Hello, this is me! Louise Marie Jones or Sparklymouse as I am more commonly known.

I’m a Birmingham based illustrator and my ideas and creativity are focused around intricate hand embroidered illustrations with an ambition to make life a bit more colourful and full in a world full of doom and gloom.

I’m fascinated with the idea of beauty and like using the “right” and “wrong” side of the image to illustrate this, taking a new spin on both embroidery and illustration.

My most current work, #theoldbagproject, is a visual diary drawing on inspiration from my daily life. Stitching one image a day to give an old bag a new lease of life. Now that this has finished I am sratting to create numerous bags and pieces of work stemming from the oriingal project. You can follow this over on Instagram @sparklymouse.

I graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration), shortly after which I was chosen as one of 60 of the best new and upcoming names in the design world and exhibiting as part of One Year On at New Designers in 2014.

What is the Future of Art?, Tate Modern - June 2016
Gifted.15, NCCD - November 2015
The Crafts 2015 - September 2015
The Crafts 2014 - October 2014
New Designers: One Year On (Part 2), London - July 2014
BCU Degree Show, Birmingham - June 2013
New Designers (Part 2), London - July 2013