Thursday, May 28, 2020

You get a bag, and you get a bag, and you also get a bag! A PANdemIC BAG that is!

PANdemIC BAGS / PANIC BAGS by Artist Adra Janean Fenstermaker #AJFEN


Creative Artist Adra Janean Fenstermaker (AJFEN) sends 14 people in the mail original and functional pieces of art during the pandemic to bring not only awareness to May being mental health month, but also to help those who may need it. The  name painted on the front, PANdemIC (or PANIC) BAG, is a reminder that panic happens, here's a bag for you to help cope, just knowing that a bag is there is a great reminder that this panic will pass. For those suffering with anxiety, something as simple as a bag can help those feeling the effects of the 2020 Pandemic. AJFEN says that she is interested in doing another batch of these bags in the future, people interested in sending one to someone else may contact the artist via her official website Senders are asked to leave the name and mailing address of who they would like added to the wait list for the next small batch of PANdemIC / PANIC BAGS.

AJFen -

Images below are from the creation of the first series of PANdemIC / PANIC BAGS. 
Only 14 PANIC BAGS have been shared publicly at this time. 
New batches to be shipped to those suggested by people such as yourself. 



You are ONE of FOURTEEN.

That means you are a PATRON or you commented at @AdraJanean on FACEBOOK to be eligible. Now that you have received one, you can tell me someone's address you want to get too, and I will add them to the wait list for friends and family!

These PANIC BAGS where all hand made, and no, I didn't have ANY PRINTER ink, and since it is a pandemic, I am working on using things that I have around me before buying new (except for those LED hoops I've been waiting for - but that's for "work" so that is okay, lol) which is why I am glad you found your way HERE, because I was kind of scared you would be lost without me and instructions. I did leave a number to call though, lol.

Leave a message, a rant, a story, a poem, a cry, whatever you need if the bag doesn't help.

DIRECTIONS: Open bag, take Mixed Media Sketch and Instructions, look inside bottom of bag. Read. Insert nose and mouth into bag. squeeze sides of bag with hand(s) near the word BAG at top *see notation SQUEEZE, proceed to breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out, over and over and over until the world lifts.

Each bag contains - instructions, 100% original mixed media sketch to keep as is or finish coloring (pen, nail polish).

- Hand Made by Adra Janean
- 100% Original and One Of A Kind.

EACH bag contains a SKETCH ready for YOU to color/paint or leave as is - I chose to use nail polish with this series. All mailers where randomly sent, so I am sorry if you don't like yours, there's probably a better one in your future (or trade with someone else, this series is made to be altered and shared) - either way DON'T THROW IT OUT! Re-home, send back, etc. but honest, I would hold onto those because, oh baby, you never know when it might be worth something to someone (make sure to give me 10% of whatever you get for it please, lol). 


"EACH bag contains an original sketch ready for YOU to color/paint or leave as is...

...I chose to use nail polish with this batch, would be cool to see what you do to yours if you add anything." 

- Adra Janean Fenstermaker

Material Used: Lunch Sack, Acrylic White Paint, Black Bic Sharpie, Nail Polish (Black, White, Pink), Paper, Mod Podge Glue, Ink.

When you post about your awesome new bag on Facebook, Instagram, snap chat... please use  and tag #AJFEN and if you want, you. can tag my @AdraJanean pages as well, that would be super swell!

NEW TIER ON PATREON!!! - Recently announced, a new TIER for COLLECTORS!!! Patrons will continue to receive special mailers, contests are anticipated to increase over the year as well, and currently a new tier added for serious collectors. Previously, there where only two tiers at $1 and $5 offered to subscribers; this new option will give real collectors an opportunity to build their personal collection of 100% original art from artist Adra Janean Fenstermaker. More information coming soon.

NOW... onto the NEXT project!! 


Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 is going a little differently for me than I had planned...

I am probably not the only person who's first few months into the year didn't go as planned though, so I am not going to stress too much. Deep breath. I am thankful I was able to get in both my Solo Art Show in February as well as the collaborative Art Show before things really started going downhill for our social interactions. That being said! After much reflection, I am keeping with the theme of 2020 I set for myself - which is POSSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITY! 

I have no one else to blame for my lack of successes - I am ACCOUNTABLE for my ACCOMPLISHMENTS and ACHIEVEMENTS as well as my FAILURES.

This year, I am getting more specific in what I want and where I want to go - and what I want to be doing while I am going "there". 

You and I can go TOGETHER! 

This is the year, that I am taking my MUTTPUPPY PRODUCTIONS up a notch - I am going to sit down with each part of my production and really see where it leads. I have been working on a non-profit lately to fill my day, donating my time and skills, and in that, I am realizing that I really miss having a platform to create content on, do standup interviews on camera as well as in print, I like having places to connect people, things to create. 

I do still update the WAKE UP TAHOE Twitter and some of their other accounts of course, that hasn't changed - I take care of lots of other content, building things, etc, as well as places like here at this blog! 

