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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coastal Reverie and a Giveaway, too!!!


Think about the possibilities.  If the world is your canvas, then truly you can create it as you see it. Or as you choose to see it. Once you let go of the boundaries instilled in your mind,  there are no rules as  you unleash your creative heart.
 
This painting is a good example of just that. I  went into my painting session with an idea and a very loose color scheme, something that I changed up a bit as I went along. What I did have was a vision though...a vision of something I had seen many years ago but with time had faded to just a blurry haze of color and shapes.

Snorkeling.  Yep..that was the inspiration behind this painting,  a dive in the Caribbean waters many moons ago, About 15 years ago at least maybe more. While I don't remember much, what I do recall is much more than blue waters floating by, it was crayon box of color , texture and MOVEMENT,  underwater. Everything is moving with every wave that goes by.  Does it look like this exactly? No. But that's okay.  The painting doesn't have to even resemble the underwater scene I was envisioning, if someone wants to believe it's a explosion of fireworks...that's okay with me too.  It's just a canvas. It's a memory. It's a feeling.  It's going to elicit something different from everyone who views it. 




 Our individual canvases can go from one feeling to another rather quickly, at times it just may be simple and understated like the canvas above.  Still, the colors evoke a feeling...to me, they bring me back to a cottage I once knew well by the lake,  a little store nearby full of penny candy and freeze pops and a line up of boats anchored near the shore. I imagine this board nestled in a vignette of fisherman's net and starfish, maybe sitting on top of a treasure box full of memories of a summer not too long ago.
Art does that for you. It brings you back in time.
It retells the stories before they are forgotten.
The colors chosen can further remind us of that time when....
Or the time we wish we were a part of...
Art, like life, is a medley of memories, told in bits in pieces.  But put together, you begin to see the bigger picture.

I was recently interviewed by Mo of Artful Living Group about my upcoming exhibit at their gallery:

Coastal Reverie
..and as we were talking about the show, she picked up on the fact that I seem to use a lot of houses, communities, fun coastal themes and a lot of positive words or affirmations in my work.  We talked about overcoming odds and making a better life for ourselves,  and using art to tell our stories..and it was like an aha moment for me.  Consciously, I knew what I was going to do for the show yet in a lot of ways, I have been preparing for it for years.  Bits and pieces of all my influences have found their way into each of the pieces I will be showing.  Some tell color stories, some tell stories of summer love and taking chances, others are about surviving and regenerating,  flowing with what life hands you, staying positive while living each and every day to the best of our ability
A subliminal dream. 
From the shores of Lake Erie to the Coast of Carolina.  It's about where I grew up and where I have planted my roots now. It's all in there, and I hope you stop by to see it come together from June 6th-June 30th with an opening reception June 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Artful Living Group on Cape Fear Blvd, in Carolina Beach NC.


To celebrate my first ever solo exhibit,  I wanted to share some color inspiration with some of my favorite products from Splash of Color!!!  whoooohoooo! Who doesn't love a giveaway?!  Included in this goodie pack are some Silks Acrylics,  Small pots of Twinkling H20s and some larger pots of the Twinks, a jar of Inka Gold, and a black  Pearl Pen. That's what I have now, If I get over 100 entries (in the form of comments), I will add a few more goodies for you  (I'll update you with another picture if that happens).  **Fingers crossed it does because I want to bless you with even more goodies!!!!!

Oh heck....let's add one more thing right now to the package....I'm going to hand pick one of my One of a Kind   Sweet HeART magnets and throw it in to the goodie box.  Total mini fridge art that is uber cool!


UPDATE...we hit the over 100 mark of comments! Thank you everyone that stopped by! I swear, I've been reading every comment, shaking my head and just lovin' on your 'aha' moments. They are a great motivating read in and of themselves!

Well as promised, since we hit the 100 comment mark, I am adding a few more goodies: 

*mini print, a post card of my original art, bookmark with some of my funky houses, one of my fav pencils, a set of Turner Guache, texture material, and a sampler pack of awesome paper for collage!  Yay what a great prize this package is going to be!  Keep sharing!!
I really appreciate you helping get the word out about my show and the prizes you can win here!
Okay so how to enter?
Simply make a comment on THIS post and tell me if you care to share any "Aha" moments you've had in this first half of 2013, it can relate to life, art, career, family, love...whatever you want to share. And if you don't want to share, that's cool too...just make sure you leave a linky so I can get a hold of you if you win.

