Wednesday, January 4, 2012

the amazing jenny doh

Jenny is the mastermind behind the ever-inspiring CRESCENDOh, whose mission is to "ignite creative passion, authentic community, and focused compassion." Her site is a wonderful gathering spot where like-minded creatives gather to showcase the best projects and ideas from the online world. In addition to the lovely links, CRESCENDOh helps tell unique and heartfelt ART SAVES stories from successful artists who serve as Guest Curators throughout the year. If this wasn't fabulous enough, Jenny was the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio and has authored four books, including her most recent one which we are so thrilled to be a part of ~ Creative Pilgrimage

The two terrific Crochetologie workshops will be taught by Jenny and what a treat her students are in for! Her classes will not only leave you completely inspired to crochet away, but you'll also come home with multiple fantastic finished projects in hand. It was so much fun getting to know Jenny through the interview below. We love that her hubby cooks for her! 


The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Coffee. These days, I make it with my French press. Makes two perfectly delicious cups for me that I add with whole milk. I drink this while checking emails and such, while the kids get ready for school.

Some favorite ways to relax?
Love to knit, crochet, and er … um … watch The Housewives of (fill in the blank). They are terrible shows but for some reason, very relaxing for me to watch.
What's for dinner?
Usually, The Mister cooks. He’s a total foodie and very experimental so we eat very well and very diverse types of food.

What is the best meal you ever had?
Whole steamed lobster and steamed clams on the side … in a great restaurant in Maine.
What are you most excited about lately?
My new art studio: Studio CRESCENDOh.
A favorite spot you’ve traveled to?
Love New York. In the summer, in the winter … I love New York.
What makes you laugh? 
My daughter. She and I crack each other up regularly with all of our funny impersonations and different voices that we come up with.

What, in your mind, is a recipe for disaster?
Not paying your bills, eating too much, mismanaging your time and therefore missing your deadlines. I can spot these types of folks from a mile away and I usually stay clear of them. Disasters I’ve seen happen.
Any tricks for finding life balance? 
What’s balance?
If the world ended tomorrow, what would upset you most about the person you didn’t get to become?
Singer/songwriter … and a Professor of art.
Favorite books from your personal library?
White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
The Outliers (Malcom Gladwell)
Predictably Irrational (Dan Ariely)

Thank you Jenny!

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