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THE STORY OF LOVE BY JM WOOD FLOWER DESIGNS
Jacqueline McMillan is a local artist in Mobile, Alabama, who creates art by painting and arranging wood flowers. She does all of the work as a quadruple amputee. Jacqueline discovered wood flowers while looking for a bouquet for her wedding and fell in love with them.
In March 2018 Jacqueline created the business Love by JM, hands-free crafts made with love” to sell wood flower arrangements. She transforms the wood flowers, creating beautiful colors and realistic arrangements that put smiles on people's faces. She started exhibiting at Art Walk in downtown Mobile Alabama. At “The Jubilee of Arts and Crafts” in Daphne in 2018, where she received her first bridal order. The bride ended up on the “Ellen Show” and it helped boost her recognition.
A story ran about Jacqueline and her business on https://www.al.com/life/2019/02/the-inspiring-story-of-the-woman-who-made-the-flowers-for-alabamas-most-talked-about-wedding.html and the Press Register, ran a full-page article. Jaqueline was also featured on WKRG 5, and “Our Southern Souls”. Jacqueline attended The Jubilee of Arts and Crafts in Daphne and won as an Award of Distinction for her artwork and booth in 2019. Love by JM was a featured artist for March and April 2020 at the Marx Library at The University of South Alabama.