At Jenny’s Glitterfarm Site you can see some of her beautiful work, great How To Videos, and meet Jenny herself. I thought I would delve a little deeper into the artist and retailer behind the Glitterfarm Organic Glamour Company. Here’s Jenny:
Jenny: Hi, I’m Jenny. I’m a maker who wrangles kids, makes art, teaches in video tutorials, and sells organic paint. It’s a busy, crazy life!
Let’s get started!
GTC: How did you get started in Painting Furniture, formal background, junker, artist? Where did the desire to create or originate from?
Jenny: I have been a life long yard saler. I remember from a very young age going to garage sales and estate sales to find cool furniture. My mom was into that way before it was cool. As you can imagine as a young teen I wasn’t so thrilled. As I grew older and moved out, got my own place, I realized how much my mom’s BOHO (Short for Bohemian, eclectic) style had rubbed off on me.
I was really into the shabby chic style as a newly wed. I began collecting things for my home and found that people really liked my style. My mom and I decided to have a booth together at a vintage show called Remnants of the Past. It was great fun and we made great money. We met so many wonderful and interesting people. I had been a vendor at the Alameda Point Antiques Fair a few times and met a gal who was selling CeCe Caldwell paints. She told us how you could paint a piece without having to strip, sand etc. and we were hooked.
(Jenny’s Mom is an artist herself, definitely in the genes!) Here is Jenny’s mom from Polly Jane – She makes beautiful and soft scarves and pins from old cashmere sweaters! You must check her out too.
(GTC here) Not long after Jenny and her husband Joe became CeCe Retailers, I had the pleasure of meeting them and working together at a training. Jenny is as enthusiastic and passionate about creating as her color style is.
Jenny shows how to make Simple Hand Painted Signs in this great tutorial post.
Jenny has a fabulous series of How-To Videos using CeCe Caldwell’s Products. If you want to get started, you can check out her How To Get Started Painting With CeCe Video.
GTC: You have some beautiful Mixed Media Art you have created too. What are your creative goals for your upcoming projects?
Jenny: As a mixed media artist I would love to get to the place where I could sell my art. Right now I just make it and give it away to friends and family at Christmas or for a special birthdays. It’s a big big goal to me to be at a place to sell my stuff.
Here is a sample of some of Jenny’s work. Mixed Media on Wood. So fun!
YOU can check out Jenny’s beautiful work on her page HERE for Mixed Media Art
Thank you so much for taking time out of your crazy-busy life to chat with me Jenny! You can check out Jenny and GlitterFarm at Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (@GlitterFarmGirl), YouTube, and Twitter.