A New Year

Saturday December 31, 2016 comments   

I said that the last blog post wasn’t going to open some floodgates to blog posting and I was right. There were times over the past few months where I was going to write but then some pretty terrible things happened. Actually some pretty terrible things happened to a lot of people in 2016. This is without a doubt a very vindictive year it seems.

But before 2016 passes the baton to 2017 I wanted to update. I needed to reflect on this past year and especially the past few months since August.

This past summer had been one of the best summers of my life. I’m usually all for autumn but this year I mourned summer ending. I thrashed into autumn with a feeling of loss and dread. Now it’s the last day of 2016 and I can honestly say I don’t know how 2017 is going to be but I’m ready to stare it down cold.

I’ll end it here with 9 photos top left being from Christmas Day 2016 and bottom right being from last January 2016. Followed by 2 videos of my little bunny, Gally, who passed away this year. I still miss him terribly.

Selfies from 2016






This is Me Saying Hello

Tuesday August 16, 2016 comments   

I am typing this out and I am going to finish it and I am going to post it within a 24hr period.

Renwick Gallery piece featuring strings of light

This probably won’t be some opening of floodgates followed by post after post of new content. I’m not going to even entertain the idea. But I did want to say a little about why I had my longest hiatus ever and divulge personal information that’ll likely make me cringe after posting it.

me at the Renwick plus photos from August

My creativity is dampened. This is in connection to the chronic pain I’ve had since October of this year. When something terrible happens to you there’s this idea that it’s temporary. Because usually it is; but not in my case at this point in time. So, I’ve had a few treatments and my current treatment I like. It helps and the side effects are minimal. But it does influence how I approach my life and my personal, creative projects have somewhat suffered. It’s not just this blog. It’s literally everything. It’s hard to find that high from accomplishment right now. It mostly just feels bittersweet at best when I complete something. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to do them. I want to blog. I want to create videos and update my Instagram and have home projects again. I want to plan vacations. It’s just that currently those things feel exhausting. So I have to tackle them in a very prioritized way so that they are enjoyable.

photos from Toronto in July

But holy shit do I miss this blog.
And I miss you guys.

I have a few old posts I wrote months ago I want to put up. So I think in order to move forward I’m gonna keep things really low key. Things might be really unstructured.

And there’s not 1 thing I’m “good at updating.” Everything is subject to latency for me right now. The best way to get a hold of me right now is send my Tumblr an Ask.

My Instagram is updated pretty much each weekend.

Oh, I’m on Twitter again, a lot. Because it’s an election year. You can @ me and I’ll probably see it.

I’ve also opened up my snapchat (happiijenny) and lately have been doing snap stories of magazines (I no longer have a scanner.)
snapchat happiijenny

I thought I’d share some music I’ve been listening to lately with end of summer vibes.