Hi there, I'm Jane Mattimoe. This is where I go to work out my thoughts.

- I post a lot of my original art work on here, because the alternative would be pulling a Goya, and wallpapering my house with it.

-I'm a painter and a cartoonist who is always up for commissioned work!

-I write about my adventures (which usually involve music, art, and New York City).

-Currently attempting to write a novel (don't ask about it...).

-I like creative punctuation;

-I am physically incapable of getting a tan.

-I moved to Manhattan on two days' notice.

-But now I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

mattijanemoe@gmail.com

Weezer’s latest album is supposed to be GOOD. Like Blue Album/Pinkerton levels of good, and I’m getting far too excited!!! Maybe “The Good Life” was foreshadowing…

This is what our living room wall has looked like since a construction worker accidentally knocked a large  hole in our wall seven months ago lol. The hallway part was covered to keep us from asbestos, despite a lawsuit halting construction, so hopefully this grub hub bag isn’t the only thing keeping us from poisonous stuff on our end of the wall. #homeimprovement #interiordecorating #gardentour

This is what our living room wall has looked like since a construction worker accidentally knocked a large hole in our wall seven months ago lol. The hallway part was covered to keep us from asbestos, despite a lawsuit halting construction, so hopefully this grub hub bag isn’t the only thing keeping us from poisonous stuff on our end of the wall. #homeimprovement #interiordecorating #gardentour

Monday, September 29, 2014

I took a week off from making any art last week. It was annoying, but I felt like had to force myself to rest, because I know that when I take breaks, I have breakthroughs. I’ve also been busy with my new-ish job at a restaurant. It’s physically exhausting, but I couldn’t think of a better situation to be in right now. Unless you are independently wealthy, having a steady paycheck while you’re attempting to do free-lance stuff is a huge relief.

Occasionally, someone will ask me “how to live to New York.” And I’ll just be like, uhhh… I’ll let you know when I find out.” I am currently staring at a hole the size of a volley ball in my living room wall, which is stuffed shut with plastic bags held together by duct tape, which, if it had been kept uncovered. would provide a view of the ramshackle stairs that were abandoned mid construction seven months ago, when  we had to do an emergency evacuation because the EPA found asbestos.

Being essentially homeless for a week while in the midst of struggling financially to begin with was very difficult to recover from… there were two disorienting weeks during the summer when I was surviving off of a ten pack of rice noodles purchased from Amazon with a gift card that had been given to me by my mother. When you’re so hungry that you’re crying at night/disoriented/shaking all of the time, it’s hard to look for freelance work or a job. My roommates, who were both gone for most of the summer were horrified when I told them, but at that point, I had been sick of telling people what a disaster my life was (terrifying emergency evacuations from my apartments has seemed to have become an annual tradition for me since moving to NYC lolol).

I’m only slightly comfortable sharing this now (a couple months later) because I hopefully have some job security now. It’s also why I did the paid medical study— I wanted to have a safety net. So, for anyone asking how to live/make art in New York, unless you are independently wealthy/weren’t born under a bad sign, find some work where you can get a steady paycheck from a single source, that’s flexible enough to allow you to have enough time to hone your craft.

I’m sure there are people who will read this (not sure why anyone would, but if you are, thanks) and say, “Jane, you dumbass. Move to a cheaper city/use your degree to get a better paying office job.”

I don’t write for those people.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Should probably post my captioned failures online more often…

Should probably post my captioned failures online more often…

This song sounds like if the band The Ocean Blue sang a song written by Morrissey in the campiest corner of 1960’s Star Trek outer space. I’m a fan.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Marty is such a good movie.

Me: Where is the new mourning attire exhibit?
Museum Ticket Dude: Actually, that opens next month.
Me (just spent 40 minutes on a train to see the exhibit): Oh no-- what am I going to do?! (I am three-years-old, and suddenly felt lost)
Museum Ticket Dude: You're going to go into the museum and have a nice time!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I think I might be a pile of limp dishrags right now. This is the future. You are reading words typed by soiled towels sitting in a corner.

(Just because it’s really exciting to see gf pancake mix at Trader Joe’s, and you’re willing to buy them—even though they are flavored by a festive gourd—doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to eat them. Help nooooo ahhhh).

Monday, September 22, 2014
A lil doogle that I drew a while back. Tore apart my room to find something and found this instead.

A lil doogle that I drew a while back. Tore apart my room to find something and found this instead.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Log In - The New York Times

“Queens is like wannabe New York,” Mr. Saakashvili said. “I remember that bitterly. Williamsburg is like New York, not over-the-bridge people.” As he spoke he looked over the Williamsburg Bridge.”

-Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s Ex-President, who lives in Williamsburg, BK now.

This article is hilarious.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
After 14 hours of sleep and probably gallons of water yesterday, I feel pretty much normal, post study. The end.

After 14 hours of sleep and probably gallons of water yesterday, I feel pretty much normal, post study. The end.

 
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