Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Journal

I have just been looking at other peoples blogs and become fascinated by journals. I was reading Barbs Craft therapy and the one she has created is beautiful. I also looked at link to another blog by Kelly Kilmer a life made in hands workshop absolutely beautiful. This has given me inspiration to create my own. It was suggested that I create one in the past. I have kept a dairy and made various notes but I think a journal would be more creative combining words with images. I have loads of materials I can use cant wait to get started!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sequin Cupcake


Sequin Cupcake
Originally uploaded by J2ART
I love sewing and I created this sequin cupcake using up the loose sequins I have collected over the last few years. Going to make more of these and see what I can do with them.

Mandala


Mandala
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Based on stained glass window using various coloured pens.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Party invites


Party invites
Originally uploaded by J2ART
These are party invites I made for a course I am on at the moment. I had great fun creating them, helped to give the creative streak a spark ! As i have not been drawing much.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Mandala

Mandala

I drew this mandala a few weeks ago, I love drawing these as they are very theraputic. Creating them in various colours and different textures. I would like to embroider one and maybe create one with beads. This was drawn with various coloured pens onto watercolour paper.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Little table stage 11


Little table stage 11
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Gone back to working on my little table. As I have stopped drawing to to lack of ideas again.:(

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Circles of colour


Circles of colour
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Working on this the couple of days trying to finish work of that I started a while ago.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Dahlia


Dahlia
Originally uploaded by J2ART
I took this photograph in my Mums garden. Im really pleased with it as it was just a quick snap. I love drawing mandalas and to me this is a natural one created by nature and my Mums care and attention:).

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Little table stage 10


Little table stage 10
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Today I have been working on my little table. I had been struggling to think of what to use for the wings, I left it for a while and played with some other materials created a couple of mandals in between. This morning while looking through my craft bits I found some gold seed beads and decicded to use these.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Little Table stage 6


Little Table stage 6
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Experimenting with materials this is the fun part.

Little table stage 5


Little table stage 5
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Close up of pattern I choose this design as I think it will be easy to work on:)

Little table stage 4


Little table stage 4
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Hand drawn pattern o top taken from butterflies work.

Little Table stage 3


Little Table stage 3
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Primed needed a couple of layers.

Little table stage 2


Little table stage 2
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Ready to prime.

Little table Stage 1 Sanding down!


Little table Stage 1
Originally uploaded by J2ART
I have started a little project with this little table. I am going to restore it in my style of work using various materials. I have not done this before so I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out:)

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Friday, 29 May 2009


Cup Cake Delight!
Experimenting with hand drawn patterns, using various coloured pens in sketchbook. Full of new ideas with this pattern so I will keep on experimenting:) Need a new sketchbook.

Been busy experimenting with hand drawn patterns. This has taken up a lot of my time. Also taken up jogging, my daughters boyfriend is running the London Marathon next year so daughter and me are following the training programme for it. Hoping to take part in a charity race later in the year:). Going well just finishing week two and another 22 to go!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Tree
Drawing for Doodle Day based on a tree outside my bedroom window the seed was planted by the birds. Still waiting to finish of drawing of patterns waiting for pens to arrive. Be here next week now :( so i cannot complete it. They will be my third packet of pens, I set myself a real challenge with this piece its taken me a long time to complete. :0. Patience is a virtue!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I have been really busy the last couple of weeks preparing and framing work for the Kenilworth Festival. I have put in five pieces the two Embroidered mats the Angel , Gold Butterflies and Hand Drawn Patterns. Hoping to get photos tomorrow. Exhibition is on until Sunday at the Holiday Inn in Kenilworth. Still working on the hand drawn patterns that I started about three weeks ago hoping to finish it this week! Then start on another and start a new embroidery mat. Oh and I must do a doodle for doodle day. So much to do!:)

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Hand drawn patterns


Hand drawn patterns
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Started a new drawing taken from my sketchbook. Going to cover the sheet of paper A1, using Sakura Aqualip pens which have a sheen to them when dry I love these pens as the colours are vibrant Fab!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Hand drawn patterns onto watercolour paper A1 size. Using various coloured pens. This has taken a couple of weeks to complete. I worked on it apart from two days when I had to have my wisdom tooth out ouch:( painful and bruised:( when this has eased no more toothache yippee:). Anyway its finished now thinking about exhibiting this and the embroidery. I have produced loads of work over the last few months so a bit to choose from. Will start on a new piece only using a couple of colours. My son has suggested I get in contact with wallpaper companies as he thinks this would good as wallpaper thanks Jack:)x. It has been suggested before:). Not sure how I go about it though:0?
Oh and I must draw the Doodle for the Day which is Kitchen Chaos this should be fun.

