“Tiny steps of progress is better than doing nothing at all”
HELLO WORLD! I'M JENNIFER
I’m a Puerto Rico Native since 1985, self-taught watercolor & acrylic artist, creative by birth and a learning-addict. I'm also a beach, coffee and music lover + Bohemian at heart with a vintage side. I was born in a family of creatives, my father is a musician, my mother is a pastry chef and my grandmother is the ultimate DIYer, crochet guru, fashion designer, among many other creative hats. Since I was a little girl I learned many creative skills that I gather from all of them, I explored the ones that reasoned with me and put them into practice. The one that I loved the most was painting, and by that I mean painting with crayons and markers in a coloring book with the occasional doodling on the white space of the pages, because they looked boring. I gotta say, I was the best at staying inside the lines. In my teenage years I stopped painting because I started a love affair with jewelry design, that lasted quite some time. It was 2003 when the time came to choose a career path, I felt the pressure of studying a career that will pay the bills, because I had in my mind the “starving artist” myth. So after 6 years of wandering in two science degrees, I became a Biologist college grad, which I love, and then made a Master’s in Science Education. After graduating, no one warned me that scientists fall under the "starving" category, the Biology field was saturated in the Island and I had to look for part-time jobs to make a living. In 2009 I took jewelry design to another level, I started selling online and in local boutiques, I was making a descent living out of my creativity.
In 2015 I lost my passion for jewelry design, and decided it was time call it quits, it was no longer bringing me joy. After that, I stopped being a creative person, I felt strange, lost, and empty, because I have always been the creative type. Then in a very defining moment of my life I fell in love again with my old love, painting, I had lost my first baby due to premature birth in February 1st 2016, and watercolor painting became part of my therapy during the healing process. Since then I have been using art & creativity as a way to express myself in a different more colourful way, that is non threatening to me. My baby gave me a second chance to be a better me, and the gift of creativity without fear, till this day it still hard to admit that without him and that difficult experience, I wouldn't be doing art, and no one would be reading this today. It’s no cliche when people say that life is short, fragile and it can change in a second, so don’t let one more day pass you by since you start living more creatively and at your full potential.
As a Creative I want to inspire you to live a more artsy life, that's why as part of the Art Studio I will have:
Watercolor Painting Tutorials
Acrylic Painting Tutorials
As an Artist I want to fill the world with colors and unique art, to fulfil that purpose you can find in the Art Shop:
Unique Wall Art
MY DNA THROUGH THE ARTSY BOHO
I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE IS CREATIVE… But sometimes you tell yourself that you’re not, and you believe it. And that’s the boundary between the one who thinks that doesn’t have the skills and your creative self, the one who’s screaming to be set free to start creating.
I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE HAS A UNIQUE SET OF SKILLS… But sometimes you say I can’t before even discovering that you actually can, you just didn’t even noticed it was there all the time. So dive into de adventure and explore your skills.
I BELIEVE THAT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT… But sometimes you quit way too soon, before you can see the results. It will take time, effort and it will get you out of your comfort zone, but that’s how you know that you are growing be the the creative person you are meant to be. Keep a sketchbook, so you can track your progress and see how much you have evolved. Don’t quit just yet!
I BELIEVE THAT CREATIVITY IS A WAY OF LIVING… You can start living creatively right now, you don't need expensive supplies, an art degree, or a fancy studio. All you need is a couple of minutes of your day, dedicated to accomplish your creative goals, the basic tools, and the desire to start creating. So my creative explorer, here I'm giving you all the tools and inspiration you need to get started and keep going. At the end you will be a happier better you in many aspects of your life.