Not limited to one form of creation, Miller incorporates unrelated objects to create beautiful hand crafted jewelry. When asked what her thought process behind creating hand crafted jewelry is Miller shared,
“ I go about my process naturally. When I am in a creative place that propels me to create jewelry I apply a method that I call “R3.” I tend to Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Beauty and energy can be found in most all things. I create on and with whatever moves move in a moment. I create wearable, beautiful and useful jewelry. It pleases me to see people make connections with my art based on something interesting that caught their eye.”
Naturally intuitive and without intentions Jamie Miller has an innate ability to project her upbeat and nurturing nature into all things she is called to create. Adjectives to describe Miller’s art are whimsical, upbeat, motivating, inspiring and captivating. Miller’s art has been said to inspire ease in its viewers. Kristen Shipherd, a co-worker, had this to say when asked to reflect on Miller's art,
"Every time I come into the gallery, I am amazed at the variety of beautiful works that Jamie has created. Some people are talented in only one medium, but Jamie is blessed with the ability to create an array of visuals with enviable ease. Whether she is painting abstracts, taking stunning photographs, or making eye-catching jewelry, Jamie seems to have an unending well of creativity that produces wonderful works of art. She has built up a big following of fans of her work here at the gallery, people who recognize special talent when they see it."
Miller has had her work received in both Solo and Juried Artistic Display. Miller is an educator. She shares her jewels of knowledge and wisdom through teaching oil pastel and jewelry design classes for teens and adults. This scholar has obtained an MS degree in Management and Analysis as well as two BS degrees in Education with a minor in Art. Miller is a facilitator of knowledge and has taught on both secondary and elementary levels in public school systems in Colorado, New York and Virginia. North Carolina is fortunate to call Jamie Miller one of its own.
“Everyone is naturally creative. Whether cooking dinner for our family, coaxing a plant to grow, writing, painting… whatever the form, we each create and we create every day. We just need to recognize it for what it is, our innate creative force, and a source of tremendous joy.”
Jamie Miller will be a Featured Visual Artist at Wake Forest Art & Frame located at 139 S. White Street in Wake Forest, on Friday October 12, 2012 from 6PM until 9PM. Miller’s art will hang for the entire month of October. Guests will enjoy an array of artistic perspectives. Visual artists Ann Howard, Bonnie Becker, Theresa Brown, Angelia Hayes, Ed Hardy, Jan Tu, Gail McIntosh, Vivian Wells, and Beth Massey…who just so happens to be the owner of the Wake Forest Art and Frame. It is recommended that the public take the time to appreciate the artistic realm in Wake Forest. Wake Forest celebrates art every 2nd Friday with an evening designed for friends and family. With the cooler temperatures, 2nd Friday will be the perfect reason to take the time to take a stroll and support local artists and local merchants.