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A letter from, well…me. My name is Jennifer Love Gironda, most folks call me Jenny. I make art. I teach art. I coach cheerleading. I also like all things sparkly…and I document it all on my blog. And, well…like I said, I make art…but I make art every single day. Really, I do…and then some. This year I made over 500 pieces of art, which is something that I am very excited about, which motivated me to create this document. What will you find inside? Inside you will find the work I created in 2012. (There is more, but this just covers one year) For the most part the work is separated into months and within each month ‘themes’, with some commissions and additional work from shows mixed in. This document is meant to serve as an overview of my work. To view pieces up close or to learn more about them, just check out my ART BLOG and RECENT WORK pages on my site, www.jenniferlovegironda.com. Folks, 2012 was without a doubt my most productive year to date…until 2013 that is! Stay tuned!

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January 2012…4-6 February 2012…7-8 March 2012… 9-11 April 2012… 12-14 May 2012…15-17 June 2012…18-20 July2012…21-22 August 2012…23-26 September 2012…27-30 October 2012…31-33 November 2012…34 December 2012…35 Self Portraits…36 Fashion Illustrations…37-39 Additional Work…40-48 About Me…49 June 2012 Self Portrait Here I am having fun with my photo reference! Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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January 2012: My focus for January was ‘new’.

My first thought was ‘new shoes’. I also

worked with some sassy angels in fun animal prints and brightly colored heels. Towards the end of the month my work started to head towards my favorite thing to draw- the female face.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #1-31

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January 2012, Additional Works:

These are some pieces from my sketchbook,

created during the month of January.

Reference: January, sketchbook

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January 2012, Additional Works: I created five additional works for a Chinese New Year-themed group art show.

Reference: January, Chinese New Year Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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February 2012: My focus for February was hearts.

I made a different painted heart each

day for my ‘daily’ pieces; each heart was a small, square canvas board that I painted each day. The series began with just acrylic paint and progressed to include fun textural items like beads, feathers and crystals.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #32-60

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February 2012, Part 2:

I made a different painted heart each day for my ‘daily’ pieces,

but… I wanted to create something more. So I used the heart as a motif within a separate body of work involving figurative pieces.

Reference: February, figurative

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March 2012: My focus for January was ‘mixed media’ and I was also prepping for an Edgar Allan Poe-themed group art show so I combined the two ideas. The result was a series of works that incorporated collaged papers, drawing and painting with darker imagery.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #61-91

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March 2012, Additional Works:

I created two pieces in March that I donated to an

event to raise money for Autism Awareness. The event was sponsored by the Brotherhood of Beards and Moustaches, aka B.O.M.B.

Reference: March, moustache

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March 2012, Additional Works:

I finally finished a large painting that I had been

working on here and there. As you can see from the picture below, I was very excited to complete this piece!

Reference: March, large tree painting

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April 2012:

For April I focused on a series I called, ‘Sweet Thangs’. I was inspired by the

work of Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud and later in the series I began focusing more on texture by using paint thickener and later actual hand-beaded pieces of felt for the hair.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #92-121

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April 2012, Additional Works:

A friend of mine asked me to create a fun set of

paintings based on a story about her cat and a frog in her mother’s laundry room. I created a set of five small watercolors for her.

Reference: April, Cat Laundry painting

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April 2012, Additional Works:

I created five acrylic paintings for a group art show

with a Star Wars Theme in May. These pieces were later donated (August 2012) to raise money for the families of the victims of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora.

Reference: April, Star Wars

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May 2012: My focus was ‘one’.

I chose to work in monochromatic- just using a blue Prisma

Color pencil for most of the month.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #122-152 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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May 2012, Additional Works: On a whim, I was inspired to create a piece in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Reference: March, Cinco de Mayo

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May 2012, Additional Works:

I received an order on my Etsy shop for eight angel

paintings. The client was purchasing the angels to give out her group of friends; they had recently lost a close friend and the paintings were a tribute to her.

Reference: March, Angel painting

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June 2012:

For June my influence was Bettie Page and pin-ups. I travelled a little this month

so I kept the size relatively small for these images.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #153-182 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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June 2012, Additional Works:

I really had fun working with the pin-up theme so I

made some additional pieces just for fun!

Reference: June, Bettie Page, Pin-up

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June 2012, Additional Works: I was preparing for a Star Trek-themed group art show and…well, I stayed with the pin-up theme for these pieces, too! The acrylic paintings (bottom) were later donated to Aurora Rise in August 2012.