**Bonus Entries** 
I'd love if you shared this post to get the word out on my exhibit....and the freebie giveaway!
If you share this post, just simply come back here and make a second comment.
*One extra entry person please:))

Giveaway runs from today May 28-Sunday, June 2nd.   I'll announce the winner on Monday!!
******
*If you happen to go to the show on June 6th, why not stay an extra day and take my class at Artful Living Group, "Lazy Days of Summer" journal making class.
When:  June 7th
Where:  Artful Living Group,  Carolina Beach , NC
Time:  10-1

*Most supplies are included but if you want to bring copies of pictures, any favorite papers or odds n ends to add to the journal, or favorite colors of paint, you are welcome to do so.
*Cost  49.00
Everyone will get come away with a journal that you can capture all of your summer memories as well as learn several journal page techniques during the course of this class!!
hey...it's early but if you want to bring a mimosa or a bloody mary to class, go for it! :)) Just bring me one, too!  jk

Seats are limited so be sure to call today and reserve your spot!

Phone(910) 458-7822
Emailinfo@artfullivinggroup.com
Websitehttp://www.ArtfulLivingGroup.com


107 comments :

Sharon Parcel said...

Would love to win!!! Mrsparcel@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to try the twinkling
H2O's!! Terri ctschaney@aol.com

Jodie Foster said...

A-ha moment? when I realized that sometimes what I think are mistakes are actually the bend in the road I was supposed to take. Would love to win anything! Jeauxdee@sbcglobal.net Jodie Foster

Catherine Etter said...

You never cease to inspire through your use of color, joy, hope and thoughtful words and quotes. Thank you for your creative and artful contributions to our lives.......

Melanie said...

I would love to win! Really want to try out twinks and silks.

Melanie said...

I am sharing on facebook. I have had a lot of ahas lately..... something like unanswered prayers.

Patricia said...

I love to add color to whatever I am working on. It just makes me smile. I love your giveaway and would love to win.

carolyn said...

my aha moment so far has come when I didn't make things harder on myself- didn't say- what else can I do with that extra hour I have but dove into paint, and color, and dance, and lots of things. but I'm happy with the new rhythm of life.

Leslie Walker Kallen said...

Jodi,
Great job on getting for first, of many I'm sure, show of your work!
Love your art and blog, too. Good luck!

Leslie Walker Kallen said...

Jodi,
I just shared your Fb post. Btw, my email is leslie.kallen@yahoo.com

Leslie Walker Kallen

Michelle said...

Hi Jodi! I met you last year at the Johns Creek Art Festival. Love your work! My ah ha moment this year so far: I can do anything I set my mind to...learning how to draw, working an art show by myself, marketing my work and discovering more of my late blooming talents when it comes to my art. www.teabagsandgardenias.com
Blessings to you and thank you for the chance to win! Michelle.saxon@att.net

Lou Belcher said...

Wow what an opportunity ...I'd love to have the possibikity to win your giveaway. Ah-ha... when, after all these years of thinking I couldn't draw or paint, discovered that my drawing and painting skills were improving.

Lou

Anonymous said...

AHAs 2013 I realized I could learn to create, to access my imagination out of service to my work...I took the risk to believe I could create from my heart for me...and that's all that mattered. In the process I have even put up one or two workshop projects

Wren Christie said...

Jodi, your work always makes me smile. It's as if the brilliant colors jump off the canvas and paint a smile on my face. You have a gift with colors. Please keep making art that makes us happy :))

Robin in NJ said...

My aha moment - realizing that what I create doesn't have to be perfect.

RED said...

Still waiting for the aha moment.

Erin Fish said...

My aha moment came when layers began to really, really make sense. Thank you for this generous giveaway.

Edie said...

My a-ha for the summer is that too many art supplies at hand actually hinders me because I dither on and on about what tool or medium to choose. Limiting myself to a rotating set of tools is working much better for me.

Brenda bliss said...

How exciting!!! My aha moment came during my health issue....if I only have a short time to live...what will become of all of the art supplies I have been "saving"? Time to use things instead of safe...never know what tomorrow will bring!!! I'm sharing the post too!!!!!!
P.s. if I win...I'll use the goodies, I promise!