Here are some of the places I will be refocusing my 2020 efforts: 

DIFFERENT ADVENTURES - Idaho + locations (#)
BODY BY ADRA - Reconnect business to new local
GINGER GIRLS - Flip Series to Indie
ADRA JANEAN - re-branding
FEATURE FILM - Script to Distribution
AJFEN - Visual Art and March 
NON-PROFIT - Media and PR Production, Video Content/Interviews

This will cover creating on many different platforms. I am not going to link everything here, if something perks your interest, please use the search bar on the left, which should like to social sites, articles, videos, etc. 

IF you have any desire to reach out to connect, please do! PATREON is also still in effect, content still coming out, $1 and $5 Subscriptions currently, more tiers to come! 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

You're INVITED to Adra's SOLO Interactive Art Show 2020!

709 N. Ridgewood Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

The palindrome date (02.11.20) is fast approaching for Adra’s SOLO Interactive Art Show on Tuesday February 11, 2020 to celebrate her 40th Birthday.

This will be Adra’s first solo show in Los Angeles which will feature 20 years of art created in Michigan, Montana, Tahoe, Idaho, and Southern California.

709 Ridgewood Place from 5-9PM 

Guests are encouraged to come at their leisure, interact with the art, and select their favorite pieces to add to the gallery space.

Beer, Wine, Jello-Shots and Cake to be served.

It's happening! Seems like it's so far away, yet SOOOOOOOOOO close! Been working very hard, and things are coming along, this is such a fun challenge to have given myself to produce - and I think it will come off just fantastically! 

Family and friends are flying in from across the country to support the viewing of my collection on February 11th at my first ever SOLO Art Show - in Hollywood, for my birthday! 

If you can't make it and would like to be a part of the party, patronage of my subscription site is available. Patrons of Adra Janean keep in the know with special videos and posts not available to the general public. 

$1 / $5 

Looking forward to entertaining everyone with art this February!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

EAT CAKE ART SHOW February 8th - 15th


EAT CAKE ART SHOW to feature works by Adra Janean Fenstermaker along with seven talented artists  in Los Angeles, CA February 8th - 15th.


The Art of Adra Janean Fenstermaker to be hung for the first time in a Los Angeles Gallery on February 8th, 2020. 

An Artist Reception will be held from 6-9pm on the 8th for public to attend. Public viewing will continue through the 15th. 

The location for the event will be at 2636 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 at Fabrik Projects Gallery Tues. – Fri. 11am-5pmSat. 11am-6pm. Show produced by artist Courtney Rackley.

In addition to the EAT CAKE ART SHOW, Adra will also be hosting a ONE NIGHT ONLY SOLO ART SHOW on her 40th birthday, February 11th, 2020 at a gallery near Paramount Studio. Her solo interactive art show will feature twenty years of art spanning over different locals such as Michigan, Montana, Idaho, Tahoe, and Southern California. 

Cake will be served at both events. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A Note To Me In 2020

Today it is 2019 - for a few hours longer...

Tomorrow will be 2020. 

Though my annual “Note To Self” has not posted in a few years, it seems fitting to put fingers to keyboard for the last year in the decade and some inspirational something or other, so here’s my toast I wrote for the New Year, you can use it when amongst friends - and if I stole it from some other saying, well, I am going to just blame it on the Ah-ah-ah-a-ah-a-lco-hol…

“ Though I may not have riches, I am surrounded in wealth - and though my life my run on wishes, I still have my health. “ - by Adra Janean Fenstermaker

I am thankful :) 

Please enjoy this short film. 

Sitting in the warm California sun shining through the window in the early morning, I am staring out the window watching the palm branches sway, as I look through them into the houses of the Hollywood hills across the way - spa music is climaxing and the sounds of planes coming and going to different places cuts through the air - and the last beat of the symphony climbs then fades away - and I feel the sun hit my face piercing the windows so intense that I close my eyes and do not turn away - the rays soaking through my eyelids and I realize, today is a whole new day.

Friday, November 22, 2019


Slay slay slay lady MUA! 

CLICK on the photo(s) for a more pleasurable viewing experience

Met her on a Saturday on set for Enipheres, worked with her again on Sunday, then sat for her as a model on Monday...that's pretty much how it went! 

This girl hustles and does some great work
FOLLOW her on INSTA @veeslaysface.mua 
TWITTER @veeslaysfacemua 

Will be posting a video post to PATREON.COM soon for all tiers with BTS of some MONDAY videos, so be on the look out for that - will post the link HERE when it's up for Patrons!!! BECOME A PATRON! 


POST OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS should be avialable in the future - will let you know HERE if/when they are available for public viewing! Oh, the anticipation!!! Can't wait to see them! 

SLOW ROLL CONTINUES at PATREON! See full blog post HERE...
There has been a slow and quiet launch of the new Patreon Site where fans can subscribe to receive special content, videos, giveaways, interactive communications with Adra and other fans, previews, tips, tricks, daily happenings, Different Adventures BEFORE they post (next up, Adra heads back to RENO, NV for a fun weekend away from Los Angeles). If you where a fan of Wake Up Tahoe, this page will help satiate what you have been missing - that which is Adra in her quirkiness. her Rollerskates, her wigs and hula hoops...for as little as $1, you can help keep this slow roll happening! Your support is a support for the ARTS!

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