About Jill

I am a mother of 2 grown daughters and one son in college.  I am interested in spirituality and follow a rather eclectic Christian path.  

One of my first loves is music and I have always enjoyed playing various instruments and singing.  Music remains an important part of my life.

I later began writing short stories and then a novel, which has not been published.  There is something very satisfying about having completed a novel and maybe someday I will complete another one that will be good enough to have published.

Crafting is something I really enjoy.  I started sewing and crocheting as a teenager and later began making barrettes for my daughters.  From there I went to making earrings and necklaces.  One of my friends helped me get involved in setting up at craft shows, and I was hooked!!

I tried painting a few premade wooden pieces and loved that. One day I came home from work and my husband had purchased a scroll saw for me.  He showed me how to use it and I started cutting out animals and other things to paint and sell.

It was much later that I became involved in ceramics, and I think I have found my passion.  I still make jewelry and occasionally paint wooden signs, but I spend most of my creative time pouring, painting, and glazing ceramics.  I have a pottery wheel, and have begun learning to use it, and I think I can become good at it, with continued practice.

My goal is to have more time for my creative passions.  It's hard now, because I still want to continue with the old crafts and other pastimes, but with working full time, my free time is limited.  And work will hopefully give me a broader perspective from which to create, so all is well!

You can find my creative passions at


http://www.etsy.com/shop/JillsTreasureChest

http://www.JillsTreasureChest.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TurtleTreasures



Blessings and Peace,
Jill