Friday, November 25, 2011

i PRINTED a book!

I'm coming up on my 2 year anniversary of starting "nightly doodles" and to celebrate i printed a whimsically inspiring book of my drawings JUST IN TIME for the holidays! :) I'm elated, and can't wait to share it with you! I should get a shipment of them on December 6th and then can photograph them and show you how they look! 

Stay tuned....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

I hope you are spending the day relishing in the fact that YOU ARE LOVED, and that you are spending the day with whomever you feel most love for. Weather that is your blood related family, or people who just make you feel joyful, i hope it's a WONDERFUL, gratitude filled, DELICIOUS day for you!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hooray! NEW card images!

My INCREDIBLE friend Alyssa showed me how to create new product images of my cards and prints and they look SO AMAZING! I'm excited, and i wanted to share them with you! 

Clearly, these are all my holiday cards, but i'm [ s l o w l y ] working on making ALL of my cards look a nice as these! 

I hope you have a LOVELY thanksgiving folks! 
smiles to you,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today: You ARE enough!

Pronunciation: /pər-ˈfek-shə-ˌniz-əm/
: a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable
especially : the setting of unrealistically demanding goals accompanied by a disposition to regard failure to achieve them as unacceptable and a sign of personal worthlessness.

In essence…ME.

I am a HARDCORE perfectionist, which has hindered my life for over 20 years. In fact..the reason i haven’t even written in this blog in SO long, along with not cooking, disliking my own business i spend hours creating, and hindering other areas of my life, relationships and physical body, are due to an unhealthy addiction of perfectionism.

It seems like a logical thing for many folk to just say “it doesn’t have to be perfect” “it’s great the way it is” “just DO it!” or “good enough”. But…my brain has never understood this way of thinking.

Instead… I reject myself, countless times, regardless of how much support I’m given, because nothing. was EVER enough.
Perfect enough.
Pretty enough.
Creative enough.
Thin enough.
Smart enough.

After talking with a consular, and some INCREDIBLE people in my life [Hello friends IRL and from Dream Boogie!!!] I am FINALLY making the brilliantly large task of taking the steps to REALISE and microMOVE away from this fear of un-perfection and failure.

It scares me to write this; for fear has always been my security blanket…but life is not fun this way, and will not FLOURISH in the way[s] i have faith it will if i continue to wear my perfectionism [and in return FEAR] as my [pseudo super hero] cape.A very wise women named SARK told me tonight that FEAR and EXCITEMENT come from the same part of the body. Enjoy the exhilaration of fearful excitement!

I challenge you to take a step in the same direction!!
Smiles to you,
Jenipher :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspired. Learned. Quoted.

"Admitting your struggles and seeking help for them does not convey weakness. Not only does it mean that you are striving wholeheartedly to become the person God wants you to be…it also means you want to bless your family and prevent your issues from becoming genetic."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dear Friends...

Dear friends,

I’d like to think I’m not hindered by perfectionism.

But to truly state this, I would be lying. I project outward that you try to embrace your inner imperfection. My hope to you is that your better at it then I.

BIG smiles to you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Have a healthy day!

I [just] bought SO many delicious veggies and fruits at the Farmers Market. 
It makes me feel oh, so healthy. :)
Have a healthy day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I think i drew this doodle about a year ago when this idea seems like SUCH a dream. 

Ironically, just a measly year later i'm actually in the process of fulfilling that dream. Right now I'm 'hunting' for binders, printers and publishers and it's WAY harder then i anticipated. But I'm super thankful i have this opportunity and i hope it goes well!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nightly Noodles

Camilo: sorry, i was reading nightly noodles
it's a blog kind of like yours
but about noodles
for dinner and breakfast

Jen: LOL are you serious? 

Camilo: lol no i was reading nightly doodles
can I make a spoof of your blog?
is that legal.. will I be ok?"

Jen: hahahaha yes!! i would LOVE that!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The snow[man] butler is HERE!

A couple weeks ago i was INSPIRED to create a whole line of Holiday cards. I made 6 in two days, and i'm SO VERY proud of them!

This one is by far my favorite!
I shall show you some more tomorrow, but until then, i hope you have a GLORIOUSLY festive evening.