I am Becky Vlaming and I'm the founder and owner of Creative Jane. I live in Orlando, FL with my devoted husband, my two amazing teenagers and a dog and two cats named after our favorite Netflix show (Stranger Things, duh.)
I love beach days, finding seashells, watercolor painting, Jadeite
and tacos from Black Rooster. That's the cliff notes version of me, keep reading if you want the chapter book.
Many moons ago, I studied art education at Western Michigan University. After working a few odd jobs, getting married and having babies, I began to think art would always be a hobby and never a profession.
Little did I know the opportunity to teach would come to me in the most unexpected of ways; as a homeschool momma, something I never thought I would do. We devoured books, did wacky experiments, went on so many adventures exploring nature and museums and of course there was always art. It was a season of exhausting joy!
As my children grew older and their educational needs changed, they were off to more traditional schools and I found myself longing to create and adventure with curious minds again. I started teaching art to inner city kiddos, worked for an after-school art program and eventually ended up working for a local museum, creating exhibit and outreach programs.
My most recent dream was to own and operate my own brick & mortar art studio. A place where children and adults can explore, learn and enjoy the process of art and craft making. A place where people of all ages
are reminded that they are created to create! (And it is coming true!)
(photo credit: Lindsey Thompson, Lemonhearted.com)