Green has been my favorite color for as long as I can
remember. When I was a little girl and
asked “what is your favorite color” I always said “green”. Even though every other little girl I knew
We had a green car when I was very little that I absolutely
loved. It was huge with “wings” (i.e.
fenders). Those were the days before
child seats and seat belt laws. I used
to lay in that ledge in the rear window.
It was big enough for a couple of kids at least. When my parents sold that car and bought a
new one I was heartbroken. The new car
wasn’t green (and didn’t have those wings either).
I still love green and was happy to read recently about a
that suggests the
color green enhances creativity.
Last year when I remodeled my studio I painted 2 of my
studio walls that color.
Besides just making me happy, I hope it makes me more
Janet Bodin was born in Houston, Texas. After living in Mexico City and Rome, she returned to Texas where she graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio. She now lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters.
Janet has exhibited in numerous galleries and juried exhibitions, including the International Quilt Festival, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Santa Fe International Figurative Art Experience, and the Kansas City Doll Fair. Her dolls have won awards locally and nationally. Her work has been in various publications including Art Doll Quarterly, Contemporary Doll Collector, Quilting Arts, Soft Dolls and Animals, and the books 500 Handmade Dolls and Deeper into the Woods.
Janet is a member of the Original Doll Artists Council of America, the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists, Houston Area Fiber Artists, the Mixed Media Artists of Houston, the Material Girls of Houston Cloth Doll Club, and the Houston, Galveston, and Brazosport Art Leagues.