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Monday, December 08, 2014

It's a Pod-Tastic Birthday Month! Giveaway winners announced!

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a terrific weekend! What did you do? Shopping? Decorating? Arting (I hope!!)  All the above?     For me, yep..all the above, plus work a little--went to a fun outdoor wreath making party and finally got my tree up! It's hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks, Christmas will already be here!!  EEEKK.  Still so much to do plus finish working on several projects, commissions and of course on my upcoming class which opens up January 7th Podtastic...which is actually why I'm here.... Last week you may recall I had a giveaway for not just one, but 2 spots in my class by simply leaving a comment on the post as to how YOUR 2015 New Year will be Pod-Tastic. Ez Peezy, right?

 Mysteries of the Universe (NFS-private collector)

If you haven't seen my pods or portals art collection, it's super vibrant in color, full of texture, doodles, inspirational messages and more.

I've had the great honor of many of these pieces having been already sold to private collectors, in addition I've had the pleasure of teaching several dozens of students around the country the process of Pod and portal creating (which I'm now just calling them all pods..lol) now--I'm going to offer the class,  "Pod-Tastic" online and add a few new exercises for you to really think in terms of color, contrast, patterns, design, and of course doodling and texture.  You'll learn tons of great painting techniques of course along with  journaling practices to help your composition and creative muse throughout the process.


Look Deeply
18 x 36

So if you've been wanting to take the class but were unable to attend one of my in person workshops in 2014 or went and want to learn even more or revisit some of the techniques in the quiet (snicker...my house isn't too quiet but you know what I mean) of your home,  this is the opportunity you've been waiting for!  

For a limited time only (*until class opens), I am offering the workshop at an early bird registration price.   Save 15.00 off the regular price!!!!!
***This would make a great gift for those that are so hard to buy for...or YOURSELF..what a treat!****


(NFS-held by a private collector)


Kick off the new year right and ring it in with color!

Get your hands dirty in an ohh so fun way!

Be inspired to live a creative life.

Journal your thoughts, color ideas, doodles...words and more.

Learn tons of techniques that can be applied not just to this process, but to so many more mixed media applications.

For more information about the class--check out our page over at Creative Workshops:



I'm excited to announce the two winners of this course as:


I shared the link on my FB page. Thanks again for doing this great giveaway. Good Luck to All!


Oh yeah, it's going to be a different kind of year! On Jan 1, I go with my daughter to live on a quiet Caribbean island while she is in Med school. Along for the ride and to care for her brilliant 3 year old, I know this is my year to focus on art. I'm excited. Have been gently gathering supplies to ship and have while there, since budget is a concern and I would love the opportunity to learn with YOU! And I think that is a great pod-tastic plan!

Congratulations to both Jackie and Cathy!!!!

Please email me at jodiohl@hotmail.com

NOTE--winners have 2 weeks to claim their spot, if we are unable to contact the winners we will choose another recipient(s).

Thank you ALL for taking the time to comment and stop by. I was soooo inspired by all of your ideas on how to make 2015 the most 'Pod-tastic' year of all!!!!! I truly think it will be amazing for us all.  It's up to each one of us to make it be so....and I intend to try my hardest to do my part as your teacher:)

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This week is my BIRTHDAY week..haha...yes, birthday week or perhaps let's just say Birthday month.  I'm going to do lots of wonderful specials and offer surprises from me to you during the course of the month.  This giveaway was just one of the events I have planned. Stay tuned, later this week, I have something SUPER DUPER planned!!  Stop back on Friday to find out more info...or sign up on my newsletter to be the first to find out:  

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I can hardly wait!

whooohoooo!!


(Wander in the Wild  30 x 40 Avail at Swank Coffee Shop in Southern Pines, NC
email jodiohl@hotmail.com  or Lisa at swankgirls@gmail.com for information)


I hope this week has started off on a great note!

Sharing one of my favorite creative quotes:

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent van Gogh

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Stop by my Etsy shop to see what's new this week!  



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