Jade Plant Project Hits Grand Rapids Zine Fest 2018!

This past weekend was the Grand Rapids Zine Fest, and the Jade Plant Project Volume 1 made an appearance! We were so excited to share our publication with everyone who dropped by, and we were able to give away most of the first run of Volume 1 (don’t worry those of you who asked for a copy– we kept those separate!)

As promised, the zines were free, and we sold buttons with the art from Vol. 1 to try and offset the cost of printing (because we want to keep the project free!) The pins are super duper cute, so if you want one send me a message and we’ll talk!

We shared a table with Spooky Art Girl (who happens to be my best friend since high school,) and we had such a great time meeting people, talking with artists who were also exhibiting, and taking instant photos. We were totally living our individual aesthetics: Christine rocked her witchy look and I was my usual rainbow self. She brought an excellent table cloth with skulls and other haunted things, which was a very interesting backdrop for the JPP!

We’re hoping to frequent more zine festivals in the future, mostly in the mid west! So, if you know of any nearby, let us know and we hope to see you there!

Happy Shooting!

Vincent van Gogh’s Ear Goes on Vacation

My hobby of making fun narratives while globe trotting has continued! For my two-week road trip through France, I decided to make a reference to the famous and widely-adored painter, Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh, though Dutch by birth, spent a lot of time in France. A strange yet well-known fact about him was that during one of his depressive episodes, he cut off his own ear.

And, because I think I’m hilarious, I decided to take his detached ear, name it Vinny, and took it around France for a much-needed vacation.

Naturally, the ear needed a straw hat, like the real Vincent, and a painting palette and brush because inspiration can hit anywhere.

I am a very goofy person. The biggest challenge was finding the small paint palette and straw hat, and I refused to do without. I eventually found both at the craft store, and the glasses were something I just came across and decided “YES PERFECT” without much thought.

I required the straw hat for a reason, and that reason was this self-portrait of my muse:

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Traveling with a cardboard-ear-on-a-stick certainly got me some strange looks, but honestly this travel narrative is one of my favorites so far. You can find some of my others below:

The Girl From Bath (Bath, England)

Colors of London

Before the Cliff’s Edge (Cliffs of Dover)

Fell into a Faerie Portal (Ireland)

Memento Mori (Western USA)

Thanks for reading, and safe travels and happy shooting!