Wednesday, May 9, 2012

101010 Project: Jan Avellana

Jan Avellana is a mixed-media artist with a passion for art making, books, deep conversations, and seaside adventures with her three favorite men (ages 5, 8 and 42). Jan spent the better part of her adult life trying very hard to be a grown-up with a traditional job. The birth of her two sons released her to follow her heart and reclaim the artist she has always been. In 2007, Jan created a line of silver hand stamped jewelry under the Hazelnut Cottage brand. Today, she revels in mixed-media messes, making heartfelt connections with others through art and words.

In print, you can find Jan in “The Pulse of Mixed Media”, “Inside the Creative Studio”, “Artful Blogging, Winter 2011” and “ClothPaperScissors Studios”. In life, you can find her immersed in the studio or at the beach (with paint in her hair). Online, you can find Jan here:

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Collaborations: a good idea ?

Yes, I think collaborations have the potential to further relationships between artists as well as help promote both our own artwork, and the artwork of our fellow artists. The trick, I think, is to find a right fit, someone who shares our values, our aesthetic or at the very least, someone who we feel we can work with in a give and take fashion. As yet, I haven’t worked on any truly collaborative projects, but I certainly look forward to it in the future!

To read more on the 101010 Project, click HERE

1 comment:

Kelly Warren said...

yep, finding that right "fit" is key.