Friday, March 31, 2006

I have been having a bit of "artist's block" lately. Can't seem to draw a thing. So I put away my current job this morning and just did some hand sketches. Allowed myself make some mistakes-letting my mind and body go on auto pilot. It helped a lot and I am now back to working on my current job. The above is one of the pages.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Above is the cover for my latest book to be released this fall called, Moving Day, written by Ralph Fletcher and being published by Boyds Mills Press. It is, as you've noticed, sans text. My patience this morning is short and I couldn't get it to transfer from the pdf the first time - so I quit. The art is what I'm trying to show anyway. grrrr

Friday, March 24, 2006

Well, I'm back. Have been sick over the last couple of weeks and just not up to posting. Am still working on my craft book series with Boyds Mills Press. It's going well but slowly.

I am posting an oil painting I made this year. Obviously, it's a hand. My hand. It hangs on my living room wall and livens up the room in a creepy sort of way. I like hands as the subjects of portraits though. They can be as or more expressive than faces.

Have linked my illustration website to a new promotional website recently (today.) The website is at:

You'll have to find my squares to use the link. I'm close to the top and just off center to the right. I bought two squares stacked vertical. Will be interesting to see if it gets me any new traffic.

Thanks for reading and looking. Jen

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Here is another piece from my new book Moving Day, written by Ralph Fletcher and being published by Boyds Mills Press.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

In loving memory of my grandfather,

Earl W. Hall

July 20, 1914
February 26, 2006