This is my watercolor illustration of a Blue Jay. The original painting of this magnificent bird was done without a background, I added the watercolor background separately later. I’d never painted a bird before this, but then I saw a nature program about the beautiful Blue Jay and decided to paint one.
✖️ LONG POST WARNING ✖️ As an artist/ creative, I struggle to define my work. I’ve always struggled to answer the question “what do you do?” Using the title of “mixed media artist” is how I have attempted to get away with this and I just hope that my work doesn’t feel erratic or disconnected.
I work on what ever makes me feel content and fulfilled at the time. I hate to be stagnant. I am inpatient and my mind is constantly busy. I change mediums and styles more than I change my clothes and I always love to try something new. I am also inspired by nature constantly and we all know that nature is ever changing and always exciting. There is beauty in imperfection and freedom.
Right now, my love for fluid and ink art is increasing and I am continuing to expand in this area. This flows into resin art and its fluid, yet different feel. I will also go back to acrylic on canvas constantly, as this was my first love. I will work on multiple pieces at once, waiting for layers to dry and for my soul to tell me what comes next.
I create “wall art” a lot but I also love homewares and furniture that is individual. Creating beautiful and function pieces that can be utilised in every day life or for the home is also my passion. Natural products such as raw timbers, crystals and stones speak to me and you will often find natural objects in my works.
In essence, my “style” cannot be defined and currently I am working on: •ink and fluid art on paper •resin art including resin covered art, sea scapes, geodes and abstract formations •acrylic and ink on canvas including abstract, abstract expressionism and anything else that I feel inspired to splash around
•furniture using natural timbers, steel, resin and crystals
I would love to hear what you like, what inspires you and what you might like to see from JLT next or more of ?!? Thank you for joining me on this journey of self discovery and ever changing love of things that inspire, brighten days and homes x
Reclaimed and repurposed materials with hand-carved detailing from Pennie Jagiello @studioingot.
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A portrait of beach hotties.
Admittedly caught up in the thick of December. There’s so much to say about the bustle and the burnout that may come with being your own boss but I chose to slow down with art therapy. Consumption is a conspicuous theme these days, and so the inspiration came from those who not only encourage minimal, mindful, and slow consumption but those few who extend their actions out in nature.
This is for my sisters who do amazing things for the oceans. Small things that do big for the earth. This is for our eco angels. #MissUniverse ’s in their own right. You know who you are. I see you. Thank you for what you do. 🙏🏽🌊💫
PS. Do you have an environmentally-conscious business? Want to have this artwork printed for your space/office? DM me for a free soft copy. 😊
I got into hyper-realism about 3 years ago when I realized that I could use digital texture blended with my own hand drawing to create something so realistic that it ceases to exist in real life. Unless I show you, you won’t see it and the mischievous side of me like that! Before and after how I created this work. Untitled, 12” x12” on velvet archival paper. Art is for sale. #artbystellachang#beforeandafter#hyperrealism#artprint . #artforsale
[Link in Bio] And we’re live with a new episode! Need some inspiration from a creative that truly walks the walk? I had a chat with best selling author and host of The Unmistakable Creative podcast @unmistakableceo, and we dive into so many topics, including... Taking action and choosing yourself. How his passion for surfing has influenced his life. The importance of having a body of work you own. How to internalize feedback/constructive criticism, and decide whether or not to take it into account with your work. Knowing your worth and treating creativity as a business. Why choosing to work *the right* day job while building your side projects has a ton of benefits. Going deep vs. shallow work. Mindful social media usage. Why the actual process and showing up to do the work matters. The benefits and pitfalls of early, unexpected success.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, whiskey, or wine and listen in! 🎧