We have decided to launch a new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website. We feel it is important that our community feel close to each other, as it is this support that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.
This is our twelfth interview, to read the others, please go here. Today, we are publishing this illuminating interview with Jane Schultz from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, an award winning mobile artist and dear friend. This is a thought provoking lucid narrative, stuffed full with gorgeous images, from classic to contemporary pieces. Enjoy.
All images ©Jane Schultz
What was your childhood or earliest ambition?
I don’t remember having one. I was happy to enjoy each day as it came.
I remember trying out for our student produced senior year high school show. I tried out for a bit part and was given a lead! My best recognitions have mostly been unexpected.
‘Carry That Weight’
Babysitting as a youngin’. It still shocks me that, as an 11 year old, I was hired to take care of toddlers. Times have changed!
Private or state school?
Both. Public up until college, then private for college and law school.
University or Work?
One then the other.
Who was or still is your mentor?
The so many talented artists in our community.
How physically fit are you?
While far from an athlete, I keep trying! That gives me some points.
Ambition or Talent: What matters more to success?
Both and, don’t forget creativity and integrity.
‘Drops of Jupiter’
How politically committed are you?
I do my part. I think we all should if we can. Otherwise, don’t complain. I also think people need to be more strategic and practical about their approach to political issues.
What would you like to own that you don’t currently possess?
I can’t think of a thing.
‘The Gold Stops Us’
What’s your biggest extravagance?
My multiple iPads and travels across the ocean to see my favorite band.
In what place are you happiest?
I live near a botanical garden with the most extraordinary blooms. I teach there and go there to shoot and walk whenever I can. The ocean also does wonderful things for my soul. I’m all about the smells and sounds of these places, not just the visual.
‘Homage to Roger Dean’
What ambitions do you still have?
I’ve met my ambitions, and am currently in a place of satisfaction this respect. While I’m still experimenting, I expect to have a few things up my sleeve in the future.
What drives you on?
The beauty around us.
What is the greatest achievement of your life so far?
I have many and they are all great ones. My marriage, my children, my legal/licensing career, and becoming an artist are all tremendous.
What do you find most irritating in other people?
In running my IG and FB groups, I invest a lot of time in training new people and developing a successful team. I find it most irritating when people don’t follow through on their commitments. I also dislike users.
If your 20 year old self could see you now, what would she think?
She wouldn’t be surprised at any of it..except that I never learned to play music. She’d smile with a spark and ask what took me so long to find art.
Which object that you’ve lost do you wish you still had?
I had a tape which combined old family videos taken in early and mid 1990’s. I can’t find it anywhere.
What is the greatest challenge of our time?
The survival of our Earth as a living organism, including it’s living things. Sometimes I fear we have come to the end of life as we’ve known it.
Do you believe in an afterlife?
I don’t rule out an afterlife but don’t think of it as something that actually exists either. Something must happen to our energy after death. I don’t think any of us has conceptualised what truly happens to it or us.
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far, out of 10, what would you score?
Life has its curves. It takes and gives back, and then takes again. While my number would swing with the time, I’ve been very fortunate as it’s turned out.
Thank you for asking me to do this interview Joanne. The questions were though provoking and caused me to dig into my memories and thoughts.
‘Death Will Not Conquer’
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