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Friday, March 17, 2017

A Big. Huge. Giveaway! New DVDS are HERE!!!!

We Can Only Go Up From Here  16 x 16  Zen Houses Painting   *will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017

Hey Kids!  Yes I am still alive!   Heck I go to CanCun, and I don't surface for a month!  HaHa!  Gosh, so sorry it's been so long since I've posted!  It's been a world wind last month or so that included a vacation with the fam,  my first ever book signing! Woot Woot,  My 3 day Abstract Class at the studio, and then I just returned from a fantastic weekend in Melbourne, Florida where I taught a 2 day Zen Painting course at the wonderful Art More Place!  



In between that time I've been sick...I mean really sick!  Dang why do I always get sick in February??? Maybe it's some sort of hidden life message I'm supposed to recognize! Who knows?!  Because I was so sick, I actually tore a muscle in my rib from coughing (okay, and exercising on one of those AS SEEN ON TV exercise boards that you twist on)!! haha   Oh my goodness, so I guess I twisted too much, too hard, and too fast for these old bones and blew out my rib and and then further injured it by coughing like a lunatic for 2-3 weeks straight.  All I know was it was PAIN-FULLLLLLL!!!!  Like, damn, I can't even breathe painful!  Well, I'm happy to say that I'm back to ohhh you worked out too hard and have a pulled muscle pain which I'll take any day from the stabbing in the lung and blow out my insides type of pain!

Moral of the story friends, go to the Dr's if you are sick and get some medicine!  Bad things happen when you don't!!

Cover art for my new DVD:  The Passing  18 x 18 *will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017



I'm sort of back to work this week. If you count digging yourself out of a big hole back to work then that's what I'm doing!  haha!   As a thank you for sticking with me during my absence, I'd like to offer you a fun giveaway featuring my new DVD'a JUST released by North Light, and can be purchased as a DVD, Download, or streamed over at their site, Artists Network TV Network.


I'm soooo excited to release these new products!!! Take a look:



If you'd like to take a look at the new workshops,  please check out the links, here:


My 4 New DVDs:
1.       http://bit.ly/2maKlSh   Graffiti Grunge Art: Abstract Painting on Yupo
2.       http://bit.ly/2mQWpp5  Texture Techniques for Abstract Art
3.       http://bit.ly/2mQnVmb  Art Journal Jam
4.       http://bit.ly/2nAkSyL  Zen Painting Workshop



NEW  Cold Wax and Oils!  Stay tuned for upcoming workshop info!


One question that comes up about the DVD's compared to my workshops is:  How do the dvds differ than the in person or online workshops? This is a very valid question as the prices differ significantly as do what they each offer.  Here's a brief explanation of some of the differences:


The DVD's are complete lessons usually spanning 1-2 hours in length.  You'll get tips, projects and see an abridged version of the work in progress from start to finish.  If you want a great set of lessons that you can view on your tv or computer at an extraordinary price, these are for you! *Or if you've taken an in person class and want to have something to reinforce the lessons learned after you leave, the DVD's are great options too.


Paper art...mixed media painting on paper. work in process.

Online workshops are more robust.  For those of you who have taken them with me before, you know that my courses are very intensive and span usually 5-6 hours worth of content. The online courses do have more projects, some crossover with the videos but generally they are new lessons.  In  Online workshops you also will get a  page handout and a supply list reference ( with clickable links  in my Zen Painting course).  Part of the course tuition is the fact I've done research for you and will make it easy for you to collect your supplies with a click of link. You also have access to my private groups and will receive help from me personally if you request it during the course.   *I can not provide questions and answer time nor project review with the dvd or download of my videos unfortunately.
Looking for Love  6x6  Dirty Flirty Bird painting   
*will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017


In person classes are great if you have a hard time focusing in an online environment and need to ask questions/receive feedback in the moment.  Workshops are filled with exercises, demonstrations, and live q&a in the moment.  There's an energy that fills a room of eager students and a passionate teacher that just can't be replaced.  Very often you also have the benefit of sampling very expensive products as part of your class or kit fee which saves you money from buying things you won't use again or didn't quite love. You can also see live how to use products you may never have experienced before.  In most cases, instructors have to travel so the price of travel and expenses is factored into the workshops as are supplies so you will find that in person classes are on the highest end of the spectrum price wise (other than destination art retreats).   




NEW Cold Wax Painting  Stay tuned for a new collection release and upcoming workshop information!


Now that we got that out of the way,  let's talk about my giveaway!!       I want to share all 4 DVDs with one BIG winner so this is HUGE,  a value worth close to 100 dollars!   YAHOOO!    The pot will sweeten if we get over 200 comments and shares in that I'll throw in a few key supplies you may want to use in each of the DVD which could potentially up the value of the prize another $60-75 dollars!    

