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
Picture I took of Central Park.

Picture I took of Central Park.

I self-actualized, guys! I am a stylish bear now.
Speaking of self-actualization, some dude asked me what my dream was, and I thought it’d be funny to say “I only have nightmares,” and he got indignant.
Could I be making a better use of my time right now? No, absolutely not.

I self-actualized, guys! I am a stylish bear now.

Speaking of self-actualization, some dude asked me what my dream was, and I thought it’d be funny to say “I only have nightmares,” and he got indignant.

Could I be making a better use of my time right now? No, absolutely not.

An angry cop yelling at a shoe. This seems to be how I’m drawing these days.

An angry cop yelling at a shoe. This seems to be how I’m drawing these days.

Monday, October 20, 2014
A reject from the summer. No longer draw like this, but sorta like it anyways.

A reject from the summer. No longer draw like this, but sorta like it anyways.

Drawing a man yelling at his shoe.

Drawing a man yelling at his shoe.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Accidentally drew Bill Murray

Accidentally drew Bill Murray

Charley Patton- Shake it and Break it

Feels like Delta Blues weather to me (though you’d think that would be warm weather).

Also, love that the youtube video uses R. Crumb’s illustration.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock - Money Trees from Gino Spangenberg on Vimeo.

-I got my check for the medical study today. I feel rich, but in a Silas Marner -squirrel- that -money- away kind of way. I bought Wolf In White Van to celebrate, but the cash feels too hard-earned to spend on frivolous things. It’s a month later, and I can tell you, if someone offers you close to a $1000 to “elevate your dopamine levels to abnormally high levels,” do not do it. You will go down into a terrible, spiraling, chemically-induced depression. It’s not worth it. I don’t know, if you’re really badly off, maybe sell your soul to the devil instead?

-Can we talk about narrative driven hip-hop albums? I’ve been wandering around listening to Vince Staple’s Fire in my loafers and muttering along to “I’m finna go to hell anyway.” Kendrick Lamarr’s (did you know his last name is Duckworth?) Good Kid. M.A.A.D. City was my soundtrack for the summer. I never expected an album that has a track with the chorus

All my life I want money and power
Respect my mind or die from lead shower
I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower
So I can fuck the world for 72 hours

to make me cry, but here we are…  While we’re talking about hip-hop, Chief Keef’s Wikipedia page is the most insane thing you’ll read (if you read it) today.

-Trying to think harder about what I’m doing with portraiture. Going through an “I hate everything I do phase,” which according to a friend, means I’m headed towards a breakthrough (though in this case, it will probably be my fist breaking through my paintings). I think this is normal though— was talking to a lady whose boyfriend flung all of his own paintings out their window (his work is very good). I want it to go further— I want to create a rebuttal to the argument that portraiture is useless because we have cameras. I feel like I’m clawing at something that isn’t there, and yet my fingernails show signs of wear.

-Goats keep showing up in my life in a bizarre fashion this month. At work, apparently it’s Goatober, which means I keep seeing flayed goat carcasses in the walk-in freezer. I was also sent a beautifully-composed photograph of an obese goat in an email, had a goat show up in a tea leaves reading, and just the other day, a pamphlet for sending a goat to an impoverished family appeared at my apartment. What is going on this month?!!!

-Someone told me that this year is my “Golden Birthday” because I will be turning 25 on the 25th. Had the realization today that by their 25th birthdays, my parents both had Master’s Degrees/had been married for two years. At this point in my life, I don’t know if I’d ever want to get married/ today I tripped over my own feet while reaching for a candy bar at Duane Reade today. Hmm.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
#tbt that time I tried to photograph pigeons, and was rightfully attacked by them.

#tbt that time I tried to photograph pigeons, and was rightfully attacked by them.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Painted Tom Waits with a conjoined twin popping out of his neck (based off the lady on his Rain Dogs cover/ a reference to the song Poor Edward from Alice). Was able to keep myself from overworking it! Had been meaning to paint him, because he has a fascinating face. Might paint Nick Cave next. Anyways…  Jane Mattimoe, 2014.

Painted Tom Waits with a conjoined twin popping out of his neck (based off the lady on his Rain Dogs cover/ a reference to the song Poor Edward from Alice). Was able to keep myself from overworking it! Had been meaning to paint him, because he has a fascinating face. Might paint Nick Cave next. Anyways… Jane Mattimoe, 2014.

Process gif of my Tom Waits painting! Watercolors +gouache Jane Mattimoe, 2014.

Process gif of my Tom Waits painting! Watercolors +gouache Jane Mattimoe, 2014.

Nearly done with something…

Nearly done with something…

Another reject that I did with brushes.

Another reject that I did with brushes.

Another comick rejeckt from a while ago. Possibly was the end of my love affair with dip pens (brushes 4lyfe)? Also the lady on the left is semi based on Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls and the guy on the right sorta on that creepy dude from the British version of The Office.

Another comick rejeckt from a while ago. Possibly was the end of my love affair with dip pens (brushes 4lyfe)? Also the lady on the left is semi based on Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls and the guy on the right sorta on that creepy dude from the British version of The Office.

Something about this conductor is punk as hell.

Va, pensiero- Verdi.

 
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