I am a small town Iowa girl living her best life outside of Boston! I am on a mission to spark creativity, and keep the artist child alive in everyone! I scoff at the idea that you aren't creative and couldn't draw a stick figure. Here, we are all about process, not product. Read on for more!
I grew up in a tiny town of 1,700 in the middle of nowhere Iowa where my mom was the creative guru. She owned a series of craft stores growing up and then a Bed & Breakfast and catering company. If you needed something painted, created, or celebrated--she was your gal!
I spent hours and hours in those stores. I learned to macramé before I learned to tie my shoes. And I taught my first calligraphy class while still in middle school. It was from that childhood that gave me the gift of learning any medium and then figuring out a way to teach it to others. It's part of me. And for that I'm forever grateful to my mom and all her crazy ventures!
After graduating from my class of 44, I went onto Iowa State where I received a BFA in Interior Design and set my sights on the big city. When all my classmates were applying for positions close to home, I took the $300 in my pocket and found a way to move to Boston.
I worked for 10 years as a corporate Interior Designer at what I thought was my dream job. But then realized that I needed more creativity in my life and more opportunities to connect to others with my creativity. So I took the leap of faith without a solid plan to start my own creative consulting business and have never looked back!
Over the last 20+ years I have worked helping others be more creative in their lives. I've done this through graphic design, event design, creative commissions, craft clubs, workshops, classes, and more. All while having lots of fun, because what's the point if we can't laugh through the process!?!
I welcome you now, to come along with me on a journey. A journey to your artist child. The one that LOVED to get messy when she was 10, but now thinks that she is not creative at all. I promise you--she's in there and she wants to play!
Let's celebrate YOUR creativity on YOUR terms.
I also work as a personal coach to overwhelmed moms! I would love for you to check out my coaching site at www.jennessadurrani.com.