Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Princess and the Pea

I can't pinpoint exactly what inspired me to illustrate my version of The Princess and the Pea. I've always wanted to illustrate children's books, so one sleepless night I decided to try a stab at one of the fairy tales. I wanted to covey the feeling of isolation and loneliness.... I think I just may make a few more fairy tale illustrations.

I wish I had better pictures or a scanned image :/

Monday, March 14, 2011

Doggy Style

Friday the phones were out all day at work. Now let me just say that this was fantastic! I answer the phones and forward calls in the office so it was nice to have a little time to concentrate on my work without interruptions. Want to know what's not so fantastic?!.. yelling "DOGGY STYLE" in your office (especially when no one is on the phone so the office is quiet).

What?! Don't look at me like that. It was an accident!

So, the office phone situation was finally resolved around 5 pm.. just in time for my older sister to call me and ask for my advice on a flyer she was having trouble with for work. She wanted to fit 2 flyers on one page. So I asked her if they were doggy style. After a "psshht ummm okay... *awkward silence*" from the other line, my face became flushed with embarrassment! And stumbling over my words trying to explain what I meant:

"I mean the page... Doggy style, like hot dog/hamburger... how you fold the paper... you know like when we were kids... is it long ways or short fat ways... know what I mean?! Yes?..."

Apparently my big sis has no idea what I was talking about and thinks I'm a big creep for basically yelling "doggy style" in my office. *still blushing*

But seriously?! Does anyone remember the ol' "fold the paper hot dog style or hamburger style" speil? Or am I just the office perv...

I even drew you a pretty picture.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Waking up to "My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps... check it out!" rumbling through shitty speakers and vibrating windows might not be my favorite way to wake up on a Sunday morning, but it surprisingly put a smile on my face. With both the police station and the fire department right around the corner, the sound of sirens are eminent, but comforting. I enjoying slowly waking up and listening to the noises of the city through my window. Fast-paced - hectic - exciting - comforting. Things are falling into place.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Music According to Jes: March

This month, I wanted to make a playlist featuring some of my favorite FEMALE artists. I was reminded how many wonderful women I have in my life. My little sister just moved out on her own, my older sister continues to do a fabulous job for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and my mom just passed her state board exam to become a nurse! My best friends are in grad school, teaching special education, and improving lives through children social work cases. And we can't forget the one who has once again put a roof over my head in DC, which I am forever grateful for.

February was not my favorite month and I know many of you feel the same. However, a lot of necessary changes happened and although they may seem stressful at the time, I am truly happy and ready to take on March with my head held high :)

My boyfriend, Adam and I decided to try long distance again. This time, it is better than ever and I have all the faith in the world that we'll make it work. Also, I moved into the city!! You can see the White House from the front of my apartment building! No big deal right?! I wish I could Google Map my address and show you all where I live now complete with charts and diagrams of all the fun things close by.. but since this is public information and I have views from all over the world... we'll just say that it's in the U Street area and I'm in love with it! I'm sure I'll have plenty to talk about in the weeks to come.

Which song is your favorite this month?

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