Friday, April 30, 2010

Member Interview

Who are you? Rose of Jane Elizabeth’s.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I am Rosemary Jordan and I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. My shop on Etsy is Jane Elizabeth’s, and the name is derived from my mother Jane, who along with my father passed away when I was eleven. Elizabeth was my grandmother. I tend to vacillate occupations from being a freelance education teacher, presently teaching the “No Child Left Behind” program, and a photographer. Both occupations sort of feed each other. Teaching children helps me to keep my focus clear on what is “good” and “hopeful” about life, and I try to take that energy and capture it with my camera. The greatest compliment I can receive is that a viewer found something positive and comforting in my work.

How did you learn about Etsy Project Embrace?

The topic of Etsy came up at one of the art co-ops that I belong to.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

I honestly have to say two are pretty much tied. “Misty Day” for the calming effect of the green rolling hills this time of year, and “Perspectives”. They are both recent.

What favorite vintage or antique item do you own, and why do you cherish it?

I have an antique water fountain of a woman holding a vase over her shoulder, and the water trickles out. It is in my backyard.

What is your favorite handmade possession?

Hands down that would go to the “Angel” petite-point that a dear friend worked on for 3 months for me and had it framed. It is in my living room.

What do you collect?

What I don’t collect is probably easier………. So many things, so little time…….. but, now I would say that my best things are good memories.

Where would you like to be and what do you hope to be doing ten years from now?

On rural acreage surrounded by my 5 brother and sisters, our families, and my friends. If I win a huge lottery I am going to build cabins for us all.


  1. Rose, I knew you were sweet and wonderful, but didn't realize what a kind profession you have as well. So good getting to know more about you!


  2. Hey, Rose..Yay! Lovely to see you here; I always love your work and seeing you around..and your dream of cabins for the family sounds like a wonderful one. Nice job, Rose and Mollie!

  3. So great to learn more about the wonderful artist behind this great Etsy shop!!

  4. hey there rose-- so wonderful to see your lovely self and read about your life. i love the answer to your last question--where would you like to be in ten years?.. what a sweet wish--hope it becomes a reality!

    have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Lovely feature :). Thanks for sharing!

  6. wonderful feature rose and mollie! I love that photo of you and the kids, rose- I taught for 17 years and know what a special relationship that can be with your kids...all the best in both of your 'occupations'!

  7. Great feature Rose! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Such a sweet interview, I am so glad to know you a little better.

    Thanks Rose, and thank you Mollie!

  9. Those kids look so sweet! It's great to know more about you, Rose! Thanks, Mollie--I always enjoy the Friday interviews. :D

  10. Yay Rose!! Not only is your art beautiful and positive and gives such a sense of wonder and is a gift to us all, but your teaching the children is such an incredible gift to them!! Thanks Mollie for another great interview and looking forward to next week!

  11. Hey Rose... lovely to see you here :O)

  12. A lovely interview, so nice to know more about you! I love the Misty Day photograph.

  13. What a joy to read about Rose's work on and off and the camera! And I love the Misty day photo as well... so peaceful and serene! And the collection of good memories? Perfect! Thanks Rose and Mollie!

  14. Great interview! Thank you Mollie & Rose...

  15. nice to meet you Rose!! I was in the hospital when this was posted.....