About Us

Jennifer Balletto

  Meet Jen Balletto, the owner of Create It! She aims to make sure her customers feel welcome and have a fun experience in her studio.
  She puts all of her heart into creating a warm, friendly environment for kids of all ages to feel safe to develop artistic skills. Ironically, Jen only has half a heart as she was born with a Congenital Heart Condition. Growing up with less oxygen and energy then other children, Jen found arts and crafts to be something she could succeed in without competition or putting her health at risk.
   Through three open-heart surgeries, art became a positive focus to put her energy into healing. Jen learned at a young age not everyone in school has to be an athlete to be accepted. We are all born with our unique talents which makes us special.
   Jen hopes all those children out there who feel they are not an athlete, can be a super hero being an artist!      

Jessica

I have always been in the arts letting my creative passion flow, dabbling in all sort of mediums and consider myself a renaissance lady. The last five years I have been creating a community group that involves dressing as inspirational characters that spread Hope Love and Magic through our community and world. When not spreading magic or creating magic through my costuming work, I also work with adults with disabilities and help to immerse them in our community through the power of art. Next to helping others and creating art I absolutely love to inspire and motivate our next generation through determination and a bright smile.

DeBi

I’m DeBi Tucker and when I’m not busy being a mom and wife, I’m creating. Whether it’s the new window display for the store, painting samples or working on my own art, the creativity is in constant motion.

Talia

Hi, I’m Talia! I’m a junior at Analy high school. I love doing art, listening to music, reading, traveling, and hanging out with my friends. I’ve been taking art classes for most of my life and I’m currently taking honors art at school. I’d love to help you make your artistic vision come to life!

Zoe

Meet Zoe, our shop dog. Often times you’ll find Zoe in one of our soft blue chairs in the front of our studio. If she’s not resting in a chair, she will be in our party room sleeping in her bed and come out to greet you.

  Turning 13 years old this year, Zoe is just one year younger than the 14 years, owner Jen has owned the studio. One could say Zoe has been ‘working’ at the studio her whole life as our fuzzy greeter!

Jenna

Hello! My name is Jenna and I currently go to the Santa Rosa Junior College. I love working with kids and painting pottery. When i’m not working you can either find me babysitting, with my friends & family or at the beach! Traveling is something I plan to do during or after college. I can’t wait to create some art with you!

June

Hi, I’m June! I am currently a junior at Analy High School. My favorite thing do in-store is getting to open up the kilns and see how fantastic all the finished projects look! Out of the store, I love traveling, being with friends and family, and appreciating all the beautiful nature around us here in Sonoma County! Come in and say hello! I’d love to help you create.

Lilly

Hi I’m Lily! I am currently a junior at Santa Rosa High School and on the varsity cheer team. When I’m not at the studio, I’m usually in school, at cheer practice, hanging out with my friends or focusing on my homework.