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Hi there. How are you?

It’s officially fall. The weather is changing, and here in the Midwest we’re going to be spending more and more time inside over the next few months. 

In the fall, I still feel the pull to head back to school. It’s been ages since I’ve set foot in an actual classroom, or taken a traditional class, but I do like to get my learnin’ on when the weather gets cool. 

Recently, I joined The Collective with Emily Jeffords (a paid group designed specifically for creative entrepreneurs and artists), and I have been I’ve been brushing up on my DSLR photography skills. 

Does the fall inspire you to head back to school? 

What are you learning these days?

Buy both Jen & Ink E-Courses at once and save $18! Click thru to purchase.

Buy both Jen & Ink E-Courses at once and save $18! Click thru to purchase.

Introducing the “Ballpoint Bundle”

In the spirit of autumnal education, I decided to launch my new Jen & Ink “Ballpoint Bundle.” 

It is now possible to purchase both Jen & Ink E-Courses in a bundle and save some money in the process. ($18.00 to be exact.)

I mean, who doesn’t like to save money?? 

When you purchase the Ballpoint bundle, you’ll receive access to both the Jen & Ink Ballpoint E-Course and the Jen & Ink in Color course as well as an invite to the private Jen & Ink student Facebook group.

Already have the Jen & Ink e-Course?

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss out on the deal! The price of the original “Jen & Ink” course has gone up since you purchased it. If you still need to purchase “Jen & Ink in Color”, be sure to log back into “Jen & Ink” and grab the discount code.

That’s all for now.

Ciao, Jen


Every Vote Matters: Postcards to Voters

Hi there. How are you?

I’m always looking for new and creative ways to utilize my abstract drawings. When a friend of mine asked me to to design a voter postcards to send out in "get out the vote" campaigns, I was happy to oblige. 

My "Every Vote Matters" postcards are ideal for "get out the vote" campaigns. Click to purchase. 

My "Every Vote Matters" postcards are ideal for "get out the vote" campaigns. Click to purchase. 

Every Vote Matters

Now that it's 2018, we can start to focus our attention on the midterm elections. If you're unhappy with the way things went in 2017, now is OUR time to make a difference. Enter the "Postcards to Voters" campaign. 

Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters in close, key races coast to coast. This grassroots movement started in March 2017 with just 5 volunteers writing postcards to voters in one special election in Georgia. There are now over 10,000 volunteers writing postcards in all 50 states that have written some 500,000 postcards to voters. 

It's an easy way to make a positive, political impact. 

Interested in volunteering to write Postcards to Voters? Click through to learn how. 

Interested in volunteering to write Postcards to Voters? Click through to learn how. 

So, I decided to volunteer!

I just finished up my first batch of voter postcards on my very own postcards. In just one evening, I was able to crank out 20 handwritten postcards to Pennsylvania voters. Postcards to Voters provides the "talking points" and the address, so all I had to do was write, stamp and send. 

Postcards by Karen Fiorino of Clay Lick Creek Pottery. Click through to purchase. 

Postcards by Karen Fiorino of Clay Lick Creek Pottery. Click through to purchase. 

My friend made some too!

My good friend Karen of Clay Lick Creek Pottery has also made some voter postcards. It's cool that she was able translate her signature pottery motifs onto 2-d postcards. I'm particularly fond of the top design, and the play of the organic shapes against the bold blue stripes. It's sure to grab the voter's attention, don't you think?

Postcards by Mary Hawkins on Etsy. Click through to purchase. 

Postcards by Mary Hawkins on Etsy. Click through to purchase. 

Other Voter Postcards on Etsy

I found these voter postcards by Mary Hawkins on Etsy. I'm totally smitten with the US map design. It's a good reminder that every vote, every where is important. She's got a whole shop full of postcards and other voter themed goodies, even washi tape! 

Every Vote Matters postcards feature my abstract ballpoint drawing. Click through to purchase. 

Every Vote Matters postcards feature my abstract ballpoint drawing. Click through to purchase. 

I'm so pleased with how my postcards turned out. This design really pops. The blue ballpoint drawing provides a great backdrop for the very simple, but important message. I can't wait to send more of these out! 

If you'd like to purchase these and start writing postcards to voters yourself, click HERE.

One last thing!

I can't end this post without giving a shout-out to my friend Emily, who encouraged me to design these postcards and to volunteer for Postcards to Voters. She's the mastermind behind Ekra, a fab handmade shop featuring customized map art. She's also an awesome, political animal! I admire her willingness to step up and get involved. 

That's all for now. Ciao! 

Just one more thing....Don't forget to Vote! 

 

More New Tea Towels!

Hi there. How are you?

I'm excited to share my new expanded tea towel line with you. I've added 2 new designs that I'm very proud of.

New screen printed tea towels are here! Click to purchase.

New screen printed tea towels are here! Click to purchase.

Filling out the dala horse line

As my long time patrons know, this is not my first foray into Dala horses. I did this initial illustration back in 2012 and it went over big in my very Swedish hometown. After making and selling at least 3 originals, I put this dala on cards, prints, pillows, and pins. Even after almost 5 years, my dala products are consistently top sellers.

For the past 5 years, my dala products have been top sellers.

For the past 5 years, my dala products have been top sellers.

This is that dala horse that sits our living room. Matt and I got it as a wedding present (I think?)

This is that dala horse that sits our living room. Matt and I got it as a wedding present (I think?)

I've got a thing for hearts too

Hearts have shown up in my work for years. Back in 2011, I had my first solo gallery show at JR Kortman Galleryright around Valentines Day. I made a series of small collages with a heart motif to sprinkle in among my chair pieces. They were a big hit. See my name in there? I wasn't even married yet!

Mixed media heart art I made back in 2011. All have since been sold.

Mixed media heart art I made back in 2011. All have since been sold.

"Recycled" hearts

The hearts I used for my tea towel began their life life as a coloring page. I gave it away as a freebie to my mailing list last year.

I first used this pattern as a freebie for my mailing list. Want to join the fun? Click the photo and join. You'll get a whole bundle of coloring pages!

I first used this pattern as a freebie for my mailing list. Want to join the fun? Click the photo and join. You'll get a whole bundle of coloring pages!

My new hand printed "hearted" tea towel is now for sale. Click through to purchase.

My new hand printed "hearted" tea towel is now for sale. Click through to purchase.

Now, it's a darn cute tea towel that I'm proud to add to my existing line. I've now got 6 different tea towel designs all in stock. You really should buy one of each, don't you think? :-)

Click here to see all of my tea towel designs.

My newest hand printed tea towel designs feature a dala horse and hearts. Click through to purchase!

My newest hand printed tea towel designs feature a dala horse and hearts. Click through to purchase!

Well, that's all for this week.

I'll be back next week with a sale. Ciao.

P.S. If you enjoy the work that I make, please share this post with your pals. Thanks!