Customer Scrapbook-Candace Jenkins of Lovely Woods Press

Customer Scrapbook is an ongoing collection of the Alchemy Bread enthusiasts who make our community vibrant in unique ways. I'm happy to use the third installment to introduce you to Candace Jenkins, the jane-of-all-trades behind Lovely Woods Press.

"My focus as a small businesswoman and farmer is to support local products that are created mindfully. Bonnie's passion for quality and creativity shines through in the amazing flavor and texture of every loaf...I mean.. I ate 6 pieces of toast slathered in butter in the past hour with the excuse of doing research for this quote! I can't get enough!" -Candace

If Candace already looks familiar to you, you've likely seen her running the pastured and organic eggs booth at the downtown Modesto farmer's market. She spends her days in muddy boots doing farm work, collecting eggs and caring for free roaming hens.

The first thing that you'd likely notice about her is her easygoing demeanor, folksy charm and wry wit. A wanderer and a dabbler, talking to her is a pleasure because she has so many endeavors under her belt. She spends her free time venturing in the wilderness, gardening, playing guitar and working on her archery skills, but first and foremost she's an artist.

Her personality shines through in the whimsical but rough hewn style of her art. Wildflowers, antlers, arrows and oak leaves reflect the sense of wilderness present in her prints and carvings.

She created a custom stamp from my artwork for my bread packaging. Candace is a thoughtful listener,easy to trust, and a pleasure to exchange creative ideas with. 

Aside from carving beautiful logo stamps for the discerning brand that wants that authentic  handcrafted feel to their identity, she creates rustic and primitive wall art from reclaimed wood. 

Thank you Candace, for making the valley a little more beautiful just by being your wild, warrior, huntress, animal guardian, self.

Follow along with Candace to keep up with her adventures and artistic offerings.