13.6.19

Goat Pastel Portrait


Flower The Goat step by step portrait.

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.


5.6.19

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. 

1.4.19

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!



25.10.18

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

27.7.18

19.6.18

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.


13.6.18

Peace Pillow Handknit & Wet Felting

Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz

Peace Pillow manifested in early spring which harkens fresh ideas from past inspirations. The latest Folk Art Pillow is reminiscent of childhood times living in Europe & Canada during the 1960's.


20.5.18

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.

27.4.18

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. 


26.4.18

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'.

25.4.18

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. 


28.3.18

Paddling Among Fish Folk Art Pillow

Paddle Among Fish Folk Art Pillow design by Minaz Jantz


The P.E.I. wool shop Fleece and Harmony is the real woolly deal with happy sheep hanging around the shop's acreage and where the wool makers create from scratch their nature inspired hand dyed yarns.  

In the fall of 2017, a week holiday to Prince Edward Island found me walking the woodlots drenched in colourful leaves and time to seek out the next batch of wool to influence a new folk art pillow.  'Paddling Among Fish' reflects my gratitude for the wonder of the marine species that shares this grande planet.


7.1.18

Folk Art Pillows Collection #3

Starry Owl & Carrot Hunting Rabbit designer pillows by Minaz Jantz

The new addition to the Folk Art Pillows Collection is all designed as one-of-a-kind handmade pillows. The front side of the pillows are created with a wet felting technique and is my first wet felting project. 


7.10.17

25.8.17

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.


10.8.17

Wild Flowers & Grasses Gardens

Wild Flower & Grasses Rock-n-Zen Gardens


Walking by WEEDS we may hiss at them while the dogs piss on them and given a chance we will weed-wack them down while never understanding that these lowly weeds can be our medicines, food cultivation, land preservation, and flowers we need not fuss over in our wild gardens. 


9.7.17

Stitches & Watercolor Art Series

Stitches & Watercolor Series by Minaz Jantz

Nothing like exploring a new medium of watercolours and then combine together for a fresh approach with hand stitching. Hand-stitching is relaxing and found the new watercolour medium to be meditative too. Introducing 'Stitches & Watercolor' series which is being prepared to be showcased for the up and coming 'Follow the Yellow Balloons Open Studio Tour' this October 1, 2017.


5.7.17

Folk Art Pillows Collection #1


Introducing my new pillow art combining Folk Art with wool fibres! The Folk Art Pillows will welcome a spot to sit anywhere such as a window ledge, couch, bed and favourite chair! 

Why not add original Folk Art Pillows as a conversational piece to any room that will certainly bring a smile to you and your guests. My designer Folk Art Pillow collection is a unique idea for wedding gifts as you will be assured no one else will duplicate your gift.


26.5.17

Bike Ride Ink Drawings

Vancouver Bike Ride Ink Drawings Series by Minaz Jantz

The Big Picture Collective Art Project Vancouver 2017-04-27


I enjoyed revisiting my years living in Vancouver. with these 4 ink drawings.  City cycling takes some bravery to master through busy downtown areas, including Stanley Park but well worth the multitudes of views of the ocean, parks, sky and mountains all around the city as a fortress of nature, miniaturizing even the tallest of buildings.

20.5.17

Tribute Leonard Cohen painting

Tribute Leonard Cohen by Minaz Jantz

The OLD SCHOOL Opening Art Gallery theme this year is a tribute to our Canadain musician and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. I have grown up listening to some of his tunes on the radio and knew he went off the rails to meditate with the divine for several years. I went to the internet and watched many Youtube Videos and documentaries and discovered his self-effacing humour to which I enjoy! 

2.3.17

Re-Do Prior Art Works


Metamorphosing older artworks is a wondrous idea for any artist to pursue with damaged paintings and faded drawings. They must still inspire a spark and a voice that calls out to transform it, demanding to be born again in a new era while also refreshing the memories of times past. 

10.12.16

Community Art Events & Volunteers

Art making in its self is usually a solitary activity BUT somewhere along the line we must get out and connect with other creative beings who could encourage us to keep flourishing adventures of the creative soul.


17.11.16

Organizing the Art Studio


Falling Boxes


Falling Boxes!!!! It is not a pop band...hahah! Its a conditional disaster in my overwhelming disorganized art studio! Interior design is more than a LOOK or a style as much its how our STUFF is organized to suit its purpose. Time to RE-DO IT!

QUOTE by designer Charles Eames. 'Design is a plan for arranging elements in a way that best accomplishes a particular purpose.'

1.8.16

Art Studio Tools

Painting tools are more than just collecting brushes. Every artist finds their favorite tools that help them out in the studio. 

Some of my artist favorite tools are FREE from the garbage, while some are worthy enough to purchase. I also have a few favorite studio tools that are helpful and sentimental because they have been custom made by my family and friends. 

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