Hey, I’m Jen.
I believe we all deserve to be radically accepted as we are.
And that’s what everything I do comes down to.
From wedding details to art to calligraphy education - my mission is to empower genuine souls discover and embrace their beautiful selves. That genuine soul is YOU, by the way. (I just so happen to do this through calligraphy, who would have guessed?)
I believe we are all unique.
I believe we all have value and worth.
I believe we all have an authentic story.
And I believe all of this can influence the way we express ourselves creatively through design and calligraphy.
I am here to help you express your authentic self.
Which means the way I do things is a little different from the norm. I focus on you. Your style. Your story. Your likes/dislikes. Your personality. YOU. (And not anyone else.)
How I got here.
Buckle in for a story, folks.
It all started at the age of 12, with the white and boring walls in my bedroom. In an act of rebellion, I began writing out the lyrics from songs I loved all over the walls (in pencil). But I didn’t realize it was an art form, that it was creative, that it could be my living.
So I aimed to become a teacher - to take the traditional path. But after a semester at university, it didn’t feel like the path for me. I hated it and didn’t want to spend the next 5 years of my life there.
So in 2015 I started to dabble in print designing and opened an Etsy shop - nothing really came of it besides the realization that maybe I could do this for real. Like, as my job. So I took on part-time jobs and this side hustle and started learning as much as I could about business.
And I could tell you that in the last 3 years I fell in love with calligraphy and business, which is kind of true, or I could tell you the even truer truth…
I found myself, and I love who I found.
Finding two things I feel good at (calligraphy and business) helped me unlock the me beneath.
I discovered my passion.
My values and beliefs.
Here’s what I believe my purpose is (at least for now).
Helping others discover and express their authentic selves.
And currently, I do that with wedding stationery, art prints and home decor, and teaching others the magical and meditative art of calligraphy.
I love what I do. I love who I’ve become through this process. I love helping people embrace themselves, too.
If you’re not tired of me yet…
Let’s get personal with some fun FAQ.
How old are you?
I’m 23! Reminding myself that I’m still pretty young and (hopefully) have plenty of time to do all the things I have on my list.
Where do you live?
Now, in Winnipeg! I spent most of my life before now living in a tiny town 45 minutes outside of Winnipeg. It feels good to be city people.
Are you married?
Yes! I got married at the age of 18 and so far, it keeps getting better.
Do you want kids?
I know, everyone starts wondering this as soon as people get married. We’re coming up on 5 years of marriage and hitting a real sweet spot, and we’re in no rush to add kids to the mix. Maybe one day, maybe never!
(Little PSA since I can: asking people if/when they will be having kids can be a pretty personal and sensitive question - so best to avoid it.)
What’s your dream?
I’d love to pack all we own into a little camper or van and travel the continent and beyond with Mitch. Am I a millennial or am I a millennial?
Where’s your favourite place you’ve travelled to so far?
I wish I had a longer list of where I’ve been, but so far my favourite have been the Faroe Islands! A small set of islands between Iceland (also gorgeous!) and Scotland. We were there for 4 gorgeous days and travelled basically every paved road the islands had (along with a lot of unpaved ones).
Favourite TV show?
SUPER hard question. A few of my faves: The Office, Game of Thrones, Lost, Fringe, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Ozark.