Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yoshitomo Nara @ GoMA

Yoshitomo Nara is one of my all time favourite artists and one of the famous people I'd love to meet. Theses are some photos I took of his art on display at GoMA as part of the APT6.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kaiden's plane


The plush Red (spotted) Baron, a biplane I made for my nephew this Christmas.
Jenny Jump (c) 2009
felt and clean polyester fill
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Painting the TSB

 

 I finished last touches of my paining in the evening, which was a great time to paint because there was a  lovely cool breeze.
 Here's the story of introduced species: a fox and a rabbit. Beautiful animals in their own right but a pest as an non-native animal in Australia. My story is that I too am a member of an introduced species, white settlers who came to Australia. I want to welcome new visitors to Australia, reconcile myself as an introduced species and say SORRY to the owners of this land.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TSB painting

Today I started work on painting a TSB. That's a traffic Signal Box, in normal speak, its the grey box on the corner that houses the electrics for the traffic lights. Luckily for artists here in Brisbane we have an opportunity to put our artworks on TSBs. I started yesterday but it was boiling hot 34 degrees Celsius so I only did the undercoat. Today I started adding the design and putting in some colour but there's probably 2 more days work before completion.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Dog in a basket


                                "Chilli dog" watercolours, thank you card, Jenny Jump 2009

Goth Loli Kimono


                      "Goth Kimono Girl" watercolours, birthday card by Jenny Jump 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Kitsune Dreamscape

                                                
Copyright Jenny Jump 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

inspired by water


Plankton: microscopic drifting or floating organic life found in seas, lakes, rivers

the mysterious stain





Just saw "the Grudge 2", very scary movie. Seems to be affecting my painting.

mermaids

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

India


India
Originally uploaded by Qoo Qoo
Ceremonial elephant
acrylic paint on canvas
Jenny Jump 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

Doll and Dragon

 

In the kids activities at GoMA's China Project there is a drawing activity; William Yang's Chinese Astrology.
This is my drawing :"Doll and Dragon", colour pencil edited in Photoshop.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our closest relatives

 

Charcoal and pastel; by Jenny Jump, 1990
I made this drawing, age 17, inspired by a Jane Goodall article in national Geographic about her study of Chimpanzees and their link to homosapiens.
This darling chimp looks into your eyes and searches into your soul for that understanding that animals and people alike deserve compassion;
and that sometimes we get tired and we just like a nice lie down.
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Monday, March 09, 2009

Painting lesson in my studio

 

Here's my mum having her first lesson in painting with acrylics.
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Sunday, March 08, 2009

My portfolio under construction



Second semester of my Multimedia Diploma at SBIT, Southbank Institute of Tafe.
I'm blogging my portfolio as I build it. You are welcome to comment, follow links and tips, and give me hints on construction of a beautiful design portfolio.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tiger T-shirt


Hand painted Tiger
T-shirt

JennyJump 2009
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oxygen Cyles and the Tour Down Under South Australia






I've just enjoyed a lovely holiday in Willunga and McLaren Vale, towns south of Adelaide, SA.
I've been staying with my brother Bert, his partner Ellie and 1 year old Kaiden during the excitement of "the Tour Down Under" cycling race. They were great hosts and we had front row seats for all the racing. Kaiden showed off for us his first steps, walking without holding anything and being super cute and adorable at all times. Lance Armstrong raced passed us but he was just a blur and a burst of wind. Lots of Bert's friends helped on the big day and Oxygen cycles celebrated its birthday. Bert's mate Greg mixed some cool beats for the event, Sarah made yummy food, we drank cycle-powered smoothies and we made a cyclist scarecrow, posing in the street.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

more Jumplings at market


Jumplings at market
Originally uploaded by Qoo Qoo
Little Markets @ Avid Reader
bunch of Jumplings
Jenny Jump 2009

cute amigurumi poo


cute amigarumi poo
Originally uploaded by Qoo Qoo
Amigurumi poo
Acrylic wool and felt
Jumpling
JennyJump 2009

"Amigurumi" is a very cute Japanese style of crochet and
I'm just beginning. I'm a big fan of Amigurumi.