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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jen - Wax Zen Silk Scarf Creations

Are you from Saint Louis? if not, where(and why did you come to Saint Louis)?
Not originally, born and raised in Texas.  But I’ve lived in St. Louis for the past 31 years.

Which High School did you attend, (if you attended high school in MO)? (If not from Saint Louis, you can opt out of this question)   

 Bridgewater/Raritan High School in Bridgewater, New Jersey (9th grade)   Lee’s Summit High School in Kansas City, MO (10th – 12th

Which area is the best? Why? (County(North, South, West), City, St. Charles, Chesterfield, East Saint Louis, etc...)
I lived in Mid-County, which I love, because I can get just about anywhere pretty quickly.  But I really enjoy being in different parts of St. Louis because there are so many “flavors” throughout the county, city, and St. Charles that I love to experience.  I’ve lived in a lot of different places, but I love the fact that in St. Louis, you can go to particular areas when you want to have a particular type of experience or “vibe”.   [Example:  “I feel like being in The Grove, or Cherokee Street, or the CWE, or out in Wildwood, or Main street St. Charles, or the Loop today.”] I like that variety. 

Tell me something about yourself that you would like to share.

My whole life I’ve always had a strong need to express myself creatively.  My creative endeavors are varied:  drawing, watercolor painting, live theatre, directing plays, stained glass, batik, pottery, interior design, knitting, jewelry making, mixed media designs, and encaustic painting.  Some I do more than others, but everything was on a “when I have time” basis.  Because of that, I didn’t get to be creative much.  When I retired from my day job (teaching) I found that this creative need erupted and now takes center stage of my everyday life.    VERY rewarding and fulfilling!

What is/are the name(s) of your business(es) and describe it/them (please provide a website and email address if possible). Why did you start it/them?
WaxZenSik Scarf Creations      
I often made silk scarves and gave them as gifts.  People always said “You should sell these!”  When I retired, I saw that this was a real possibility, so I jumped in.

What three words would describe your business(es)? (If you own more than one business please give three words to describe each business).       

ORGANIC – in the materials used and the creative process.     
ORIGINAL or UNIQUE – each one is different with “mistakes that turn into new parts of the design.   LUXURIOUS – the scarves make you feel good wearing them.  

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Scarf from Wax Zen Silk Scarf Creations

Jen working on one of her scarves

Another piece in the process

another piece with beautiful seashells

Jen working on a piece with wax using a tjanting tool

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