About page for JB

 

This is a sample of an About page before and after. I ask clients to write what they want to say and give me the lattitude to spin it a bit for better website use. In this instance, the website tagline of  “Artist, Creator and Illuminator” needed clarification right off the top, and we needed to get the artist’s message across right away. You have three seconds to grab the reader and make them want to continue reading.

The Before:

Well let’s see….?…. A little about me.  I have been interested in Art all of my life. One of no doubt my quirky things about me is that I used to design my own clothing for paper cut out dolls.

Around the age of ten I began teaching myself to sew and that was an extreme passion for most if my life.  My passion for textiles grew in every way from that point on.

I have tried more arts, needle arts and crafts than I can count. I love to do most of them still….but let’s face it each of us only has so much time in our lives.  However that being said I never want to stop learning or trying new things or combinations.

For years I made collectible handmade Teddybears. Just another vintage CLASSIC craft that I know I can and may return to at any time in my life.

1998 I learned to quilt. In 1999 I started  a long arm quilting machine business. I have run millions of miles of thread from cone to quilt.

Years later, I still love creating (completely driven by freehand) new designs for new quilts. I wonder how many acres the quilts I have put together would cover?

My most recent passion is in painting (every kind of painting) some days it as simple as a new designer color placed on,the walls and other days it is a more labor intensive step by step process to change the kitchen cabinets from the tired old wood to a perfect shade of grey.    How about the little china cabinet that needs a shabby chic finish and it will fit in just perfectly.

The After

I’m an artist. It’s who I am —  as simple as that.  And sharing my art is just as much a part of me as creating my art.

Welcome to my world of Artist, Creator and Illuminator through fabric, paint and canvas. Let me share my art with you; perhaps there is a place in your life for a bit of it. 

My most recent passion is in painting — every kind of painting — some days it’s as simple as a new designer color on  walls. On another day it might be a more labor intensive transformation of  kitchen cabinets from the tired old wood to a perfect shade of grey.

Perhaps a canvas will command my attention.  Or maybe a shabby-chic face-lift for a little china cabinet will catch me; there now —  it will fit into the corner of my client’s dining room just perfectly.

I have been interested in Art all of my life.  Around the age of ten I began teaching myself to sew and the passion for textiles has grown in every way since then.

I have tried more arts, needle arts and crafts than I can count. I love to do many of them still….but let’s face it, we only have so much time in our lives; paint and quilting are my focus now. I will never stop learning, or trying new things or combinations; that is the life of this artist.

In 1998 I learned to quilt. In 1999 I started  a long arm quilting machine business and since then have put millions of miles of thread from cone to quilt.

I love creating new designs for new quilts; the quilting is all done freehand.  I wonder how many acres the quilts I have put together would cover?

Take a walk through the Paint, Art and Canvas sections of this site. I am for hire in any of the mediums, contact me here or through the Contact page up top.

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