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I’ve been blogged!

Check it out!  I’ve been blogged!  The lovely Delia who writes a guest column for fierceandnerdy.com wrote a wonderful bit on Valentine’s Day items that rock.  And she included one of my cards!

Read the article here: http://fierceandnerdy.com/?p=4476

vcards image from fierceandnerdy column

My card is letter “s” in the list!  Woo!

Now go buy one at my etsy shop!


More exciting news on the greeting card front: you can now buy my cards at a real bricks and mortar type store!  Starting January 29th (or possibly the 30th) you can buy a selection of my Victorian Mash-up greeting cards in a real shop!  The store is called Ferdinand and it features an awesome selection of eclectic handmade and vintage art, cards, tshirts, acessories and other wonderfulness.  The store is located at 243 Congress Street in Portland, Maine and you can also see them online here.  Check them out and support some local art!

Oh yeah, and Happy 2009!

Tis the season to have family portraits taken!

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting some family portraits taken for this year!  Some of you reading this will very shortly receive a little present from me in the mail.  I’ve just sent out reminder postcards that include a special gift – a $10 off coupon good towards a family sitting fee with me!  If you are interested in receiving one of these postcards or being on my mailing list for future goodies, please email me through the “Contact Me” portion of this website!  I promise I will NEVER EVER NEVER sell your name or information to any other company.  Ever.  And I only send a hand full of mailings a year and I also promise that they will all be worth your while! And really, in this age of email and instant messages, isn’t it kinda fun to still get snail mail every once in a while?

Family Postcard

Even if you aren’t interested in getting mail from me, I am still available for family portraits.  All my sittings are at the location of your choice – I will come to you!  Call or email me for more information or to make an appointment.  I can also help you make greeting cards in a variety of shapes and sizes.  But as with most things around the holidays, the sooner the better!

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new jessleclair.com website!  It’s finally here!  There are still a few minor tweaks to be made and a bit more information to update, but for the most part it is done!  I hope you all enjoy it!  And please let me know if something isn’t working or you find a dead link or whatever!  As I said, still working out some of the bugs!

I’ll update more in the next few days with some of my latest photos!  For now, feel free to head on over to my flickr page and check out some photos from my big trip to Japan this past August!

sacred tree

New Website Coming Soon!

Greetings and Salutations all!

Well, its been a very full summer here at JLP.  Lots of weddings and new babies and even a few vacations tucked in there too!  I hope you all have had half as much fun as I have!

I also wanted to let you all know that this website is in the middle of a big re-design!  The web-elves have been scurrying around, coding their little fingers off and hopefully the new site will be up in the next week or so!  I’m very excited about it and hope you all will enjoy it!

Speaking of re-designing things, I’ll leave you all with a photo of something else doing some redesigning.  This little (or not so little) bugger took it upon himself (herself?) to redesign our tomato patch.  The patch is now entirely free of tomatoes!  The hornworm was delighted about the redesign.  We were not so much.

The thing that was eating our tomatoes.

Happy 2008!

Happy New Year Everyone! I can’t believe it is 2008! This is going to be a big year for me. There is so much going on, so many fun things to do, so many new adventures to have! I can’t wait! And one of the things I’ve decided to take on is to commit myself to a “One-a-Day” project. Each day I will post at least one new photograph. Now there will be several weeks where I won’t have access to a computer so I’ll have to update a few days or even a week all at once. But that doesn’t mean I won’t still be taking new pictures!

So here is my photo for today:

January 1, 2008 - Icicle Teeth

We have just been slammed with snow this month. So much so that we had to cancel our New Year’s Eve plans because the roads were too bad! This morning the icicles coming off the roof were a bit more than just scary! They were downright terrifying! We are already totally sick of this winter. I want it to be spring!!! I hope everyone is snuggled up some place warm and safe today (yes, it is snowing here AGAIN) and that you are enjoying the last days of vacation!

AMENDMENT – Upon reflection, I’ve decided I’ll just update this site once a week with my One-a-Day photos.  I’ll still post them on my flickr page everyday, but I don’t want to overload this blog.  So Tuesdays are now One-A-Day Weekly Updates.  And the theme for this week is snow (seeing as we got another foot of it last night…)

I’ve been published!

Yes, folks, you read it right! My work has been published in the very first issue of a brand spanking new magazine called Catharsis. You can buy a copy of it at their Lulu storefront. You can also download a pdf of the magazine (it’s less, but you still have to pay) just to see it. There is also a free sample of the magazine, but its only 19 of the 55 pages and alas, my image isn’t included in those 19 pages. Bummer.

However. Because I am so nice (and because the image is already up on flickr!) here is the image that was published:

Body issues

I made this photocollage (AKA a Hockney, a joiner, a photomontage) while I was living out in L.A. (2001-2002). Creating it was about a lot of things for me, but mostly the way that women tend to feel they have multiple-personality disorder about their bodies and the extremes we go with eating or purging. Also the deeply mixed messages we are handed by society and the media, especially in advertising.

I did this with film and prints so no digital manipulation at all. I just photographed it again to get it into the computer. Making this kind of image is one of my favorite things to do. So here are a few more:


I did this one while I was living in Ireland. This is a lovely little street corner in Galway. This was also done with film and put together by just stacking the prints and taping them down. Its really much better to see it big, so if you click on the pictrue and go to my flickr site, you can see it bigger. Also, if anyone is interested in buying a print of any of these, they are all for sale. Email me for more information.

road trip

This one is one of my favorites and one of the first entirely digital ones I did. In March of 2006, I flew to Seattle to help my brother move out of his apartment and pack up his little bitty Honda Civic with all his worldly possessions (and a few otherworldly possessions) so he could move back to the east coast (he’s in Cambridge now). On the way, instead of going straight back home, the two of us drove all the way down the west coast and into the desert to Las Vegas so he and my friend James could throw me a little bachelorette party. This image is a record of that drive from Seattle to Las Vegas. Each photo is from a different point in during the two and a half days it took us to get to there. We went from snow and sleet in Seattle through rain and wind and vivid bright green fields to finally arid desert and neon lights. Its hard to see all those pieces when it is this tiny on the screen. Its best viewed at its largest size, so click on the photo and see it on my flickr site!

School bus

This is another digital one. Its an abandoned school bus in Belfast that someone is using as a storage bin. Its just jam packed with stuff. So I let it really distort in the middle there. Again, its best seen big.

I’ve also done these types of collage as portraits.  I have lots more to say about that, but this post is getting very long, so I think it will have to wait for another post!

To Be Continued…