An Old Drawing

I dug up a digital copy of this pencil drawing from years ago (2005?).

What fun to find old work kickin’ around the corners of the hard drive!

Thinking I should start making time to draw again…  Or get in shape…

Art or fitness? Art or fitness?


Potato, Tomato, and Squash

Blue Potato Tomato Squash

2018 has been a great year in the garden. Lots of work; lots of delicious food for family and friends.

This past weekend, I gathered the potato, tomato, and squash seen here. They struck me as an elegant suite of colors, so I paused for a quick photo. Right after rinsing, freshly picked vegetables sometimes seem to glow.

A simple life’s alright.


Introducing Mango and Fudgy

Mango and Fudgy

Mango and Fudgy are our closest neighbors. They live in the field at the end of our driveway. They’re awesome.

This morning Mango asked if you can still be an artist if you don’t follow the art world.

I dunno, I said. Not sure it matters.

Well… if you need us we’ll be over here in the shade, Fudgy said. It’s awful hot today.

Reclamation at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT

Reclamation Helen Day Art Center 2018

Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT will be showing Reclamation, an exhibition featuring nationally acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective and experience.

Go see it!


Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \

June 15-September 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 5pm – 7pm
Public Program: Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \ TALKSAugust 4th, 7pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Rachel Moore – Director and Curator, Helen Day Art Center
Diane Feissel – Artist, Co-founder of Women Painting Women, and Co-Curator
August Burns – Artist and Co-Curator


Whitefish Review — Issue 22 — The Stories We Tell

Whitefish Review Issue 22 The Stories We Tell Cover Jennifer Li Art

Whitefish Review releases our 22nd issue on June 1, 2018.

The Stories We Tell shares art, poetry, and writing from 40+ incredible people, from award-winning authors at the top of their powers through emerging artists being published for the first time. William Kittridge, Annick Smith, Rick Bass, and Jake Tapper are all featured in The Stories We Tell. Cover art is by Jennifer Li.

Copies of Whitefish Review can be purchased online or at brick and mortar booksellers across the United States, including Barnes & Noble.

Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Author Doug Peacock has called it, “One of the most refreshing journals to hit the literary scene in years.” Learn all about Whitefish Review here.


The Pleasure and Pain of a Website Redesign

cop atm adam blue gouache drawing

This website redesign is exciting.

And fun.

And time-consuming.

And exhausting.

I have so many projects to draw from, ten years of images and write-ups in the bank that was my old website design — but all of them are formatted incorrectly for this new layout…

I wonder if I’ll ever get them posted. Or if it’s a better plan to move on and make new news instead…

This is a Funes, the Memorious moment, if there’s ever been one.