We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Jacqueline Jones a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Jacqueline , appreciate you joining us today. Can you talk to us about a project that’s meant a lot to you?
One of the most meaningful projects that I have worked on has been a self portrait that I had created a couple years ago. When I created it I felt like it was truly a reflection of myself with how I feel emotionally and with the things that do go on in my mind. I had been dating my sons father and we went to a fashion show, in the fashion show they had featured artists in at the time I wasn’t showcasing my work or sharing it with anyone only myself. When I saw the other artists that were there showcasing and even being able to speak with them and get their input on their work , I got so inspired that I wanted to create as soon as we left the event. With the specific piece I am talking about, I have always had a passion for art but felt afraid of sharing my work because of thinking that it wasn’t good enough to be seen by other people. When I created this piece it has a psychedelic background made from fluid paint and in the middle is a girl which would be me surrounded by flowers and butterflies to add for it to be a mix media piece. The sunflowers in the peace signify part of my family and also sunflowers being my favorite flower. The butterflies for the added effect to me incorporate freedom to fly in that metamorphosis that a caterpillar goes through to get to that point I felt like I finally reached it.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
I would say I got into the art industry in 2019 I have participated in a show called raw artist. It was at the house of blues and it was such a wonderful event I got to meet so many people in Netwerk with so many other artists that are in the Houston area I couldn’t tell you how much I enjoyed that experience. After that event I started getting invited some more more and just started working in being a part of whatever I could as much as possible. My work consist of but not limited to artworks on canvas, artwork on canvas bags, painting on clothing, jewelry making, sculpting, keychains. I think one of the things that has me apart from others is that I really do try to just create what pops up in my mind I don’t try to limit myself nor am I saying that they are limiting themselves but I don’t normally paint what you may see in common areas. Art is very therapeutic for me especially when I’m having trouble dealing with my emotions, expressing myself through any medium I can get my hands on from acrylic to clay. I am most proud of the reactions I get from those who do get to experience any of my pieces. I try to be love and light with all that I create and pour nothing but good vibes into my creations I love every single piece that I make so with the love that I put into that I hope whoever does purchase or decide to become a collector of my works that they get to fill just all the goodness that comes with getting a piece from Jlovely.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?
The most rewarding aspect of being an artist is really coming up with anything you put your mind to And watching it come to life. The reactions from the people who get to view it are the most satisfying because you will have some people who don’t like it which is OK because it’s still made somebody feel something.To those who are moved from what you create that that is the person who it is meant for.
Can you share your view on NFTs? (Note: this is for education/entertainment purposes only, readers should not construe this as advice)
To be honest I don’t necessarily have a view on NFTs, I do think that it is something that’s moving forward especially with technology and it is giving a open platform to those to be able to profit from it. But myself personally I guess I just felt too old to want to invest in pursuing that. You can call me all the school but I just like the physical touch of a canvas and picking up my brush and creating those strokes you know how to create some thing. And believe me it’s nothing against anybody who does it it’s just personally not for me. Maybe one day it will be , but I think I’m too much stuck in my ways with trying to move forward in the times when it comes to art.
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