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Lots of antioxidants

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Those are blueberries. Painting a picture every day means that I can paint something on a whim if I want. So I painted blueberries.

blueberry
acrylic on canvas, 5×5″ painting by jenniferloftis

When I found out I was pregnant, the embryo was just the size of a blueberry. So, that’s what I called her for 7 months – it just stuck. The week she was due, I wrote on the calendar in giant letters, “Blueberry’s Birth Week!”

Then she was born, and I called her by her name. I don’t think I ever called her blueberry again. Weird how some nicknames stick and others just don’t, even if you want them to.

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Written by jenniferloftis

March 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Some kind of inspiration

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I feel like today’s painting needs one of those demotivational lines. You know, like this poster for example.

friendshipdemotivator
via despair.com

It’s just such a pretty painting. It makes me want to take a deep breath and think of some silly, emotional thing to say about it. Maybe I should write some words on my hand with a sharpie and hold it in front of my painting. I could write something like “Alone, but not Lonely.” How about, “Be Original”, or “Dare to Dream?”

alone again
acrylic on canvas, 5×5″ painting by jenniferloftis

I’ll leave the stupid phrases out and let us all enjoy the sunset. Instead, I’ll tell you a story. I lived on the edge of the Nicoya Peninsula for a couple months. I took care of wild animals during the day and sang songs around a fire at night. One particular friend was the best damned fisher I’d ever seen. He would stand for hours, motionless, in a stream, holding a fishing line with a ball of bread on a tiny hook. When he caught enough tiny fish, he’d move to another part of the stream and use the tiny fish to catch big fish that we could eat. I tried it. I sucked ass.

When my husband and I went back to the U.S. (all tan and fit, I might add), he continued traveling all over Central and South America. I guess he finally made it back home to The Netherlands. When he’s not working or fishing, he’s taking photos of everything that’s lovely. This was one of his photos. And it inspired me, so I painted it.

Photograph by Rob Van Der Wal on framefotografie. Find Rob on facebook at frame fotografie

rob van der wal www.framefotografie.nl

Written by jenniferloftis

March 27, 2014 at 7:15 am

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