Hi Jeni ! As a part of the ROSEBLOOD team, you’ve signed yourself up to be vulnerable with our family of followers!
We wanted to get your take on self expression! Your art, the way you dress, and your music preference!
Starting off with this month’s theme,
How do you express yourself?
I express myself in many different ways, including dancing, drawing and painting, but I express myself most in my writing and singing.
How do you define yourself?
Jeni: I define myself as confident, happy, beautiful, smart, kind, and overall complete. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point in my life, but I’m finally able to say these things about myself in a truthful manner.
What medium of art do you create?
Jeni: Most of the time, I express my creativity in writing and singing, but again, I like to get outside of myself and challenge myself by expressing my creativity in other ways.
What is your artist statement of sorts? what are you telling the world?
Jeni: I don’t really have a set artist statement, but my message that I’m trying to get across to the world is to love oneself. To find the beauty in everything in life, and realize that sometimes anger and sadness can be beautiful things too (in moderation). Sometimes we need to see the beauty in everything in life to appreciate what it really means.
How does this medium help you capture those feelings? which methods do you use?
Jeni: I feel like this medium helps me capture these feelings for myself because it gives me a place to realise the flow of consciousness going on in my brain. I feel like once I start writing or singing I can’t stop. In terms of capturing feelings for the world, I feel like I can paint a picture using my words and transport others with different sounds in my singing.
Where can we find more of your work?
Jeni: You can find more of my work at jenibee.com
What does music mean to you?
Jeni: Music means the world to me! I’ve been singing since I was two years old, and although I wasn’t very good back then, I’ve improved much over the years. When I’m singing, I feel like I’m connected and one with the universe and with God. It’s a feeling like no other.
Describe what it feels like blasting music with the windows down and singing your heart out.
Jeni: As I just described, I feel like I’m one with the universe and with God. There’s no other way to describe it. I like to do this when I’m either stressed or I’m happy. Anything to ground me back to where I need to be or bring me closer in my happiness.
You have 24 hours to live and can see one performer, dead or alive, perform. Who is it?
Jeni: Freddy Mercury with Queen would be a dream of mine. I’ve been listening to their music since I was a little girl with my father, and I’ve always loved them and the vibe that they give off. I’ve also always wondered what kind of music would be out if Freddy Mercury was still alive.
If you were to have a teen drama movie made about your life, what album would be the soundtrack?
Jeni: Cliche as it sounds, probably the High School Musical soundtrack, because I literally wish my life was a musical… and also, who doesn’t like Troy Bolton?
Do you watch more movies or tv shows?
Jeni: TV Shows
Choose your top 3 movies, and tell us why!
Jeni: Forrest Gump, Practical Magic, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Forrest Gump is a classic, another artistic thing I enjoyed watching with my father when I was growing up. Practical Magic is just one of my favorites as a child. I felt like I was able to see things from somewhat of a “magical hippy” perspective, for lack of a better term. And To Wong Foo is just everything I need in life. Patrick Swayze and the manliest of men as drag queens is first of all so funny, yet so empowering. And for some reason it always perks me up when I feel down. Anytime I watch this movie, I end up feeling FABULOUS.
If you could steal the style from any character in a movie who would it be?
Jeni: I would probably steal style from Cher from Clueless. She’s super chic and super classic.