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March 03, 2014


Free Motion Stitched Log Cabin Square


Here's a little free motion sttiched work I did on a vintage log cabin quilt square. As much as I like the way it looks on the right side ...

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I also love the way it looks on the back side. So cool.

Photo 5And with a little metal clip, I can enjoy either side.

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January 13, 2014


She swallowed the past whole


진미 became Jenny
서울 became Seoul
as she swallowed the past whole.

Jenny Dohleft-handed became right-handed
faith became formula
as she swallowed the past whole

Jenny Doh 2mother became stranger
brother became ashes
as the whole past swelled deep inside her

Jenny Doh 3the past became present
as light moved from left and right
and the past could no longer remain whole

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December 27, 2013


Seoul Girl


In 1974 I moved from Seoul to Bakersfield. This year, this 2013, I find myself finally realizing the significance this move has had on my life, my essence, my entire being. I think I've tried to underestimate the significance, to try and swallow and thereby ignore whole, the harshness of the reality.

Jenny dohThrough a series of unfortunate and fortunate events, I'm finally at a point in my life to embrace it and examine it in many ways, most of all through art. And when I think about it, there is harshness about the experience, but also incredible a story of beauty and wonder. My story.

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December 19, 2013


Waves of Obsession and Some Free Motion Stitched Explorations


I've been doing lots of explorations in the studio. During these last few days, for some unknown reason, I've been doing a whole lot of free motion stitching. Not sure how long this obsession will last. For me, obsessions come in little waves. And I've learned it's a good thing to just ride them out and see where they take me.

So this free motion stitched face is my latest exploration. Before it looked like this ...

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it looked like this. And before I started this, I used ...

Jenny Doh 3this earlier sketch as a point of reference. And this sketch was being made while listening to Cat Steven's beautiful version of Morning has Broken.

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird ...

Jenny Doh sketch

Here are a few additional pieces I've free motion stitched.

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This last one actually sold recently and so it's no longer with me. Sort of sad but happy that it's going to someone who adores it.

So I've been asked are all my works for sale? Well, some are and some aren't. One of these days, it's my goal to try and upload some of my originals onto my etsy shop (which has been vacant for a long long time ... just not enough time in the day) ... but in the meantime, what usually happens is that when a person likes what they see on my IG or FB feed, they let me know. And then we go from there. So if there's something that speaks to you, by all means, feel free to write me at jenny@crescendoh.com. I'll let you know if it's available or not. And one of these days, like I said, I'll load a bunch up in more of an official manner on etsy or something like that.

December 14, 2013


Six faces and a body


Some faces and a body.

Graphite and watercolors on paper: This face was inspired by Sara Jimenez.

Jenny Doh 1Graphite on priority mail envelope: I like that some feel that this one is of a male while others feel that it is of a female.

Jenny Doh 22Watercolor on paper: I like the large, loose strokes of working without a pencil.

Jenny Doh faceGraphite, white acrylic, collage, and red string on matboard: I almost added a word but didn't. I still could.

Jenny Doh 4Graphite, white charcoal, and collage on matboard.

Jenny Doh 33Graphite, white charcoal, and collage on matboard: Taking baby steps practicing how to draw the body. I'd like to learn how to draw a face proportionally connected to the body.

Jenny Doh bodyCharcoal and acrylic on paper envelope: Haste = hate + s
Jenny Doh Envelope

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