Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tis the Season..

So it's a little early, but I had free time and a camera :)
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Two posts in one day? Crazy talk!

This is Gaby (a few have me in them)...she's my roommate next year and I'm super excited :)

More Belgium!

So I'm finally updating with some more photos!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


So these next few months are going to be exciting! I don't have any picture or anything to post, but I just want to share my excitement for the upcoming trips I'm taking this year :). Next week, a couple friends of mine and I are going to Mississippi to play at least 5 worship services in three days! Super fun :) Over Thankgiving break, it'll be time for the Baylor Chamber Orchestra's week long tour in Belgium, which is going to be amazing! Spring break will be a week in Nashville on a mission trip with some fun church friends and unfortunately this isn't quite set in stone, but the plan is to go to Kenya in May for a community development mission trip for two weeks! I promise pictures will come from all of those trips :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


So it's been way too long. Unfortunately, school has been the main culprit in my lack of posts. Nine classes really seems to keep me busy. However, I do have some good news! I actually have a picture of a drawing I did about a week and a half ago to show you! Yay!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Well, life is complicated.

I painted this because it really was the only way I felt I could express how I feel right now with some situations. I'll describe what I see, however, everything is always open to interpretation. I wanted this to represent life, and all of the beautiful colors and emotions that come with it. But at the same time, life is sticky, complicated, and full of situations that don't have a black and white answer. Especially right now. I don't fully know how to express verbally what I feel, but here's what I came up with.

Ok, so I'm also going to use posts (if I remember) as a way to log miles that I ride on either a stationary bike, or my road bike. So far for the week of August 29-September4, I've done 46 miles. However, I have atleast on more class this week, which will probably put me at about 68-70 miles this week. We will see!

I've broken 70 miles this week :) yay!

Friday, August 20, 2010

So I'm exhausted and uber busy with move in and what not, but I will take a few moments to update and post a couple pictures of my dorm room! It's a little different from last year, but its wayyy better!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sooo it's been a while since I posted, but it's mainly because music has kept me pretty well occupied. However, for those of you who are around reading, I'm still here and plan on updating once I get a substantial piece of work done. The good news is that in 3 days, I will re-move into my dorm room and decorate! If I decorate, I take pictures. Ergo, I can post them! My dorm room is mainly themed black and white with a few splashes of color here and there. I also am trying to incorporate a more sophisticated (as sophisticated as a dorm room can actually be) and vintage style to it...or more simply put, getting rid of the twilight poster and my hot pink sheets and replacing them with black sheets and a beautiful poster.

She's fabulous, and it will go very well with my chandelier.

Jill Marie

Friday, August 6, 2010

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

This is for Kathryn :) She wanted a green, black, and white painting, and this is what I came up with. I'll admit, I got a little excited and added a slight amount of blue, but overall, I think it turned out pretty well :) Enjoy girl!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The heart of a lion.

After spending the entire day walking through the Fort Worth Zoo, I couldn't help but want to do something artsy and animal-y. These animals are amazing to watch and observe, and the little ones look so cute. It'd be cool to own one, except for the fact that they get to be about 500 pounds and the best place for a lion is in the wild. Anyway, I thought I would share my sketch. I'm still thinking about adding stuff such as a cool tree and sunset in the background. The lion is enough for tonight though.

Here's a fun and slightly unsettling fact, the lion is the only big cat that is not considered an endangered species (Asiatic lion excepted).

Anyways, goodnight!

Jill Marie

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

All bad art is the result of good intentions.

Honestly, I feel a little uncomfortable posting stuff that I have drawn or painted, mainly because I feel like I am not very good at it. Lately however, I've really started working on a lot of different projects, and I really want to share some of the results. So, I am going to go out of my comfort zone and post a few of my most recent pieces, even if they suck. Most of these are going to be a decoration in my dorm room (this year)/apartment (next year), and one of them is going to my lovely friend Christina's apartment. (By the way, sorry I forgot to give it to you earlier Christina.) :) Hopefully throughout the year I'll continue to post new projects and what not. It really just depends on how much this semester kills me. :P Oh! And I got new watercolors! Now I just need watercolor paper...I'm on a college kid budget here.

I'm pretty much in love with Paris, and what better way to show it then by drawing the Eiffel Tower :) By the way, for those of you who don't speak French (including me), it says, "I have two loves, my country and Paris."

This one makes me a little nervous because I'm not sure how I feel about the background stuff, but I'm in love with the dress. Lace is my favorite. Up close shots of this one are coming right up!

Here is one of my up close shots, as promised. I'm just going to say, not that I'm bitter, but this took me a realllllllyyyyyyy long time. Just saying. :)

Yay for one more detail shot! I'll be honest, I really wish I actually owned this dress for real. But it would probably cost an arm or leg if it was because of all the detail.

Who's been watching a little too much Say Yes To The Dress? This girl. And pearls rock. They just do.

Stilettos. Enough said.

The top board is Christina's :) On the back it has Psalm 11:45 as well.
The bottom one is going in my room and on the back of it is a baylor decoration. Sic' em bears.

Jill Marie.

oh SNAP. update.

I decided to play around with those good ole' watercolors, but unfortnately I don't actually have watercolor paper (it's in the works..ahem..paycheck Baylor...), which is why it kind of curls up. However, do not FEAR! because I don't really care since I'm just messing around.

Anyway, I thought I would play with a warmer color palette since I almost always ignore these colors.