Janette Chien is creating Writing & Art
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If you don't share with anyone, no one will see. 

I visited the New York Public Library recently and picked up a book entitled "show your work!" (by Austin Kleon). It reminded me that its not just important to record. But also to show, and to be honest in showing that work.

It's easy to post pictures of cats, or funny memes, even savvy political articles, because it does all the work for us. If I, as an artist and writer, really pride myself as a producer of work, I need to show it. If I always ask the question - does this matter? - no one will ever have the opportunity to find value in the things that matter to them.  It's not so much about the product as it is about having faith and pride in the production of work.

So in conclusion: I will update this often, even with just a word. Please follow if you enjoy, pledge if you would like to. I do believe access to art should be free, both in cost and spirit, so no more hiding.


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If you don't share with anyone, no one will see. 

I visited the New York Public Library recently and picked up a book entitled "show your work!" (by Austin Kleon). It reminded me that its not just important to record. But also to show, and to be honest in showing that work.

It's easy to post pictures of cats, or funny memes, even savvy political articles, because it does all the work for us. If I, as an artist and writer, really pride myself as a producer of work, I need to show it. If I always ask the question - does this matter? - no one will ever have the opportunity to find value in the things that matter to them.  It's not so much about the product as it is about having faith and pride in the production of work.

So in conclusion: I will update this often, even with just a word. Please follow if you enjoy, pledge if you would like to. I do believe access to art should be free, both in cost and spirit, so no more hiding.


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A special hand written thank you. Every bit helps. 
Pledge $15 or more per month
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I will send you a poem. 
Pledge $45 or more per month
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I will send you a handmade collage + a poem. 
Pledge $65 or more per month
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I will send you an 11"x17" charcoal drawing. 
Pledge $100 or more per month
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You send me a picture and I will make you an 11"x17" charcoal drawing.