Jana Kemp discovered a love of handcrafted projects as a teen participating in county and state 4-H programs. In fact, she still has the thirteen-star afghan she crocheted for the US Bicentennial.
Today, Jana creates yarn and paper items for keeping or gifting. Jana’s inspiration includes the artists you’ll find here on NestingCards: “Their attention to detail, their evolution as artists, and their devotion to learning and refining their artistic skills and artforms light my creative fires.”
Jana established NestingCards.com in 2012. In 2018, Jana began the artist invitation process to provide a variety of artists she admires with a way to reach people in new ways and to touch hearts with the joys found in handcrafted objects.
NestingCards’ purpose is to provide objects and experiences that create HOME. In a divided world that leaves people feeling hopeless, hapless, and hurt, we need people who and objects that bring us joy, hopefulness and happiness.
In her authorship artform, Jana Kemp has been seen in O (the Oprah magazine), USA Today, on NBC, on national and local radio as a contributor and host, as well as on locally-hosted television programs. Jana’s seven books are printed in a total of seven languages. As a ghost-writer, Jana’s work earned a 2016 GOLD Medal in the Travel Category of the North American Book Awards. Jana has taught in the US, Canada, and India. The fibers, colors, and fabrics of India are awe-inspiring.
Jana works from Idaho and the home in which she’s lived for two decades; celebrated step-birthdays; celebrated dog birthdays; and enjoyed hosting family and friends for book club, for movie-night discussions, for salon discussions over dinner, and for no reason at all. Gardening to attract pollinators and hummingbirds is her current nesting-at-home focus.
“I hope that each person purchasing and receiving something I’ve made feels joy. I enjoyed the creation and want the joy to keep spreading. Paper has been a life-long draw in the form of books, notes to family members and friends, and in artforms across styles and cultures.”