the Singing Sculptor
The Artist: Joan Cabarrus, JFCRN
A Colorado local artist, Joan Cabarrus taught herself to sculpt while working as a geriatric/SNF nurse. Focusing on the polymer clay medium, she started sculpting back in February 2018 when her husband gifted her a shoebox full of sculpting tools and supplies for Valentine's Day. This gift initially sparked something in her to initiate a purpose as an artist: creating customized sculptures of the pets of our fellowmen to help them with grieving from pet loss. As her journey goes on, she is starting to use her talents and skills to help animal charities, encourage everyone to be creative and help develop more compassion towards animals through writing book tutorials. The JFCRN name itself is derived from her initials and pays tribute to her time as a registered nurse where she took pride in being able to help others.
She is driven to create and is motivated to inspire people to explore their own creativity and independence whether it's through education, entertainment, or example. Creating art is not her destination, but to reach to the heart of the people. You can find her video production on Youtube showcasing a variety of sculpting processes, explorations, vlogs, and anything the relates to her journey. She also uses this opportunity for freedom of self-expression and connects the gap between the Music Arts and the Fine Arts.
Through Art, I Want to Provide Emotional Healing
Custom Pet Sculptures
The JFCRN Custom Pet Sculpture brand was created to aid people with healing from pet loss, create personalized custom gifts for pet lovers, and showcase a wide range of creativity applied to these memorable works of art. The artist not only recreates the look of the pet but works with the client to capture real-life situations that tell the pet's unique story. Copying from the pictures that the client provides, it is an intuitive process to create something meaningful that may not otherwise be evident in the pictures.
JFCRN Custom Pet Sculptures is the first brand to create disguised urns along with the pet sculptures. These unconventional urns are 100% handmade and engineered according to the pose, size, and creative functionality of the urn.
Facebook Page: Handmade Pet Sculptures by JFCRN
Instagram: @jfcrn.sculptures Hashtags: #jfcrnsculptures
Through Teaching Art, I Want To Cultivate Courage, Resourcefulness, Creativity, and Time Management
Joan Cabarrus writes, designs, and self-publishes educational sculpting tutorial books for everyone. She loves sharing the skills and knowledge of sculpting, finds it fulfilling on using real-life subjects as well as applying her photography and design skills to create beautiful works of authorship. The techniques and skills that she shares could exercise courage, time-management, resourcefulness, and creativity to whoever reads her books.
Writing books is her way of encouraging people to empower themselves to be creative and develop more compassion towards animals.
She struggled with a language barrier early in life but broke through and it no longer stops her from sharing her knowledge with the world. This experience has taught her to use the tools available to her and believes that professional editors are here to help achieve her goal.
For now, she is focused on creating sculpting tutorial books of dogs but will later write about cats and other animals as well. You can visit the BOOKS tab on this website to see what she has published and books that are in the making.
YOUTUBE: The Singing Sculptor
I love, love, love to sing. Sometimes, I sing from the top of my lungs while sculpting or singing operatic songs while in the shower.
If you ask me why I call myself "The Singing Sculptor" when most of my Youtube videos do not show of me literally singing, uhmmm maybe once in a while, is because I sing on the background. Yes! I compose all the music that I play in my videos, and if you hear a voice on there, you heard me! Not that I am afraid to get copyright infringement if my Youtube videos do take off, I just simply enjoy video content making, create music, sing, and incorporate those skills with my talent for fine arts. I started learning how to compose music right when my husband introduced me to use this music software called GarageBand back in 2018. At first, we were only going to have a little game when both of us create short music and we critique each other's piece. But then he gave up on the game and I continue to create music, now it becomes a part of my Youtube videos! If you notice, most of the lyrics are either related to sculpting or related to the video itself. It could be funny sometimes, I love it!
Being such a big introvert, showing my personality and my face to the world that may help me connect with everyone on a personal level is important. I value an honest and meaningful part of life.
I am a slow-Youtuber for now because my main focus is on writing all the books that I want to share with the world. One-at-a-time please because I am the only one who is doing all these!
If you enjoy anything about what I am doing with my Youtube channel, come to subscribe to my channel! Here is the link below.