We are very excited about this month's Final Fridays downtown on July 26th at Essential Goods and would love for you to join us! We are addicted to Jeannette Bryant of Another Girl's work and love the wit and whimsy of each piece. Below is a mere sampling of what we will have at Essential Goods this Friday. We will be participating in Final Fridays with our next door neighbor Blue Dot Salon this month, and we will have live music by DJ On.It (Sean Foust). It should be an excellent evening and we hope to see you this Friday!
:: Artist Bio ::
Our artist of of the month, Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant of Another Girl, is a life-long Kansan. She was born and raised in Hutchinson but while attending the University of Kansas fell completely in love with Lawrence. After teaching in Holton for three years, she returned to Lawrence and taught high school English and Journalism at Eudora High, retiring in 2010 following a three plus decade career in education.
While imparting knowledge to her students, Jeannette was also picking up serious computer skills of her own. Upon retiring, she began honing those skills and using them in newly creative ways. Utilizing ephemera, decorative papers, glue, found items, glitter, googley eyes and various crafting tools, she began fashioning pins for family and friends. Her unique and witty work was discovered by others and she was encouraged to create items for retail sale.
Much of Jeannette's artwork is designed on the computer and then enhanced and transferred to mat board or wood. Her creations include jewelry, plaques, ornaments, and collages (She also designs party and wedding invitations, birth announcements, and stationary).
Aided by her apparently limitless imagination, one of Jeannette's favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). And why not? One might describe her work as whimsical or bizarre --your call.
Jeannette is a popular participant in Lawrence's annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work is also featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe and is very proud of her daughter Chelsea who is currently completing her internship in mortuary science.