jinnyly

Jinny Ly

Paris, France 7 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (4)

jinnyly

Jinny Ly

Paris, France | 7 Sales

Jinny Ly

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Jinny Ly

Announcement    *** Important! Please note I'll be traveling Nov 3 through Nov 16. All orders placed during that time period will be mailed after I return. Thanks for your understanding and patience ^__^ ***

Welcome to my little shop of my illustration and fiber creations.

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Last updated on Oct 29, 2019

*** Important! Please note I'll be traveling Nov 3 through Nov 16. All orders placed during that time period will be mailed after I return. Thanks for your understanding and patience ^__^ ***

Welcome to my little shop of my illustration and fiber creations.

Follow me on FB or IG to find out about upcoming sales and listings:
http://www.facebook.com/jinnyly
http://www.instagram.com/jinnyly
http://www.jinnyly.com

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About jinnyly

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2008

From California to Paris

I've been drawing since I was a little kid, doodling on whatever I could get my hands on, but had no formal training in art until college - where I started out in the illustration/ animation department. It was a dream to work at Pixar or Disney, but an intro to art course changed that lifelong goal when I was introduced textile artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Her talk about weaving and the world of fiber arts changed my life.

I found myself tumbling into the world of silks, cottons, and other beautiful fibers. In my family, all the women elders were seamstresses at some time. Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Mum sewed, crocheted, knit, and embroidered. Naturally, I picked up those skills as a little kid. I sewed books and clothes, crocheted butterflies, knitted scarves...I just didn't know I could make Art out of those practical skills. With Consuelo as a mentor, friend, and constantly cheering for me to push myself, I made some major life changes and decided to follow my dream of being an Artist.

In 2017, after a life in tech and video games, I dropped out of the rat race and decided to move to Paris, France (and to be with my fiance at the time, who's now my husband). In a little suburb in Paris, I focus on developing my voice in Art, studying local plants and wildlife, leveling up my cooking skills, and foraging for mushrooms and treasures with Appa, the French Pyrenean Shepherd mix that we adopted from the pet refuge to keep me company (and out of trouble).

I spend a lot of time at flea markets, antique shops, brocantes, yard sales, and the like. Materials used in my creations are carefully chosen. I'm meticulous and very particular about each and every item that goes into, and that is used during the creation process - from the glass head pins made in Hiroshima to the vintage silk Boyd threads used for sewing. I particularly enjoy objects with a history attached.

When I create, I'm creating with skills passed down to me from the women in my family. Each of these women escaped one or two wars during their lifetime -- completely uprooting, losing every possession they had, and then settled into a new life in an unfamiliar place. I come from 3 generations of refugees -- so lots of stories and history was shared when these skills were bestowed upon me. The sculptures and items I make, are embedded with words and memories from my family history.

I don't know where this path will take me, but I know this is where I'm supposed to be. Thanks for reading! :)

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  • Jinny

    Owner, Creator

    An illustrator and fiber artist native to the San Francisco Bay Area, California, with a profound love of nature, lace, and stories. I graduated with a Bachelors in Studio Art in 2009, with an emphasis in Illustration and textiles.

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