I post my art on Instagram. See www.instagram.com/jennymesserle.
Below are some of my favorite pieces:
(My newer work is at the bottom of this page.)
Celebrate what makes you unique. What a boring world it would be if we were all the same. (It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I stopped trying to fit in with how everyone else is like. When I was in my thirties, I started to love who I am and to celebrate (instead of criticize) the ways I differ from other people.) (27 of 30)
Remember what brings you joy (and do them often.) (This was a big insight for me today. Here's why: Earlier this week, I was in Glastonbury, England and I saw so many beautiful goddess paintings. The goddess paintings made me decide, "I am going to start to paint women's faces and bodies and goddesses." This morning, I spent hours and hours on two art journal spreads in which I attempted to incorporate women's faces. But, the art journal spreads didn't work and they made me doubt whether I wanted to start making art again. Then, I decide to draw, with paint, this imaginary-looking underwater-like character and her simplicity made me so happy. The sight of her reminded me that I like making imaginary characters that don't necessarily look human-like. I also remembered that my non-human-like art DOESN'T make me less of an artist as people who draw and paint human-like art. Actually, by embracing what brings me joy is WHAT MAKES ME AN ARTIST. As an added bonus, when people look at my art, they can sense that my drawing gave me joy when I made it; this is why people, who like my art, like my art.)
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. -Buddha (I LOVE this quote! P.S. colored in this drawing with one of Jane Davenport’s The Colour Institute watercolor markers from Michaels. I LOVE her watercolor markers. This color is Blue Bottle.) (1 of 30)