Jessica Kinsella

My Creative Journey

Creativity

My Creative Journey

I've been making things for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved the feeling of creating something new, from friendship bracelets and tie dyed clothing, to a radio show, fliers for a babysitters club, and (what my best friend and I called) "kids junk sales." We basically ran inside our houses, grabbed things we didn't want anymore, arranged them on a folding table, made signs, and screamed "KIDS JUNK SALE" at cars as they drove by. Looking back, I never thought of myself as an artist, but I can now see the thread of creativity and entrepreneurial...

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On Creativity & Finding Your "Thing"

Creativity

On Creativity & Finding Your "Thing"

(Nov. 24, 2019) Wow, it’s been a really long time since I officially blogged. I’m laying in bed recovering from surgery and I have so many thoughts, yet my movement is hindered so I thought writing might help.  I’ve been wanting to share my most recent thoughts about creativity...I have so many different blog posts hiding in my brain, but I thought I’d start with what feels most powerful to me right now. I believe strongly in what I’m about to share because I know first hand how creativity changes lives for the better.   First of all, we are...

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When in Doubt, Write

Personal Growth

When in Doubt, Write

(Jun. 30, 2018) Just start. Just start writing. I've been in such a deeply reflective state lately which seems in contrast to the outwardly active energy of the summer. Although summers of the past do remind me of that long and leisurely time of childhood, so somehow it seems appropriate. The truth is I'm feeling burned out in lots of ways. Luckily that feeling only hits me every so often and I'm still able to carry on each day and do all the summer mom things. Trips to the beach, Sea World, swimming and what not. I put a LOT...

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The Story Behind my Series

Creativity

The Story Behind my Series

(May 30, 2018) I began working on "The Many Faces of Love" series at the beginning of April, and I'm very excited to share that it's finally finished! This is the largest series I've ever done, and I'm super proud of myself for completing it. This series initially began inspired by color, with an image that caught my eye on Pinterest. My first piece "Elation" is inspired by mustard, blush pink, and magenta. Next, I thought about the types of marks I wanted to make and the feelings I wanted to evoke. I knew I wanted this series to feel more raw...

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Space from the Striving

Personal Growth

Space from the Striving

(May 23, 2018) I'm feeling a shift inside of me. Where I was once vocal, I feel quiet. Where I was once active, I feel withdrawn. I feel myself going more within instead of looking out. I'm sitting with how I feel, asking myself what I think and the answers are coming. I'm done with the striving, and the overexertion of my nervous system. I can't keep up with everything and everybody if I'm going to do me. It feels somewhat isolating, yet right. I get random urges to reach out, to take more things on, to say yes when...

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