About Jen

About Jen

Little bit about me

I am a jack of many trades…and the master of my own path.

I am a self taught artist with a passion for mixed media.  I primarily exercise these skills while Art Journaling and have been an art journaler since around 2010 off and on. I enjoy learning new techniques and love trying new products out.  I am an art class addict!  I particularly enjoy Moonshine and Lifebook, both of these classes develop your art skills and you as a person.  I place high value on personal development and think it is critical that we all make the effort to develop our own ‘ness.

I have also been a quilter since 2000. I absolutely love Bargello quilting and batik fabric. Piecing quilt tops is my favorite step in quilting but I am branching into long arm style quilting on my domestic machine with use of a ruler foot and acrylic rulers. I am a fan of both Janome and Bernina sewing machines as well but I would be lost without my Bernina.

My cats are my best friends. They are not just my pets, I care for them but I treat them like my best friends. I know their personalities and respect their space.  I don’t consider myself a crazy cat lady because 1) there are other humans in the house and 2) there are only 3 cats…it takes at least 7 in my opinion.

I enjoy learning to do things with essential oils, fresh herbs, and spices.  There are so many options out there to allow you to cook with intention, create blends, and learn and use the gifts the earth provides.  I am also very interested in protecting the earth.  Changing a lifetime of bad habits and creating a sustainable lifestyle.  This is a work in progress all the time.  Some days I do better than others.

If it’s crafty and I haven’t yet tried it I probably want to!  And the list of what I have tried is not short – includes techniques in fabric, paint, glass, and resin.  I am itching to try refinishing furniture and woodwork. I really love blending more than one technique together. That’s art!

I just love doing stuff and learning things.  It really lights up my life to expand my capabilities in one fashion or another.

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