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New Website!

NEW WEBSITE

I am slowly resurfacing from years of illness, the past few years I was unable to share or even create art. I decided to make a fresh start instead of continuing with this blog. My new website is jennadecker.com – there you will find my portfolio, a new blog, and a new shop to buy original art (coming soon!)

If you followed me here, I hope you will join me there too! Thank you so much for the follows, likes, and comments over the years- I started this blog in April 2013 when I was fresh out of college and had planned on going to to grad school in a few months. Needless to say, plans changed when my health took a turn for the worse. My last blog post was in November 2015 when I posted this quote:

“If you’re any kind of artist, you make a miraculous journey, and you come back and make some statements in shapes and colors of where you were.”

-Romare Bearden

I hope that’s what I’ve been doing the past few years when I’ve been on hiatus from this blog and everything else. The only way I can wrap my head around years of  serious illness and isolation is to somehow hope it was worth something.

I hope you will continue to follow my “journey” and I  can keep showing you the shapes and colors I’ve found along the way!

Love, Jenna

 

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Hiatus

My etsy shop, Musical Color Studio, is on temporary hiatus and obviously I have not been able to blog frequently, either! Having (multiple) chronic illness(es) is, simply put, difficult. My health has recently taken a turn for the worse and I am unable to keep up with everything. Even painting has taken a backseat for the time being as I try to cope with my current situation. Thanks to those who continue to follow me, I promise more is coming in the future, but I’m not sure when that will be…

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New Mixed-Media Work (Part 1)

Title: Mondegreen
Medium: watercolor and stitched fibers (cotton thread) on paper
Measurements: 5×7 inches

Here is the first of some new work. So far it is just posted here, but soon I will list them on my Etsy shop.

It has been awhile since I have shown any new work, and I wanted to share why. I know I don’t talk about myself or my life on here a lot (or at all, maybe!), but I am coping with multiple chronic illnesses. This year I am at home doing IV treatments through a portacath, and there are a lot of factors that make it impossible for me to work/paint/draw or even gather the energy to post other artists’ work on this blog. (Pinterest is easier- if you follow me there you can find a lot of great art/ists that I haven’t been able to share on here)

I really appreciate the followers I have, and hope you forgive me for my infrequent posting… I would like to be more “personal,” and share some more about my experiences. It will probably be cathartic for me, and maybe even help someone who is going through something similar. So, expect some text-laden posts in the future, instead of just my usual image-laden posts! I might be showing some more of my sketches and other unfinished work too, as it is taking me a very looong time to finish paintings lately.

If there are other chronically ill artists (or otherwise “limited”– I know there are lots of physical and mental obstacles that effect our creativity)  who read this blog (I know of a few that I am also following!)- please feel free to comment with links to your own blog or contact me privately- I’d love to feature your work!

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