Thursday, May 30, 2013

Howdy from JAM

We are Really JAMMIN!

Hello!  It's been awhile since I sat down and really wrote on my blog! For those of you this may may be your first time reading it. My name is Shauna Jean and I am the founder of JAM.  

I am going to be spending more time on this blog the second half of this year - updating our followers on what we are doing at JAM.  I would like to give you a more personal insight to our artists, our events and our happenings!    I will also start to share more insight of our behind the scenes around the shop.  

Today I would like to re-introduce our fans to Terry Parvan of Winifred Street.  
Earlier this year I asked our artists to send me an updated view into their bio & story.  Here is what Terry had to say!  :)

"Winifred Street is a tree lined street in a small town in southwestern Minnesota where I grew up watching my mom create something out of nothing many times over.  It’s where much of my creative talents were shaped and molded and, more importantly, remembered.  It’s the place where I learned that “if it’s to be, it’s up to me.”

My high school art teacher, Mr. Jaycox, inspired in me the possibility that I had artistic talent.  He once told me to never stop making art, that I was pretty good.  Of course I stopped making art and went on to decades of doing other meaningful things.  It’s funny how things eventually come full circle in life.

Today, I lean towards mixed media collage and create affirmation art, message art, heART art, quote art, eco-llage, art cards, gift tags, and more.  I like to use acrylic paint, paper, fabric and fiber, inks and color washes, found objects, vintage buttons, whatever I can find.  Most pieces have a vintage feel with colors that are earthy, rich and vibrant.   I like my canvases to have a timeworn, aged look around the edges as if it’s been picked up and lovingly handled for many years.  I never know how anything will turn out but everything has timeworn qualities and I’m always pleasantly surprised with the results.

My mantra in sharing art is to “embrace imperfection” in all that I create.  So you might see a little ding or dent here or a word that’s not quite lined up straight somewhere else.  It’s really all about the message that I’m sending and there is a message within everything I create.  The message is what’s most important.

Every piece is handmade, homemade and heart made.

Every piece is original, unique, one-of-a-kind.

I do some custom work as well and if you’d like to see some of those finished pieces or are interested in a custom creation, please contact me.  I hope you enjoy my work.  I certainly have enjoyed sharing it with you.

Peace, love, art, forever!
Terry Parvan

As you can probably imagine, it has been an amazing journey getting to know the coolest crew around.  People that believe in art, believe in themselves, believe in others, and are looking forward to jammin!  Thank you Terry for being part of our family!  

Pictured above from left to right:  Cecilia of Sew Lita, Alicia of Hot Chick Aprons, 
Me (Shauna Jean of JAM), Adrienne of Friday I'm Sassy, 
Terry Parvan of Winifred Street, 
Leah of Ruby Mae Jewelry, and Traci of The Urban Table.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Winifred Street Workshops at JAM

Tap into your spirit with 
Terry Parvan at JAM!

She has an assortment of workshops for May & June! 

Wednesday, May 22, Art Tags, 1-4pm @ JAM ($35)
Wednesday, May 29, Bottles, 1-4pm @ JAM ($35)
Sunday, June 9, Beginning Collage, 1-4pm @ JAM ($45)
Wednesday, June 12, Art Tags, 1-4pm @ JAM ($35) 
Wednesday, June 30, Wildflowers, 1-4pm @ JAM ($35)

You can sign up for her workshops directly by going to,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JAMMIN Pop Up at JAM Wednesday, April 24th

JAM will be hosting a lovely pop-up this coming 
Wednesday, April 24th, at 6:30pm.

3 chefs, multiple course, $45 per person.  
For more details please call 480.522.5410.

Definitely an evening not to miss!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bicycltte is JAMMIN & April is bike month in the Valley

Inspired by the bike!

The Valley is riding right through this amazing weather we have here in Scottsdale AZ!

Rebecca Brookson of Bicyclette is blazing the trails and leading the way!

 . . . .women, inspired by the bicycle. We've

 curated a collection of limited edition

 women's cruiser bicycles, organic apparel,

 and handcrafted accessories and home/decor.

 Thank you for cruising by!

Welcome to Bicyclette, a boutique lifestyle 

brand for  . . . . 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Miller Market on 1st Street

Our Thursday Evening Market in 
Old Town is so JAMMIN!!

The sweetest little market in town!

Our vendors are amazing - their products are to live for - and the community is lovely!

(Foodatude!  Soy free, dairy free, grain free & gluten free yummies!)

(Flora Apothecary)

(Shauna, Jonathan & Max of JAM)

(Celebrating RJ of The Urban Table's 
50th birthday with our Miller Market Family)

Make sure to swing by - there are 6 more left before we break for Summer. March 21 & 28, and the 4 Thursdays in April.  

(Bicylette . . . Inspired by the bike.)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Food Photography with Heather Gill at JAM

This past Saturday was a JAMMIN day for a Food Photography Class!

Heather Gill brought it and the group had a gorgeous afternoon!

Thank you Grace for sharing the sweet pic you captured of our Shvivee dog carrot investigating!  

For more information on classes & workshops offered at JAM, 
please go to: 
or feel free to call 480.522.5410.

Monday, January 28, 2013

JAMMIN with Junk N Love

 This Past Saturday was JAMMIN at our 
Junk N Love Open House Party!  

Terry Parvan of Winifred Street proctored 2 workshops & Traci Zitzer of The Urban Table was a guest speaker on Table Scaping!  We had local love from Sweet Salvage gals & Phoenix Home & Garden, not to mention a glorous afternoon full of rain & sunshine!  Thanks ladies for jammin in JUNK with us!  This is your home away from home!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ruby Mae on Fox 10 AZ

Ruby Mae Jewelry's Leah Williams
was cute as a button on Fox 10 this mornming!
To see segment click HERE!

Friday, January 11, 2013

4 Recent JAMMIN Prints Posted that Spread the JAM Delightfully

December Spread some serious JAM!!!

Urban Table at JAM was in Phoenix Magazine! 
January 2013 Issue

JAM was a major feature in December JAVA Magazine!

JAMMIN in Arizona Foothills first Issue of 2013!

JAMMIN in Edible Phoenix 

Here's a personal picture . . . .  to the far right is my youngest brother Max, the "M" in JAM, next is me, then Amir of Amir's La Voute and founder editor of JAVA magazine Robert!

Closed out the year cheerfully & jammin!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chef's Heather & Holly are SO jammin!

Pasta Making with Chef's 
Heather & Holly has been SO Jammin!

Their next class is Wednesday, February 6th, 6:30pm @ JAM!

Celebrated our 2nd Year! Stoked to be jammin in our third!

Thank you for making the first two years so JAMMIN!

We are stoked to be in our third!  
Cheers to 2013 & all the jammin memories to come!