Jennifer H. of JLH by Design is the featured vendor for this week’s blog post-And the first post on our new WordPress blog!
She creates “Name Stories”, photos designed into a word or name that has a variety of fonts and backgrounds, and frames or creates them on a painted wood background. They are great for displaying in the living room, a bedroom, or using as a photoprop! Check out her creations on her Facebook page.
- Tell me about your business: At the suggestion of a friend, I began exploring the idea of creating a piece of “art” using photos of letters to create a friend’s last name (for a wedding gift). I then set out to take pictures of letters from places that held some meaning for my friend. The adventure of selecting letters, combined with picking and choosing the right combination of letters for the final piece was a creative challenge – a creative process – I immediately loved.
- If you could pick one thing you absolutely love creating your own work, what would it be? I’m not exactly sure what this question is asking (is it missing an “about” after ‘love’??)…but I’ll try to answer what I think it’s asking! 🙂
The one thing I absolutely love about creating my own work is sharing my creativity with others – the ability to create one-of-a-kind pieces for people is an amazing opportunity (albeit somewhat intimidating as well at times!)
- Have you ever wanted to quit? If so, why? I think it’s only human to want to quit at one point or another. After all, nothing ever comes easy – and success doesn’t come quickly (at least not for most people). Sometimes the journey is bumpy, and other times the whole idea of starting a business seems too big, too daunting. But then I get an idea, or see a sign with the perfect letters, and I am once again excited and eager to keep going.
- Did you design your logo? Yes – I think it gives you an idea of what it is I do!
- What is your goal for the next year? My goal for the next year is to get to the point where I am actually making money from doing what I love – creating! 🙂