Thursday, June 28, 2012

Better Left Unsaid

I am by nature a very open person, sometimes to a fault.  I don't often conceal or hide as much as I should.  But there are just certain things of a highly personal nature that, if you have to ask, you probably don't have any business knowing.

I won't claim not to be guilty of this myself at times, and I understand the desire to connect, to make small talk, to develop an understanding & open the lines of communication...  But if a relationship is truly blossoming, then those answers will be divulged on their own in due time.  And, if not, or if used to pass judgment or to confirm an assumption, then those questions are probably better left unsaid.

Some examples include:
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
Where do you go to church?
What do you do for a living?  Does it pay well?  How much do you make?
Is that your spouse / husband / wife / boyfriend / girlfriend / significant other...?
Are you married?
Do you have kids?  Are you going to have kids?
When is the baby due?  When are you due?

And though I'm all for reassessing and breaking taboos, I don't personally find that small talk is necessarily the best vehicle for doing so, especially among strangers.  Some things are by nature very personal, private and loaded with other implications.  Thus many taboo topics, including politics, religion and sex, are generally best often left untouched unless you're open-minded, non-judgmental, willing to debate and are able to accept whatever response you elicit.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June EBay Listings

I just posted my June eBay listings in conjunction with my 10-year art anniversary celebration, including several pieces of my fantasy art and featuring some never-before-seen works.  I know many of you aren't familiar with my fantasy artworks so please feel free to follow the link here to drop by and check them out.
Jennifer Weigel's eBay store

You can learn more about my 10-year art anniversary on the blog here.

Jennifer Weigel's 10-year art anniversary blog

I am also excited to say the 10-year art anniversary is still going strong and that it will even be culminating in a one-night celebration and retrospective of sorts on Dec. 7 at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts.  More information will be forthcoming closer to then, but it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see so many of my works together, quite possibly for the last time ever.  So you may want to make sure to note it on your calendar now.  :)

Thank you again for your continued support and have a wonderful summer, and stay cool.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Anniversary Raffle

In conjunction with my 10 year art anniversary and to celebrate one of the biggest wedding months of the year, I am raffling off In Sheep's Clothing as my June raffle. This piece is a 37" x 19" wall-hung artwork and has been featured in several identity themed shows.

This has always been one of my favorite pieces of my own making; the faux flowers make a lovely, almost religiously iconic backdrop and contrast the genuine coyote face hidden beneath the bridal veil, with the bride taking on the role of the trickster and begging the viewer to question preconceptions about fiance, bride, wife, and so on.  So I am honored and excited to offer this artwork as my June raffle prize and invite you to follow the link below to learn more.