amount of inspiration from reading the details of life inside of an artist's days.

December 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Zorba said...

Same as above.

December 6, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Reques2 said...

I "stumbled upon" your website. And was instantly enthralled by the first piece of art i saw (tree love detail) and i went through and looked at all of your artwork and loved it all. One of my favorites was definitely "touchfood". I checked out your store and was upset to see that you don't have any type of t-shirts for sale. Perhaps you don't want your art on t-shirts, or whatever. But i know id like to wear a t-shirt with your art on it ^_^

Even though you dont have any tshirts for sale im definitely going to get your "Monster Sex Prints", just as soon as i get my next paycheck ;)

You truly are an inspiration.

December 23, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Allan L. said...

You kick a ton of ass, Jen. I hope that you'll continue to do so in the new year.

December 27, 2008 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger jesse said...

Jen, dear one... most never comment - we just enjoy your site, and return infrequently... but I've missed your work updates. Please do not take as long between moments of sharing your art with us!

On the lighter side, you just tell us where that mean guy works, nad I'll send Tony and Vito to have a word to him about manners.

I loved "dance of the flight attendant" and "touchfood" the most... I still hope you'll share your thoughts about touchfood with us who find it mesmerizing, and left us with questions.

January 1, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting!

It must be neat talking to the travelers.

February 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

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