About Jessica

I was born June 24, 1979 in Marietta, Georgia. Nineteen months later my parents were told I would not live past the age of three. I am one of three disabled children born to Donna and Gerald Blinkhorn. As the middle child, I strived to stand out from my two other equally dependent and demanding siblings.

Ironically, I discovered that drawing on the living room walls was the most effective way to capture attention and discipline. However, my parents stopped the discipline and started purchasing art supplies when they realized my drawing skills were advanced for a child of only five.

For the next twenty-one years, I have been in over thirty art exhibitions. My artistic talents have been showcased in exhibitions ranging from Cobb Counties Kaleidoscope, while I was in elementary, middle, and high school, to Atlanta based exhibitions such as the 5-Spot’s “Minding Art” and the Spruill Gallery’s “Looks Good on Paper.” When asked of my plans, I try not to focus so much on the future because when a person focuses to much on his or her future, they forget to live. Instead, I chose to focus on creating – for each day I create is another day I have lived.


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