Jessica Kinsella — Creativity

My Creative Journey

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My Creative Journey

I've been making things for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved the feeling of creating something new, from friendship bracelets and tie dyed clothing, to a radio show, fliers for a babysitters club, and (what my best friend and I called) "kids junk sales." We basically ran inside our houses, grabbed things we didn't want anymore, arranged them on a folding table, made signs, and screamed "KIDS JUNK SALE" at cars as they drove by. Looking back, I never thought of myself as an artist, but I can now see the thread of creativity and entrepreneurial...

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On Creativity & Finding Your "Thing"

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On Creativity & Finding Your "Thing"

(Nov. 24, 2019) Wow, it’s been a really long time since I officially blogged. I’m laying in bed recovering from surgery and I have so many thoughts, yet my movement is hindered so I thought writing might help.  I’ve been wanting to share my most recent thoughts about creativity...I have so many different blog posts hiding in my brain, but I thought I’d start with what feels most powerful to me right now. I believe strongly in what I’m about to share because I know first hand how creativity changes lives for the better.   First of all, we are...

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The Story Behind my Series

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The Story Behind my Series

(May 30, 2018) I began working on "The Many Faces of Love" series at the beginning of April, and I'm very excited to share that it's finally finished! This is the largest series I've ever done, and I'm super proud of myself for completing it. This series initially began inspired by color, with an image that caught my eye on Pinterest. My first piece "Elation" is inspired by mustard, blush pink, and magenta. Next, I thought about the types of marks I wanted to make and the feelings I wanted to evoke. I knew I wanted this series to feel more raw...

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On Motherhood & Creativity

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On Motherhood & Creativity

(Oct. 4, 2015) I became a mom at 19 years old. Though I had a lot of help when my son was young, and got to have more freedom than some, there were a lot of things I never experienced. I didn't spend my twenties freely exploring who I was, and I didn't get a chance to travel. All of my decisions needed to be filtered through the mom lens. Many dreams in my twenties needed to take a backseat due to the financial constraints, time restrictions, and physical limits of raising a child on my own. I couldn't be an exchange student in...

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