Friday, August 28, 2009

Accomplished, indeed. *updated*

Ah..... yea. In my excitement, I didn't add the picture. Sorry, 'bout that.


Accomplished, indeed.

I finished the logo for the East Troy Area Country Campers [pics to come shortly], and much to my surprise, my computer didn't end up in the burn pit. I attacked photoshop & I won!!!

Hells Yea!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Artish over the weekend

I started these with good intentions and finished them with hesitation. I really like the quotes, but I am unsure how I feel about them plastered on canvas.

"Life is a Tragedy for those who feel, and a Comedy for those who Think." - la Bruyere

"You cannot dream yourself into a character, you must hammer and forge yourself into one." -Henry D. Thoreau

Penny for your thoughts?

Friday, August 14, 2009


I'll be out at Taste of Whitewater [September 11-12] displaying & selling my art. You should stop out! Tell your family... tell your friends... Come out & support your local artists!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Lunchtime Experiment.

The youngest boy, @ lunchtime. An experiment in patience. And arm length.

The aftermath of 5!!!!! sneezes. BTW, he had mixed cereal & peas for lunch.

Jack- 'Here Mom, let me show you how a photoshoot is directed!'

Nom nom nom.... fingers are tasty!!!

Look innocent....
...and smile!!!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Belly Numero Uno

Let me start by saying "Thank you, Sara!!!" for multiple reasons:

She let me paint her belly. HER ACTUAL BELLY!!!

I called her this afternoon to see if she had any ideas for the baby painting, because I hadn't decided if I was going to draw it, paint it or which direction I wanted her to face. She called me back minutes later & suggested that I paint on her belly & take pictures!! Genius! It was a thought I'd had a while ago, but I dismissed it!!! Can you believe that?!?!?!

For taking the time to let me assail you with paint. As you said, it was the first time you'd let another woman touch your belly... and I believe there were some compromising positions, but I digress. :)

For being there, all these years! I think I've known you forever, now.

Your kids were so nice & polite- they asked all kinds of questions and watched in earnest! I was so flattered!!

Oh yea; the BIG ONE: your camera. OMG, can you believe this? Got everything ready- plugged the camera battery in earlier today, grabbed my suitcase, brushes, camera, paints, rags, put everything in, travel to Sara's, start painting and go to take the first shot......

Nothing. The camera won't turn on.


UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE!!! How embarrassing! Thankfully, our memory cards were interchangeable, so she let me take some pics on her camera with my memory card. I was so mad at myself. I really wanted to take some cool shots- some black & whites, different angles.. but her camera would only let me take 14 [!!!] pics on my 32MB card and 7 [!!!!!] on my 16 MB card. I was so irritated, but shit happens, right? I got some pics, so I'm happy with that. It turned out good for the first one. It dried pretty quick too, which I was happy about. This paint comes off really easily in a hot shower- so to the ladies whom I'll be painting next: no worries!

Her kiddos got in on the action, and painted their names after I was finished.

Thanks again!! This is the first of many bellies to come!! Cristina, Tracey, Amy, Nicole- YOU are next!! Whether its an actual painting-on-the-belly or a silhouette [like 7 months], I'm very excited. And you should be too.

On tap for this evening:

Belly Painting!!!!!!!

I'm sooo excited!!! Pics to follow!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Friday night: 4 boys, two beers and three paintings later....

Some things incoherent might come out. *MIGHT* Here's some sneak peeks at some things I'm working on... Everything is mid-way through, & No, I won't tell you what direction I'm going with these. You'll just have to wait & see when they are done.

Drying paintings on the dryer. Awesome.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The quote unquote Artist's Statement.

Please read.... and comment. I've done minimal editing to this, so please let me have it. Is it too much? Is it not enough?

Artist Statement - Jessica Fuchs - [j.Fuchs]

I create art as a release. I make art to be sane; I make art because I am inspired, I paint to convey emotion, I paint to conceal emotion. I really get into my art, often employing my hands over my brushes to get the ultimate connection. Some future goals of mine are rather lofty, beginning with expanding my customer and fan base. Eventually, I’d like to hold a retrospective of my life’s work in Chicago [my birthplace] and be on Oprah. I want clientele who think nothing of dropping lots of $$$ for artwork. I want nothing more than do create art for the rest of my life and get paid for it. I’m drawn to crude humor- potty jokes, fart jokes, politically incorrect, and sexual innuendos. And I’m okay with this.

My process doesn’t involve much more than an idea, a thought process [which sometimes is a creative block] and actual work. Sometimes the thought process/creative block lasts for months on a particular piece. I don’t like to proceed from there until I have a solid idea of what I’m doing, lest I fuck it up. I want to make sure I like my work, in turn, my clients like my work and ultimately that it turns out well. I really like working with recycled materials. I have re-used craft- and house- paints, canvas boards, things I’ve broken, or things that look interesting to me in their broken or worn state. I’ve also been experimenting with dried flowers- adding them to a painting or making them the main subject of my abstract pieces. In using the recycled materials in my art, I feel I am doing the world a smallish favor to make sure that little bit won’t end up in the landfills.

Right now, I’ve got a couple of projects in the pipeline. The one I’m most excited about is a series entitled ‘Things I’ve broken’. It’s a figurative and literal take on things and/or experiences in my life. I’ve yet to experience something as to work that I’ve done moves someone on a deeper level. That is a goal of mine, not just that they like it, but it moves them at the core of their being. I’m finding the more of myself I inject into my artwork, I tend to get greater responses to the work itself. My work is always in progress, never ending, always evolving.

Monday, August 03, 2009

ooh, sparkly!

Yesterday I was accused of leaving purple on our outdoor table [where we grill].

Today I left some gold & black spray paint.

Sorry, Fredward.

I love you!