My First Post!

Hello Everyone! Here I go! I have been sitting on the idea of doing a blog for a while now but I had every excuse possible to wait. I needed a plan, I needed the perfect photo, I needed ideas on what to post, I needed… I sat and wrote what I wanted to write about, my first words were… I’m Scared… then I wrote… Just Do It… SO here I am just doing it. Hi! I am Janine Adamo, really Janine Lancour but soon I will be Janine Adamo, I am a Newly Unwed person, I will be/am a single mom of 2 beautiful girls ages 7 and 9 and I am an artist. I went to SCAD and graduated in 96, I originally went for Illustration and changed my major to graphic design at the last min so I could be more stable. I have been doing graphic design for the past 18 years now. What got me to start painting again you ask… depression is my answer. Yes, I went into a deep depression a few years ago and I decided to start painting, what an idea, once I started I couldn’t stop! Then about a year later I took a painting e-course by the amazing Flora Bowley and I have not been the same ever since. I took her course September 2013, almost a year later here I am writing a blog about my life and art. That is why I am here, to write about my art, show my progress, talk about my experiences and challenges with being a single mom and having a career in art. I do my best with finding freelance deign work during the day and painting at night when my babies are sleeping. At the moment I do art festivals and I am trying my hardest to get into galleries. Which I am finding out is not easy. Not at all! I am thinking this is a good spot to end for today. Thank you for stopping by!

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46 thoughts on “My First Post!

  1. Allie Nardella

    Janine, I commend you…big applause!!! I really appreciate your authenticity in sharing your journey. And, I LOVE your art and the life that you are creating for yourself and your daughters. So happy to travel this path with you in some small way. You are a Bright Star. May All be Well. Namaste.

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  2. Isabelle Savignac

    Dear Janine,
    What an amazing woman you are. It is both an honor and a joy to witness the unfoldment of your beautiful art.
    Cheering you on!!!!!

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  3. Lisa

    Way to go J9! It is very inspirational what you are doing. Not everyone can say they have gone through depression, conquered it and then forge onto a new venture while going thru other growing pains. Awesome job and I hope to see more!

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  4. Judy Millard

    Hi, Janine –

    I have been an admirer of your art ever since the Bloom True class! Now I will follow your blog, too. Wonderful job and best wishes for great success.
    And, yes, one day I will own a Janine Adamo original!!

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  5. Susie King

    Janine, it has be a journey watching you bloom and transform. Look at you, stepping it up! Congrats on this next endeavor and best of luck to you. Your site is beautiful.

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  6. erin cairney white

    Hi! so awesome.. first brave step into a new world! cant wait to hear more.. don’t get discouraged .. some days you feel like your writing for just you.. my husband keeps telling me.. “they will come”.. and so they will! You are all that really matters! Your painting looks great! :-)~ erin

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  7. DeLorean Cashet

    Ahhhh. I love that you have now conquered day 1 of your blog! I can’t wait to see what the coming days, months, years will hold for you.

    Aho

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    1. Janine Post author

      Thank you Elke! It amazes me sometimes, when I am feeling low how I can create such vibrant images. Its such an amazing process of letting go and believing. Thank you for your support!

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  8. Andrea

    Hi janine… So sorry to hear of your troubles since we last saw each other, but so happy to see you are doing so well now. I remember our days at Ballys and then our friendship that grew from there. Your art is beautiful! So happy you are blogging… We are fellow bloggers. My blog is about my journey here in Stockholm, living abroad. Great to see your smiling face!

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    1. Janine Post author

      Hey Andrea! Thank you for stopping by and supporting me. Its been a rough time but I am trying my best to make it a good time, a time that my girls won’t think of as horrible but as a new journey. My art has helped me in that, in such a big way. Yes I have read your adventures! Thank you again girl! Hope to see you again one day soon. 🙂

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  9. Clare Blomeley

    Thank you, Janine, for sharing you. It has been amazing to be a witness to your journey over the past year. As Allie says, ‘You are a bright star’.
    Shine on!

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    1. Janine Post author

      Clare, thank you for all your support. I couldn’t of done it without you and our bloom true tribe. Thank you for all of your positive support! It touches my hear in such a sweet way. Tears in my eyes, of happiness and feeling the love. xoxo

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  10. Beth Figiel

    Your vulnerability and bravery is awesome! Do you realize YOU have put into ACTION what so many of us desire. That, with the responsibilities of being a single parent is remarkable & inspiring.
    I am joining this blog for sure.

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    1. Janine Post author

      Beth! you Rock! Thank You!!! Your such an inspiration to me and the support and love you give touches my heart. Thank you for being such an amazing supporter. xoxox

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  11. Hobby

    Don’t you just love Flora Bowley’s work? Love your background and banner. Nicely done! So glad to read your first post and honored to comment. I’m learning so much from Flying Lessons with Kelly Rae. Keep up the good work. Hey would you be interested in being interviewed for a blog post on my blog? I am looking for another artist… ~Hobby

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    1. Janine Post author

      Hi Hobby! YES! I love Flora and her work and the way she lives. And Kelly Rae is the reason why I am blogging, she gave me that little push that I needed to just do it! Its amazing how inspirational people can be in your life and not ever really meeting them. I am learning so much from Flying Lessons too! I Love it! I read it once and will start again to take notes. 🙂 I would LOVE to be interviewed for your blog post. Send me an e-mail at janine@janineadamo.com and let me know what I need to do. Thank you!

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  12. maria adamo

    I read no fear in your “First Post”…. I read an amazing, courageous woman sharing her journey. Her seed is blossoming, and I cannot wait to watch as it grows into a full beautiful bloom. Keep painting and keep blogging, my sweet daughter, and the world will be your guests… enjoying every moment.

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    1. Janine Post author

      Thank You Mom!!! You have been my biggest cheerleader and supporter and I really appreciate it. Thank you for being by my side for every step of my journey, Its not the journey we envisioned but its my journey and I shall claim it and make it a good one. xoxoxox

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  13. Robin Waters

    Wow Janine! Remember our first messages? And look at you now, girl! All the fears and unknowns and you’ve faced them and come through absolutely blossoming. Change brings growth – YOU’VE grown and your art has grown as well – simply amazing stuff! I love our little tribe of bloomers! Keep on blooming!

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    1. Janine Post author

      Yes, I remember, it feels like forever ago really but it has not been that long has it. Thank you! It amazes me how things work out sometimes. Thank you for being their for me and helping each step of the way. Its been such a journey and its not over yet! 🙂 I also Love our tribe and I am thinking on writing about us next!

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  14. Beth Figiel

    So honored to be able to witness this journey with you. Excited and blown away with what is unfolding for you. You dreamed this reality and its now an actuality.
    Abundance. Beth

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  15. Marcia Reich

    Way to go, woman! You are certainly spreading your wings and flying. I know that it’s been pretty rough on you these last months but it seems you are growing in leaps and bounds. I notice too that your work is growing and evolving. It seems stronger and more certain, a reflection of your new path perhaps? We Bloomers have been there routing you on. You are doing great and this new venture is wonderful. Sharing the journey, your journey is a gift to all. Keep on keeping on.

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    1. Janine Post author

      Thank You Marcia! I am trying! Thank you for noticing my growth, I don’t see it but its awesome that you all do. I am hoping my journey inspires others to do what they love. xoxo

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