Lou Belcher said...

I just shared your blog post on Facebook fo an extra opportunity to win the giveaway. THE Url didn' come through in the post so I put it in the fist comment. Thanks, Lou

Tammy Dial Gray said...

I had an aha moment while working on my Twinks on Yupo work. I have so many brilliant photographs of flowers, it is about time that I start painting some of them! What took me so long? I wasn't daring enough.

Huge congrats about the show and you know I love your work!
http://embracingthewholeheart.blogspot.com/

Normajean said...

You art is a real inspiration. Love your color choices and the light houses are my favs. Normajean Brevik, seasew@yahoo.com

postalorphan said...

Saw your message on the 21 secrets Facebook page and hopped right over here! Love the "surf" canvas - the colors are so beachy! Thanks for the shot at some fabulous goodies, and for all the inspiration you've provided. And I have to agree with the above "a-ha" moment about having too much stuff hindering your creativity - the problem is what to do with it all!

Ann Hall said...

Your show and class sound awesome. Your work is so colorful, flamboyantly awesome, and joyful!
Would love to win the giveaway. My aha moment this year has been-when I take the time to create, I really like my expressions-so just setting aside the time to do art has been a huge forward step in my journey!annhall@annhalldesign.com

Bit of Art said...

Love me some more twinks or silks!!! Lisa

Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing give-a-way! You are so kind and generous, thank you for the great opportunity. I am so glad your business is doing so well! Annette

Anonymous said...

I am trying to bring more color and whimsy into my life and art. This would be a wonderful help...

Mary Schweitzer
greenwomanthree@hotmail.com

Bobbi said...

My aha moment...'Holding onto anger is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die'
Would love to win!
Bobbi.L.M@hotmail.com

Adriene Brookes said...

Time for me to get back to the studio, it has been too long!

KarenB said...

My "aha moment" was when I referred to someone else's work on FB and called them an artist and realized that I was an artist too!.

Anonymous said...

I shared, and I hope they ALL share too! I had a HUGE aha moment this year: I decided that my "mental health" was far more important than money, and left my job. Now, unemployed, I am working on learning new art skills, and looking for volunteer opportunities. AHA Annette

KarenB said...

Shared your blog link with the following comment: An interesting read and a chance to wind some really cool goodies.

Cat Kerr said...

You have so many wonderful things going on and I am sooooo happy for your my friend. Now my A-ha moment came after leaving my day job of 20+ years...Even with the fear of failure...I realized the fear was stronger of not trying my best to do what I love everyday.Thank you for your generous giveaway my friend xoxoxo
catkerr92@gmail.com

Jodi Ohl said...

Renee Gaillardetz (via email due to posting issues:)

Jodi I love your work and hope to take an in person class with you soon. I'd love to enter the giveaway do if you can do it thanks. My email is purplebikeart@yahoo.com

I did manage to share your giveaway post Thank you !

Jodi Ohl said...

second entry from Renee for sharing:)

Rita said...

Being a part of 21 Secrets has been a series of aha moments for me this year. :)
Great giveaway!!

Angela said...

Would love to win of course, who wouldn't? A-ha moment when I realized how much sharing my love of art with others inspires me.

Kim Fisher-Anctil said...

Congratulations on your first ever Solo Show! So very happy for you. One of my aha moments actually came from one of your classes I'm doing right now. I'm doing "Behind You" and my first face is turning out so beautifully. I avoided portraits for years, just way too afraid of faces. I realized I CAN do them but now am loving them. Thank you for your wonderful classes and your gentle, encouraging approach.

eej713 said...

My aha moment....realizing after 68 years, that even if I can't draw, I can create some really beautiful artwork.

I'd love Silks and H2O's and I'd love to get some more of them Fingers crossed!

debbtv! said...
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debbtv! said...

Beautiful art, as always, Jodi! Congrats on your first solo exhibit! May it be a bright and colourfully smashing success!

Randell said...

Love reading your blog and your artwork is a inspiration! My aha for this year is to truly 'go for it' and not to listen to negative energy, whether it be from people or things around. And to tie in with that I had my word to meditate on this year, Embrace:) randelldwinnell@yahoo.com

Maureen Hayes said...

