About Me

 I am Janet aka JP
I was born and raised in, Dutchess County, New York amidst the picturesque, Hudson Valley where memories of my life are filled with images of it's beauty.
I was married at the young age of 16 and became a "proud" mother just seven months after! 
My life revolved around being a wife and a mother to three more beautiful miracles of life and that path I will never regret!
A career in creative arts and design is something I wish that I knew I had talents for. I  believe that being undiagnosed with ADD, truly, affected my ability to learn, for that has never come easy to me and memories of schooling still haunt me. I am a visual learner and hands on is the best way for retention of things I must learn. Reading and listening make my mind wander, I'm easily distracted. I very often find if I don't make a note I will have forgotten my, just thought of, thoughts!!!
 I came from a family of artists, poets and writer's from my father's side and I never realized that their talents were passed on to me until way too late in life.
If only I had known that this path, I am now on, was my destiny... I may have had a long career in this very rewarding field.
 My grandmother's talent for sewing, entertaining and décor was, most definitely, the reason I am obsessed with color, juxtaposition, creating and decorating today. Visions of her home and family affairs at her fanciful tables are still, so, vivid in my mind.
More of my mentor and my dedication to her in my header and a post for her here.
A Tribute To My Mentor

Today, I live with my husband (my honey) in our, modest, California ranch. Many years ago it came into our lives when it was grotesquely abandoned. We've spent hundreds of hours, with our hands in the dirt, adding country perennials and acres of green. Inside and out, with our own special touches, we have transformed it into our little bit of heaven! 
Our lives will soon be forcing us, south, to a new place to call home and here is where I wanted a place to display our memories, and to inspire and share. We'll have lots of adjusting and new projects, too, which will really keep me busy with tons of posting to do!
So, if you like what you've seen and want to see more, please, follow by e-mail, to keep in touch and keep getting posts
"Sweet Inspirations"
JP designs 


1 comment:

Meris said...

I was very moved by your history due to my own late discovery and treatment of ADHD at age 62. It was a relief to finally find out what interferences this created in my life. I noticed you called it ADD and I did too because I don't fidget and act hyper. Interestingly, all people have ADHD because it is our brains that race around like mad. I also write everything down, etc., as you mentioned. I would have loved a creative life but never thought I was original. I have always loved copying or doing knock offs of expensive items; when I discover blogs with tutorials I was in DIY heaven. Sorry you are having to part with all your loving hard work to move. Loved your pillow idea - I'm going to do some as quickly as I can find the time. Soon! Thank you I hope we can keep in touch. Meris