Born to two trained fine artists who taught and won prizes, I was involved for many years in all kinds of crafts - jewelry (porcelain, polymer clay, wire and beads), designed and hand painted soft sculpture, wall hangings, little bags and purses, wire sculpture, sculpture in polymer clay and wire, angels with hand formed clay heads and hand painted faces, lifelike hair, etc. Sold a bunch in several different cities.
Then in 2017 I started painting with the help of YouTube and learned all about encaustic wax, cold wax, alcohol inks, water color, pastels and acrylics. I also had a ball with mixed media using wire, beads and charms in the pieces I created (some are shown here which I call 'wall jewelry') The following year I was excited and surprised to win a monied prize in a juried fine art show.
I'm on several print on demand company sites selling my pet related items (mostly 100 dog breeds): Cafe Press, Zazzle, Red Bubble, Curioos and just recently opened a shop on Etsy = http://www.jeejeepetgifts.etsy.com so the painting is pretty much on hold for now.
I believe we are all channels for our Creator and that everyone is inherently creative - if they want to be. I really have no clue how I do what I do but I know my Spirit does (and so does yours) and for that I am very grateful.
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Jean Batzell Fitzgerald joined Pixels.com Licensing on February 16th, 2014.