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Jackie Sullivan
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Hello everyone! I don't really post regular journal entries on here, but I thought I was long overdue for an update.

I'm on summer break right now, after finishing my first year as a full-time art teacher for grades 7-12. Before that I was part-time, so it was nice to be in the classroom on a regular basis! It also meant that a lot of the art I did during the past year was related to making demonstrations and samples for my students.  I've still been posting artwork in my sketch blog, and I have more new artwork that is waiting to go up on the blog and here on deviantArt.

For a fun side project, I have also started a vintage books blog called Pictures And Print. I use the blog to post books from my own collection, and they're often books that I find inspiring in terms of art and design.

I also got married at the end of July, which I'm incredibly happy about! My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon, and it was great to visit the beautiful cities and see amazing works of art and architecture.  I spent a lot of time this past year making and designing things for my wedding (when I wasn't making art for my job), trying to add as many personal touches as possible.  Centerpieces, name tags, cake topper, decorations, signs, and so on.  My husband (who is an illustrator and print/web designer) and I also collaborated on a website for the wedding, save the date, and invitations.  We wound up getting the invitations printed letterpress style at an awesome local print shop, Boxcar Press.  Everything turned out beautifully, and eventually I will be doing a couple of posts on my sketch blog about the things that we made for the wedding.  

The school year starts again the first week in September, so right now I'm just taking it easy for a few days before I start gearing up for teaching again. It's time to get back in the swing of making art after being away from home for weeks!  

I hope all has been going well with all of you, lovely visitors and followers. :)

As a side note, if you are interested in contacting me for commission work, please email me at jackieocean [at] gmail [dot] com instead of sending me a DA Note. I'm not always on DA every day, but I check my email multiple times a day and that is your best chance of reaching me if you want a more immediate response.
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Spring break! Hurray! I have off from work for the next week so I'm hoping to be able to get lots of art making time.  It's so nice to have a break.  I'm using the week to get some other important things done as well - like trying on wedding dresses!  I'm getting married next summer, so it's time to start cracking on organizing everything.

In terms of art making, so far I've already done two watercolor paintings, and there will be more art to come.  Check out my sketch blog or my Twitter to stay up to date on the sketches and watercolor studies that don't get posted here in my deviantArt gallery.  There's usually all sorts of other good geeky fun going on at my Twitter  anyway, so come say hello!

And I have new stuff in my print shop, so be sure to stop by and take a look.

Don't forget to check out my print shop! I always appreciate any support I get from people buying my art.
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I'm just messing around with trying out a new journal skin. Don't mind me. :)

Hope things have been going well for everyone! I've been busy with work, and loving every minute of it, but I'm still trying to participate here with messages and art when I get a chance.  You can also always keep up with me through my sketch blog or my Twitter as well.

Don't forget to check out my print shop! I always appreciate any support I get from people buying my art.
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- My Sketch Blog
- I'm on Twitter
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I updated some things in my print shop recently, so stop by if you're looking to purchase some art.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! I can't believe that tomorrow is already December.

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Come visit my print shop! :) Here's a sample of what you can find there:
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- My Sketch Blog
- I'm on Twitter
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I recently entered the Mad Men Casting Call Contest that they're having online.  I love the look of the show - the fashions, sets, styles.  So much cool stuff.  How awesome would it be to actually win that walk on role?  

If you can, I would appreciate it if you vote for me right here:
madmencastingcall.amctv.com/br…
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In other news, I've been working on art lately and have been posting lots of sketches and small paintings at my sketch blog.  If all goes according to plan, I'll have some larger stuff to post over here soon.  

Hope you're all having an enjoyable summer! :)

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Come visit my print shop! :) Here's a sample of what you can find there:
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