Bundaberg Today, Friday 13 August 2021
Artist, dancer, intuitive energy healer, life coach and more, Jane Marin of Jaaneman Art shares the beauty of the world with others.
It is easy to see why Jane has been named a s a finalist for this year's AusMumpreneur Awards in both the Creative Entrepreneur category and the Rural Business category, considering the awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women's Business School celebrates and recognises Australian mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation.
Living in the Bundaberg region on a sugar cane farm with her husband of 33 years, Livio, they have two adult children, Levana and Demetre and a grandson aged 2 with another on the way.
Jane works as an illustrator for various publishers/writers and sells her mixed media artwork, workshops and gift lines through her website, her own art centre, galleries and local artisan collectives. She also has regular stalls/stands at energy and wellbeing expos throughout South East Queensland. At Wattle Cottage on the family farm, Jane runs art workshops and retreats in a beautiful supportive environment. Having studied and used creative expression and alternative healing methods to overcome many hardships, health issues and adverse life events, Jane now uses her experience to help others to heal their own lives. The inspiration to begin her art business came when a series of dreams prompted her to create mandalas which were put together to eventually form "The Mandala Oracle" cards. These cards landed her work as a freelance illustrator for a couple of publishing companies, but it was when she started to receive feedback from customers, describing how they could feel powerful energy emanating from her work that her life changed. She began by selling her work at wellbeing and energy expos and eventually built a new business plan which focussed on her mission to heal people with art, love, light and connection.
Jane is delighted to be named as a finalist and is proud of her achievements, particularly the purchase of a Lotus Belle tent to increase space on her property for the running of art retreats - the first of which occurred in may and has been a dream for some years.
"Being a Mumpreneur, has meant the freedom to finally find my true calling. It has meant being able to work to my own timetable - fitting in between parenting and now grandma duties" she said.
"It means I have been able to choose what I do and when I do it."
"It can be challenging to be a successful business woman while raising a family and I have personally given the advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise to tell everyone what you are doing. It is amazing how many people would love to help you succeed. It is important to remember that you follow your heart and soul, however. Not everyone will be on your side, but stick with those that are. Believe in yourself and keep on going."