Baltimore artist's love of city birds inspires Artscape creations

Baltimore artist's love of city birds inspires Artscape creations



REPORTER: JEN MCBRIEN CREATES
INSIDE HER STUDIO BUT THE
INSPIRATION FOR HER ART COMES
FROM OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. >> I HAVE LIVED IN BALTIMORE
CITY ALL MY LIFE AND I HAVE A
FASCINATION WITH BIRDS BECAUSE
THAT’S A LITTLE PART OF NATURE
AND THEY ARE EVERYWHERE AND I
FEEL LIKE THEY SORT OF HAVE THIS URBAN ATTITUDE. REPORTER: SHE CELEBRATES THAT ON
APRONS, PILLOWS, BAGS AND
PICTURES. >> THESE ARE HOW YOU PULL THINGS
OUT OF THE OVEN AND THERE ARE
TWO AT A TIME AND THERE’S TWO
DIFFERENT ONES ON EACH SIDE. REPORTER: JEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN
ARTIST, A PAINTER, TURNED
TEACHER AND NOW THE OWNER OF
JENNY JEN 42. >> I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY. I WANT PEOPLE TO LOOK AT MY WORK
AND PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. REPORTER: SHE STARTED FABRIC
BASED ART IN 2007. LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HEAL FROM
THE LOSS OF HER GRANDMOTHER, A
WOMAN WHO LOVED TO WORK WITH HER
HANDS. >> I HAD SUCH A GREAT LOVE FOR
HER. SHE ENDED UP HAVING, GETTI
ALZHEIMER’S LATE IN LIFE. AND YOU JUST WATCHED HER SINK
AWAY. REPORTER: IT TURNS OUT SEWING
CAN MEND THE SOUL. >> I THINK SHE’D BE REALLY PROUD
OF ME. REPORTER: SHE’S PROUD OF HER
WHAT SHE’S DONE TOO, AND SHE’LL
BE SHARING IT AT THIS WEEKEND,
SHE LOVES BEING PART OF FESTIVAL
IN HER HOMETOWN. >> THERE’S SOMETHING GREAT ABOUT
ARTSCAPE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO
MANY DIFFERENT TYPES PEOPLE COME
TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE SUCH A
GREAT TIME. REPORTER: SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO
HAVING FESTIVAL GOERS STOP BY
THE ARTIST MARKET. >> THEY LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU DO. THEY LOVE SEEING PEOPLE BE
CREATIVE. REPORTER: THAT IS A RE

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