Get a notebook that feels good to write and draw in. One that is a good size, that will fit your lifestyle. Take it wherever you go. Live with it. Sleep with it. Feed it daily with your ideas. Nurture the relationship you have. Whatever you need to do to become best friends. So, on the days when you feel confused or stuck you can go back and look through it. Sometimes your notebook is the only one that understands what’s going on.
Jen Herzig Smith
from Deepwell by Sara Tiefenbrun
JEN HERZIG SMITH IS AN ARTIST
In addition to owning a letterpress business where she designed invitations, stationery and artworks Jen Herzig Smith has worked on collaborative print and bookmaking projects, has been a freelance graphic designer for individuals and small businesses and worked in corporate branding. Over 30 years alongside her design profession, Jen has continued to create work in mixed media painting, installation, printmaking and bookmaking. Her recent work has been shown in The Terrain Biennial 2023 in Wales, Terrain Biennial 2023 in Los Angeles, The Terrain Biennial 2021, Red Chair Studios, and A Little Space Gallery.
photograph by BarbaraHashimoto.com