Inside every woman is a superhero. To celebrate this, we are amplifying our artist community and giving you an inside look into their creative processes. We’re highlighting photographers, directors, sculptors, painters, and so many other creatives to show you how they wear The Artist while creating their work.
We sat down with Jordan Goetz, fiber artist, to learn more about her process and what it means to her to be an artist.
What type of art medium do you work with?
I am a self-taught fiber artist and work with mostly wool and thread. I am also releasing a painting collection later this month.
How long have you been doing this?
I started doing embroider/wool five years ago. A few months before I became pregnant with my first daughter, I taught myself how to embroider and the business has continued to grow and transform since then. I am always working at creating and introducing new styles/mediums to my work.
Where did you creative interest stem from?
I have been drawing and painting since I was very young, honestly as young as I can remember. My grandpa is an amazing artist, primarily with pencil and sketching. I like to think I get a lot of this creativity from him. When first starting out I was drawn towards things that most people would like to see around their home - flowers, plants, etc. Then it evolved into things that would bring people joy when they saw the art and that would remind them of happy memories so naturally things such as family/friends, pets, special occasions (weddings) and homes.
What does it mean to you to be an artist?
I am still getting used to calling myself an artist, but I love it at the same time! As I mentioned, I have always been in tune with my creative side and so to be able to have this be my career is such a dream. What I love about being an artist is there is no right or wrong way to do it, as long as you are staying true to yourself and creating your own ideas and working on them, you are an artist. As an artist you have full control over what you create (most of the time) and I think there's definitely something to that. It's tough at times to create something new but there is for sure a trial and error process and I don't think that ever stops. Part of being an artist is constantly evolving and trying new things.
What is your favorite part of creating?
Creating is very therapeutic so I love to be able to start an order/project and let my mind wander and work through my thoughts as I'm creating. I am a mom of two and I do own this business on my own so it's nice to have that time to myself and really focus on that one piece.
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“What I love about being an artist is there is no right or wrong way to do it.”