Monday, November 8, 2010

seasoned love

"We've had Autumn, Winter and Spring...
Now all we need is Summer and we'll have everything." - JAJ

Thursday, August 5, 2010

on the left of the right side

"i caught a glimpse of the trees as she ran away,

her direction opposite to me.

the ground beneath my feet sparkled like diamonds,
i almost didn't believe it.

they were in front and didn't wait for him,
he was taking in the view,

it was a moment they would never fully understand.

i miss your face,

so i close my eyes and catch your sweet scent,
your beauty invades my inner most thoughts.

i never liked the way Winter made the trees feel,
the cold wind on their broken down bodies.

voices destroy my vision and it kills my control,

now i wait for you...

to come sing my heart back to loveliness,

and i know it's soon."

-J.A. Jones

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

the dish and the spoon

The coffee’s on, the fire is warm,
are you coming out of the storm?
I need to know what’s on your mind,
can you tell me? Please don’t hide.

The clock has moved and I’m still waiting.
Are you alright dear? You look like you’re fading.
Maybe I should speak and let me say,
I’ll be honest, it’s better that way.

I’ve got a feeling that something’s wrong,
I haven’t seen you, it’s been too long.
You need to tell me what’s in your heart,
I know it’s hard dear, so please just start.

The fire is ashes, the coffee’s cold,
I think I’m done here, and my stories told.
Thanks love for listening and being you,
please think it over, cause i will be too.

Outside looks crazy and sounds intense,
just like my heart, it makes no sense.
We’ll I’ll say goodbye now and talk to you soon,
until next time, I’m the dish and your the spoon.

-J.A. Jones

sometimes it just happens and you can't stop it

”...And all of a sudden,

it came out of nowhere.

The black clouds swallowed
the bright yellow sun.. whole.
The water fell from the vast cover of sky
and soaked my soul in honesty.

Oh, how I needed this feeling of a new beginning.
Oh, how much I needed to start again.

I ran for what seemed like
endless cirlces of the second hand.
Creating moments of life, love
and every little thing that hung inbetween.

Oh, how I longed to be washed away,
never to be found in the same place…

And all of a sudden,

it came out of nowhere.”

-J.A. Jones

watching the world pass my window

Emptiness, such a close friend of mine.
Rainy days and Mondays seem to be all I find.
And hello love, will you be around today?
I wonder do you have something beautiful to say?

[Cause all I ever needed was you.
Just one moment to believe it could true.
So come in close, but don’t stay too long.
Just give me enough time to hear
the goodnight song.]

-J.A. Jones

s.d.p.p - day 7

day 7 photo project (last day)
...this has been important to my creativity, it's given me a simple challenge and opened my eyes even more to how many different ways you can look at the same thing.

thanks for sharing in the 7 day photo project with me.

maybe this has inspired you to take a look from another point of view.


Monday, August 2, 2010

s.d.p.p - day 6

day 6 - (2nd last day of the photo project)
shooting the bottles outside today in the sunshine and loving the colours.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

s.d.p.p - day 5

(late entry today, i've been in Melbourne)
photo project day 5 - outside and it's raining, not extremely creative, but keeping committed to the everyday photo for 7 days. loving the bright whites from the flash.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

s.d.p.p - day 4

day 4 of the photo project - this is the same place i took the bottles of day one, but there is more of them this time, i really like this view.

Friday, July 30, 2010

yes please!

"mix tape conversation,
give me your inspiration."
-J.A. Jones

s.d.p.p - day 3

day 3 of the photo project - taken outside looking up through the pergola. (it reminds me that sometimes we need to change the perspective on what we're looking at, and although it seems simple enough to do, it can offer us a more advanced understanding of the situation at hand.)


seven-day-photo-project / day 3


i can get very attached

-J.A. Jones

Thursday, July 29, 2010

bus ride

"handle bars reflected,
the traffic lights all green,
the trees intertwined,
life creates another moment
for all to see."

-J.A. Jones

s.d.p.p - day 2

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

new idea: the 7 day photo project

Hey friends.

