Oil Painting Steps for Still Life

The genre of still life paintings created by the Dutch of the 16th & 17th centuries utilized allegorical symbolism which is continued with today's artists who still represent popular objects that spark meaningful memories that define our era. 


Rock-n-Zen Garden Transformation & New Plants

Rock-n-Zen Gardens 2020 Transformation

Transformation is a goal for 2020 Rock-n-Zen Gardens with additional new plants and a DIY rock garden that will be a visual feature from the side window. Gardening is a personal expression of my artistic skills merging with wonderment for nature's perfection.


DIY Hand-painted Pots

Hand Painted Tin Pots on window sill by Minaz Jantz

Decorate the window sill with DIY hand-painted tin pots.  Transform the empty coffee tin for the perfect plant pot to display on a window sill or brighten up an open shelf to store cookies.  This one-of-kind pot is the funky sidekick to any plant or treasure stash.


Crochet Hippy Purses

Crochet Hippy Purses designed by Minaz Jantz

Groovy Baby! Fashion is FUN. What started out as lessons crocheting squares, later were fashioned into my chic hippy purses that softy caress the hips with a splash of colorful distraction!


Music Man Pillow

Music Man Pillow by Minaz Jantz

A passion for making pillows as gifts for friends started back in the 1970s. Sewing and hand stitching pillows is a way to personalize the gift. My latest pillow creation is for my musician songwriting mate, James.


Silk Nuno Felt Scarves

Silk Nuno Felt Scarves by Minaz Jantz
Nuno felt is a textile combining roving wool and gauze-like silk with the method of rolling and wetting until the wool fibers felt into the silk fabric creating a flexible textile that has a luxurious surface. 


Fish Myth Light Box

The Fish Myth: The Big One Got Away by Minaz Jantz

Fishing for myth, gathering ideas and collectible found objects, my creative energy lights up a story with layers of paper and drawing with Exacto blades to cut out a tale of 'The Big One That Got Away'


DIY Closet Transformation

No need to spend BIG BUCKS for DIY transformation for home decor. One pint of mineral paint for $20.00 and a couple new ceramic knobs for $10.00 with two days to spare, and at the end of all that effort was a cleaned out coat closet and a fresh new look to our beach house entrance.


Goat Pastel Portrait

Flower The Goat step by step portrait.

Turning the corner of winter, March was time to shake off the winter blues and dust-off 22 pet portraits to showcase SMILES at the reading room of the newly renovated Musquodoboit Harbour Library. Also on May 27th in the community workroom, I demonstrated the unique qualities of pastel, starring a goat named Flower Bud.


Revamp Older Artworks

ReVamp Older Artworks by Minaz Jantz

Time to celebrate my years of past, add a dash of change, contemplate thy art children & put them into their new archival frames. It is an artists prerogative to revamp older artworks and update a FRESH layer using matured skills and new mediums. 


DIY Simple Changes NEW LOOK

Wood Cupboard Transformation Before & After

I was given this beautifully handcrafted cabinet many years ago and it has been so handy for storing a variety of objects. Time to hide the clutter and give this cabinet a simple transformation with fabric covered panels and new knobs!


Pop UP Art

Pop UP Art by Minaz JantzPop UP & Paper Engineering is a new skill I have challenged to learn this year. Paper is not just for notes and drawings, it can MOVE to animate art.

Pop Up Card Collection by Minaz Jantz



Modern Spice Pillow Handknit & Pom Poms

Modern Spice Pillow design & handmade by Minaz Jantz

 'Modern Spice' pillow is designed with a varied combination of stitches and like cooking with international spices, I like to add a little of this and that to make for a unique blend of colours and textures for this exotic pillow.


Knit Pillow for Fox Love

Fox Love bolster pillow design by Minaz Jantz

 'Fox Love' is a hand knit bolster style pillow, knit with 100% wool for the cover and stuffed with acrylic fluff to make the latest folk art pillow designed & created by Minaz Jantz.


Watercolor Pastel & Stitches

Waterlily Nude Dance by Minaz Jantz

'Waterlily Nude Dance' combines the elements water, nudes, pastel and thread for my latest multi-media painting. Stashed in two large plastic boxes are rolls of several years of nude drawings from life drawing groups that have been beckoning me to use in my latest series of compositions. 


Pastel Collage with Layers

The Romance of Flowers by Minaz Jantz

Blossoms and blooms declare spring has arrived and sets the pace for something new and fresh to inspire my creative mind. I took on the challenge to use left-over pieces of painting materials, build a foam core display box and use found objects to collage a multi-dimensional pastel painting, titled 'The Romance of Flowers'.


Bee Nice Grow Flowers Folk Pillow

Bee Nice Grow Flowers in the Folk Art Pillow Collection by Minaz Jantz

Latest Folk Art Pillow; 'Bee Nice Grow Flowers' is a hand-stitched message to save the bees from extinction. Handwork such as needle felting, embroidery, crochet and knitting complete an entirely unique pillow that comes with its own removable felted bees. 



Road Side Decor

Saved from a landfill.  NEW life for a patio set.
Saved from a landfill.
NEW life for a patio set.

I dream of lucky treasure finds since I was a kid and can not help myself to see value in what people toss away to the roadside.

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