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Zen Houses Online Workshop

Zen Painting Online Workshop

Monday, September 04, 2017

Zen Houses Opening Soon-Painting Giveaway!




2 More Sleeps!

Yippee Skippy!   

I couldn't be more excited to announce my newest online workshop, Zen Houses,  is ready to launch and will be opening on September 6th!   This class merges two of my most favorite styles/themes of painting: My Funky Little Houses and Zen Painting into a fun filled (and robust workshop--over 6 hours of content!), 

You'll learn everything from shading, pen and pencil work, sketching,  using a specialty surface along with extremely fluid paint,  to create a water color'ish, sketcherly, work of art.  (I make up a few words here and there...heehee).    

I jammed packed this  course with several projects, warm ups, and many discussions where I share insights, tips,  and tricks of the trade.  

Here's a few more pics to  inspire you,  so you can get a general idea of what you'll be doing during Zen Houses :

From the Cottage House Chapter


From the Challenge House Chapter




From the Beach House ChapterPLUS MORE!!!!!



One of the many exciting parts of this whole process is watching my students go from a sketch to a fully illustrated painting.  I mean, can you imagine going from this:



To This??? 


 Well you can with my assistance!  I promise I will lead you from start to finish and then some!  My goal is for you not just to recreate my projects, but to grow and flourish as an artist beyond the class room!!!


The sale price for this fun filled workshop ends on the launch date (September 6th), but of course you can jump in at anytime as this is a self paced course.

BONUS--I will do 2 live chats & painting exercises during the first 8 weeks of the course PLUS offer a bonus video midstream of our first few weeks together.

In addition to our intensive warm ups, you will complete 2 mini paintings and 3full size paintings, and if you so chose, I give one final assignment for the truly ambitious.   That's a ton of content for this low  price, honestly you will get your money's worth out of this course!!!

I hope you will join me and over 100 students from around the world for Zen Houses!

For more info and or to register, check out my class page by clicking HERE.

Even if you can't join us, please help spread the word!  I am giving away, yes giving away one of my sample pieces  featured in this course titled, "Home is Where you Are", a 10x10 on gessobord.    The giveaway is open to everyone, but shipping expenses would have to be charged if one of my international friends happens to win.









How to put your name in the hat?  

Simply comment on this post and tell me where your home is and why do you consider it your sanctuary...after all, we are all searching for peace and a sense of calm, hopefully our homes are where we find that first and foremost.

If you are so inclined to share this post so that more people can hear about my class, please link to it and come back and comment again for a second entry!!

Drawing will be held on September 6th, 2017  PS...please leave your email in the comments so I can reach you if you win.

Good luck, and thank you so much for all your support and encouragement!!

xoxo

Jodi Ohl


PS....one more  announcement: some of my creative and friends and I are having an auction this weekend online to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims.  10 of us are all donating a piece of art for the auction and would love for you to support the cause by placing a bid.  The auction starts 7pm on Saturday, the 9th through 11 pm.  Highest bidder at the end of the auction wins. EZ peezy.  You do need to join the event to participate which you can do so by clicking HERE.

This is the piece I am contributing, "Beach Road", which is a 10x10 original painting that I used for a sample during this workshop.
Thank you so much for your support! We need to pull together as a country now more than ever!






62 comments :

Rosemary said...

My new home is in Saint Cloud, Florida. Just moved there from Seattle. I have an art studio in the new house, so it is my 'retreat' from the busy world. Love the new dedicated space for art.

Des Hudson said...

I live in victor harbor, South Australia. It is a small coastal town and from my balcony I can see the ocean. Something about the salt water and sand is so calming, it is like an eternal holiday in my own home. Xx

Rebecca85 said...

I am in Wolverhampton England. My home is my sanctuary as I have everything here I need to relax including my art supplies and a fridge full of chocolate!

Rebecca85 said...

Shared on facebook.

Susan said...

My home is in Michigan and it's my sanctuary because I'm surrounded by things I love here. Can't wait for Zen Houses!!

Paige said...

I live in West Cape May, New Jersey close to the beach. I love the sound of the waves and birds coming in my window. I love our small cottage and it's 100 year old funkiness. And our kitties definitely add to the homey, peaceful feel. Thank you for this class and a give away!

Susan said...

Shared on Facebook. :)

Jackie Wimberly said...

