Thursday, March 11, 2021

Saying I DO to....


...wearing white on your wedding day, or to not. 


Sara Beth Bridal of Boise, Idaho recently posted to Instagram a photo of a *gasp* BLACK wedding gown (see the post HERE) and they are not alone; more and more, COLOR has been finding it's way onto brides of various ages, and who are we to say what is wrong or right? 

Is keeping the pure color of white on brides a dying trend? 

As a woman who has recently become engaged to my best friend, I never put much thought into what I would wear if I ever got married (in fact, I blogged a while back about never being the bride, you can see the post HERE). The older I get, the less I personally felt that "white" was something I would choose - probably a champagne, pewter, eggshell or something off white. 

I have had friends marry in shades of blue, green and other colors - and now black is coming into fashion?

I've worn white dresses for photos as well as black; in fact, I have the below black dress stuffed in a garbage bag in storage, it's fluffy netting waiting to explode out again someday. The question, on every brides mind, is what will they wear (I know it's on mine) BUT little did I know, that once someone asks you to marry them and you say a big fat HECK YES, if you update your FaceBook relationship status to "engaged", your ENTIRE newsfeed switches to posts from companies trying to get a piece of your wedding budget pie - and dresses become something that really sits in your mind (it also eats away at all your thoughts as you google the day away looking at images of dresses online). 

Are you romantic, boho, traditional? Do you need a ball gown, a beach dress etc...and don't get me started on picking dates and locations and all that other jazz, oh my bride mind is spinning! Dress prices range from off the rack at Ross or Marshalls for a simple court house ceremony, to thousands of dollars with multiple fittings for the most extravagant of celebrations. 

What bride will I be? Time will only tell - but I do know this - I am more about the marriage then I am the wedding, and I can't wait to say I DO to the man that I love.  

xoxo - Adra Janean (last name to change soon) Fenstermaker



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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Seven Magic Mountains outside of Las Vegas, Nevada


Have you ever been to the Seven Magic Mountains located ten miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada?

Ugo Rondinone’s colorful public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is an exhibition located  outside of Las Vegas.

I was able to go on a birthday trip with a friend of mine to see the Seven Magic Mountains in person and it definitely was something to experience at least once. Being a FREE activity I recommend it as something pocket book and family friendly to do for an afternoon outside of the City That Never Sleeps.  


Though most people where in comfortable shoes, I chose my foot attire to be heels because - well, when in the magic mountains, having a little extra height doesn't hurt (especially when the the sculptures tower 30 - 35 feet from the ground)!
 


If you want to find out more about the sculptures, please check out the website HERE.



Hey guys it's Adra - Thanks for stopping by! 


If you want to keep up with what is going on behind the scenes with Adra Janean, please subscribe to my Patreon page where I post random videos and what nots. Sometimes I also do give aways and fun mailers. Subscriptions start at $1. 

There's always more to come...



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Panasonic S1H 6K Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Test (say that three times fast)

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TEST TEST TEST. THIS HAS BEEN A TEST OF THE BLOGSPOT.COM BLOG SYSTEM. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREENS - THE IMAGES YOU ARE SEING ARE REAL. 

PRODUCTION
Panasonic S1H 6k Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
Schneider Xenon Full Frame Cine Lenses, PL
Super 35 and Full Frame Comparison
180o Shutter, T2.1 (T2.4 25mm)
Panasonic V-Log
3840 x 2160 UHD
10 bit 4:2:2 All-I Frame
3200 Kelvin

POST
No color correction or grade
Panasonic V-Log LUT applied

TALENT

CREW
Gene Blalock - Director
Seth Craven - AC
Diane Cohen - PA

Filmed at
Nvisionate Studios
Burbank, CA


DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO https://vimeo.com/434592085




And if you want to see how I roll on those there skates - here's a Saturday in July in Santa Monica, by way of roller skates and social distancing. Direct link to video here:  https://youtu.be/O64gcHY5Y5c

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



[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]

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 www.AdraJanean.com. 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 -
PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM IF YOU RECEIVED A BAG! 


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. 

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SCROLL THROUGH








SO! YOU RECEIVED A BAG! 


CONGRATULATIONS! 
You are ONE of FOURTEEN.
NEW TIER ON PATREON!!!

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.

1-800-927-ADRA
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). 

NEW TIER ON PATREON!!!







"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!! 

DON'T FORGET TO TAG YOUR BAG! #AJFEN #AJFENTAGYOURBAG






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 am OPEN to POSSIBILITIES.
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 + other locations - following COVID restrictions
BODY BY ADRA - Reconnect business to new local
GINGER GIRLS - Flip Series to Indie
MUTTPUPPY'S PUTTING ON MY BIG GIRL PANTIES - 
ADRA JANEAN - re-branding
FEATURE FILM - Script to Distribution
AJFEN - Visual Art and merch line
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. 

PATREON


Sunday, January 19, 2020

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



709 N. Ridgewood Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
5-9PM

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.

pr@adrajanean.com
818-927-ADRA
www.AdraJanean.com

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! 


www.AdraJanean.com