How to enter?   Simply leave a comment and tell me what are some new techniques you are most eager to learn and why. If there's a new class you'd like to see me offer, heck let me know, too!  You can get 1 extra entry if you share a link to this post in one of your social media outlets. To get that extra entry, just come back and comment again where you shared it.  PLEASE be sure to leave an email or a way I can get a hold of you. If there's no clickable link or email when I got to pick a winner I'll pick a new one.  Entries will be taken up until Sunday evening and I'll pick a winner on Monday!  whooohoo!  

Good luck everyone and have fun!     If you just want to go ahead and pick up a copy of one of the dvds regardless of the prize pack, there are links above for you to go to right under the product image.

Have a great weekend, stay healthy, be well, and enjoy some creative time for yourself along the way!

Gratefully Yours,

Jodi Ohl


78 comments :

Willow said...

WOOHOOO!!! What a generous giveaway!!! I would love to win. Really really interested in your Zen painting course! Painting has literally saved my life following the death of my son. I want to soak up everything there is to learn....still trying to find "my style"

sharing on my FB also.



whisperingwillowart@gmail.com

Marcia Beckett said...

I'd love to win these DVds. Looking forward to learning about Zen painting!! Marciadotcom@yahoo.com

ISOLINA PEREZ said...

I would love to take an in person workshop with you... cold wax looks really cool. Heck anything you do is cool ♡♡♡

Jocelyn said...

How awesome is this!!!!! I adore your paintings and would love to know more about the cold wax! Your work is so colorful and happy! Pick me please! Sharing on my FB page!!!!!

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh wow...what a wonderful thought to have some of your DVDs to look at.
I love journaling and am fairly new at it. As a CZT I often throw in some patterns in my work and have enjoyed branching out into some abstract work over the last few years. I think your DVDs would be wonderful inspiration for me right now!!! I love the whimsical city scares and I think my biggest love is YUPO!!!
My email is ginny.stiles@gmail.com

Ginny Stiles said...

I have linked up your blog with the CZT Facebook group.
That should bring some folks hopping over here.
Ginny at ginny.stiles@gmail.com

Claire said...

Zen painting is something I would love to learn! Posting like to my FB page...not much of a social media butterfly! Email is zanysisters at yahoo dot com.

Johanne Saumur said...

I would love to win this huge prize! I am really interested in abstract painting on yupo. I missed this class when you came to Montreal and I really regret it!

Johanne Saumur said...

I shared this post on Facebook

Rosemary said...

I really want to explore alcohol inks and Yupo. I love your work and have a few of your previous DVDs.

Elisa Ablett said...

I would love to win this amazing prize!! Definitely would love to learn more about cold wax and also painting on yupo. Thankyou for the opportunity

Elisa Ablett said...

Shared on facebook- my email is 2craftymums@gmail.com

Caroline D. said...

Wow! Those DVD's look awesome!! Crossing my fingers and toes! It's such a generous giveaway! Some new techniques I'd like to learn is the cold wax because I've never done it. Also I'd like to learn how to work on Yupo.

Caroline D. said...

I've shared this on facebook. Still crossing my fingers and toes! :D

Denise Spillane said...

Congratulations Jodi. I agree, the most robust classes are in person as so much comes from spontinaity and interaction above and beyond planned class. I have been lucky to have a couple of in person classes as well as on line. Love your work. Having your DVDs would be amazing.

Marcia Huckleberry Alexander said...

I love the Zen paintings and would like to learn how you build up so much depth in them and keep them so "light".

Mary Hurlburt said...

This is a great give away. Happy to hear you are on the mend. I would like to learn more about abstract techniques. Thank you for the opportunity. Mary Hurlburt hattiehurl@yahoo.com

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Moe Par said...

I"ve been on Creative Jumpstart & love the little lessons you do on there. Would love to learn more of your abstract techniques, & think having some DVDs would really help get that cranked up!
Thanks much
Dawn
moepar @ frontier.com

Paulissa Kipp said...
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Paulissa Kipp said...

Shared on FB.. I would love to learn new ways of expressing myself, especially abstract techniques. Thank you for all you do! my email is paulissaisms@gmail.com

Gwen Lafleur said...

Wow, thanks for such a generous giveaway! All of these are on my to-do list of classes :) Right now I'm really interested in learning to use wax, soldering, and a few other odd-ball techniques! But of course, I'm also always interested in new ways to use current favorite supplies :)

Anya Ipsen said...

I really found my way here because of Ginny Styles post on fb czt-site.......And, Wow that´s a great giveaway - like christmas! I have difficulties to decide which one would interest me most, they all sound like fun, Zen painting? Or Texture Techniques? O no - art journal jam..... and I have never been working on yupo paper. You see ;)

Many greetings, Anya Ipsen
sutsche.tangeleien@gmail.com

Anya Ipsen said...

