back into the spirit

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything. Well I have been a bit busy and I know that’s no excuse but after my graduation,celebrating two very important birthdays, a road trip, making the puppets I was a little tired.
Well one thing remains the same for me, I am never too tired to be inspired. I seek inspiration from many sources and my daughter is always a key source. She came through again tonight while we were painting. She just made nine years old this month and she proved that no matter how old you are, you’re never too grown to paint with your fingers.

Visit the site! JEAN DAMEN.COM is official up for the MONSTERS CHASING CHILDREN series.  You can visit the site to see a more detailed gallery of this series.  I figured this would be a quicker way for you guys to see the pieces without all of the updates and information found on the blog. For those of you who went to the site a few days ago when it wasn’t complete…sorry about that, but thanks for visiting and please look again🙂


Creating this series has been amazing. It started with two paintings inspired by my daughter and a Hollis Sigler exhibition I saw earlier in the year at the Culture Center.  So many people kept telling me that I should paint more so I did.  If you didn’t have the chance to see MONSTERS CHASING CHILDREN in the last exhibits you can stop by Lenny and Me Home Store on 1459 N Milwaukee Ave until Nov. 1st