Hello! I am Jenny Johannsen and I love to create...
I cannot get enough of blue and greens and you will probably see this them in my work. I usually attribute this to being the mother of two rambunctious boys, but honestly my deep love for navy was burning bright before they were in the picture.
I grew up in St. Louis, but Kansas City is now our home. I love the four seasons of the midwest and how each one is unique and helps to mark the passage of time.
I often think about my art as a "coping strategy". Those words betray me as a school psychologist and are decidedly unexciting and boring. But I still say them.
I am a strong believers that adults need to have play in their lives. My art is one way I try to do this. Playing with my boys is another.
My husband and I love a good DIY and putting interior spaces together. You can read about our past and current adventures on my blog.
It has taken me over thirty years of living and seven years of psychological training to embrace that I am an introvert and there is nothing wrong with me when I want to stay home alone to paint or read or create.
Lit string lights over a patio make me insanely happy.
So does coffee. And picking flowers from our yard for bouquets.
Reading is another one of my "coping strategies" (see I said it again...I can't stop) and I need to watch myself or suddenly it is 4 am, I need to get up and go to work, and I am still saying "just one more chapter".
I am trying really hard to be a morning person. I am not quite there.
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