Reference: June, Star Trek, Pin-up

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July 2012:

I worked with the theme of ‘round’.

I worked with a mandala, or halo,

referencing Byzantine iconography.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #183-213 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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July, Additional Work:

I started a side-project of pieces inspired by the work of Gustav-

Klimt, one of my favorite artists.

Reference: July, Gustav Klimt

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August 2012:

For the month of August I began with the theme of ‘shadow’ and

interpreted it as ‘shadowing’ artists that inspire me. I quickly focused on butterfly imagery.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED #214-244

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August 2012, Additional Works:

I started a side-series within my August Works,

inspired by the work of Innes McDougall. I combined the idea of the watercolor drips with the butterfly imagery I was working with for the month.

Reference: August, Butterfly, Eye

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August 2012, Additional Works: I created this piece when I heard on the news about the horrific shooting in the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. The piece was then mailed to the temple as a gift.

Reference: August, Sikh

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August 2012, Additional Works:

(Top Image) I worked on these three canvases and

then donated the works to Los Colores. (Bottom Image) Works donated to Aurora Rise.

Reference: August, Los Colores, Text Paintings

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September2012: For September my focus was on ‘time’.

I created a short, timed sketch in

Conté crayon each day, ranging from 2-10 minutes.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 245-274 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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September2012, Additional Work: I participated in a 50/50 Art Auction, creating a piece of art over a three hour period. The piece was sold that same evening in a live art auction.

Reference: September, 50/50 Armory Art Auction, Butterfly

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September2012, Additional Work: I revamped a piece I created in July to be a part of a ‘Monster Mash’ show in October.

Reference: September, Monster Mash

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September2012, Additional Work: Work for a themed-show.

Reference: September, Dia de los Muertos

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October 2012: My theme for October was ‘trees’, which I combined with my figurative work. At points in the series, I became more focused on the roots, then from roots to curvilinear lines.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 275-288

From, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 289-290 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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October 2012:

From, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 291-292

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October 2012:

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 293-305

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November 2012: I just gave in and made more fashion illustrations- I love them!

After a

few pieces my work focused solely on Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2012 Collection.

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 306-335

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December 2012: My theme for December was ‘celebration’.

I made a series of Christmas

and New Year’s Girls, ready to celebrate the holiday season!

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, CED 336-366 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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2012 Self Portraits: I created several self-portraits in 2012, each tying in with the ‘theme’ for the month in which it was created. These are the completed portraits; the June self-portrait is shown table of contents. (Page 2)

Reference: Self Portrait

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Fashion Illustrations: September/October

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, FI1-60 Jennifer Love Gironda, 2012 Artwork

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Fashion Illustrations: October

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, FI61-76

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Fashion Illustrations: November

From left to right, top to bottom, pieces are numbered sequentially, FI77-93

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Additional Work, Ocean-themed: Various pieces inspired by the ocean.

Reference: Ocean, Mermaid

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Additional Work, Ocean-themed:

Reference: Ocean, Octopus

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Additional Work, MSc. Commissions:

Reference: Commission, logos

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Additional Work: Msc. Commissions Two commissioned portraits.

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Additional Work, Msc. Commissions:

I created this piece for a friend, a dragon-

themed triptych that can be arranged in different ways to change the composition.

Reference: Commission, Dragon

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Additional Work, Butterfly Theme: Commissions that include butterflies.

Reference: Commission, Horse, Butterfly

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Additional Work, Butterfly Theme: This was personal piece I made for a close friend.

Reference: Butterfly, Calla Lily

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Additional Work, Butterfly Theme: Commissions that include butterflies.

Reference: Commission, Butterfly

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Additional Work- Butterfly Theme: Piece that I created in memory of the twenty-six lives taken in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on 12-14-12. This piece was mailed to the school.

Reference: Sandy Hook, Butterfly

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About Me: Professional Art Educator, with experience at all levels, 10 years Art Hive Magazine, Arts Curator, Event Director & Arts Contributing Editor Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Tipsy Art

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATION: MAEd, Art Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. May 2009 National Board Certification- Early and Middle Childhood, November 2010 BFA, Art Education/Textiles, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC-May 2001 Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate, (Art) Grades K-12 North Carolina Teaching License, (Art) Grades K-12

For a complete list of my credentials, please view my CV, posted on my site.

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