janet jappen's Profile
My mother started me off at three with knitting, crochet and embroidery and I haven't stopped since. I am also a fine artist - drawing and painting out my fantasies and inspiration. I believe art should not be separated from our daily lives so I evolved into an artist/designer/artisan. I belong to something called the Tivoli Artists' Co-op which is a supportive group of artists that has a gallery nearby.
I began selling my works in NYC during the 60's making children's clothing for Chocolate Soup and the Children's Workshop. I moved to San Francisco and sold crocheted hats on the street and was part of an artisan's shop called Cathexis.
I moved back to the East Coast and worked as an arts administrator for several organizations but found it too left brained and dropped back into the right brained world of making things. I had an open studio for several years but retreated into the privacy of my own. I…
- Born on July 2
- Joined July 2, 2008