Tuesday, March 31, 2009

jana's life = crazy.

WARNING: this post may be slightly, or entirely, scattered.

first of all, let me just say that i have been having SO much fun with these paintings. i love that everyone is digging the colored backgrounds! my friend shauna (go check out her blog, she is seriously hilarious) totally did paintings like this first (she was actually a major source of my inspiration - shout out to shauna!)... anyway, she was telling me that most of her clients seem to shy away from using color, as hard as she tries to talk them into it, while i have yet to keep a painting black and white, even though i sometimes suggest it. interesting? i don't know... but i do think it's cool that you guys are so colorful.

speaking of all of my colorful painting buyers, thank you thank you thank you for being so patient with me while my life is crazy.

speaking of my like being crazy, i have an important announcement:
jana is moving back to utah thursday, april 16th!
which means....
#1. if you're thinking about ordering a painting from me, now would be a REALLY good time to get on it! once school and utah life is in full swing, chances are my life will be even crazier than it is now, and i might have to do something not so fun like raise my prices - you know how supply and demand works. SO, i've decided to be really cool and let you know that if you order a painting some time in April, the price will stay the same and you won't even have to worry about silly things like the laws of economics. cool?
#2. if you're in the bay area and want some sweet family pictures, or just pictures in general, PLEASE e-mail me! i've had a few people tell me already that they want some taken before i go and i want to try to accommodate as many photo sessions as i can! so seriously, e-mail me. and we will figure something out. [please don't freak out too bad if you just can't make it happen before the 16th. i'll be back here and there this summer. i promise.]

shameless self-publicity plug over.

while i have quite a range of emotions with the whole utah move, i would say the majority of my pie graph of emotions would be 'excitement' (i hope you're picturing my pie graph of emotions. or just picturing pie. i like pie). i'm so sad to be moving 800 miles from the fabulous family that i have loved living so close to for the past year, but, like i said, i am so so excited to be going back to school and doing the whole college scene again.

to celebrate setting the date for my big move, i quit my full-time job (which i kind of already mentioned), and my last day was friday - this was actually the first job that i've ever had to put in my two weeks for. tying up loose ends at work can be kind of crazy.

did i mention i've been sick for the past week or so with some kind of cold that will just not leave me alone?

so instead of spending the weekend painting up a storm, like i had planned... i drank a bottle of cough syrup [totally kidding. more like half of a bottle] and got a few lovely ladies ready for a junior prom [wish i had some pictures]. however, i did manage to take some pictures of one of my favorite families.

here are a few i loved.


they love kung fu remember?



i love that it was ryan's idea to take pictures of just the two of them, and i love that they don't even look old enough to have 3 crazy boys and that these could pass as engagement pictures, and i love that ryan would not stop making faces and had me laughing so hard.



i love that melissa has such fabulous ideas, so that even when i'm sick and uncreative we still get a few of these awesome shots.

want awesome pictures like this? see #2 above.

oh, it's 4:30 in the morning? weird, i didn't notice. no wonder i'm still sick!


p.s. back to pie... seriously, no one even asked for my mom's pie recipe? maybe the half-eaten photo didn't do it justice. or maybe you just haven't tasted it so you have no idea what you're missing!

8 left some love.:

Misha March 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

YES YES YES!!! You are moving to UT alot sooner than we though?? April! Jana.. I'm excited! My belly is growing by the second [it feels like] I can't wait for some pictures and maybe a little lunch date..? Let me know when life slows down a little for ya! Hope all is wonderful!!

Sarah (Team Chilton) March 31, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

awesome photo session! those paintings are cool too. I love your work

Beck Family March 31, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

Thanks Jana for taking pics of us even though you were sick and it was windy. You did a fabulous job. We are going to miss you SOOOOOO much! At least I know we'll be to Utah often and can see you. Love you lots and lots!

Bianca March 31, 2009 at 2:17 PM  

ugh!! love the pictures SO much!!

Chelsi April 1, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Good luck with the move! Did you get into the arts program at BYU? Love all the latest pics and paintings!

Erin April 1, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

Love the paintings and the photos you took of that family! You need to let me know if you are ever in the San Diego area! I've been super busy too and haven't taken a great pic of my girls, but I still totally want a painting!

Melanie April 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

I'm going to miss seeing you on Sundays -- I love the pictures. I hope you can squeeze us in before you go. And I can't wait to see Makenzie's painting!!!!
You are so super talented and I love checking out your blog to see what's new. Hope you're having fun in Hawaii.

Amber Zimmerman April 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

Do you have prices listed somewhere for the paintings? I LOVE your work so much. Spotted it on Elizabeth Kartchner's blog. Thanks! =)