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Hi There


I’m Jennifer.  I’m an English professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan but I’m also an aspiring writer and artist/crafter.  I like to make altered blank book journals and special baby books or memory albums.  I also love embroidery.  Poppy Fields Studio is the place I post images from my various art projects. Someday, I hope to have an Etsy shop but that’s a dream for another day.  In the meantime, commissions are always welcome – just send me an email.  I’d love to make something special for you!

I live in Grand Rapids with my husband Dale, our two kids, Nathan and Zelda, and four crazy cats, Glory, Sadie, Mac, and Tiger.  My husband is a dyed-in-the-wool surfer, which makes for interesting conversations at parties in Michigan.

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Thanks for stopping by!