Hi! I am Jen, the artist behind Roots and Wings Studio.
I live in the woods in a sweet little home with my husband, two children, and furry family members. I am a homeschooling mom who has left her career as a nurse for the time being to focus on family, community, and doing things we love together. I love Waldorf education and unschooling (and embrace a combination of both-crazy as it may seem); peaceful parenting; nature; dollmaking, making things from scratch, whether food or crafty things; canoeing; hiking; gardening; good chai tea; and the list goes on…
My journey started with the desire to make a Waldorf style doll for my daughter. I began with my basic sewing skills and my love for creating things of natural materials. From here things began to bloom, and my doll making journey was born. I never could have imagined this to be what I love doing; it is just so wonderful to create these little wool beings and see who they become, each one so unique. Each piece is lovingly handmade by me with attention to detail and durable craftswomanship.
“There are but two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."
- Hodding Carter