Hello, again. It’s me.

Has it been nearly two months since I have written for you here? It has. And I apologize. Actually, I don’t. It’s been busy and weird. Probably for you too.

So, I think it’s time I reintroduce myself. I’ll do so in the format of “random questions” (though the questions aren’t really random, but carefully selected by me from “random question” lists).

My name is Jennifer. I share it with about a billion other girls born in the 1970s and 1980s.

I’m turning 40 in just over a week. I haven’t been looking forward to it, but I am attempting to embrace it. Mid-life, if I’m lucky. Jesus.

I’m an artist. I work primarily with photographs and digital manipulations in photoshop. In fact, I began a 40 day countdown of self-portraits to my 40th birthday. You can see them on my instagram, if you’re interested.

(just a few of the self portraits)

I am married and have two kids. My husband is an engineer, so you could say he’s my opposite. The children are a mixed bag of wild, feral, sweet, insightful, and crazy.

My eyes are not only two different colors, but they have pockets of different colors within each of them. It is a genetic mutation called “selective heterochromia.” It’s funny when people ask me “Are those your real eyes?” I know what they mean: am I wearing contacts. But I usually answer “No, I bought them online.”

I’m short. I’m the shortest person in my family. All of my girl cousins are tall and lean. DNA is unfair sometimes.

Scary movies and comedies are my jam. I don’t get into romance. Blech.

I love to read. The last two books I read were “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern and “The Outsider” by Stephen King. Both were great.

I do a lot each day with my art, but I really want to find representation and a way for my message to get out to more people. But, knowing that just one person may see my work and be impacted in a positive way, that’s good for me.

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