October 27, 2009

Prints from first semester of Grad School....

"Winter Boots"

"The Struggle With the Realization of Self"

"Documentation After a Night's Rest"

"New Surroundings, Yet Again"

September 22, 2009

ReaderLOVE feature on My Love For You...


If you don't know this blog, bookmark it right now and check it daily...like I do. I always start my day checking email and the like but also browsing great blogs like this one. I had to tell them how much I loved this blog, so I emailed them. To my surprise they LOVED my lil' shoes and gave me a feature! What an awesome Tuesday morning!

Meighan also blogs over at Juxtapoz.com! :

August 23, 2009

a catalogue of my personal posessions

I've started a little project of starting a catalogue of my posessions. Again, going back to noting the things that surround me and the things that bring me comfort. To start out, I began drawing my shoe collection. I have an incredible amount of shoes. Some I like more than others, some that give me grief, and some that have memories.

August 12, 2009

Time In Between

So I've made the move from Kansas City to DeKalb, undergraduate to graduate. Waiting for things to pick up, I still try to create something. A little bit of a struggle, but it's keeping me somewhat occupied.

Working with watercolors and ink, I've been doing drawings from old family photographs but adding some changes to make it more fun......

Also still keeping a sketchbook ....

May 2, 2009

ArtKC365 feature

Steve Brisendine at ArtKC365, a blog that offers a day-by-day look at Kansas City's art and artists, was kind enough to stop by my opening at Songbird and interviewed me to be featured on his blog!

Check it out!

April 10, 2009

"tiny happenings" at Songbird Cafe

"tiny happenings"
a series of prints
by Jessica Robles
on display at Songbird Cafe!
1315 Fairfax Trafficway
Kansas City, KS 66115
Opening Reception April 10th @7PM

April 7, 2009

"tiny happenings" a series of 50 handcolored etchings

All my life my artwork has been based on the idea of self and my surroundings. As I child I would make books about the events of my day and throughout school my main focus has been self portraiture. I decided to explore ways to get away from traditional portraits and focus more on the idea of self. I questioned what things made up a person other than their appearance. With camera and sketchbook in hand, I began taking snapshots and sketching important objects of my day. As I did this, I noticed that the things I found most interesting were the mundane moments that happen within a blink of an eye. Moments that most would take for granted. The simple acts of brushing my teeth or pouring a cup of coffee are equally important to my day as is the blanket that seems to travel with me around my apartment. I choose to capture stills of my life in print form in order to validate and memorialize moments that I find significant. Printmaking processes fuel the fire of the availability to the evidence of my existence through the core idea of printmaking, the multiple. The idea of the multiple allows highlights of my life available for all to experience and/or study. It is with this series of etchings that I hope to make these tiny happenings throughout my day worth investigating.