Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A peek inside the creative life of Lorri-Marie Jenkins
First off, a little backstory. Who are you? What do you make?
my name is lorri-marie.
my passion is creating art with the cast offs from other people. i love found object work...metal, wood, doll parts, fabric. there is something deep inside me that hates to see things go unused by our society. it is hard for me to buy new art/craft materials, when i can find such a juicy treasure chest in the items that people are throwing away!
What projects are you in the middle of right now that you should probably be working on instead of doing this?
right now i am getting ready for several art/craft shows in berkeley. i have created many, many, mini-monster key fobs that i will sell there (and some are listed on my etsyshop). these fun little monsters are very useful in locating your keys...and entertaining others! they were published in 'stuffed magazine' not too long ago. i am still left with lots of fun colored pieces of fabric, but the inventory of the mini-monsters is plenty...so i have started to make some fun flower pins. ordinary? that just will not do...so i am singeing the edges of the fabric first...love it! i have a passion for well loved blue jeans too.....i take old, well loved jeans and patch them up...i will be published in the february edition of'greencraft magazine' with some of these delicious jeans. i also have some small artworks that have been created on abandoned flash cards. these will be for sale in berkeley as well....that is what i should be working on now...tee hee.
Where do you find inspiration?
i have a play group that gets together once a week, and another play group that gets together once a month. female artists are so darned juicy and inspirational...i just show up and i am both inspired and nurtured by their creative ideas!
Do you have a favorite book/blog/movie/etc you’d like to recommend?
i am not one to spend a lot of time with books, movies or blog searching...my attention span is too short....so i rely on the face to face inspiration!
Where can readers see more of your work?
i have an etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/LorriMarie
and a blogspot http://wingingit-wingingit.blogspot.com/
i do my best to keep up with these connections....but as a woman with family, a full time job...and lots of fun to be had everyday....i am not as diligent as some others!
Thanks so much for giving us a peek into your creative life, Lorri-Marie!