Am I Successful?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2013 by jenupchurchblog

As most days start when I wake up. I am happy to be alive and have a ton of work to do and many items to accomplish by just 8:30am. I always feel like “Yeah!” when I have both boys at school on time, fed, dressed, homework ready to be turned in on time, instruments packed up and lunch, snack, any food item needed during school packed. We even have drop off on a happy note saying sweet words of have a great glittery day and I love you sooo much and sooo proud of you. You would think any person would be like wow go you!

However, due to the fact that I am an artist and feel accomplished when I am doing art, also comes the feeling am I successful person? The many items I accomplish every day for my family, my work, etc. I still feel like I am a loser. That I am not at the level of success that I should be at. I am a talented person and a good person. In many ways I have done more than I ever thought I would such as illustrate a book, have not one sculpture but 5 sculptures in 4 different years display in New York City, and I have been given the luxury to travel all over and perform. Many people say due to their laziness that is why but I know I am not even close to being lazy and I definitely know I am not a diva so what is wrong with me and what do I need to do to get to the next level?

My solution is first off nothing is wrong with me! I just need to keep persevering and believing in myself. By making small goals each day and accomplishing the goals will get me closer to my ultimate goal. I will keep painting and writing a little each day and before I know it I will be where I want to be!

Folks: Key words today believe in yourself with tons of glitter all over! In my eyes you are already a success!





Surprising Days!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2013 by jenupchurchblog

Each day brings a new surprise in life! You get a little older and a little smarter. You may go so far to even think you have figured out how to live on the planet Earth and even go so far as to say “Hey I got this!”. You are immediately slapped in the face and realize you are still young and learning when a huge mistake arrives on your morning plate while enjoying that wonderful hot cup of coffee your huuuusband so kindly made just for you. But you can look at a bad situation in two different ways.

Situation A: Go climb into bed and be depressed hiding under the covers. Never taking responsibility for what you should be doing.

Situation B: Take a deep breath and say I can do this. Like the “Little Engine that Could”. Nothing will beat me down.

Life is literally a game by the way. So look at problems like it is part of a game and when problems a rise such as not enough money in the bank to pay bills. Just say “Nothing will beat me down”! I can survive whatever is thrown at me and I will win this game called life.

Have a sparkle and a dash of positivity with it a side of Glittler!


New Painting!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2011 by jenupchurchblog

Good Afternoon Beautiful People!

I stayed up all night and finished Miss Long Neck! Tell me what you think? I am off for my birthday trip and will try to do a posting next week while I am at Disney.


Quote for the day:

“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”



This quote really inspires me to go the distance and try to reach for the moon. Tell me what you think.

You Rock

Jen πŸ™‚

Interview Finally Posted!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2011 by jenupchurchblog

Good Afternoon Cats and Kittens!

Below is my interview on the ReW Show from last Friday! Again it was tons of fun and hey I look okay in and the paintings look fantastic.

Hope all of you that are heading to the burn have the best one ever. I will of course do one more posting on Friday. It is looking like Wednesdays and Fridays are the blog days. And I will be showing another painting on Friday.

Excellent Quote for the day…especially since I relate to it.

“Change is not a process for the impatient!”

***Barbara Reinhold

Thanks for following!

You Rock

Jen πŸ™‚

Just Finished My Interview of ReW and Who!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 19, 2011 by jenupchurchblog

Hola Kats and Kittens!

Just finished my interview for ReW and Who and hope to post the interview soon up here. I brought three of my paintings Β and below are two out of the three. Many who have not seen these characters that I painted in the Winter. But I even talked about the Temple of Grace currently on Governor’s Island and my past Circus Sideshow Days. It was tons of fun and such an honor to be on ReW’s show. THANK YOU REW! You are AWESOME!

And one of my favorite quote’s ever:


***Denise Austin

You All Rock and thanks for following and making my dreams come true!

Jen πŸ™‚

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2011 by jenupchurchblog

Well I definitely think life is very interesting! I have been painting and accomplishing much in the past two weeks and from this post I have presented one of my new paintings below the fabulous Mrs. Orange.

Mrs. Orange was difficult due to some color changes and trying to get it just perfect in my mind. You are going to see a vision of characters that I am currently painting and creating.

My vision was to blog everyday about a new painting. I think my current status is to just blog and get familiar and keep growing with my new visions and working on a blog. I hope you will join me and follow my updated news.

This week I will also be including a live web tv show that I am filming on Friday. I will send out the details tomorrow.

Thanks for following the first post.

You Rock

Jen πŸ™‚

Quote for the Moment:

” A Mistake Is Simply Another Way Of Doing Things.”

***Katherine Graham