Jan Avellana, Writer + Artist
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Jan Avellana was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jan’s first creative inklings came through creative writing as a child. She was known to burrow herself away in snug, sunlit corners as she escaped into her world of books and writing. Much later, Jan discovered visual arts. Today, her writing and art are a patchwork of everything that ever happened to her and also the things that didn’t, the lovely sum of her deepest fears and fondest hopes, images stitched together to tell a story, full of meaning in the telling of a life made up of precious scraps. In life and in art and words, Jan is most at home with wide open roads that allow her to follow wherever her heart leads.