|An Enlightened 2ndLifer Sewing Solo|
Jill Kerttula, like so many of us, had a fulfilling corporate career, she as a graphic designer. And like to many of us she was laid off in her 50's and unable to find employment. Jill luckily had a hobby - fiber art - and so she decided to turn that into a business. She also had a green streak and so started out by reclaiming and repurposing slightly worn sweaters she salvaged from second-hand stores. They sold well on her Etsy store.
That closeness to nature and commitment to the environment are the inspiration behind Jill's fiber art pieces that she currently exhibits at art shows throughout the country and on her website. Jill is a classic example of taking a hobby and becoming a solo- entrepreneur.
She offers advice to others who want to take charge of their careers: