Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tell ALL Tuesdays :: Jordan Grace Owens

Hello everyone...as most of you know...every week on Tuesdays we introduce to you another one of our *Fabulous Readers* who we have gotten to know through Blog Land over these past 2 years.(that's right...it's been 2 years already!!)

When I first stumbled across Jordan and her amazing creativity...I was in awe. She has a very unique style which I just wanted to see more of. I adore her Paper Dolls...and her paintings have wonderful warmth about them.

It's a wish of mine to one day own an original painting of Jordan’s.
Perhaps one day I could sit in that chair next to her...and chat up a storm...she looks so happy in that photo...

So...without further adieu...

I welcome...Jordan Grace Owens

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

My home is in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I live with my long time boyfriend and our two cats. We have a small apartment in a lush and pretty historic neighbourhood right on the edge of downtown. I've lived in Greensboro for about four years, although my hometown of Winston-Salem is close by.

If you could move anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
Paris in 1960 (via a time machine).
How structured is your day usually?
I have a day job at a graphic design shop, so out of necessity; I have to structure my day around a tight schedule. I'm always rushing from work to the post office to ship packages, running errands on my way home, answering emails and packing orders before dinner, and squeezing in as much drawing and making time as possible before bed.

What did you do today?
I started today (Saturday) with a bagel from my favourite local coffee shop before stopping by our neighbourhood farmer's market for zucchini, apples, corn, and honey. I teach drawing and painting classes to teenagers at my city's cultural arts center on Saturday mornings; today we started self-portraits. Then, back home for a quick lunch, and to wrap up some projects that didn't get quite enough attention during the week. I packaged some orders, answered some emails, and tidied my studio. Right now, I'm hoping to take a break from work and go out for dinner, drinks, and a maybe a movie.
 Are you a cat or dog person?
Cats, absolutely. Over the past three years with my pair of kitties, I've noticed myself happily slipping into crazy cat-lady land.

Are you a breakfast, lunch or dinner girl?
Breakfast—I love it all. Pancakes, bagels, jam, fruit, and juice. Yum!

If you had 6 friends over for Dinner what would you make for them?
I prefer potlucks, since I have a teeny-tiny kitchen. For my last potluck, I made savoury tomato and pesto pastries.

How old were you when you knew you were on the right path in your Life?
I always knew I wanted to be an artist, but I'm constantly editing and reevaluating the specifics as I go along. Part of what I love about having a creative career is that I can try new things and make up the details as I go along.

Who /what drove & inspired your love to create?
I've made art for as long as I can remember, and I have my mom to thank for all her encouragement. She's also an artist, so when I was growing up she always kept me busy with crayons and paints in my messy little hands.

Tell us something not too many people know about you.
I love old movies, and I obsess over my favourite actresses. Most of my wardrobe purchases depend on whether the item is something Anna Karina would wear.

Shoe choice::flats or heels?
Usually flats, but I'm breaking in a new pair of wedges which I'm absolutely loving.

What was the last book you read?
Creative, Inc. I learned so much!

What advice would you give others just starting out?
Be genuine and follow your gut.

Name 5 blogs you love visiting, and tell us why.
1. Design*Sponge—It has a little bit of everything. It's like a beautiful favourite magazine full of pretty new products and helpful advice.

2. Apartment Therapy—I love to peak into other people’s houses.

3. Pikaland—It introduces me to so many great new artists.

4. Modish—For its impeccable sense of style.

5. Etsy blog—For creative business tips and inspiring stories

Thank you SO much Jordan for taking part in our Tell ALL Tuesdays...

It really does mean a lot to have all these wonderful Artists, photographers, illustrators and crafters share with us all parts of their Lives.
REMEMBER:: there is a page at the top of our Blog to access all the interviews we've done on Tuesdays...so you can go for a browse and read some of the other amazing creative souls we've had so kindly visit us.

Please pass by Jordan at her WEBSITE here and don’t forget to say hello to her in the comments below...

Ok...back to work...I have to use every given second to build inventory for The Mamas and Chicks Show next week....



1 comment:

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thanks SO much Jordan for being part of our Tell ALL Tuesdays!

Have a wonderful day.


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