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Welcome...thanks for visiting!

This site features the creative offerings of Jennifer Star in the form of
bookkeeping and administrative services, Mac computer-use consulting, creative consulting,
graphic and web design, arts and crafts classes, plus book arts and mandalas.

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"A thousand mile journey begins with one step." ~Zen saying

Compass Mandala

Jennifer Star—Jennifer Star

"Focus on your heart-center and you will find the way."

This is precisely how I engage in my creative work — benefiting and being in service to not only myself, but all my clients and students as well.

Supporting those I work with through an intuitive manner of listening — as we navigate together the realm of their specific need — is my modus operandi.

—StarFlower Professional Services

More than just a finished product, these services are about genuine engagement with the client and/or student for a fulfilling experience on all levels.

So as to provide service at the high quality I strive for, a complimentary 30-minute consultation is offered to potential clients in order to determine if we are a good match.

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"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of others,
but from doing something worthwhile." ~Wilfred Grenfell

—Bookkeeping & Administrative Services:

Full service bookkeeping using QuickBooks for Mac. Over 20 years experience. Administrative services cover a wide variety of options—just ask. References available upon request. $35/hour

—Mac Computer Consulting:

One-on-one consultations in the comfort of your own home (within the Cambria area) to guide you through the use of your Mac computer, working at a pace that is comfortable for you. $25/hour

—Creative Consulting:

A service for those simply in need of guidance, feedback, brainstorming about and support for a project being undertaken—be it personal or business. Sessions held in person, by telephone, or Skype. $35/hour

—Graphic & Web Design:

Banners, logos, books, newsletters, posters, brochures, business cards, advertisements, multi-media presentations, simple websites. etc. Click here for a sampling of designs and links to websites created by SFPS. $35/hour, deposit required

—Art & Craft Classes

I love to have serious FUN with art. For me, this is what the creative process is all about.

Art students having fun!In my studio, I guide one or two students in a variety of art and craft techniques. The emphasis is on having fun while exploring creative expression through the experience of playing with art and craft media. I create a space that is free from critique, yet offers suggestions for growth; is free from competition, yet encourages pushing beyond one’s personal, self-imposed limits while also respecting and allowing one’s individual abilities and preferences.

My teaching emphasis is on the entire process of creation rather than a finished product.

$40/session (2-3 hours), plus materials

Contact me for more information or to schedule a class. Pre-payment required to hold the date (full refund if I cancel the class). Bring a friend or come alone. Either way, let's play!

Gallery of art project samples here.

 

House of Books by Jennifer Star—Book Arts

Designing, engineering, and building handmade books and book structures is one of my loves and passions. I use repurposed materials in the build whenever possible.

Contact me if you would like a custom book and/or book structure built for you.

Commission rate determined by project.

Gallery of book art project samples here.

Beach Mandala by Jennifer Star—Mandalas

I love mandalas and anything circular. The mandalas I create are from photos taken and/or art painted by me and then digitally manipulated.

I also create custom mandalas using your photographs or artwork. View a custom mandala sample here. Contact me for rates.

Gallery store for mandala cards and prints here.
Cards $4, prints from $15.

~Jennifer's talents and skills are rooted in her artist soul. She has explored a broad range of media and has played with many forms of expression. She also has great people skills. Working with her has always been fun and hugely creative. I speak from many years of turning over administration, bookkeeping, editing and design projects to her in my business as an art therapist, author, workshop leader and trainer. She's a gem! ~Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D.
~If you are like me and have trouble with the computer world, I can't recommend Jennifer Star highly enough. She is soft spoken, patient, and knowledgeable in the art of learning how to enjoy using a sometimes very frustrating computer! Jennifer taught me in a language I understood, the tricks, shortcuts, and ease that suit me. I think she is a wonderful guide that will make your learning experience a pleasant one. ~Victoria J. Greene, Artist
~My creative consulting experience with Jennifer Star has been a very unique and surprising journey. Her thoughtful and deep insights helped me tune into the subtle parts of myself that often get lost in the busy shuffle of day-to-day life. Jennifer's intuitive and nurturing nature created a safe environment in which I felt comfortable reflecting on ideas, as well as confronting shadows and inhibitions. ~Stephanie
~I am thrilled that I chose Jennifer to assist with my book. She is the perfect combination of creativity and detailed practicality. Her insight, artistic flair, and experience with her own self-published book were just what I needed. She was a fabulous and trusted guide on my journey. ~Dorothy Segovia
~Working with Jennifer to create my website banner was a real treat. She is a wonderful mix of kind, helpful, easy-going, and hugely creative! I highly recommend Jennifer for folks looking for stellar graphic design work. ~Denise Durkin
~Jennifer’s artistic ability combined with her outstanding professionalism is what makes her web design talent stand out from all the others in this field. Jennifer, thank you very much for making us look great. ~Lisa Tanzman
~Jennifer is a master teacher in the creative arts. She assesses where her students strengths and weaknesses are then individuates her teaching to facilitate their need for growth in both those areas. She is one of the most conscientious, detail oriented individuals I have ever met but leaves room for the spontaneous, the playful and even the divine.  ~Julee Krause
 

 

StarFlower Professional Services

JENNIFER STAR

jstar.sfps @ gmail.com

805•927•7261

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pacific Time

Monday through Friday
Cambria, California

 

All photos and graphics on this site by Jennifer Star
Borage Flower artwork by Sally J Smith