Monday, February 23, 2009

Brand New Blogger

My name is Janell Armstrong and I am a blog virgin! I really never thought I'd have a blog...but all of a sudden I do. I really like it when I find a new artist online and find out that I can learn more about them on their blog. It may be presumptuous of me to believe that anyone would be interested in my daily life and artistic process. But I thought just in case someone is I don't want to let them down!

A little about myself:
I grew up in a little river-town in Wisconsin just outside the Twin Cities. I met my husband in Kindergarten (seriously). We are both graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I earned a degree in Art and minored in Family Studies. My husband functions mostly in the opposite side of the brain that I do; he is into Marketing and Finance. We are just about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first date!

I am an aspiring metalsmith jewelry artist and feel blessed to be able to be doing something productive with my education! I have what they call a's just me and my tools! I love the uncertainty of being an artist. Which is odd because I find security in being in control...hmmm? I have come to trust the somewhat unstable artist life-style, though. I can honestly say that I have had opportunities that have amazed me and cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Other than that, I guess this is the beginning...maybe you'll find that you'll learn more about me than you ever wanted to. I am excited to see how this all unfolds. I've been keeping a journal since I was eight years old so this, hopefully, won't be too hard to do!

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