an introduction.

So, I’m acutely aware of the fact that this first post is supposed to be epic. As I’ve heard, starting a new blog is always supposed to begin with some amazing biographical introduction that will draw in readers from all walks of life and from every corner of the earth. Unfortunately, if that’s the kind of awe-inducing epicness you were hoping for, I apologize in advance for your tears of disappointment and am happy to take a moment to pause while you grab yourself a tissue — or a few squares of toilet paper if you’re too cheap to buy kleenex like I am.

Now that you’ve had a chance to compose yourself, let me tell you a few things about myself and what I’m doing here out in the wide open blogosphere.

I’m a twenty-four year old, redheaded newlywed with a BFA in painting, unraveling the joys of adulthood. After nearly a quarter of a century’s worth of living and breathing on this earth, I feel like I’m just now beginning to understand the beautiful aroma of contentedness. And I’m having a blast living in it.

I’m learning that life is full of mystery and joy and blessings and disappointment and beauty and love and many colorful things and that’s what I’m here to write about. My life: the mystery, the joys, the blessings and disappointment, beauty, love, and colorful things that have brought me to where I am today. Along the way hopefully I’ll remember to share current and past art projects I’m working on, recipes I’ve indulged upon, ┬ástories about the people I love and the blessings I encounter each day.

Most importantly, I’ve come to realize that life is much fuller, funnier, and livelier when we build relationships with the people around us and learn from the experiences we have with those folks. That being said, I’d love it if you’d let me know your thoughts about my artwork, or if you try a recipe and you think it needs a touch more cinnamon, or if a story about the people or blessings in my life encourage you in some small way… because I’ll tell you the same.

Enjoy yourself and smile at a stranger today.

Love,
janine

yep this is me... smirking for a quick self-portrait against a green painted wall.

One Response to "an introduction."

  1. Ooh! I love blogs… so excited to follow along!

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