.... and I wrote a post for my FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/anyaszentanglespielereien/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

zen-greetings, Anya Ipsen

Shelley said...

Jodi, I'm SO intrigued by your zen paintings! I was on the Creative Jumpstart website this week and flagged your Zen Painting class for followup this weekend. I can't wait to watch and learn your techniques and include my interpretation of them in my own work :D Other course areas of interest include creating more spontaneously without having a firm plan in place and shading techniques a la mixed media. shecoo at hotmail dot com

Grace said...

I'm most interested in Yupo. I've never painted on it.

Judy applegarth said...

Love to take classez on collage and abstracts. Would love to win your dvds!

Lisa Norvell said...

Wow, those DVD's look amazing. The texture one is the one that has my attention, and then the abstracts on Yupo looks fun, ok lets just say they all look fun to try! I would love to see a DVD on the cold wax/oil painting work you have started to play with someday. I love, love, love your work and just don't know how you do it, how do you bring it all together and create such interesting work that draws my eye in and gets my attention. Thanks for putting your art out into the world, it inspires me.
Lisa Norvell, lknorvell@hotmail.com

Wendy Ward said...

What a fab giveaway! I have most of your classes/dvd (downloads) and of course your book! My dream is to come to the states and take a class with you or perhaps partake in ReMe one year soon!
Abstract really intrigues me right now and am doing a lot of reading and note taking via your book and other resourses you have mentioned throughout your courses.
email - wsquaredca (at) gmail (dot) com

Ellen L. said...

Pick me! I would love to learn more about impasto. I know it is usually done with oils, but it can be done with acrylics. And I know you would make it awesome.

Sharing your post on my Facebook...

Narrot@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love yours and painting. I love experimenting with the mediums you share. I would love to continue with the mixed media course. I love your use of colour . I have shared this with friends on my Facebook. Thanks. Ruuska01@gmail.com

Melissa Norman said...

I want to learn about abstracts and how to know when a piece is finished.

Francine Perri said...

I would love to win these cold wax painting is something I never did and would like to try it. Thanks for this chance Jodi. My email is francinep2013@gmail.com

Francine Perri said...

Jodi I shared on facebook

Shirlene Lascurain said...

Pick me! Pick me! lol! I'm CRAZY about your work Jodi! Have followed you for a long time now. I'd like to learn Zen Painting & Texture techniques for Abstract painting. I've shared your Giveaway & blog on my artist page.... https://www.facebook.com/theArtandtheArtist.ShirleneLascurain
xoxo Shirlene lascurain@bendbroadband.com

merrily hall said...

Ok, so I've let everyone who follows Merrily by Design about all the goodness here! https://www.facebook.com/merrilybydesign/ <3

Gay Bumgardner said...

Jodi, I just love all of your work, especially the work you posted from your last workshop. Zen Painting is what I'd like to learn about and I'm also into painting with alcohol inks on Yupo. Hope that I'll be your winner!!!!

rss22 said...

Would love all the dvd's......I am really enjoying learning new processes that allow for framing without being under glass....and want more exploration in painting.....appreciate all I have learned by just following your work....thanks for sharing! rss22@suddenlink.net

Rita said...

What an amazing give away!!! A blessing to whoever wins. I am eager to learn anything about painting and mediums and techniques. A newbie basically with some supplies I don't know how to use. LOL! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Wowzers what a giveaway! I love everything about textures ! Would love to see you do a class on cold wax techniques!
Thanks for a chance to win!
Jackie
jackiesmith645@gmail.com

april dawn said...

I've actually have been dreaming of taking another class of yours. I am loving your houses on the abstract kind of hills. I'd love to learn how to do those. They are so cheerful.

Robin said...

Took the Zen workshop but love the idea of a DVD as a back up "blg picture." All of them look great but the Zen paintings speak to me loudly! rtslater1111@gmail.com

Robin said...

Shared on Facebook☘️.

Celeste said...

Great prize offer. I'd love to learn more on Zen painting in your style. Cold wax is something I'm keen to learn and in Jodi Ohl style sometime please.
Csa84512@bigpond.net.au

Beverley said...

Wow, I just love the colour and vibrancy. Cold wax? definitely need to know about that.
If open to non US residents, add me into the draw, thank you.
Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

Cindy S said...

Love all that you create. Zen is always my goal in painting. Still on that journey. Hope to be able to do an in-person class with you soon as we are nearing retirement. Good luck everyone!

marilynn rask said...

I have taken Jodi on-line classes and love them. Would so love to do a in person class some day. Love all of her work. Good luck to all. marilynnrrask@yahoo.com

Viv Rad said...

