My name is Jenna and I am an artist and an aspiring writer. First of all, you’re probably wondering what my blog title, The Cozy Red: It’s All In My Head, really means. Well, through my creative writing, I’ve accumulated a number of fictional characters from assorted storylines and places, and on those days where I don’t get around to writing their stories, I like to think that they’re all gathered up in my imagination, all living and waiting for me to pick up a pen or fire up the computer to write about them. Over time, I got to imagining what sort of place they might all be hanging around in, and somehow, though I write mostly in the 19th century time period, I pictured a 1920s era skyscraper hotel, full of my characters. I imagine it being a massive place that has everything they could ever want and need in their spare time including a theatre, good books, beautiful music, comfortable seating, great food, assorted coffees and cocoas, and best of all, unlimited soft serve ice cream cones. Their favorite gathering place in this imaginary hotel is on the main floor, a place they dubbed the Cozy Red Lounge. And so, it’s the Cozy Red…and it’s all in my head. This blog is a place to share my creativity, both in the world of art and in the world of writing. In time, I may introduce some of my characters on this blog, because they do so love to speak for themselves.
You needn’t worry. I haven’t got multiple personalities, and I’m not a crazy person. I am merely a creative person and would like to share my interests with anyone who would care to follow. I hope you’ll like my blog.
While I’m making this post, I thought I’d post one of my recently completed drawings. I draw horses fairly often, because I think they must be among the most gorgeous of all creatures in the world. I drew this with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, using only the super fine tip. When I draw with ink, I most often use a method called stippling, where the entire drawing is made up of countless little dots. It may seem time-consuming, but the final result is worth the patience. I’ve posted progress shots, and in the early ones, you can see light pencil lines that I used to make the outline. When it comes to ink, there’s no fixing a mistake, so the faint outline is a must for me. The finished drawing is 10×13 inches. Please note that all of my work is copyrighted by me, so please do not save or print any of my artworks or photos. If interested in prints of my work, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for looking.