10 posts tagged wolf
Inside by *artofEvre the inner kid
by Chamo San
Rainbow Wolf by Katy
The Wolf of The City and Sunny Leo by Robert Farkas
by Esra Roise
‘Wolves’ by Emma Löfström
by Kelly Perry
Jen Mann’s illustrations are both dreamlike, empowered and brimming with emotion. Her works are like naked soul, you can see hidden feelings. Get to know about Jen’s inspiration and even learn how to make peanut cookies in our interview below.
L: What inspired you to draw growing up?
J.M.: My dad is somewhat of an artist, and always was sketching things when I was little, I loved the idea of making images, and marveled at his. I guess he inspired me to become an artist.
L: How did you begin your studio? Describe an average work day for you. First you wake up and then…
J.M.: Typically, I roll out of bed, peruse the Internet, answer emails, then I walk out the door to my bedroom and take a sidestep left into my studio, most days I look in there at the space, turn around and walk out to get more creativity going on. I often write, go on walks in the marsh/forest behind my house, sometimes I’ll watch movies. Then after i cultivate the creativity that i need and I get really inspired it’s time to create, and I go full on art force for a couple days/weeks straight. Which usually ends in bruised soles of my feet from standing and painting for too many hours on end. Right now I need to go clean my brushes and tidy up the mania that went down over the past couple days, and prepare for some new works I have on the go. Time flies when I am in my studio, I usually just stay in there until someone reminds me to eat.
L: If you travelled back in time, what is one thing that your present self you would tell your former self?
J.M.: You don’t have to be anyone you are not.
L: If you could choose artist who draw your portrait, who would it be? Why?
J.M.: Oh man that is harrrd. (I like that it looks like I said that like a pirate) - um I don’t know if I could chose… I have a crush on so many portrait artists work. Kris Lewis, Kris Knight, Kelsey Henderson, Lu Cong… it’s so hard to pick.
L: Do you have blacklist movies?
J.M.: Black list … as in some favorite must sees - oh yes! Too many to list - I will narrow it to 10! I heart Huckabees, The Life aquatic, Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, Garden state, The Fountain, Stranger than fiction, Pride and prejudice, Into the wild, The notebook, Its a wonderful life.
L: Your website bio mentions that you love to cook, share one of your favorite recipe?:)
J.M.: I love this question! - I don’t know which one to share… I have lots of good soups, dinner dishes and pies, but I feel if people actually were to try a recipe I give out it would be a cookie recipe… cookie recipes are so easy to follow, and anyone can make cookies. so between my two favorites white chocolate cranberry oatmeal, and peanut butter. I’m choosing peanut butter because they are just so bad ass.
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
-beat above ingredients together with a hand mixer till its “frothy/whipped”
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup oats
-mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then add to the rest - mix together till its dough -
add the following (quantities here are just estimated - i just pour in however much i think looks good)
1 and 1/2 cup peanuts (peanut halves)- unsalted
2/3 cups of Reece’s pieces chips (like chocolate chips but the Reece’s pieces kind)
1 cup of score bits pieces
cook at 375 for around 10 minutes - I’m not sure - i just watch till they are done. lol
L: Goals for 2012?
J.M.: Save money, make paintings, experiment more.
Thank you Jen!
Untitled (underdrawing) by Michael Shapcott