Say hello to Keith & Angee Jenkins, the creative minds behind KarteCreations. Keith & Angee build unique wall mountings of historic maps, posters, and nautical charts. Their pieces of art are quite striking and are great conversation pieces for your home, office or business.
What is your favorite piece of work that you have created?
One of our Michigan maps that displays both the upper and lower peninsula. It is named Michigan & Lake Superior.
What are your goals for the future, both artistically and in life?
Artistically: to experiment with different woods and finishes to mount the maps & prints; to search for more historic maps and interesting prints to mount. Life: to have a balance between our faith, family, friends, health, work & to have fun.
What are you currently working on?
Creating a new item to sell: stone coasters with a variety of images transferred to the surface.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
Angee: weaving, fused glass, beaded jewelry, mixed media, and reading. Keith: playing guitar, building furniture, golf, and fishing. We both enjoy kayaking and travel, especially to areas with mountains.
What is your strongest memory of your childhood?
Angee: Living on top of Mt. Tamalpais in California and having a deer for a pet -- raised her from a fawn. Keith: as a teenager, I played in a rock band.
What jobs have you had other than being an artist?
Angee: executive assistant, childcare program director, preschool teacher, retail associate, county health department employee. Keith: professor, programmer, IT executive.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Angee: That I was born in Germany; Keith: that I was a professor for 15 years after a career in IT.
Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
Don't be afraid to try!
Where do you gather most of your inspiration for your artwork?
Travels and a love of maps!
What is your favorite....
Color: Angee = Blue/Green, Keith = Green
Pet: Chocolate Lab (for both)
Season: Angee = Spring, Keith = Summer
Movie: Keith= ET
Board Game: Angee = Scrabble, Keith = Chess
Holiday: Angee = Christmas, Keith = Christmas/Easter
Best cup of coffee: Angee = I don't drink coffee, Keith = Starbuck's Pike's Peak
Ice Cream: Angee = German Chocolate, Keith = French Vanilla
What superpower would you have and why?
Angee: Flying, to be able to see things from the air. Keith: Superman powers because he has multiple powers.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
Angee: Always try, Keith: Love/Follow Jesus.
What's one thing you can't live without?
Angee: Jesus, Keith: Air.