Saturday, 11 April 2009


Morning walk with Ted and took some pictures. This is in the middle of the woods I think it is lovely :)
Blue Sewing

Completed blue sewing onto mat using felt glitter wool threads beads and sequins.

Friday, 10 April 2009


Tree House
My drawing for doodle of the day.
Being busy embroidering onto another mat and having a clear out at the same time. Hoping to have completed mat in next couple of days. Also need to work on website, upload more photos. Putting a couple of pieces into the Kenilworth Festival in May so deciding what pieces to choose :)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Web site

Creating Web Site http://j2art.net

Just spent the last few hours building up our website. Looks basic at the moment but I am going to spend more time on it over the next couple of weeks with the help of hubs who has loads more experience than me:) Link below :)
http://j2art.net

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

This is the latest drawing for Doodle Day the title was Paisley and this is what I created, using red and black pens with pencil. This will be another project to do on a larger scale along with the others I have lined up :0 the project list just gets bigger !:))....

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Mandala


Mandala
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Started drawing again, I am fascinated by Mandalas so have been drawing some over the weekend using various colours this one is based on the sun. I will try to see if i can embroider one using felt another project along with the other projects i have yet to start :).

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


Doodles Ted and a Daisy
Joined a blog yesterday called Doodle Day its great, these are my two creations so far, there will be lots more no doubt this is great gets the creativity flowing again starting to think about what to draw next.........

Monday, 23 March 2009

Oh no!

I am going to have to stop creating for a couple of days my creativity has come to a stand still
:( hope it does not last too long....................! Bought fabric remnants today but not sure what I am going to do with it all at the mo. I will do some knitting and hope this sets of some ideas sketch book and camera at the ready! Hubs is not happy as I have taken over the art room, he has a small area for his computer thats all he needs :) where as I need alot more space well I would like the whole room really!

Hand Drawn patterns


Hand Drawn patterns
Originally uploaded by J2ART
I have been working on this piece over the weekend using Sakura gel pens they are great to work with, the colours are really bright! I have added some butterflies cut out of fabric .I am pleased with effect. I have aslo taken some of the patterns from the mandala that I drew a while ago.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hand Embroidery


Hand Embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Took mat outside to photograph as it is such a lovely day. Hand embroidery onto mat using thread , wool ,sequins,beads,felt and glitter.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

New Project Weaving!

Trying out my peg loom using wool this is a practice piece. I am going to make my mats to embroider on from scratch so my work will be completely created by me. Creating the mats will not take to long I think? Very easy to use this one should only take a couple of days to complete see how it goes.:)
New Project!
Going to embroider the blue green butterflies onto the mat. I think I will just do a couple of Butterflies see how it turns out!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Hand embroidery


Hand embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Completed mat, hand embroidery using felt sequins, beads, glitter. Taken just over a week to complete. This mat is larger than the others so more work required, the idea is based on the hand drawn patterns using a different method. I am going to display this in my living room on the wall. So I will take some more pictures! :). I love working with different fabrics and materials and finding bargains of craft bits in the process. My daughter says this piece makes her feel happy as it is bright and colourful full of love Thanks Laz xx:)

Monday, 16 March 2009


Another Weekend of Pleasure!


I have been busy buying cheap wool and looking for bits for the mat, which is nearly finished I have not been well due to having a cold so this has delayed me for a short period of time! :(. Anyway had a great day yesterday went to a car boot and bought threads, felt and wool which was a great buy cheap! cheap1 cheap!:). After Mum and me went to the Hobbycraft and Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham brill! Bought lots more goodies and I bought a peg loom which I am really excited about, creating my own mats from scratch ! cost a little more but I love it! trying a new craft! more threads and more threads some samples of Aida sequins and beads no glitter as I have loads. So I am going to be really busy have lots of ideas about how to take my work further! Suggested to Hubs that I would like to hold an exhibition of my work his reply was Yes! daughter had suggested this a while ago so we will see! :O.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hand Embroidery


Hand Embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART


Work in progress, hand embroidery onto larger mat using felt glitter sequins beads and sequins. I have used felt to create similar patterns as the hand drawn ones working really well! using a different technique.

Weekend Pleasure!

Work in progress pattern take from hand drawn patterns on watercolour paper.

Its been a fun weekend, going to three jumble sales with Mum and sis ( I love them) looking for wool, for my extreme knitting blanket! I did get some wool but that will be for the next one........ not the right colour!:). Its great getting bargain's also looking for bits and pieces for the embroidery mats, a couple of things. . The weather has been good so been out with hubs and the dog to local park. This gives me a break from all the creative work! refreshes the brain :). Today out with Hubs again looking at Laptops for me as I am going to learn about creating a website to display our work hubs is into photography. Got back and continued working on mat coming on well hope to have finished it by the end of this week all been well! Also going to try and work on this drawing that I have started using biro and sakura gel pens they are great to use.