JoJo's Profile

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Hi everyone, and welcome to my colorful world of creative expression. My artistic journey began on the shores of a large glacier lake in British Columbia, Canada, where my brother and sisters and I used nature as our palette. Since our playground was the forest, rocky shore and sandy beach, our Mother had us collect pine-cones, unique pebbles and moss that we used to create collages and a variety of other creative projects.

Since it was a very long trek to the nearest store, my Mother used old curtains and pillow cases to teach me how to sew on her old treadle Singer sewing machine. When I wasn't spearing my fingers with the needle from that old beast, I was creating outrageous outfits and bizarre home decor to brighten our house. Since we didn't have TV, I often wonder where my passion for color and design came from.

After early…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 20
  • Joined September 17, 2009

Favorite materials

Any thing with vibrant color, interesting shapes and quirky details

About

Hi everyone, and welcome to my colorful world of creative expression. My artistic journey began on the shores of a large glacier lake in British Columbia, Canada, where my brother and sisters and I used nature as our palette. Since our playground was the forest, rocky shore and sandy beach, our Mother had us collect pine-cones, unique pebbles and moss that we used to create collages and a variety of other creative projects.

Since it was a very long trek to the nearest store, my Mother used old curtains and pillow cases to teach me how to sew on her old treadle Singer sewing machine. When I wasn't spearing my fingers with the needle from that old beast, I was creating outrageous outfits and bizarre home decor to brighten our house. Since we didn't have TV, I often wonder where my passion for color and design came from.

After early retirement from working in aerospace and then Microsoft, I knew I had to pursue my passion for art. Over the years I’ve dabbled in a variety of art mediums always creating from whatever I had available and learning new techniques from books, the internet and willing artisans.

My inspiration has always come from making something unique for the special people in my life. Nothing pleases me more than to know that I’ve made a friend or family member happy with one of my creations. Now that I have a shop on Etsy, I can also share my love of color and quirky design with people who love being surrounded by energizing elements.

I hope my designs delight and inspire you. As everything in my shop is a result of my ever changing designs, come back often to see what my imagination has churned out.

I hope my shop has inspired you to add more color to your world.

Thank you for stopping by,

JoJo

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