I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical and mental fitness/manifestation (which many are now discovering.)
With this, I would get in my car and drive, even to see one mural a day. Then, it grew to outdoor grounds of art such as the Storm King Art Center and Riverwalk Community Wishing Wall in New York State. Followed by the beach community of Asbury Park and the Wooden Walls Project.
I gradually went back and rediscovered previous art, while also finding new. I then posted these images and stories to my Instagram @dressedtothej9s, for daily doses of visual inspiration, in hopes that others would be enlightened to do the same.
A sincere thank you to all the artists, curators, creatives, volunteers, and communities that make public art possible and for keeping my spirits up! #artinspires #getoutside
Jeanine or J9 as everyone calls her, is a Multifaceted Creative & Solopreneur; an experienced marketer, writer/storyteller, corporate concierge/event planner, social media visionary, and NY/NJ/East Coast trends curator. She joined our team in early 2020 as a writer and her role has evolved to VP Inspirational Marketing, Trends, and Culture.
Her devotions are smart shopping, fashion & home decor, art of all genres, urban placemaking, interactive events, food & restaurants, sports, and travel. She thrives on discovering and sharing her knowledge of unique experiences and locations. Her passion is seeking street art & murals and blogging about the artists and their works.
Her maxims are be thoughtful, be kind, spread positivity and open your mind to new possibilities. Find what makes you happy; always learn, listen, and be willing to share and teach.
Also read her #MondayMotivations and articles on NYNJ.