Saturday, October 27, 2012

Moon Goddess Reception



I forgot to post this at the time (being out of town and then coming home to yet more craziness), so I'm backdating it now, based on the reception.  Sorry for the discrepancy.  Here I am dressing for the occasion at the reception of Moon Goddess Exhibit in San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 27.  It was an awesome exhibition and I'm honored to have been included with a new menstrual artwork.  A hearty thank you to Aunia Kahn and Russell Moon, and to Modern Eden Gallery - great show!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This Week and on EBay

That magical time is drawing closer... Moon Goddess Exhibit opens this Saturday!  I am super excited about the show and am honored to be included with my menstruation art.  Please check out my work for the show by following these gallery links.

The Goddess Within
Prints
Bracelets

Also, be sure to check out my eBay store this month for some spooky October anniversary auctions, including my zombie Barbies, eyeballs and more.  More information can be found on my anniversary blog here as well.

10-Year Art Anniversary Blog
EBay Store

Friday, October 19, 2012

Moon Goddess Exhibit


Channeling My Inner Goddess
Portrait of myself, artist Jennifer Weigel, in my Moon Goddess attire with Relic from The Goddess Within, photograph by Aunia Kahn.

I am very excited to participate in Moon Goddess Exhibit with The Goddess Within, celebrating the Goddess that resides within each and every woman while further exploring my advocacy-based works themed around demystifying menstruation.

Moon Goddess Exhibit
curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell Moon
Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA
Oct. 2012
Reception: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This Week & BONUS Anniversary Coupon

It's a fall festival weekend!  I'm gearing up for two art fairs where I'll be vending jewelry and paintings, and am even offering a BONUS coupon on my anniversary blog!

http://10yearsofjenniferweigelart.blogspot.com/2012/10/wedding-anniversary-bonus.html

Art on the Town
Old Orchard Shopping Center
Webster Groves, MO, Oct. 13 2012, noon - 4 PM

Old Town Fall Festival
Florissant City Hall, Oct. 14, 2012, noon - 5 PM

Hopefully the rain will hold off...  And if you haven't yet done so, be sure to check out my October anniversary raffle for a chance to win my spooky Insomnia artwork, just in time for Halloween!  More spooky artworks will be coming up in my eBay listings later this month, so stay tuned for more fun creepies...

http://10yearsofjenniferweigelart.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-raffle-enter-to-win-this-artwork.html

And last but certainly not least, I am excited to be participating in the Moon Goddess Exhibit, curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell Moon, at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, opening later this month.  I am honored to be among such an amazing, talented lineup of artists, and for the opportunity to create a new menstruation artwork for the theme, celebrating the goddess within each and every woman.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Imposing Restrictions on Creativity

I know I've written on numerous occasions about creativity & inspiration, questioning oneself, self-censorship and killing one's Muse, but I want to explore another means of limiting creativity that I haven't previously written about, and that is placing restrictions on the very idea of what it means to be creative and what is perceived of as creativity.

Some people may presume that artists are flighty and emotional because they see artists as creative and they perceive of creativity as wild and untamed, spontaneous and free, used for capturing and conveying innermost feelings, emotions, thoughts and desires.  But not all artists fit this mold, and creativity itself doesn't always do so either.  Though that can be true and both artists & creativity can fall into such patterns, both also exist outside of them.  Creativity is also an integral part of problem solving, ingenuity and invention and can spring forth from logical assessment as well, developing in response to a perceived need, desire to streamline, improve how things work to make them more smooth & seamless and/or out of a strong desire to see how things work & fit together.  This kind of creativity is just as valid and may develop in very different ways than the capturing of raw emotion & spontaneity that comes from expressing & revealing one's inner feelings.  An artist and an engineer are both creative, perhaps in different ways, perhaps in similar ones, and perhaps some of both.

I personally find that I prefer not to question creativity and try not to define it, place restrictions on it, or make presumptions & judgments about what form it takes or where it leads me.  Questioning who is more creative or what it means to be creative just isn't helpful for me and tends to hinder my creativity while I get bogged down in over-analysis.  So I prefer to follow it where it leads: expressing my feelings, solving problems, just being goofy... but that's me.  All of us are different and I realize that some people need more guidance and find that, if they impose restrictions on themselves, they can better hone their creativity to find inspiration in what otherwise seems to them to be a chaotic mire of premature and not fully formed ideas.  So imposing restrictions on creativity and defining it can prove helpful in bringing focus; but I think the key is to be aware of doing so so that the limitation doesn't later cause one to miss out on opportunities to be creative or explore different ideas.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Creepies...


Be sure to check out my October anniversary raffle for a chance to win my spooky Insomnia artwork, just in time for Halloween!  More spooky artworks will be coming up in my eBay listings later this month, so stay tuned for more fun creepies...

http://10yearsofjenniferweigelart.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-raffle-enter-to-win-this-artwork.html

I am also gearing up for a bountiful fall smorgasbord of events this month, including a couple of local art fairs and several national shows.  Here are some highlights, please check out my blogreel events list to learn more:


Local Art Fairs:

Art on the Town
Old Orchard Shopping Center
Webster Groves, MO, Oct. 13 2012, noon - 4 PM

Old Town Fall Festival
Florissant City Hall, Oct. 14, 2012, noon - 5 PM


National Shows:

Moon Goddess Exhibit
curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell Moon
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Que Te Vaya Bien!
Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape
Community Arts Center, Danville, KY