Several years ago I happened to take a road trip to charming Saluda, NC, where I went to RANDOM ARTS and met the multi-talented Jane Powell. Having done so many kinds of art, I had never worked with book arts or mixed media. Jane and Jen introduced me to a whole new world. I hobbled to my car with all I could carry---from a Japanese screw punch to paints of all kinds. Jane was sponsoring classes with some of the best mixed media artists in the country. So I jumped in head first! One of the first classes I signed up for was the delightful Kristin Steiner's "To Map the Treasures of my Heart". I knew from the first moment I was in the perfect place... doing the kind of work I had yearned for my whole life.
Kristi, in her ever-encouraging way, inspired me to set out on this special journey of self-discovery and expression. One of the assignments of her class was to bring in a baby picture of ourselves to use on a book page. From that day forward, dearest Kristi has affectionately nicknamed me "Baby Jane". Although I'm far from being a baby, my nickname has "stuck" and many of my "art tribe" still call me "Baby Jane"... thus the name for my blog. Being a child at heart has given me the courage and freedom to "play" at my art table.
I hope you find what you love to do and make it your "passion". Passion makes life worth living. Live... Laugh... Love... every day.