What is your name and/or business and blog name?
My name is Jennifer Rodriguez and my blog is AllThingsBelle.com
What do you do? ...and when did you start?
I am a textile and mixed media artist. I've been creating since I was a toddler, but it's taken me a long time to finally pursue my dream as an artist. In the past two years I've really embraced my dream and try to create everyday. As a mother of 3, it can be hard to carve out time so I'm usually in my studio late at night or very early morning.
What/Who are you inspired by?
I'm inspired by my eclectic life. I'm inspired by my three children - I love to see the world through their eyes. I'm inspired by popular culture - I could create for years based on my fascination with Elphaba, the green faced witch. I'm inspired by my fellow artists - I love Jenny Doh, Luke Haynes and Alisa Burke as well as many others.
Where do you create? home studio? kitchen table? sofa?
I create in my home studio. It's a fairly large room in the basement a foot away from our homeschool/playroom. I've tried to carve out a personal creative space, but most days I'm invaded by my tiny army of children.
What are some of your fave movies/shows/bands/music?
Gone With the Wind, Lord of the Rings, The Jerk, Wizard of Oz, Urban Cowboy and Napoleon Dynamite. My favorite music? Ah, grunge rock from the 90's and country. I adore Aimee Mann, Chris Issack and the Wicked musical soundtrack.
Do you collect anything?
I don't have any collections right now. I do love to pick up unique fabric when I travel and have a small collection of Limoges.
Favorite art/craft supplies?
Fabric, hand dyed perle cotton, polymer clay, and my sewing machine.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I'll be almost 40! Ack!! I will be homeschooling my brood of 3. We will spend the days exploring, creating and learning. I hope to have a few solo books under my belt (I'm a contributor in a couple books this year). I will be creating textile art when I can. I'll be thankful for the beautiful life I've been blessed with.
9. Three favorite websites/blogs/shops...etc?
I'm a Pinterest fanatic! I don't read blogs lately due to lack of time, but I love watching creative minds on Instagram.
10. anything else you'd like to add?
I hope you'll check out my blog, I hope I inspire you to go play with some fabric and create something beautiful.
I'm so thrilled to feature Jennifer. She's got great style, she's a sweetheart, and she's dedicated to living the creative life. You have to visit her blog and shop to see what she's up to...and be sure to take advantage of her 50% off coupon code below!
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Thanks so much for letting me introduce you all to a fabulous gal and her beautiful work!