Title: Independent Bookkeeper and Accountant
Location: Toronto, Ont.
In 1999, Ms. Jensen was a featured artist at the Skylight Gallery in Aurora, Ontario, which exhibited her watercolor paintings. In 2006, she took part in the Third Annual Art Show at a local stained glass studio, and was again recognized for her creative talent. She was awarded a prize for the Best Overall Display, and also received an Honorable Mention for glass fusing. In creating the award-winning table display, Ms. Jensen used a watercolor painting that she had done previously as a jumping-off point.
Ms. Jensen re-created the painting, a still life, in two different ways, and placed one of these re-creations to each side of the painting. Toward the left, she featured a fused-glass piece with a bottle of red wine, cheese, and grapes; toward the right, she grouped a few wine-bottle stoppers with a fused glass inset near a plate bearing a real bottle of wine and a full goblet. To complete the setting, she added real cheese, grapes and crackers on a cutting board centered in front of of the picture. Recalling her participation in the event, Ms. Jensen says, ‘Because I was new to glass fusing, I only received an honorable mention, but the whole experience was a lot of fun and I was very proud of my accomplishment.’ In addition to being a successful businesswoman and artist, Ms. Jensen is an avid gardener, and would like to write a book on gardening in the future.
Ms. Jensen explains, “While I am very involved in bookkeeping and accounting, gardening and art, I am also very passionate about good health and anti-aging. Through life experiences and much research, I have found that quality natural supplements and better food choices can help to give us a better quality of life. This is why I have chosen to be an independent distributor for AwarenessLife and Shaklee Canada. It’s a tough world out there and we are constantly bombarded with things that compromise our health and overall well-being. I’ve been using AwarenessLife products for 15 years and Shaklee products for one and a half years. While these are not the only products I use, these two organizations are my way of reaching out to others in the hope of helping them to also have a healthier and better quality of life.” In five years, Ms. Jensen would like to expand her income capabilities with multiple streams of income.