Hi! Jodi...My home is in S. Miami. My home is where I create; from a meal, a conversation with family and friends..s coxy sofa with colored pillows for reading and relaxing to a piece of artwork.My home is where I feel at home!

Carolt said...

Jodi, my home is in White Lake, Michigan on wooded acreage. I have a raised deck off my kitchen. We love to sit out there and listen to the wind in the trees. Beautiful music by M. Nature.

cvtamasiunas@hotmail.com

morning star said...

I live in Asheville NC. My home is where I can let my hair down. No pretenses there. I can be braless!!!! Yipppeeee!
At work one day a bunch of women were talking about where there bra ends up the moment they walk in the door. Mine comes off and goes on the stairway heading upstairs.
Colleen
g.spindrift@gmail.com

Jody said...

Hi Jodi. I will be taking this class--my very first--from my home in Kanab, UT. I am a homebody and find that I am most content here with my two dogs and arts supplies. I am so looking forward to this! Thank you so much for doing this.

LauraB said...

I live in Berryville, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mtns, beside the Shenandoah River. I am lucky to use our "formal" living room as my studio and sanctuary. I do 1/2 of my artwork outside, though, as we live 3 miles from town amongst crickets and cows, bats and owls! Lovely and peaceful.

Edie said...

Home is where my Beloved Froggie Prince and my Dawgters are! Cause naps and snuggles ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi,

For the past 4 years my home has been switched 4 times so I have been feeling a pretty overpowering need to "nest". Once again we will be moving to another state (for retirement) in November but this coming move feels like it will be the best one for us so I can finally put my roots back into the ground. Home is very important to me because it is my sanctuary as I am quite introverted, so, these paintings of homes is especially appealing to me.

Anonymous said...

BTW, I shared this post on Facebook under my profile, Connie Bissell.

ansharas_atticbymaryann said...

My home is a high rise in Memphis, TN. My husband of 7 years today, I lost on April 7 to a 6 month battle with colon cancer. When he got sick, we moved to a One bedroom with same views of the Mighty Ms river and court square park, just not as much space. I am now recreating the space to meet my need to create and manage the living space. He rests in his urn and is still apart of my daily activities. The nuetral colors that he loved are gradually becoming an artistic adventure to suit my need for expression. I miss him dearly, but need to add color to overcome my loss. Peace be with each of us!

ansharas_atticbymaryann said...

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Darlene McJannet said...

Hi Jodi - I am excited for the class to open up. I have admired your style of art for some time. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I just retired end of August and my home will finally be my full time sanctuary. I live with my kitty Oscar and am looking forward to some cold snow days to paint in my jammies. Thank you for sharing your talent and the incredible opportunity to own one of your original pieces.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I live in Sebastopol, CA. We are in a rental paying way too much money to live here. That kind of taints the home but we try to fill it with art and furniture from estate sales so that we can forget everything else. I love your art and I especially have loved seeing your journey. Amazing!

Christiane said...

Hi Jody ! Finally ! We are there ! I am so excited here, upnorth in Montreal, Canada. My sanctuary is my large bedroom-studio in the house, on the second floor and I have these huge windows with 300 years old tree in front, it is very inspiring ! I have Mia, my 17th months old Irish Wolfhound and Zorro, my 1th year old Westie who are my assistants 😉. Thank you for this class, my second with you and thanks for this generous opportunity of winning one of your original piece of art. See you on the 6th 😊

Loretta Kasper said...

My home is in Staten Island, NY. It is my sanctuary because it is filled with beautiful pieces of art. I love sitting on the sofa with my dog, Webster, and looking at all of the paintings hanging on my walls. I have collected pieces from a number of artist friends and they grace my walls along with my own paintings. I love looking at colorful pieces because they make me happy. I am proud to own several of Jodi's paintings. I can't wait to create some zen houses of my own!

Tamara Decoito said...

Hi Jodi
I live in La Mesa, CA and my home is a creative place where my grandchildren can explore with color and many different mediums. Thank-you for your inspiration I am excited for the start of Zen Houses. Tkd4659@gmail,com

fay said...

My home is in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. It is my sanctuary because I am surrounded by my art and my craft room. My sister is a professional photographer and I have small books she made with photographs of our trips we take each. I also collect art from artists that inspire me. I have an eclectic style and rooms full of color. My home makes me feel happy and is an extension of who I am.

