Thursday, February 28, 2008

What I did over the weekend...

Yeah, so Cindy drove out from Vancouver on Thursday and stayed over night. We had big plans to do something crafty and end up with a dazzling finished project that would be the envy of all our friends. So what really happened was we kind of sat and looked at images we had downloaded (she brought her laptop) and fave web sites. Then we made some paper crowns, printed out from free dover downloads I photoshopped into crowns, then glued glitter....tah dah! Friday we drove into Portland, shopped at Button Emporium & Art Media. Tryed to cross the river at 4 (bad bad idea) and it took 2 hours to get to Vancouver.....but we did get there in time to hold her grandchildren and make it to dinner & a movie. Saturday we went to great clips and I got my first haircut in more than 10 years ( only $13!!) makes me sooo happy! Then we went to Ikea for meatballs and wicker furniture, walked through a big home store, Craft warehouse.......cripes this is soo boring.
Anyway it was fun and Cindy drove me home on Sunday.....Thanks Cindy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What I did today....

Dust.....many many dust bunnies, a whole herd is now gone. Okay, so I hadn't dusted in my bedroom sense oh probably last summer. But all I do is sleep in there so it's real easy not to see them at ....... (insert more really lame excuse here). Anyway everything is clean and shiney cause Cindy is coming in the morning, her husband is out of town so we are going to craft and play for days! She will even sleep over on Thursday night and we can go back to her house Friday for more goofing off, maybe even a movie...yeah!

Oh the moon! We stood out in the cold and watched the eclipe tonight, so amazing. It's unusual for for the sky to be clear in Oregon in Febuary, so that made it extra special. I could hear other people out watching it, quiet voices murmuring in the dark. The moon looked like a burned cookie....extra big and close. Spooky and magic..... oh speaking of magic, I love this image. the bottles, the letters, the lighting ... all wonderful.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday stuff

Finished a special order fairy crown...for Valentines burgandy, which is not one of my best colors, but it looks beautiful and she's happy ...... yippee! I've added glitter to the rose petals for more sparkle. Started some cone hats with watercolor paper. Got the paper wet first and it rolled up like a dream...easy to glue when it dryed too. Can't decide what theme to follow. Later.....

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

An introduction....

Hello....been meaning to start a blog for ages, so here goes. This feels weird like a middle school assignment.

My name is Jennifer Bohrer, here is a little about me.

I was born an artist, mom says I was trying to color inside the lines at age 2. When we were little, Dad worked at a paper mill. He would bring home reams of paper and we spent hours drawing or painting.
I spent 25 years in retail advertising as a designer, illustrator, photo stylist & art director. I would still be there if MayCo. hadn't downsized and merged stores, "releasing" more than a thousand excutivesnationwide about 5 years ago. So here I am, finally set up in my own studio and no more cubical!!!