I am a photographer…and have been telling stories through pictures for 30 years. Now, with my business, Telling Your Story, I make books and create stories for people using their own photos and narrative. These books are about our live and what we value. They are about family heritage, memoirs, or anything else that we hold hear. I first started making books when I was a child, stapling papers together and adding photos and drawings. This is a way I make sense of the world around me…by creating a “story” with quotes, writings, and photos. With collaborating with the client, we work together to add depth and meaning to each book.
It’s all about the story…our story…and the meaning and value we give to it. And preserve it in a book.
CJ (Carole) Jordan has lived in Texas for 41 years; she has lived Bastrop County for the past 32 years. Her husband is a native Texan and they have one daughter and three grandsons.
Photography, Watercolor, Ink Painting, and Pastel are her mediums of choice. She worked as a Career Specialist at Workforce Solutions of Bastrop for the past 20 years. Prior to moving to Bastrop she worked at the South Jetty Newspaper as a photographer/writer for 8 years and had her own graphic design and custom wood sign business in Port Aransas. CJ has worked at Park City Ski Resort as a ski photographer and graphic artist. She majored in Art and Photography at Utah State University. She has designed the brochures and T-Shirts for International Women’s Day –Bastrop Co. for 10 years and has been a member of the Lost Pines Art League for 9 years & presently serves on the board as secretary and as the editor of “Art in the Pines” newsletter.
Her art can be seen at Workforce Solutions Center of Bastrop, Bastrop County Courthouse, Bastrop City Hall, Lost Pines Art Center, 4 Views Gallery, and many private homes. She has been selected for LPAL Gala Live Auction, a juried show, six times. She has been selected for 5 juried shows at Texas State in Round Rock and received 3rd place in photography in the 2016 Imagine show. She was picked for Texas Photographic Society’s “International 24” juried show, for A.Smith Gallery’s competition: “Water” & “Abstract,” Perfect Exposure Gallery: “ Day of the Dog,” Photo Gallery’s “Golden Hours,” the Walker Exhibition, Texas Photographic Society’s Member Only Show in 2016, LPAL Juried show in December 2016 & March 2017, 3rd Place Award in the Bastrop Art in Public Places 2D contest, AND 1ST Place in the 2017 Transformer contest.
Nature is the source for her creativity. She likes to bring a sense of wonder and curiosity to her art. The pines of Bastrop, the mountains of the west, and the coastal waters provide the inspiration for her palette whether it is with brush or through the lens.