Anonymous said...

My home is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It's my sanctuary because I have beautiful trees outside my studio window where I love to watch all the birds come and go. Plus I have my art displayed throughout my home. It's peaceful and serene here. Love your Zen houses!! Thanks for a chance to win! Sophia.Just4Crafters@gmail.com

Jean said...

We moved to Rockford, MI almost 20 years ago. To be honest my sanctuary is whenever I am with my kids. My daughter lives in Phoenix and has a 5 month old daughter. There is nothing like a new baby to awake the senses. My son lives closer to me in MI and I enjoy spending time with him and his wife. I am still new to the world of art and would love to learn from yoU!You always inspire!

Corinna said...

My home is in Liestal, Switzerland and it is my sanctuary because I can retreat from the stressful world and work-life and come back to myself. It is the place where I can do art and play music and relax, surrounded by beauty.

Cynthia Kurth said...

Hello from Germany!
I live in the city of four Town Musicians - in Bremen. ;-)
Bremen is my home because my husband lives here. And now it is my favorite city. We live in a small row house. Here I have my workshop and my life under one roof! This is perfect for me as an artist.

cynthiakurth(at)schmuckburg(dot)de

Michelle Gajda said...

My home is on a lake in western Massachusetts. My home is my sanctuary because when I am at home I can keep the rest of the world at bay and truly be myself. I find peace and quiet there at the end of a long, stressful day.

christine nardone said...

I live nr Colchester Essex. I suffer from Chronic daily headache so my home is my refuge from the noise and hustle bustle of every day life.

Kristen said...

My home is in a small artsy town in Vermont. I love living here in the rural countryside surrounded by the Green Mountains. Thanks so much for this give away!

Kristen said...

I shared this.

april dawn said...

My home is in SE Washington state where unfortunately at this time we are clothed in thick smoke from all the wild fires around us. I was born here but we moved to S California when I was 3. When I was in HS I moved back up here to live with my dad. After a year living back in Cali I came back home. My home is my safe zone. Living with depression and anxiety makes it hard to go out into the world so I have my home set up to be a safe place. My kids live in the area and I have a beautiful grandson here. Even though I miss the ocean horribly (I live in the middle of a desert) I can't imagine living anywhere my kids are not. So this is my home, my sanctuary.

Kelly Aker said...

Hi Jodi! I am here in Draper, UT and I am so excited to take another one of your courses. I have a beautiful view of this Salt Lake Valley and a new art studio to work in. Keep those brushes wet! Woohoo!

Paige said...

paigely@gmail.com

JAMIE HERRON said...

I live in Pittsburgh, PA after many years (40) living on the Northshore of Massachusetts. I never thought I would ever leave the ocean, but a job transfer came along and low and behold, it was the best move I ever made. While I miss the smell and feel of the salt air, I am living a wonderful, friend-filled life here in the Paris of the Appalachians. I have loved Jodi Ohl's work for many, many years and it was only once I moved to Pittsburgh that I got fully involved with Art Journaling and the fiber arts community. Pittsburgh continues to bring out in me, my very, very best!

I have a sweet little house and a tiny bricked-backyard filled with Morning Glories. It is my slice of heaven. It is home.

Jamie Herron
nvr2L2Bgin@gmail.com

kim dwyer said...

My home is outside of Rochester NY and is my safe zone. It is the first house that I bought after my crazy divorce and NOBODY can take it away from me. I have raised 3 kids here and according to their friends, this has always been the "fun" homey house to hang at. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us Jodi!
Kim Dwyer
DearlyReLoveIt@gmail.com

Linda Hartzig said...

Hi there Jodi My safe Haven is Gastonia NC. I think I am in the best of the best places..Here in the Charlotte area we have all the seasons and our winter months are great.

We are 2 hrs from the mountains and 3 hrs from the ocean. I love my safe haven.

Linda

Ellie Moore said...

Hello friend!! Fayetteville, NC is where my house is, but Charlotte, NC will always be "home" for me. I grew up in Charlotte and my dad still lives in my childhood home. Thanks for this opportunity 😀❤️

Janice Bryant said...

I grew up in Detroit (aka Ruins of Detroit) but now live on an acre of semi-wild land in Oklahoma. Yesterday I saw a bobcat! Something I'd never have seen in Michigan! I love your paintings and I want one!