This is a new idea that came to me this morning following a cool photo txt (thanks Katie!) and it's basically about shooting the same subject (i chose empty wine bottles) every day for 7 days and seeing the results together.

It's a creative idea that doesn't need much explaining, but just doing. Maybe you'll have a go at this 7 day photo project.

Enjoy - This is day one! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

life in a day


...i miss you when you are missing from me,
that's the feeling i feel, the feeling it should be.
-J.A. Jones

i was looking at her

i like stars, they are bright,
will you paint one on my foot tonight?
-J.A. Jones


orange paint on the walls,

but wait, any moment now it could drive away.

coffee cups empty, others are still full,

some cups are halfway finished,

maybe some people too?

this moment are working progress,

i only wish you were here to see it.

nearly time to leave this chair,

it's almost over for another addiction.

breakfast was perfect, the food not too bad.

i sense they are leaving, those who sit close to the door.

company to the left, right and center,

but still it won't break through.

people talk loudly, making sounds to smother one another.

wait, something changing, vibrations seem close,

money goes back to it's place and she waits to be moved.

the door hasn't opened for as long as i can remember,

but now that i think, i think i forgot my memory.

crossing the street to find her position,

i just wish i found something of worth.

both eyes locked to the papers,

excuse me, "why won't this phone work?"

if we try to fail, we try to win,

at least there was contact, ring ring ring.

clearing the tables seems the right thing to do,

i just hope he doesn't see me, i hope she doesn't fall.

I'm running out of space,

but we both know that's not true.

just a trick i keep believing in,

too busy trying to impress you.

kids on the couch, playing games to kill time.

mum plus one plus one in the conversation line.

he just blocked my perspective and i don't think he cares,

alright, that's it for NOW, I'm off to find what's over there.......


sleepless nights and I was thinking of you / one day of forever is not enough to finish the list of things to do / can we throw the clock out the window and just get lost in the music of the moment...

and we move through the darkness to face the light / because we both know it's worth the journey to be on the other side / so hard to believe and harder to receive that something this good could be only for me...

with every chance there is you show me what it means.

-J.A. Jones

Monday, July 26, 2010


"I'll burn your face into my memory, not to hurt, just to hold.
Why? Because a life without you in it is just too damn cold."
-J.A. Jones


"She pulls away, I move in closer.

Honesty comes easy, but we struggle to get under.

The day is beginning, I feel I am ending.

Throw a lifeline to rescue, this love needs some mending."

-J.A. Jones


"You know how they say 'love will find a way',

well how can that be when my heart is such a maze."

-J.A. Jones

Friday, April 30, 2010

long time, no see

I made black coffee to fill the need,
but something changed, I washed it down the sink.

I made black coffee to keep me strong,
but my doctor told me that's not good enough.

How do I move forward when the sun is not shining?
Why call yourself honest when we both know your lying?
Words on paper don't mean much these days.
Guard yourself in these unknown ways.

The mirrow looks good when I don't look in it.
Addiction seems handled when we're heavily medicated.

Stop writing and let's go have some coffee.
-J.A. Jones

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

you inspire my creativity

"Trees are tall, the sky is blue.
These lines caught me off guard thinking about you.

Buses run in circles, the pavement is cold.
I'm trying to be better, your smile makes me bold.

This coffee is strong, there's a swing in the park.
I feel like we're running like kids in the dark.

All these things are exactly as they seem.
I'm writing this poem and you're sleeping sweet dreams."

- J.A. Jones

(inspired by and written for my sweet honey-bee!)

Monday, January 18, 2010

looking for a way out

i had words before, but i turned the light off...
does anyone know where i can find the switch to turn the thoughts back on? -JAJ

pink marshmallows always get picked first

Photography by J.A. Jones

By popular demand the exhibition continues a little longer than planned.
How great is that!!!

Yummy Patisserie / 428a Sturt Street, Ballarat
(4 doors down from Hayden Real Estate)

If you haven't been yet, go check it out... Seriously, go and check it out!