Meet Jody Farley
I have lived in the Ocean Pines and Ocean City areas since 1975, graduating from Worcester Prep and Salisbury University.
I began my artist journey as a photographer, working on the high school yearbook and then becoming a wedding photographer. When I first joined the Worcester Arts Council I had a passion for landscape photography – which continues today – and was displaying photographs of flowers in my neighbor’s garden.
I have always known that my greatest happiness occurs when I am creating, and I am always on the lookout for my next creative adventure. I wish I was like the wonderful co-op artists who have spent years developing their skills and talents, but I have never been able to concentrate on just one medium at a time. I have done paper and card making, collage, jewelry design, graphic design, and, now I am making deco mesh wreaths.
Few people in our area know what deco mesh is because it is so new. I call it, “an industrial strength tulle” because it holds its shape so well. It is also a great base for a wreath because it is weather-resistant. But I think the reason I love these wreaths so much is because they make a big impression, whether the design is whimsical or traditional. When I do a show, there is seldom a person who approaches my display, or walks by it, without smiling. For me, joy is what it’s all about.