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Design Spotlight: Jenny Fenlason

March 20, 2012
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Today, our Design Spotlight falls on Jenny Fenlason of JenGogh Designs – very cute stuff!

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I’m a full time wife and mother who began dabbling in greeting card creation after winning some card  contests. I’ve always enjoyed being creative in writing, drawing, painting and most recently photography. I have no training in any visual arts but I do have an English degree (which I try to keep quiet, because I know I don’t write or speak properly.)

Until two years ago, I never considered combining those interests to designing greeting cards. I also enjoy humor, and have a very difficult time creating cards of a serious nature, but I occasionally try.  Designing cards is a hobby that provides me with a creative outlet and I’m thankful for GCU and the opportunities I have to put my creations out there.

I have a strange tendency to take pictures of food so it’s fitting that one of my most popular cards, and a personal favorite, features an egg.  I originally designed this as a friendship card, but it has also been popular as a “sorry for your accident” card.  When I created this card, I drew his face with a marker, but my technology has improved (I was given a pen tablet for Christmas  2010) so now, I can create all food facial features digitally.

Unfortunately, I have more ideas than I have time to create.  My involvement with church, leading a  mom’s group, homeschooling, and attempting to keep the people in my house clothed and fed (which  is more difficult than I ever thought it would be some days)  doesn’t always leave much time for design work, but I try to update my store when I get the chance. I also suffer from a debilitating Facebook addiction, which doesn’t help my work ethic. So please, stop by JenGogh Designs on Facebook to say hi and remind me to get to work.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2012 8:48 am

    Lovely Spotlight, Jenny! Wonderful getting to know you better!

  2. March 20, 2012 9:11 am

    Nice to meet you Jenny, You have alot of fun cards!

  3. Lisa Crisafi permalink
    March 20, 2012 12:28 pm

    Great article Jenny. I love this card of yours! Oh, and just a reminder… Get to work! 🙂

  4. March 20, 2012 1:27 pm

    Hi, Jenny, Your egg card cracked me up! 😉 I enjoyed reading about you. You sound like a lot of fun. I’m heading over to your card store to laugh some more! Cathy

  5. abigail157 permalink
    March 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    Such a nice interview! I wish you much success and sales! Love your humor.
    Gail

  6. March 20, 2012 4:00 pm

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to say thanks again for the opportunity, thanks for the comments, thanks for the store visits and thanks for the Facebook stops too! 😀

  7. Michelle Dokos permalink
    March 20, 2012 5:04 pm

    Great interview, Jenny! And I love this card… really cracks me up! 🙂

  8. March 20, 2012 7:35 pm

    One of my favorite cards too! Shows just how fragile we are 😉

  9. naquaiya permalink
    March 20, 2012 8:34 pm

    Great to meet you Jenny. This card is a crack up and love the photo too.

  10. Janet Lee Designs permalink
    March 22, 2012 8:52 am

    OMGosh, That card is so funny. Always wonderful to meet a fellow artist.
    Great spotlight interview!
    Janet Lee

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