✨ Transcending Perfectionism and Embracing Your Craft: A Conversation with Jen Hewett

Hosted at FieldTrips on Zoom


About this FieldTrip

This FieldTrip is in the format of an interview with Jen Hewett, facilitated by CreativeMornings’ very own Alexa Kutler. The discussion is part of our longstanding “Own Your Content” series, produced in partnership with WordPress.com. Own Your Content considers how creatives and entrepreneurs can do their best work, while retaining ownership and control of their work in an increasingly complicated digital landscape. As part of our exploration of this concept, we talk broadly with creators about their approach to work, content and their craft.

Have you ever heard a voice in your head whispering that your work is ‘not good enough,’ that you shouldn’t share something because someone else made it better, or that you should ‘avoid failure at all costs’? For artist, educator, and printmaker Jen Hewett, these whisperings have been definitive obstacles to overcome in her evolution as a creator. In her journey she has learned to embrace a truth that “perfectionism is the enemy of craft.”

Join us as we explore perfectionism, 2020, and Instagram Activism with Jen, engage in a hands on exercise as a community, and facilitate a community-led QnA.

✨ Please bring a writing utensil and a piece of paper! ✨

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Format:

Welcome: We’ll get to know who is in the room through a few warm up exercises and introductions.

Interview: In a wide-ranging interview, we’ll talk with Jen about her approach to work, creating and what the concept of “Owning Your Content” means to her.

Creative Exercises: We’ll spend a little time creating and making, building on the themes brought up in our interview with Jen.

Audience QnA: Dedicated time for community questions and discussion with Jen. Come prepared with your questions!

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Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist and teacher. A lifelong Californian, Jen combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of the California landscapes to create highly-tactile, visually-layered, printed textiles. She has created custom textile designs for companies such as Fringe Supply Co. and Cotton + Steel (a division of RJR Fabrics).

Jen’s first book, Print, Pattern, Sew: Block Printing Basics + Simple Sewing Projects for an Inspired Wardrobe, was published by Roost Books in May 2018. Jen and her dog Gus live in San Francisco, two blocks from Golden Gate Park, and three miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Check out Jen’s inspiring CreativeMornings/San Francisco talk and her interview as part of Season Two of Own Your Content.

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This event is part of Own Your Content, a campaign from WordPress.com & CreativeMornings, encouraging creatives to take control of their platform, and the future of their work. Read more.

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