Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blog Interview #7 ~ Jeanette Janson

Today we have the multi-talented Jeanette Janson
with us. I met Jeanette years ago through ATC swaps, and always loved her use of
layering and vintage images and the overall rustic quality to her work.
Good morning Jeanette, and thank you for agreeing to this interview. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a mixed media artist specializing in assemblage art. I collect items from the past and give them new life by recreating them into whimsical dolls, birds and other objects of art.
I do this full time from my home studio in South Carolina. I have a cockapoo dog, 2 lazy cats and a husband that helps me with a lot of my prep work. I have 2 sons, one in college and one is in the Army, currently serving in Iraq.

Why did you decide to blog?

I think buying art is an emotional experience and people want to know a little bit about the person who created it. Blogging is a way to bridge that gap.

When did you start blogging and do you remember what you talked about on your first post?
I think it was about 2 years ago -- I don't remember, to be honest. I don't think it was anything too earth-shattering, just a 'hello" and welcome to my blog.

What themes would best describe your blog?
Vintage, collectible, recycled artwork. I think my artwork and blog falls into those categories.

Do you prefer to blog with words or pictures or both?
Both, I think content is important ... the pictures should support what you are trying to say.

Do you ever blog when you don’t "feel like it"?
No, if my blogging ever turns into an "obligation" for me, I will stop. I've just programmed myself to share a little something every 2 or 3 days and that's what I do.

Did you have your blog professionally done and what are your plans for the future of your blog?
I did it myself, it's always a work in progress. My photo albums could use a little updating, but it seems to always be at the end of my to-do list. I would love to do more tutorials and of course continue to share more of my home renovation perils in the future.

What does your "About Me" read on your blog?
Thank you for stopping by today! I am a mixed media artist residing in South Carolina. I create assemblages, collages, art dolls and typewriter key jewelry. I have as much fun collecting my supplies as I do creating my artwork. I can be found at collectible fairs, auctions and estate sales up and down the coastline. Eventually I gather up everything in my studio and let my imagination run wild. I love to create whimsical little dolls and hangings out of seemingly useless items. I see the history and energy in these items and love to recreate them into things that can be enjoyed everyday!

What feature do you like the most about your blog?
My list of favourite books. I am a picky reader and have a hard time finding books I really love. But reading is an important part of my life, so I am always on the hunt for a good book. I love sharing this ever- growing list with my readers.

What is your blogger count at, at this precise moment?
About 60,000, but who's counting?

Do you sell your artwork on Etsy?
Yes, I sell my artwork on Etsy. Etsy has been a wonderful outlet for me.
I also have a vintage supply store.

Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
I would like to say "thank you" for taking the time to read this. Please stop by my blog when you have a moment and say "hello." I would love to hear from you. And thank you, Dawn. I appreciate you contacting me.
Jeanette's blog can be found at:
www.jeanettejanson.typepad.com

4 comments:

Holiday Queen said...

I'm really enjoying reading the stories of all these creative and inspiring women! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

A great interview! Love Jeanette's work! She is such an inspiration!

sherry lee said...

Great interview with Jeanette...I have purchased from both her etsy shops...quality, great service and she's really friendly...what more can you ask for?!

Kim Mailhot said...

Jeanette is wonderful ! She has such lovely art! Thank you for letting us get to know her better.

I haven't had any problems as a result of the slide show stuff but is could be the cause of your format stuff yesterday. That is the problem with free stuff someitmes..you get what you pay for. I will keep a heads up for it though.

Happy Friday !