Jodi,

Congrats on your first solo show! Very much deserved! I wish I could be there in person to celebrate with you, please know how happy I am for you and that I will be sending you prayers and lots of positive energy.

Please enter me in your awesome contest (very generous of you, BTW). I would be super thrilled to win, I am currently "between" homes as iam out of my NY apartment and cannot get into my GA one u til June 1st at the earliest. I really need the supplies because the good Lord knows when I will be able to find what the movers have done with one. . .lol!

Love and hugs,
Maureen

Maureen Hayes said...

I tweeted your giveaway, tha is for the extra chance to win! I also realized I hadn't responded to your question about an AHA moment. . . I think I had a big one after hurricane Sandy this year. I learned about the kindness and generousity of strangers, who then become friends. It really restored my faith in humanity!

Victoria "Tori" Burgess said...

I love your story. 2013 has brought me to the realisation that I do too much for my family that is never ever reciprocated and I need to step back and do more for myself in my middle years. It is time to enjoy doing things I have always wanted to do. Art is one of those things!
Tori Burgess (from FB)

Victoria "tori" Burgess said...

Shared on my page and my sister's page. I think she would like your jellyfish painting if she logs back in to check my link! :)

Tori Burgess
FB friends

Bonnie moench said...

While dealing with a tragic family illness I realized. I need to save my memories in my journals. That was the moment that changed my life and now I am putting my thoughts down on paper. Bonnie. Bamoench@telus.net

Jennifer Van Pelt said...

Oh boy, well my biggest a-ha moment this year so far was when I realized I didn't have to have a child from my own body to be a mom. Hence, the hysterectomy I am having a week from tomorrow to get me healthy again and on the road to adoption. I have a space all set up for me to create art during my recovery 'down' time! Very exciting! Jennifer Van Pelt jennifer@thestampaddict.com

Oh and I will be sharing this on my store The Stamp Addict's Facebook page with all my customers! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Rae said...

How exciting for you to be preparing for another exhibition.
My "Aha" moment(s) this year, has been opening up the different tutors work on 21Secrets. Every one has given me some stimulus & inspiration!

Lura said...

what an amazing prize, i have wanted to try all of those out for so long. as far as aha moments, i am not sure if this counts as an aha moment but this last year has pretty much been one big aha moment. i will be turning 65 in august, i have almost died twice before and last month thought i was having a heart attack. i am disabled, i have gone thru lots in my life and it finally sunk in that i am here for a reason. i am here to be involved with art, god has been telling me that for many years. my ex was a graphic artist, my finance is a retired art professor, and i am a volunteer for charity wings. i am struggling to learn art, but i know that art is meant to be in my life. i admire you, i love your art, and i thank you for the chance to win something so special. xox lurabrown@gmail.com

Christa's Creations said...

Jodi, have been so inspired by you for the last few years that i have been following you here on FB....but have been lazy this year, until....aha!!!! a local church asked me to do murals for their new Sunday School....can you imagine the overwhelming doubt and fear....and yet, now 3 weeks later....looking at the giant success....I know that nothing can stop me.....I am an artist!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! (thank you for your daily inspiration!!!)

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for my a-ha moment...how to balance the need to create with the desire to create...wasn't expecting that part of an arty business...
Laurie Noel
www.laurienoel.com

Elizabeth said...

No aha moment yet...lots of little ummm moments tho.
Wish I lived closer, I would love to see your show.

Tammy Dial Gray said...

I shared this link in my post for Artistcellar this week. I showed them a Twinks on Yupo piece and told them about your class: http://artistcellar.com/wp/2013/05/hibiscus-watercolor-on-yupo/

sandi said...

Jodi, your colors are so uplifting and vivid! My AHA moment this year (so far!) has been the realization that my art is not the destination... it's the journey. It opened up tons of possibilities for me! AND took a lot of pressure to 'succeed' away. Thanks for being you!

Art Expression said...

I would love to win. Your art is so inspiring and colorful. Thank you for the giveaway =)

nnadeau2222@yahoo.com

Art Expression said...

I shared on my facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/nicole.nadeau.5203?ref=tn_tnmn

Heather Williams said...

