Meet the Maker: Jane Fandrey
July 20, 2018
We are kicking off another round of our "Meet the Maker" series by introducing you to Jane Fandrey, the artist behind our tea towels and handkerchief. I started my career in the museum world, and I had the privilege of working with Jane for a few years. When we were looking for an artist to create these linens, I immediately knew she was the perfect fit. Jane is Minnesota woman through and through, currently staying at home with her three sons, drawing for herself at Tiny Lavender Label and writing and illustrating stories for her boys in her spare time.
Tell us the story of how you got started making art. I can’t remember a time I haven’t made art! Both of my parents are very artistic and I was always praised for my efforts, the first of which I remember is a portrait of the Hulk. I have just always made art – at school, 4-H, college, and now.
What about your work makes you feel energized? Getting into the zone when time stops and you’re just making absolutely fills me with joy, as does finding out how happy my clients are when they receive their pieces. I love sinking thoughts and feelings into my work and delight in finding the right kind of music to connect to the piece.