WELCOME TO JENNYLU DESIGNS!!
Hi! My name is Jennifer Lynn Unrein. I am 25 years old and I have Williams Syndrome. I like to draw and I am very thankful to have my art business.I like to work as a team together with my step`mom, Wendi Unrein. I have been doing this business for over seven years. I like making a difference in peoples’ lives. I always liked to draw pictures on cards for my family and for special people in my life. We saw a show on Oprah where a girl was selling lemonade to raise money for cancer research. I wanted to do something about it too. My mom and I came up with the idea of making our artwork together to donate to fundraisers. We showed it to Kak Eli Schneider, my transition coordinator at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka KS, and she showed it to my teachers and they bought my artwork. My mom and I decided to also sell cards and t-shirts. Kak told us to try some special needs conferences and we sold well and decided to try and sell at art fairs too.
My mom and I went to see Jim Hanson at our Vocational Rehabilitation two years ago. He helped me get started by funding our art supplies, furniture for my studio and even travel expenses for our first show in Salt Lake City! Since then we have gone to conferences all over the United States and my artwork is in countries all over the world. They have written articles about me and I recently was featured in a book called "Flourish" and was featured in Kansas!Magazine.
I am very excited about doing JennyLU. I think it is fun that my mom and I get to work together, that we take it to heart. It’s motivating to me so I can get ‘more better at it’. I try to do the best I can. I like to draw and make people happy. I like that I can get ideas to do artwork. My favorite part is seeing the people and seeing their reaction to my artwork .I like to put my “stamp” on this world, make my own statement!!