Hi Jodi. Glad. You are healing. I would love to learn more about Abstracts with illusions of images in them. Angelsbyviv@aol.com and I shared on my personal Facebook page. Vivian Rad

Loretta said...

I love your abstracts Jodi! It's hard for me to get started and I find abstracts very difficult. Yours never look forced whereas mine do. So I guess my question is, how do you make it look so natural?

Jean said...

Wow - you have had a crazy month! I love your abstract! The colors are so vivid! I am still sort of new to the art world and am trying to find my niche. I am sure these DVDs would be of immense help and inspiration to me. I really would love to try more abstracts but I have to shut my brain off to do it! Thank you for the opportunity!

Leanne E said...

I love your work! I would be interested in learning about both alcohol inks and adding encaustic or cold wax to a painting. Thanks for entering me. I will share on FB :)

cheryl in kc said...

I love all your online courses, and the 2 in person classes I was fortunate enough to take were the best. I really want to learn Zenith painting, and am still heartbroken that I could not come to Kae Pea's to take that class!

shiana said...

The cold wax technique sounds so interesting & fun, I'd love to learn more about it. Rnwdvocean@gmail.com
Debra (aka Shiana)

Heather MacIntosh said...

Congratulations on your new works. I am continually in awe of how much creative work that you produce. I would really enjoy learning composition and design aspects to abstract painting.

kandis horton said...

Pick me! Pick me! So many choices: cold wax? Zen Painting? I want to know it all!

KimC said...

Glad you're feeling better. I'm drooling just thinking about these DVDs. Love learning new things, abstracts or zen painting would be my choice! Oh and I shared this on my FB page! 💛

Marlene Moore said...

Thanks for the chance to win these. They look great. I would love to learn about Yupo, I have some but am not sure what to do with it.

the.marlene.moore@gmail.com

Aino said...

I can't wait to see these classes! I adore your zentangle class, but I'd love to see your class on texture and yupo.

Aino said...

Aino.shperber@gmail.com

Diana Gabriella said...

Your Zen painting just grabs me!! I'd love to learn to do it 😄
bobdianagabe2@msn.com

Pam L. said...

Wow, what an amazing and generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. I'm really excited about all of these new DVDs, thought I'm REALLY excited about the textures one. I love visual texture!!! And I'm happy to see the mention of an upcoming cold wax DVD too!

Shared your giveaway on FB with my artist friends. :-) https://www.facebook.com/pam.lacey.507/posts/1512027308830402

:-)

suzieq23 said...

This is so exciting. I would love to win your DVDs, as I especially look forward to learning your zen technique. Thank you. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

suzieq23 said...

I shared your whimsical bird to my Pinterest page. Love all your art.
suzschultz23@aol.com

suzieq23 said...

I forgot to tell you I posted your new DVDs to my FB page. Thanks again.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to learning about 'Zen Paintings' and slowing down....
lcrail@bigpond.com - Lisa Crail

Leslie Bruce said...

I've been a long time fan and LOVE your work. Can't wait to work on abstracts. You are an amazing artist!! Xoxo

Cynthia C. said...

I didn't even know what Yupo was ... until I looked it up. I am fascinated!

Cynthia C. said...

and I've shared on Facebook.

Lisa said...

What a fantastic giveaway, Jodi. I would love to win your new DVD's. I just purchased your Abstracts book and love it. Thank you for offering your giveaway.

Suzee said...
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Suzee said...

I would LOVE to follow your path to Zen painting! I keep trying on my own, and getting hopelessly lost.

Email is: suzanne(dot)e(dot)eaton@gmail.com

Reticula said...

Wow. Would I love to win this one! Your work is so compelling. I'm interested in encaustic, but kind of wary about investing in more supplies for something I might not use a lot. I would love to see anything you do though. Your videos are some of the best I've seen.

tina said...

I'd love to win and go through a course! Great giveaway! Halseymae@gmail.com

Michele Guthrie said...

I love your work! These dvds look so fun and I need a little fun in my life right now! selkie.tx@gmail.com

Janice F said...

What a great giveaway!! janiceihg@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I am excited to try the Yupo techniques! Congrats on the release and thanks for the chance to win. sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I LOVED your Zen Painting workshop in Melbourne, FL. Being able to watch and learn from you in person was amazing, along with being in a room with other creative ladies! I took your Podcastic class on line and would love to win your DVDs to reinforce the Zen Painting techniques and to learn more of your Abstract techniques! pedersongail@yahoo.com
Hope to see you in a future Workshop!
gail

Chris said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to win the DVDs - your painting style is so intriguing to me. I hope to be able to take a class from you in person someday!

Chris in Durango
cmpfeiffer (at) gmail (dot) com