After attending Boston Museum School (adjoining
Boston Museum of Fine Arts) and then graduating from Reed College and
School, both in Portland Oregon, Jerri-Jo Idarius began a part-time
teaching vocation in 1969. Her teaching experience spans kindergarten
through adult, public and private, Washington state, Arizona and northern
California where she has been living since 1971.
her fine art major was in painting, her teaching focus has been the
art of calligraphy and italic handwriting. In the early
years she had several one person and collaborative shows of her calligraphy
work. Since the late 1970s her focus has been in the field of publishing.
This includes several map projects in conjunction with Great Circle
Cartography, freelance graphics work for various organizations and
artists. In the mid 1990s she became editor of Sojourn
/ Grace Millennium.
Since 2000, she has done extensive work in web design and photography.
This website features mostly candid shots of
local events in Mendocino County, northern California.