By KAYLA ROWE

KENNESAW, Ga. —

The Painted Butterfly, located on Main Street in Kennesaw, is home to hundreds of custom art pieces created by folk artist Holly Jones. She has filled a six bedroom house and a front yard with her unique work. Everything she creates is “green art,” otherwise known as eco-friendly, and is made using recycled materials such as window panels and scrap wood. Photo by Kayla Rowe
The Painted Butterfly, located on Main Street in Kennesaw, is home to hundreds of custom art pieces created by folk artist Holly Jones. She has filled a six bedroom house and a front yard with her unique work. Everything she creates is “green art,” otherwise known as eco-friendly, and is made using recycled materials such as window panels and scrap wood. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Holly Jones is from the country town of Tallapoosa, Georgia, which is on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Ever since she could hold a paintbrush in her hand in her early years, she has been creating. When she was 4 years old, she began her love for design through recycled materials. At this young age, she used the white piece of cardboard that came inside men’s shirts to paint a house, birds and trees on it. She sold this piece of work to her mother for $1, which soon began her journey of creating and selling eco-friendly art. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Holly Jones is from the country town of Tallapoosa, Georgia, which is on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Ever since she could hold a paintbrush in her hand in her early years, she has been creating. When she was 4 years old, she began her love for design through recycled materials. At this young age, she used the white piece of cardboard that came inside men’s shirts to paint a house, birds and trees on it. She sold this piece of work to her mother for $1, which soon began her journey of creating and selling eco-friendly art. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Nine years ago Jones opened The Painted Butterfly on her own with hopes to inspire people through her creations, and had no problem stocking the shop. The store is made up of mural, consignment and custom work and is geared toward people of all ages. She enjoys giving people a sense of happiness upon walking into her shop and said it is a regular occurrence that people cry happy tears or come in to get their “happy fix.” Her work is meant to be soothing, and never dark, abstract or jarring. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Nine years ago Jones opened The Painted Butterfly on her own with hopes to inspire people through her creations, and had no problem stocking the shop. The store is made up of mural, consignment and custom work and is geared toward people of all ages. She enjoys giving people a sense of happiness upon walking into her shop and said it is a regular occurrence that people cry happy tears or come in to get their “happy fix.” Her work is meant to be soothing, and never dark, abstract or jarring. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones’ work goes beyond a paintbrush and paint. She claims to go through phases of what she likes to create at the moment. Over the many years she has found herself interested in pottery, scrapbooking, marbleizing, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper making, as well as constructing hand-made dolls and stuffing teddy bears. She draws her inspiration from the world around her and whatever ideas she can think up, she brings to life. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones’ work goes beyond a paintbrush and paint. She claims to go through phases of what she likes to create at the moment. Over the many years she has found herself interested in pottery, scrapbooking, marbleizing, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper making, as well as constructing hand-made dolls and stuffing teddy bears. She draws her inspiration from the world around her and whatever ideas she can think up, she brings to life. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones has always imagined spending her life bringing joy to others through her work. When asked what inspires her to do what she does, her answer is simple — life. She finds the beauty in everything that surrounds her such as the color of the sky, the patterns on clothing, books, magazines and so much more. She claims to want to make the world a better, happier place through her creations. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones has always imagined spending her life bringing joy to others through her work. When asked what inspires her to do what she does, her answer is simple — life. She finds the beauty in everything that surrounds her such as the color of the sky, the patterns on clothing, books, magazines and so much more. She claims to want to make the world a better, happier place through her creations. Photo by Kayla Rowe
The process of creating is what calms Jones down. Through it, her ADHD and everyday stress factors are minimized. She believes everyone should create in some way as a means of expression, relaxation and joy. In her words, “Creating keep you young — never stop learning.” Photo by Kayla Rowe
The process of creating is what calms Jones down. Through it, her ADHD and everyday stress factors are minimized. She believes everyone should create in some way as a means of expression, relaxation and joy. In her words, “Creating keep you young — never stop learning.” Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones’ passion for painting goes beyond that which lies in her shop. Aside from expanding her art to restaurants and the studios of the well-known Martha Stewart and Paula Dean, she has spread love to those who need it most. In 2011, she launched Kases for Kids, where she hand-painted donated suitcases for foster children as a means of eliminating the black garbage bag they are given prior to a move. The organization was an effort to give kids a sense of belonging and self-worth through their colorful and personalized luggage. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones’ passion for painting goes beyond that which lies in her shop. Aside from expanding her art to restaurants and the studios of the well-known Martha Stewart and Paula Dean, she has spread love to those who need it most. In 2011, she launched Kases for Kids, where she hand-painted donated suitcases for foster children as a means of eliminating the black garbage bag they are given prior to a move. The organization was an effort to give kids a sense of belonging and self-worth through their colorful and personalized luggage. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones works seven days a week, 24 hours a day by herself at The Painted Butterfly. Moving forward, she hopes to one day be able to expand a bit by selling her art online and have larger stores carry her work. She also aims to grow her social media handle and its following in order to become more popular throughout the U.S. Jones plans to keep her store up and running for many more years to come. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Jones works seven days a week, 24 hours a day by herself at The Painted Butterfly. Moving forward, she hopes to one day be able to expand a bit by selling her art online and have larger stores carry her work. She also aims to grow her social media handle and its following in order to become more popular throughout the U.S. Jones plans to keep her store up and running for many more years to come. Photo by Kayla Rowe
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s