Hello! I’m Jessica.
Did you know the about page is one of the most visited pages on your website?
So apparently I’m supposed to make this page about me, but also what I can do for you. Prevailing advice seems to say I should use this page to convince you to connect with me. But I’m not entirely sure what JessicaJohmakes.com will turn out to be so I am just going to be honest and hope you like me.
Jane of all Makes
At my core, I am a learner. I want to know how to do everything. Ideally, I’d like to have a passing proficiency at making all the things. I want to try it, talk about it, get good at it, and then I move on to the next thing, the next medium.
This has led me to deep dives into artisan crafts, like
I love several more traditional arts like
- illustration (mostly for comics and children’s books)
- watercolor painting
- graphic design
Though I have learned about acrylic & oil painting, stone sculpture, and silversmithing. They just didn’t make it into my regular rotation of creative projects I work on.
And I also love home arts like
- baking bread
- growing all the house plants
And I’m on a seemingly endless quest to become more minimal and own less stuff. Admittedly a hard task when you like to do all the things.
I love love love talking about business. I am nerdy about small indie maker businesses, social media marketing, getting better at product photography, and helping people figure out how to take their creative hobbies and make them into something more.
My love for business came from experience. For the past 12 years, I have owned Porter & Hazel custom leather jewelry with my husband Chris. In that time I’ve earned over a million dollars selling jewelry. We support ourselves full time with this business.
But now I’m ready for a new adventure.
So what about JessicaJohMakes.com
Right now, this is a home for all of my non-gardening projects. I often create projects, patterns and files I’d like to share.
I’ve never started a blog because I felt like I hade to pick one thing. I had to talk about sewing or illustration or business. But that isn’t me.
I want to design patterns for cute stuffed animals, draw Animal Crossing fan art and sew sexy bras.
If you want to come along for that kind of ride and join me as I wander through many different creative activities, then subscribe below.
If that’s not your bag, its ok. We can still be friends.