Jes Lee

The house on the hill

I mentioned in my last post (almost 1 month ago…sorry!) that John and I were moving.

It finally happened.

I survived.

Everything is starting to get settled.

There are not as many boxes anymore.

And we now live in this beautiful little house on a hill.

the house on the hill


With yards filled with day lilies and hostas…




and a large front window that looks out over the world…




front window


It all seems quite perfect!

We are working our way through the long part of settling in, but already it seems to feel so much more like a home. Our home.

Updates will be much more frequent now. I have a lot of things to tell you all about!

Until next time,


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New supplies, new colors

After sorting through a bunch of new supplies for pieces for my show, I was so excited I just had to post about them!

I took a few photos with me (Impossible Project instant film photos to be exact) to Wet Paint so I could pick out papers to cover boxes with. My paper color palette ended up going in a completely different direction than I thought, with a lot more warm and sepia tones than I usually have in my artwork. But you know what? I’m super excited about it! This is honestly the first time I have picked out a stack of papers that just look so cool together.

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Of course the lighting is just a bit funky in my kitchen where I had these lovely pieces out of their wrapping, but you will get better visuals soon when I start putting them to work!

What else came today?

A set of Smart Plates (no photo of these, they aren’t very exciting until I get the text put on them) from Takach Press, lithography ink,

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and a gorgeous new brayer!

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I also purchased one more large piece of binders board and a large piece of rag board for constructing boxes.


Now to get to work!


8 exposures

What an exciting morning!

I found out that I am featured on The Impossible Project 8 Exposures Blog! Please go check it out, leave a comment if you feel so inclined, and please read a few other 8 Exposures posts while you are there! The community that has formed around instant film and The Impossible Project is so full of talent and so many inspiring photographers!

Big thanks to The Impossible Project for featuring me and asking me to participate! <3