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jenatmangrove

I am a consummate creative. I have been a professional artist, designer, author and entrepreneur for 25 years. I am a problem solver, the challenges my life and work bring me along with my faith are what keep me moving in a positive direction.

The Anatomy of a Pop Up Shop: a new cultural trend in retail sales for art

Most of have been to some sort of little sales thing at a friends home whether it was Tupperware, unmentionables, wine, jewelry, etc, we have had the experience or know of it. A pop up shop is a little different... Continue Reading →

Mom life rant #2947

I'm a working Mom because my mother was a working mom. I have 2 teenagers so I drink some. I don't assign myself any headings as they change on a daily basis. There is no work life balance, it is... Continue Reading →

Screw Preparation. Let’s Just Do This Thing: Hiking the Appalachian Trail One Section at a Time

Anyone who really knows me and I mean really really knows me, knows that I may be mostly organized but I do not prepare for things in life. I don’t plan, I don’t save, I simply jump in eyes closed,... Continue Reading →

A little Self Indulgence and Some More on Setting Goals: Training to Ride the Epic 50 Miles of Trails in Ocala.

Riding on beautiful path part of the rails to trails project, the thought came to me of what I want do in the next year. I don’t know if it’s exciting or pathetic that I always need to set a... Continue Reading →

Who is Wyzenbeek Any Way? The Best Chair Fabrics for Heavy Use

Choosing fabrics for seating is more challenging than one might think. I typically work with clients with similar lifestyles as my own. Its important to work with someone whose style and attitude resonate with their own. Fabrics for seating need... Continue Reading →

Pizza – Sort Of… Who Knew Cashew Ricotta Could Be So Yummy

Turning 50 this year has been an interesting ride. I felt as though I had better get a handle on a few things or my health and lifestyle could take a down turn over the next 20 years. One of... Continue Reading →

Put a Sink in a Hallway? This Could Be the New (old) Trend.

Cleanliness is the name of the game these days. With the pandemic looming and no end in sight for a year or two until we have some sort of vaccine or flu shot to help our communities survive this mess,... Continue Reading →

Lighting Design Tip: Task Lighting – Being Able To See What You’re Doing

As I get older its down right pathetic how my eyes are doing less and less for me. This is a challenge when the attention to detail is a great part of my job description as a designer and an... Continue Reading →

Exploring What Encourages Creativity- Its The Simple Things In Life That Are The Most Rewarding: 5 Things to Get You In to Your Flow

When people say "You are so Creative" I simply say thank you. The reality is that the real creative work can be a struggle to get to. I call it Flow. Its that magical space where your mind, your imagination, is pulling on the vast network of input to come up with solutions to problems, new ideas and new art or space.

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