As you can probably guess from the theme of Jess’s Journal, I’m a bit of a musician.
Okay, so I’m a diva.
But I’m nice. Mostly.
I play a handful of instruments, passibly, but I’m mainly a singer. Before moving to New Mexico, I had the privilege of singing with the Chicago Chorale, an extraordinary experience, and also with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir and University Chorus at the University of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. I also do solos and weddings and the occasional recital.
I’m also a fabric artist, as will soon be documented in another section of JessPages. I make clothing, overly fabulous Hallowe’en costumes for my kids, ministerial stoles and pulpit cloths (primarily for Unitarian Universalists, but I’m willing to branch out), various quilted items (though I have yet to finish a full-sized quilt), wall hangings, embroidered things. . . et cetera. I love fabric and color and making beautiful things.
I also do a fair amount of website development and graphic design, both for work and for pleasure. More on that later.
My fantabulous husband, John, is a Unitarian Universalist minister, newly called to the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, New Mexico. We have two fantabulous children, Brandon (9) and Nora (6), who teach us something new every day.
You’ll notice from my writing that I’m very opinionated about certain things, like my church, music and worship in church, progressive politics, parenting, and fabric. Passion is important to me - it’s what gets me out of bed every day. And like all the best things in life, it sometimes gets me into trouble.