Meet Jane. My mother.
Meet Ruby. My grandmother.
These two ladies have been influential in my desire to be creative; beautifully and hence my reasoning behind the title, Jane Meets Ruby.
I’d like to say I acquired a love for creativity from my mother. She has a talent of making something from ‘nothing’. From turning home-grown garden produce into a tasty, nutritious meal; or taking wool scraps from an abandon thrift store jacket to make a rug-hooked wall hanging; or using branches and vines from her woodland garden to make a wreath, her creativity is endless…. As a child I studied her and was always in awe as I watched her make something beautiful and original from a few simple things. It’s my hope I inherited even just a small amount of her creativity.
And when it comes to wanting things to look beautiful, I can thank my Grandma Ruby for the inspiration. She was the epitome of style. I mean, who wears pleather pants well into their ’80s? That someone was my grandmother Ruby. Although no longer with us today, I am reminded of her in myself as I attempt to beautify my old century home, don a daring outfit, curl my hair or apply bright pink lipstick. Grandma made me realize that being ‘hip’ never gets old….
So meet me. Myra. A girl who is a mix of my mother, Jane and my grandmother, Ruby. Not only do I feel great joy when creating things, I usually create things for the purpose of making my surroundings beautiful. This blog is my creative space to showcase my journey in the exploration of textiles and simple spaces.
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Myra, Founder of Jane Meets Ruby Textiles