My name is Jen. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to spend my time doing creative things– drawing, painting, knitting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, and so many other things in between. I find that what makes me happiest is learning new things and sharing with others. To help fulfill that need, I started the Down Cellar Studio Podcast in 2012 to share my love for knitting and photography. I enjoy recording and sharing my crafty adventures with you, but have found that there are so many things better explained through other [more visual] media. And thus the blog was born.
I am a knitter, designer, podcaster, scrapbooker, amateur photographer and craft enthusiast. I knit all the time. Every day. I find knitting to be the most portable creative option and so while I do it the most [and its the focus of my podcast] its by no means the only creative outlet I use.
I am a huge proponent of family. Mine means everything to me. I am a daughter, granddaughter, sister, girlfriend, auntie. You’ll hear about my family here. I hope you come to love them as much as I do. They’re pretty awesome!
I am a photographer. The things that inspire me are the small details of life, the moments that make my heart happy. I see photography as a way to capture the essence, the feel, of those moments. My goal is to be able to quickly and seamlessly capture these moments while still fully living them.
I am a scrapbooker. I want to use my photos + words to save those things that are most precious to me.
I am a project manager at a major Boston hospital by day. I focus on projects that improve quality, efficiency and communication. I love that I get to do something different every day. I can be creative in my job but nothing beats knitting on a sock as I wait for the train on the way home to really satisfy that creative urge.
What can you expect to find here?
I can’t answer that for you in so many words. This blog, like the very brain from which its contents are dispensed, may seem to be a little all over the place. I hope that works for you. What I can promise you is that everything you find here is a reflection of who I really am and the things I value:
- learning, sharing & evolving
- relationships/ with each other, with the earth
- living a life that is meaningful
I believe that everyone should live a creative life of continued learning. I am striving to live this every day and hope that your being a part of this will also enrich your life!