jessica

welcome to my blog and portfolio.
i have been creative as far back as i can remember,
learning from my mama as a little girl and taking on my own interests as i grew. 
at the hands of my mom, i learned how to sew, cook & bake, and garden
she exposed us to music, theatre, art, and museums
in school i fell in love with reading, writing, & photography
i swear, anne of green gables lived in my head during grade 5 through to...
mmm, i think she still resides inside my head :P
art, in it's various forms, has always been a part of me and my life.
as an adult i have explored scrapbooking, more photography, crochet and quilting
and there's many more things to try on my list.
eventually i would like try soap making, batiking, and...
well, maybe i will save some of this list to surprise you with later :)
i think this is my most favourite part of life...there is no expiration on learning.
so with the creative history done, lets move on to a more personal note.
i am a mom of 3 amazing children whom i love and inspire me daily.
i am married to an equally amazing man i met when i was 20 and has put up with every creative undertaking i have delved into...definitely true love there ;)
we are a homeschooling family which has allowed me to really explore what education and the concept of learning really means.
we are that crazy family down the road that does everything themselves.
we raise egg laying chickens in town, we grow a garden,  we reclaim and recycle to renovate our home, we can, preserve, jam, and making everything we possibly can from scratch.
my family has been shifting for the last 6 years to a life of sustainability, off the grid, and homesteading.
my kids run barefoot thru the grass, climb trees and get dirty ;)
yeah, that crazy family :P
i love running, bootcamp training and yoga
i drink coffee
love tea and scones
i grew up on vancouver island and the ocean has never left my heart.
i'm pretty sure i was a gypsy in a life before.
you will find snippets of all my adventures here, on my blog.
enjoy!