Thursday, August 9, 2018


Stallholder Profile for creative Jennifer M Ryan

Your name: Jennifer Ryan 
Your business name and facebook/website name and link:
The suburb/town you live in now: Captain Creek
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: artist and author

What inspired you to start your business?: a need to create, meetings with other artists and authors
How long have you been creating?: for sale, 3ish years
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: part time
Where do you sell your creations?:
Facebook: Jennifer M Ryan, author
Facebook: Studio Agnes 

What makes you so special or different?: probably not much :) but I have a story to tell, 
1. I am an emerging artist who like learning and being part of a creative community. I am adventurous artist, not afraid to be different, and like to experiment with new techniques and tools.
2. As a writer, I have been writing stories for my grandchildren, every Xmas, for several years. Granny Jen is Missing is one I took the next step with, and published. It is a uniquely Australian story that shows how important patience, teamwork and caring work to solve problems by having animals exhibit the good and bad aspects of these qualities. As an experienced teacher, this book is made to be read to children. It comes with an A4 phamplett that explains where some learning points are, and how you could use them.

3. I retired from full time work when my autoimmune diseases, SLE/lupus and RA/rheumatoid arthritis interfered too too much. I have created a coffee cup that explains/shows the hidden story via 'the story of the cup' and an It's A Flare Ladies image.

4. Photography

5. Digital art
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: all of it. Happy to be alive ... Walking, talking and creating. Sometimes all at the same time
What is your favourite product to make?: Nothing New Here series of art work, created totally from pre-used objects, that were not purchased for that purpose.
Do you teach classes or workshops?: yes. Captain Creek Sport and Rec Centre, art workshops, 10am Wednesday's.

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