This is My Story
Anne Jantz Designs
Hello, I'm Anne Crary Jantz. I've been an artist all my life. I work in acrylic and oil paints, colored pencils, and pen and ink. I create most of my illustrations in traditional art first, and then I scan it into my computer. After scanning it in, I use CorelDraw digital software to finish my art. I also design fabric and wrapping paper on spoonflower.com. I was so fortunate to study weaving and fabric design in several countries, and I love working in fiber art.
I also write children’s books because I love children, animals, flowers, and bright, joyful colors. My books and coloring books are available on etsy.com and on Amazon. I also design items my daughter, Katy calls swag using the wonderful fabrics from Spoonflower.com. These pillows, backpacks, handbags, and other items are all available on my Etsy store.
I have a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture and a Master's Degree in Art Education/Art Therapy, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I've lived in 7 states and 7 countries with my soul-mate husband, Bill. Bill passed away in October of 2018, and I miss him so much. He was such a gentle spirit. I live in Dearborn Heights, Michigan now a mile from my daughter Katy and her family. Our son, Matthew and his family live in Virginia, but they are hoping to move to Cleveland, Ohio, which would be awesome, because it's only 3 hours away from Detroit.
My was married to my husband, Bill for 53 yeas, and we traveled through many countries and over many miles together. I will be chronicling our journey on this website. I call our story "Riding on the Back of the Mouse" due to the fact that our journey has been financed by our work as CAD (Computer Assisted Designers).