The Lupine Cottage Artisan Jane Leavitt Arrey, JA Designer Collections
Meet Lupine Artisan Jane Leavitt Arey
I am a Maine native born and raised in Hermon, Maine with four siblings. My twin sister, Joan is my best friend and true soul mate whom inspires my heart every day. Our mother taught us to knit at a young age of 10. We learned how to read patterns and knitting sweaters, vests, mittens, hats and then taught myself how to macramé in High School. After my daughter’s birth, knitting was set aside until a few years ago; I stumbled across some new types of yarns and fibers while residing in Florida for the winter.
In 2012, after reading “The Secret, By Rhonda Burn” I was inspired to wake up my creative side again. My fiber necklace line came about by realizing that we all have our own personalities and styles. My phrase was born, “Style Meets Personality”. I enjoy mixing and matching assortments of colorful, textured, fun fibers together to create a classy, fun, stylish, festive new twist on a ladies accessory that makes them FEEL good. The Fiber Necklace / Scarf was born with an easy magnetic connection makes these necklaces extremely user friendly for all ages.
My husband and I are both High School graduates and reside in Bucksport, Maine. We have been self-employed for 30+ years which started with a mobile Disc Jockey business from our passion of “disco dancing” and the joy of music. We entertained guests at events to insure all had a good time. We quickly added a balloon decorating business to our performing. In 1995 we founded the Maine Wedding Association and produced multi-location wedding expos in throughout Maine.
In 1999, we added a full service “catering business”, The Spectacular Event Center, as our current career of mixing our event expertise to the hospitality food service industry. I am a self-taught Chef and am passionate about fresh organic food preparation along with a prideful heart for fellow small family business owners and knowing that if you dream it you can manifest it!
My mission is to encourage all to wake up their creative side and discover their gifts and talents. Our soul just needs someone to ask some questions? Why not? We all are passionate about something and have a role to play in being outstanding encouragers and mentors to others of all ages at every opportunity to becoming our best selves!