About me

I have always been making, doing, creating. My mum is amazing in her own creativity and through that inspired and taught me much of what I do and know. It was this inspiration that led me to a career in art teaching. I am grateful that I get to do what I love everyday. I really enjoy seeing the spark of creativity ignite in my students and my own children.

I love textiles and colour and pattern and texture. I am inspired by these things. My work is a continually evolving folio that I don’t think will ever be quite finished. It is because of this that I am always experimenting and combining new things just to see what will happen.

Most of my work begins with a monotype or an abstract scribble using oil stick or ink. The themes of my work usually is born out of life’s emotion and circumstance, allowing me to be visually expressive of the things going on inside. Sometimes my work is just pottering around on an iPad app in some moment between the other things of life.

I am forever grateful for my husband who supports my creative endeavours and my children who always think what I do is amazing – may it last forever!

Me at a local exhibition with some textile pieces

It’s because of creativity that I decided to write this blog. I love being of help to people and I love creating stuff. If me creating bits and pieces can help others then I love that even more. I have found quite a few great blogs where people have put themselves ‘out there’ as it were, and they have been encouraging, insightful and helpful. I figured I could do that too. Hopefully I will.

My catch phrase is “Art, teaching, life, and how it all fits together”, so you can expect to find posts about those things. Life for me at the moments is about working out how things go together, what spaces can fit what chores and keeping our family equilibrium even. I’m hoping to post twice a week – where it fits in with life. I think figuring out how all the facets of life fit together is a challenge and an adventure, so why not share it?

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3 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Jenny,

    I love what you are doing with your kids at school – their artwork is so inspiring. I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    To accept the award you must make a post including the following information:

    Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
    Inform said bloggers about their nominations
    Share 7 random things about yourself
    Thank the blogger who nominated you
    Put the Versatile Blogger Award picture in your post (this can be found on my blog or at http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/)

    Regards,
    Elaine

  2. Hey Tonia-

    This is Dav from church.
    How are you?
    Gorgeous website! I love your work.

    (I’m currently on my way to HS conference & wondered what the names of your family were again? I’ll keep my eyes out for them.)

    Love Dav

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