All About Jane

Muse

Muse

What inspires me to create? An object catches my eye, a word or concept makes me think, or a memory. That snippet of information is the catalyst that sets off a process. It’s the process that lures me in. I like the methodical nature of creating. Repetition slows my mind. It’s in this state of being I find a zone that makes me see things differently.  I organize, I order, I sort ideas like the pieces of a puzzle. I put together little bits of things I saw, read and heard into my own picture. And this process is a...

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Looking, Seeing, Understanding ...

Looking, Seeing, Understanding ...

Have you every looked at something - an object you see everyday and noticed that you were missing what makes it truly unique? In that moment,  you wonder how you had missed it all along. Suddenly that something is no longer just an object in the background, it is something you can converse with. The dialogue you create with this object is your own and you have this desire to express your understanding of it. Perhaps no one will understand, and some might even think you have lost your mind to become so enrapt with an ordinary object, but you...

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Cocktail Series

Cocktail Series

The cocktail illustration series is inspired by my love of stemware and bar accessories. My mother drank whiskey out of Waterford glasses, my nana served sherry from a crystal decanter and wine glasses at my house always have a thin lip- the wine just floats on your tongue as in rolls off the delicate glass. Juliska’s black Harriet glasses are my favorites even if I am just drinking water or ginger ale my favorite beverage. There is an elegance to glassware like the charm of old movies, cafes in Paris, and Bemelman’s Bar in New York. But my love for...

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Art?

Art?

Is art a process or a form?  Isn’t it the act of creation that distinguishes a form from any old object. When we learn how an object came into being, it has a story - an explanation of how the form relates to its creator and its surroundings.  It is this relationship between a thought process and a form that distinguishes it from an ordinary object and makes it art.

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Collections

Collections

Collections is a term used to refer to a series of designs that have some relationship in form. But when used as a verb, collecting is the act of gathering items that have some similarity.

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