Reality Bites by Jen Murillo

I recently went out and ran into a lot of people, friends, old classmates, besides it being a grand time because i got to see wonderful and awesome people, it was actually kind of sad for me. Every time someone asked me how my art was going I'd have no real response. my art is on pause? I have no inspiration? How did I even get to this point? My art was where I could runaway to and now its just a reminder of what a failure I feel. Everyone keeps reminding me that its only been a year since I graduated and that I'm actually doing more than a lot of people but I don't feel that. I feel like I should at least be in a better place than I am now. Of course I remind myself that I did basically take a year off and that I need to stop being so hard on myself but I'm stubborn.

Since I haven't made any really art recently, here are scanned photos from Hocking Hills.

Hocking Hills by Jen Murillo

Yesterday I visited Hocking Hills, a state park in Ohio. I have only been once before so I was super excited to visit again! Especially after hearing they opened a new trail. Two friends joined me and it was honestly a blast. I feel so lucky to live so close to such beautiful land. I brought my instamax and will be scanning that film soon! For now I just have some iphone photos I took. Wish I had brought my camera but the batteries were dead, just my luck. 

 

14 days left... by Jen Murillo

It's May 1st, which means in 13 days it will be my one year since I graduated college, how insane is that. A year went by way to fast. This year turned into an unofficial year off and I have 13 days left until I get back to work. I spent the day at the park today reading self help books to help me get my shit together and just being with nature. 

Heres to the future, may it be full of inspiration and sucess. 

This week by Jen Murillo

I've been trying to be more active on instagram. It's really hard for me since I'm not too big on social media. I feel like I just don't have the spark to get tons of followers. lol. I'm working on it, I'm working on some new projects so this is when it'll start becoming easier for me to work the social media circit. Right now all I have to offer is pictures of dogs and flowers. Follow me tho, dogs are worth the follow. 

I don't even know. by Jen Murillo

So I basically took a break after college and my one year is coming up. I've been excited to get back to work but I don't feel ready. There is so much I want to do but I don't know where to begin, how to begin. Not to pull the blame card but sometimes I blame m anxiety, I just get so anxious and then stuck, I don't talk, and I just all around close up. And I am sick of it. Of course I can trust that my art will always be there at my darkest times, but then why have I felt so uninspired. Regardless, like I said, I am excited to get back to work. I should hopefully be getting my excuse my language, shit together soon or at least kinda kick it off...

23 by Jen Murillo

This past week was my birthday, I have officially walked this planet for 23 years. It's crazy how time passes by in a blink of an eye. I remember being in elementary school and seeing the 8th graders and think how it seemed forever away, how could I ever wait that long? and now its way passed 8th grade, its a year after all school is completed and I'm 23. Just like that and time is only going to keep on speeding up...

As any birthday would it really couldn't help but think about what I bring to this world, I came up with nothing. I need to change that. Today is my cats birthday I wonder if she feels the same.

Happy 3rd birthday to my beloved ShitFloyd. You are the best thing in my life. (Not photographed below)

Clintonville adventures... by Jen Murillo

The other night I was way to awake to call the night so I went on a walk. On this walk I stumbled upon my friend stumbling out of some bushes, she joined me on my walk and we decided to show me this cool bridge. I almost died a few times since I was not wearing the right shoes for this walk at all but I'm glad I did it! Sadly I only had my iphone but I still took some shots, but now I have a new location for a future shoot! ;D 

 

 

Finally got around to scanning some Fujifilm by Jen Murillo

My mom bought me a Fujifilm Instax Mini for Christmas, I absolutely love it. I've always been a fan of instant cameras, Sadly I don't use my polaroid camera much since film is so expensive. I got a chance to scan some of the photos I've taken with it so far. This week on my instagram I started to share some of the photos. 

I've had so much fun taken photos of my friends, below is my nephew Cash, son of my beloved best friend Ashley. I was able to visit the two when I visit back home for Christmas. The second photo is the last photograph I took in 2016, a portrait of my friend and roommate, Hailey! She is wonderful and I absolutely loved this photo of her. The last photo is a photograph of my friend Clay, we stumbled upon a bar and played some pool and darts, always a good time. :) 

My birthday is coming up and I'm hoping I will be gifted some more film, regradless I will be buying more! ;) 

Art for Bark Sake! by Jen Murillo

Here are my top favorite final shots from getting to shoot Shawdowfax. Isn't he just the cutest thing in the world? I framed two of the photos and put them up for sale during my jobs Art for Bark Sake! Art sale! 20% of the proceeds went to Save Ohio Pets! Getting to hangout with Shawdowfax actually had my inspiration rolling and I have some fun ideas I plan on working on in the next few months! 

 

 

 

 

Franklinton by Jen Murillo

The other day my friend Morgan and I went for a drive around Columbus, we ended up in Franklinton. I brought my camera along and we took some shots around the neighborhood. I haven't really been shooting recently and it felt so great to just go out and shoot. It helped me feel like me again. I'm starting to make plans and come up with some ideas for photoshoots and collaborations with other artist. Honesty, its kind of scary but extremely exciting. 

The Photographer's Playbook by Jen Murillo

Ever since I graduated I have felt a little...disconnected from my art. I've been distracted by life but I recently was reminded how much I truly love photography. Photography is like medicine to me and I'm sad that I lost my inspiration, or at least thats how it feels. I gifted myself "The Photographer's Playbook" as a way to find my way gain. I'm excited to see what I learn. :) 

Shawdowfax! by Jen Murillo

I was asked to put work in a show for my job! Since my job is entirely about dogs I decided to take some photos of Shawdowfax! He is a mostly wolf part white German shepherd pup! He was the sweetest thing in the world! Also very hyper so definitely one of my most entertaining shoots. :) 

I'll have more information on the show as soon as I get it! Stay tuned! ;) 

Pee.s: Sniff here to see a cute video of him! 

 

2017 by Jen Murillo

It's 2017 and I've decided to make blog posts. 

Today I had my first photoshoot of the year! It went real well! My friend Morgan is a talented make up artist and she is entering a contest so she asked me to take her submission photos! I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous since I've been in kind of a funk, especially since graduating in May, but collaborating with other artist is always fun. I'm finally finding the motivation and inspiration to continue living my dream. 

Here are some photos from today's phootshoot. I'm so excited to share the final photos soon!