Hi, and welcome to Curly Girl Press! I’m a native Oregonian living in the Portland area, trying to keep my creative side alive around the demands of work and home. If I could just give up TV I might get more done, but I have to relax sometime, right?
Curly Girl Press is a blog dedicated to creativity in all its forms. I draw, paint, assemble, print, bind, sew, dance, cook, perform, photograph, doodle, list, fiddle, futz, and generally seek to create something on a daily basis. Let me tell you, some days are better than others. I’m trying to make this creativity a bigger part of my life by putting it out there in the great Internets, whether anyone finds it or not.
I graduated from Portland State University with a BS degree in Fine Arts (I love that – “BS” in Fine Arts). I didn’t choose this degree out of an overwhelming desire to become a world-famous artist, renowned in the high-brow galleries and salons of the world, but because I love to be creative. I love to take classes and talk about art and see what my fellow students are up to, what inspires them and how our work and interests are so very different. I confess I loved critiques, even that last year when a question from my teacher reduced me to tears. It wasn’t her, it was me! And my work was more focused and definitely more interesting after that.
So here I am, rambling my way through this blog and figuring out how to keep the creativity alive. Please bear with me and if you choose to leave a critique, at the very least make it constructive.
My name is Jamie – why don’t you say hi? Curlygirlpress(at)hotmail(dot)com.