Friday, February 27, 2009

Meet Etsy Artist: tHeENDpeace

Jennifer has many hobbies - from jewelry making, crocheting, cooking, baking, and even heirloom & organic gardening. "Tying in with my love to grow things, I also save seeds (for conservation purposes) and either sell them, keep them for the next year, or trade them with other gardeners," she explains. Her Sushi Dragon bracelet is not only gorgeous and fun, but captures all of her passions in one soulful piece. Another passion of hers is collecting. "I collect from yard sales, thrift stores, and antique stores," she admits. "I love to 're-create,' such as altered art charms." Like me, she also enjoys experiencing other cultures and has a deep appreciation for nature, as is evident in her gardening and repurposing of items. "I dislike waste and always try to think of a way to get another use out of an item." Aside from her art, she is also working on becoming a Special Education teacher. "Personally, I want to see the look of pride and accomplishment on a student's face when they learn something by thinking outside the box and being creative." Inspiration can come from anywhere - and usually pops up at inopportune moments. "Most of the time I get my best ideas when I should be paying attention in class or when I am trying to go to sleep," she jokes. Please check out her shop:
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


Sherryl said...

Great piece. I'm happy to know I'm not alone, when it comes to inspiration. Can't sleep or pay attention most of the time.
The only thing I can grow are houseplants and haven't done well with those lately.
Thanks for informing me on the seed thing. I keep them also, but was told they don't do well after a year, I just can't stand to throw anything away either. I have tulip bulbs from about 2 yrs. ago.

Dharma Designs said...

I'm also the same way in re: inspiration and not throwing anything away. Everything can be reused or repurposed. :-)

Julian said...

Great post. Nice hobbies list, descriptions and examples also ;)