Thank you so much for visiting. My name is Jacqlyn Thorne, and this site is about exploring and sharing my writing and artistic endeavors. Here you’ll find my poetry, essay-type blog posts, links to purchase the two books I’ve published, my photography, and other work, including painting and printmaking. I truly hope you find something to connect with and enjoy.
Journeyman: an individual who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully educated in a trade or craft, but not yet a master.
That definition doesn’t sound very impressive, but it’s the not yet being a master part that I relate to, that speaks to me. Mastery often seems to lead to complacency to my mind, and I always want to keep on learning and improving both personally and in all my creative efforts.
I believe that creativity, like life, is a journey. And I’ve travelled quite a few roads in my time, from growing up in the midwest – Missouri, the “Show Me State,” to be precise – to arriving twenty years ago now to my current home in the lovely Adirondack foothills of upstate New York. Creatively speaking it’s been the same, following many different roads and paths, going wherever an interest took me. This site is the place for them all to call home.
In my travels I’ve come to understand that being true to myself, following my own path, is what leads to living a unique, fulfilling, and creative life. Although it’s not always easy, every step of the way is worth it in the end.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most dazzling view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey