Zoe Ingram talks being GOOD {ENOUGH}.



Today's post is from the AMAZING Zoe Ingram! I met Zoe in an licensing class called MATS last year, and have watched her BLOOM before my eyes! I'm super proud of her, and so happy to have her on my blog today! 


"I made this illustration as a reminder to myself as an adult but it’s definitely something I would have told myself as a teen or even as a younger child and also it's something that I will always tell my girls and anyone else who struggles with this. Don't let anyone tell you or make you feel that you're not good enough. You ARE good enough."

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Ahhh soo true!

Until tomorrow...
Don't LOSE Hope!
-Jenipher

Blog PARTY {DAY 1}! - Lets be UNpopular!!

Woahhh boy friends.. I'm going a little Nutty doing WAYYYY too many things at once!! So many fun projects happening right now BUT first up is the Book LAUNCH blog Party for my book!!! Yay! Today is the FIRST day of the 'party'!!


In addition to others posting, each week i'll be posting multiple blog posts from myself, and from SO MANY amazing other illustrators! I'm so so excited! This week already we have 10 incredible people participating!

This week's topic is....
so lets get started!!


^ This doodle was the START of page 16 in my Book! ^

Holy Cow, i still suffer with "Why Don't Like They Me?" syndrome All The Time. ...but the good part of being older, and "wiser" is that i can realize WHO my GREAT friends are, and during hard times, i know i can go to them and they will love me no matter what! It would SO hard to tell my younger self this though.. I'll keep trying to remind young people this though!!! Maybe if it's repetitive enough, they will one day believe me! :D

My friend Margot will be blogging later on today, so make sure to check that out!

Happy Day BEAUTIFUL friends!
See you tomorrow!
-Jenipher

Who's READY for a BOOK UPDATE?!?


Bout time right!?!

Since my last post I've been writing like CRAZY!!!! 

Last Tuesday night I went to a lecture about children's book publishing. After hearing HOW LONG it took, and how much the editors might change, i left there thinking...

"I'M TOTALLY SELF PUBLISHING!" 

That night, i couldn't sleep because i was so stoked. I came up with a whole Kickstarter plan and have been ready and working on the book like MAD since that evening! 

This book is WAYYY too important to wait two years, and i'm not willing to part with my title i've come up with OR my illustrations.. so LOOK OUT WORLD, this book will be ready by February! 

#crazypants!




If you're interested in hearing more about when the book will be published, or about the Kickstarter campaign, please let me know! :)

As always, THANKS for reading!!
- Jenipher 

The (5) Regrets of Dying.

The (5) regrets of Dying..

I read this article around Christmas time and i was completely intrigued by it!


"Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. As many of her patients approached their final days, she would ask if they had regrets or things they would do differently.

Ware was so surprised by the phenomenal clarity of vision people gained at the end of their lives that she began documenting their responses."

I was so inspired that i started drawing the statements and posting them on the Nightly Doodles blog for the next week. 

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.


4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.


3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.


2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.


1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

[doodle above]

I decided that the FIRST thing I'm going to work on in 2013 is allowing myself more happiness, and so far i think I've done an okay. :)

What do you think??
-Jenipher




PS: All of these prints are on my Socity6 shop or my Nightly Doodles etsy shop. :)

PS: I know i posted most of these Monday, so i'm sorry! :) :)

Nightly Doodles in the MOMA?!

Nightly Doodles in the MOMA?!
BOY...i hope so!!

The MOMA design store was looking for new NYC artists to submit their work to add to the shop. I submitted my work, and got an e-mail saying i made it 'to the next round' aka can bring in samples of my work!! 

Late last week, i picked three i really loved [thanks for your help deciding boyfriend!] and brought them and a hand written 'nightly doodles' note card to the office building.

This would be...
IN-FREAKING-CREDIBLE! 

Here's crossing fingers that i get picked! 
Smiles to you dear friends,
Jenipher


I've been a BUSY bee!

Life has been such a crazy adventure, i can't barely keep up! After opening my new "Nightly Doodle" Etsy shop and blog, i decided i needed to really reVAMP all my shops! 

[four websites! oh my!!!!]
I'm having with the changes i've been making, and think it will be completely worth all the effort once i feel a little more caught up. 

These are some of the images from all my crafty business ventures... 


 Making new Jewels...

Re-photographing old Jewels...

Listing all of my Nightly Doodle greeting cards...

Adding new items to my supply shop...

You can click on each image to go to their proper shops. 

I'm so excited for all the changes, and i hope you are too. Stay tuned!

smiles and love,
Jenipher