Random (and irregular) ramblings of a mildly scatterbrained artist...!

July 13, 2020

This year has been one nobody could have expected... self employed people and creatives in particular have had some incredibly difficult times. While I have been really lucky in that I could continue making work at home, enjoying the quiet time with my fiance and dog, and selling my work online, I know that things are going to take a long time to get back to 'normal'.

So! In September I will be starting a new job- my first full time employment in over seven...

April 6, 2020

I made a tutorial! Editing and technology are not my strong points- plus it is filmed on my phone (I couldn't set up my camera to face downwards!) so please excuse the quality, BUT hopefully it will give you something fun to do to pass some time which of many of us have plenty of at the moment. 

The 'Dark Skies' series was my first proper collection when I became a full time artist and it's such a fun way to create something a little bit different, so I real...

February 25, 2020

So it's nearly here! The first 'shop update' where I release the work that I've been creating for the past two months- the originals, a few prints, and you can also pre-order greeting cards and other sized prints to come to you in a couple of weeks. On Sunday at 5pm I will publish the new works that I have finished whilst exploring the theme of 'CIRCLE'! Not all of them are circular, but they've all come about whilst I've been looking at this theme, and the...

December 4, 2019

"How much!?" my neighbouring stallholder at the market has wide eyes when I tell her how much just one roll of framing tape costs. This is the tape I use to seal up the back of framed pictures that people buy at exhibitions or at fairs. (it's about £7.50 for a roll to answer her question).

We're talking about how the little buzz you get from making a sale at a show can quickly fizzle out if you calculate the actual profit that sale has made you. People look...

October 31, 2019

There seems to be a month for everything these days- lots of national incentives to give things up for a month in a bid to get us to change our habits, challenge ourselves, get healthier or even just think twice. Stoptober, Vegan-uary, Dry January.. and the less amusingly named- 'Plastic Free July'!

My mister and I have been gradually attempting to reduce our plastic purchases over the years, and have focused ourselves in July for the last three summers. And...

September 25, 2019

I'm excited! I have a calendar arriving tomorrow that I will be posting out to people all around the land and YOU can buy it right here on my website! I've finally bitten the bullet and gone for an online shop rather than only selling through an external company (Etsy) and it's rather exciting! I'm using way too many exclamation marks and need to stop. Full stop.

Anyway- please do check it out, have a browse, and let me know if you see anything that needs fi...

August 14, 2019

My largest commission to date was also a very special one. I had started sketching out an idea of a 'bird circle' similar to the fish I do, but hadn't got very far, and had abandoned the idea when I met someone who had a specific vision.
Four birds, wings touching in the centre, to represent their family unit, one of whom has been fighting cancer for some time. Then- concentric circles of more birds, each representing a group of people who have supported th...

June 23, 2019

Time to say goodbye...!

It is time for my big re-launch, re-brand and big reveal of my new business name.... Jessamy Keily Art!

Thrilling stuff eh. I've decided to give up Jinks Art as my business name and switch to just using my name (risky considering the usual spelling nightmares people have with it) as of July 2019. It's been a bit of a torturous decision, mostly for my friends and family who have had to listen to me umming and ahhing and changing my mind...

January 22, 2019

It's a new year! And I still haven't kept up the blog writing. I'm not sure anyone reads them apart from the lovely boyfriend and lovely parents but it can be quite therapeutic in the same way a diary can be- and always fun to read back and get embarrassed over a few months later!

I have actually always been a diary writer- again in random sporadic bursts- almost all my diary entries begin 'I haven't written in SO LONG' but I really enjoy it and love reading...

May 11, 2018

I moved to Wareham six months ago and have fallen in love with this lovely town! Having known nothing about it, I have heard that it has a bit of a reputation of being a 'stopping point' on the way to other, more glamorous or famous Dorset spots. Not the case! As we become part of the community, Squid the dog and I keep discovering more and more wonderful places to explore all within walking distance from my house so I thought I would share some, in the hop...

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