Tuesday, August 9, 2011
in the drawing room: daisy janie
it's tuesday and the drawing room is open! please come in, grab a gluten free mint chocolate chip cookie and take a stand. no sitting today, for we are with the ever-moving, constantly exploring jan of daisy janie. she's a self-taught, self-made surface pattern and textile designer who derives her inspiration from within, from nature, from details of unexpected objects, from a passion for organic fabrics -- all things that have led her to be a pioneer in the quilting industry.
here's my doodled-up crazy quilt of jan's fun facts + a few of my observations about her inner workings, and to this i'd like to add some of the qualities i admire so much about her. jan is tenacious: if something's not working, she'll keep plugging away at it until it does. she's a tinkerer: if a piece of clothing doesn't fit quite right, she'll fiddle around with it until she's satisfied. she's honest: if she makes a blooper, she'll talk about what she's learned from it, then move on. she's firmly in the present: no dwelling in shoulds and coulds; she's a doer. and she is unfailingly supportive of her friends in the creative community. she is a joy to know.
find out more about jan and her work/life/miscellany on her blog, twitter, and facebook.
thanks for stopping by the drawing room this week -- i'm already doodling up next week's guest!