Monday, January 05, 2009

2009 Look Out, Cuz Here I Come!

I must say that despite all of the fun and joy that the holiday season brings, I always feel a bit of relief when January 1st rolls around. It always feels so fresh and new and oh my goodness the sun is shining! No really, here in Ohio, a day of sunshine in January is a rare and beautiful thing.

So as I move forward into the new year, I'm quite excited by all of the adventures and challenges that are ahead of me. I have plenty of personal goals and projects, but for now I want to share with you my goals and resolutions for JenniferHayesArt in 2009!

1. Felting felting felting! I discovered this fabulously fun craft only a month and a half ago and fell head over heels in love. I have BIG plans for this aspect of my art life in 2009. First of all, I will be opening a new Etsy shop exclusively for the little cuties. I am planning on developing a real brand identity for them too... we're talking tags, packaging, and a whole imaginary world for them to exist in. I'm quite excited and will certainly post the new info as soon as it takes shape! Here are some of the goodies I have lined up to help me create a new wooly world.


2. Painting! I had mentioned in a previous post how I really looking forward to focusing my painting efforts in the new year. I want to develop a more cohesive body of work. There are several shows, galleries and festivals that I would like to participate in, and I hope to have a wealth of new pieces to show. I may still dabble in some oddities, but my main focus is taking a direction and running with it. It's the only way to really grow and develop. Here is a shot of several new pieces prepped and awaiting the brush.


3. Silk Screening! I haven't dabbled in this medium since OU, where I took a quarter long serigraphy class. I LOVED it. I was working a lot with coloring book imagery of children at the time, subverting and adding my own content for various statements on gender roles and creativity. It was the perfect medium.

Now, I'm looking to go back to screen printing as a way to combine my graphic design training with my artistic endeavors. I'm quite excited to relearn the process and I hope to add some printed items to my shop. If they do well, I may have a THIRD shop in the works! woohoo!



So, all in all, I'd say I have a lot of work ahead of me in 2009, but it feels more like playtime right now. And that is my final resolution...

4. MAKE ART FOR FUN AND JOY!

8 comments:

Karen Faulkner said...

These pictures have me very curious to see what you'll be up to!

Jennifer Hugon said...

Doh! I totally hit return before I'd written and it posted the photos...

Maybe that would have been more intriguing! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jennifer, am I ever excited by your idea to take the felting even further. I am in love with your idea of taking them into "The Land of Branding!" Very, very cool. Marcy will love to write about your new store when it goes up (and, of course, so will I)!!! :) Happy New Year and Happy Creating!

Karen Faulkner said...

Actually, it was neat to see only the pictures, make a guess at what they were about, and then come back and read what you'd written!

The Fab Miss B said...

Can't wait to see the results of all these new mediums! Have a ball!

storybeader said...

WOW - a lot of new things in store for us. Can't wait to see how things turn out. Go Sooners!

Patti said...

Love your "fun" goal best of all. When we can look at our media as our toys, life is so much better!

NICO Designs said...

I look forward to seeing your felting projects.