Congrats on your exhibit! I have had a couple of aha moments come to me this year but feel they are a bit too personal to share on the web. I do love personal insight....& where life seems to carry us...forward whether if feels like it in the moment or not. Thank you, Jodi, for a fun & generous opportunity!! Many blessings....& much continued success! ~H♥~

Susan Gerdy said...

I would love to win! My aha moment happened during LifeBook classes this year...aha...I can do this..

Cathy Mitchell said...

Congratulations on your solo show! So happy for you! My aha moment: Realizing that my new artist friends from CMMAG are not only super talented but warm, supportive, luvy friends! Would love to win some H2Os! Cathy

Cathy Mitchell said...

Oops! Contact info!
enchantedforest08@att.net

Jodi Ohl said...

Lissa Shiffrin Goldsmith

Hi Jodi, tried for the longest time to do this, my email is lissag123@verizon.net ! Love luminaire, and your creations!

Janelle said...

Thanks for this give-away Jodi, you art is always inspiring. My aha moment was when I realized what my favorite way of working on my art was and that I was okay with my method.

Janelle said...

I shared on Facebook.

SherryL350 said...

I absolutely love your art! I own 7 pieces and looking forward to the next. Too bad I live so far away. Would love to take a class (live).

Louise said...

All the best with your solo show Jodi,I think you will do really well,I adore your work and would love a share in your goodies :)

Karen Jarratt said...

A-Ha Moment: No matter what happens in life, art will help set the course straight.. So when life seems hectic and out of balance - release all that energy into something new and life will somehow follow.

Nancy said...

The paint colors are beautiful. my aha moment this year- don't over-think things. Go with gut instinct and don't be afraid of color. Just do it and believe in yourself that you can do anything!

Njbemis@sbcglobal.net

Nancy said...

The paint colors are beautiful. my aha moment this year- don't over-think things. Go with gut instinct and don't be afraid of color. Just do it and believe in yourself that you can do anything!

Njbemis@sbcglobal.net

Vickie said...

would love to win! Aha moment this year, "don't be afraid to get out there and let people see your work"
because we never know how long we'll be here. Love your work.

Vickie said...

and I linked you to my art blog:
http://morningstarartbyvickie.blogspot.com/
which was a new start for me this year

Shelley said...

Hi Jodie! I took your class on Twinks on Yupo online at Dreaming Color. It was great! Thank you for offering the giveaway! ssears999@comcast.net

Colleayn said...

This would be the best thing to win. Thank you Jodi!

Pia Rom said...

Hey Jodi, always love your work and I really enjoy your class in Lifebook 12! Share your post in FB and would thrilled to win some goodies of course ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Michelle said...

Shared on Facebook! michelle.saxon@att.net

Colleayn said...

Hi, I shared on Facebook too.

Gramma Sue ~ Grampa Max said...

What a great offer. I'll keep saying 'I'm the WINNER'. Love sparkling h2o's!

Gramma Sue ~ Grampa Max said...

Shared on Facebook!

Ginny Markley said...

This is an amazing give away!!!! You are so generous!!!
My most recent A-ha moment came (and I have a lot of them) when I realized magazine pages make great paper to use with the Gelli Printing plate. My e-mail address is gmarkley777@embarqmail.com. Thank You Jodi!!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Congratulations on your first solo exhibit!! Fab giveaway too! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Pat Langley said...

I love color but have never tried the twinkling ones. My aha moment was when I decided that it is OK to paint for me and not everyone else.

Mo Wassell said...

LOVE your painting! And the giveaway is so lovely and generous. I was struck by some similarities in your post... you were interviewed by Mo... my name is Mo.... you mentioned Lake Erie as part of where you grew up... I spent a few childhood years on Lake Erie (Hamburg, NY). Small world, eh? Anyhoo... I'll share this post on Facebook, and my email is mowassell10@gmail.com. Thanks!

Mo Wassell said...

Oh - and I forgot my AHA moment... so many... I heard something yesterday from an inspirational speaker - basically, to embrace your limitations. I thought of how I don't have much space to create, and even less time, and I tend to put off even trying. But his advice was to use that to push you as an artist... so I will begin creating small pieces that don't take as long... duh! Who knows from there? AND I shared you on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mo.wassell?ref=tn_tnmn). Thanks!

Isabelle said...

Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!!! My ah-ah moment was when I gave myself permission to put myself out there and offer classes- and got met with a "yes" every time!
tendramisa@yahoo.com

Pat Langley said...

