Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tell ALL Tuesdays : Jennifer Posti

Hurrah...it's TUESDAY again!

I'm really very excited to introduce you to Jennifer Posti...she's a good friend of another "Crafty soul" I know over here in Canada...

These Tell ALL Tuesdays are so special to me...we get a glimse of our Fabulous Readers and they have all been great with me and responded SO positively to letting go of their daily ongoings...so that all of you (and I) can enjoy their stories.(Thank you!)

So...without further adieu...let us introduce you to the the lovely Jennifer, she creates such unique pieces...

Tell us a little about the Town you live in... and have you always lived there?

I live just outside a little town called Kirkfield, about an hour and a half drive north-east from Toronto. It’s very rural, but close to many lakes. For many people it is cottage country, but for us it’s home! We moved here about a year and a half ago, and we’ve never looked back, we love it!

If you could move anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
I’ve been waiting so long to finally settle down in our own place, I never want to move again! Plus, I love the four seasons of Ontario, especially Fall, which I am loving right now. Soooo beautiful!

How structured is your day usually?
It may not look like it, but my day is pretty scheduled. We stay home most days, but we stick to the same routine day to day. Get up, drag myself downstairs to make coffee. Have breakfast all together (me, my husband, 2yr old boy, 4 yr old girl). My husband goes upstairs to work in his office for the day, while the kids and I do chores, play, make meals and tidy them up. In the afternoons I go into the studio to paint/quilt while my son naps, and my daughter plays beside me. Then it’s into the kitchen to make dinner, clean it up and then it’s night night routines. Somewhere in there I fit in all the other projects that are happening around the house as we renovate. A mother’s work is NEVER done.

What did you do today?
So far we have followed the same home routine. This morning we spent our outdoor time cleaning up the limbs of the trees my husband felled. We’re clearing space for a garage. The kids are still in the stage where they love to help out. So we all stacked wood together that we can use to burn in our wood stove next winter.

Are you a cat or dog person?
I’m a cat person for sure.

Are you a breakfast, lunch or dinner girl?
I’m a dinner person.

If you had 6 friends over for Dinner what would you make for them?
Oh my, I don’t think I’ve ever had a fancy dinner party. Just family get-togethers and such. I usually bbq something like shiskabobs of marinated mixed meats, yellow and orange peppers, zuccini and mushrooms. I’d also make a few salads that I can make ahead of time. Pasta salad with sundried tomatoes, black olives, feta, red peppers and an oil/balsamic vinegar/herb dressing is yummy. Another good salad is cucumber, tomato, feta, and black olives with a greek vinaigrette: oil, lemon juice, honey, oregano(from the garden) salt/pep to taste and minced garlic. For dessert I would make a few pecan pies…sooo good.

How old were you when you knew you were on the right path in your Life?
I’ve known since high school that art is my passion, but I don’t think I’ve ever stopped second guessing whether I’m on the right path in life.

Who /what drove and inspired your love to create?
It has always been a way for me to express myself, and I just love art, it is so limitless and interesting! During high school my mom was going back to University, she took some art courses and was always sharing her appreciation of fine art as she was learning it. That was definitely inspiring for me.

Tell us something not too many people know about you.
Hmmm, I love to read Agatha Christie novels.

Shoe choice::flats or heels?
Flats for sure. Heels only really work on concrete, or hard surfaces….it’s mostly gravel, dirt and grass around here!

What was the last book you read?
A book on symbolism in still lifes.

What advice would you give others just starting out?
To be honest, I feel like I’m just starting out and still finding myself. But I would advise to just keep experimenting and do something that you totally love, and that joy in creating will show through.

Name 5 blogs you love visiting, and tell us why.
Umm, I have only sporadic access to internet, so I never really get a chance to surf blogs or anything else. But I do love this blog, and also my own blog which I treat as a website – http://www.jenniferposti.blogspot.com/

Thanks SO much for taking part in our Tell ALL Tuesdays Jennifer!!!
And for any of our readers who are in Toronto or surrounding areas...Jennifer has an exhibition coming up::

I am going to go for sure..I've never seen anything like this before and know Jennifer's viewers are going to become HUGE fans instantly,her work has such a raw and honest reality to them...but a beauty which parallels the rawness.LOVE them!

Have a wonderful Day...Miss A is home sick today...but Miss J is keeping her busy (in-trouble)...lol...it's true, little miss J keeps coming downstairs and asking to do the wildest games...and if it's ok. "No Miss J, it's not,your sister is sick...quiet play please" I say...it's going to be a long day!



**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thanks again Jenni for taking part!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

I really love your stuff, Jenn! I look forward to seeing your show:)...and thanks Char for featuring another up and coming Canadian artiste!

andrea creates said...

very different style! unique and interesting...
nice interview :)

Kris said...

Lovely work. Inspiring Tuesday post!

Leovi said...

good job, has a very interesting blog


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