Just figured out how to share you on my FB page.

artfuljourneys said...

Can't wait to take your 21 secrets class. Love your work. My ahhhh moment is in having 2 grown children and being an empty nester. I realized that I am deserving of Kindness, Love & Respect from my children. I am lovable just as I am. What a revelation. Thanks for the giveaway

Paige Joyce said...

Jodi, my aha moment happened when I joined my first art class this year and knew it was where I belonged!!! Creating

Anonymous said...

My aha. Finally getting my art space functional. Finding out it really does matter to me and that is OK. Am excited to try some of the Silks.
rnrrose@aol.com

Robin said...

Oops, that wasn't supposed to be anonymous. (-:

Julie Gillespie said...

My aha moment was realizing that if what I do with art makes me happy and I enjoy it, then that is all that really matters.

Beverley Baird said...

Congrats on your show!
What a wonderful giveaway!
An aha moment - that I had to return at the end of this school year - and I am!

Jackie said...

Hi Jodi- thanks for the great giveaway! a-ha- has to be when i realized that the more I practiced the better my drawings became! xoxo

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Jodi Ohl said...

Gemma Maggs

Hi Jodi, I'm sorry, I still can't see the link....my email is:
gemma.maggs@gmail.com thanks x

sara j said...

Congratulations on your show!! How cool is that!And a possibility of a free pot of colors...woo hoo!!! Thanks for the opportunity. Remember to ENJOY.

Marjanne said...

Congratulations on your exhibit, woohoo! And thank you for a chance to win. Some Twinks would come in handy for some of the 21 Secrets classes.
My AHA moment was that I am able to draw, even faces (maybe not fantastic, but good enough to like them). I only have to take the time to really do it and practise instead of thinking 'I can't do that'...

huntla1 said...

Three more after me! Thanks for the opportunity Jodi! My aha is not to wait. You never know what will happen and you should live each moment. And a bonus aha is to listen to those around you, younger, older no matter, they might have something valuable to say.

Anonymous said...

I've wanted to try the products and would be honored to win something that you've made!. My aha! moment: when I found that mistakes in my art aren't aways mistakes! :-)
gande6@comcast.net

Through the Spice Rack said...

your paintings are beautiful and inspirational! my art aha this year has been that it's ok to express myself without someone else's expectation of perfection- just do it and have fun.

Kelley said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh,...ths is comment 100! Does that mean I might be extra lucky. :) I would love to try those twinks- I admire what you do with them.

Shine on!
Kelley

Tyanne said...

I don't have any aha moments to speak of, but I sure wish that I lived close enough to take the in person journaling class with you. The twinks on yupo class I took online with you was nothing but pure joy and fun. I have been wanting to try silks but haven't purchased any yet.
designer@tyquilts.com

Paige Joyce said...

:)) love that 100!!! Can I enter again now that you have exceeded your first goal?? Loving all your color blooming art!!!! And--- those goodies look so fun!!!

judi parker said...

been in the hospital most of 6 monyhs..doing NO ART! yipes!!! justjoined 21 Secrets and started your section yeaterday..i may live again!!

Jodi Ohl said...

Elizabeth Jones

Hi Jodi, I would love to enter your giveaway but can't do it as I am on my iPad. I have had pneumonia and been so ill in bed so not able to get to the main computer. My aha moment has to be your Sweet Repeats class - learning that it is okay to let go and not be so in "control" of the painting, let it come. This has flowed over into the rest of my life, not just my art. I now do a lot of my backgrounds lie you taught me in the cake paintings . Thank you and have a great day, hugs, Elizabeth xx

Robin Johnson said...

Please add me to the mix. You have such a generous nature, it's refreshing!
Blessings,
Robin J
robinj01@live.com

cardinal said...

Hi Jodi...my ahaa moment was a realization earlier this year. I have been torn between creating "fine" art and whimsical art. It seems to me now that I am a woman of a certain age and a retired art teacher that I should NOT be torn between the two. The world needs more colors, patterns, lines and textures to make it a happier place don't you think?
Good luck to you on your solo show, sure would like to win those goodies!
Kathy Bunn
www.kathybunn.com

Debbie said...

Hope I am not too late to enter. What great prizes. Thanks for sharing with all of us.