Rebecca Hutchins said...

Hi Jodi! I would like to say my safe and wonderful space is in Arcadia, FL (actually just outside of Port Charlotte, FL) but at the moment with hurricane Irma threatening it doesn't feel so safe and I'm hoping and praying that I do not lose my home or that it gets damaged from the storm. Regardless of the hurricane threat I want to share that I love your Dirty Birds and your Zen Painting...and I can't wait until I'm able to be a part of your Zen Houses. I have to wait until I get the funds, but my goal is to be able to participate before the year is out. What you do is so fun, creative and just plain makes me smile. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing it with us!

Rebecca Hutchins said...

I shared on Facebook and tagged a friend in the process! :)

Caroline D. said...

Hi Jodi! You know where I live I think... in the NC foothills of the Blue Ridge in a log home in such a peaceful setting in the woods with a gorgeous mountain view. It's truly my sanctuary because it's out in the sticks away from people and commercialism, but yet close enough to go to "town" when I need or want. Looking forward to the class. I have a busy Fall, but will participate and create when I can. ;)

Caroline D. said...

I shared on facebook. :)

Diana Boyd said...

Hello Jody from Cincinnati, Ohio! I love my home on a little dead end street on top of a hill, surrounded
by woods. I can look off of my deck and see downtown Cincinnati, but I almost feel like I live in the country
on top of the city! Love your paintings!
Diana medb@fuse.net

Diana Boyd said...

Shared on twitter @keystoneflora

Diana Boyd said...

here is the link on twitter
https://twitter.com/KeystoneFlora/status/905263726953209857

Theresa Dezso said...

My home is in Connecticut, nestled in the woods at the end of a small cul-de-sac. A wonderful little sanctuary filled with the sounds of birds, crickets, and the evening howling of coyotes! I have a small, private deck out back, where I can relax and enjoy the deer, bunnies, and chipmunks that live in the surrounding woods.
theresa.dezso@yahoo.com

Jacqueline Smith said...
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Jacqueline Smith said...

My home is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My sanctuary is down in my craft room along with my art supplies with my adorable lab who sleeps right beside me and I usually trip over her as I get more supplies. Thanks for a chance to win!

jackiesmith645@gmail.com

Deborah Miller said...

My home is in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. My craft room is my sanctuary where I can get in touch with my creative soul. I lose track of time because of the peace I feel when I'm there creating.

rss22 said...

My home is in Lubbock Texas....I share my sanctuary studio with my four legged roomie....I built it on to the back of my house and is pretty much where I spend most of my time....it is safe.quiet.peaceful and full of color and inspiration!!!!

Tommy McDonell said...

I live on Lake Pinehurst in NC. I have been a widow twice, once in NYC and on Linden Rd in Pinehurst. This home is the first home I have lived in without either husband.

Being on the lake with two dogs and two cats is, for the most part calming. I see all sorts of birds, I have a family of bunnies, raccoons but no deers.

When I hurt from my MS or am lonely, I paint.

Tommy McDonell said...

I used to have a weekend home at Tamiment. I miss PA.

Jocelyn said...

My home is in Baltimore Maryland! We just went from 2 to 6, welcoming my daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren to live with us during a tough time in their lives! It has been an adjustment, but the sound of children back in the home makes me smile! Mornings filled with two boys getting ready to go to school and then coming home to fill me in on all the details of their day!!! I would so love to have this opportunity to take this class!!! You are such an inspiration to all!!!! Home is where your family is! We are now under one roof and I am blessed to be able to help my daughter in time of need!!!! Gwainbear@aol.com!!!! THANK YOU JODI!!!!!!

Ginny Stiles said...

The drawing is today so I am probably too late.

My home is Leesburg, Florida and right now I am glad I am still north in Wisconsin as my poor home is in the direct path of Irma...one of the worst Atlantic hurricanes on record.
So I am VERY prayerful about my dear little home. I hope it will still be there in October when I return.
Homes are so important and mine is a dear one.

Sharon Keesee said...

My home is in Hurt, VA. It is my sanctuary for the best reasons, it is where I spend time with my grandchildren and where I create whatever comes to my mind which creating always brings me peace.

Dsgnermom said...

I live near Valley Forge National park. I fell in love with your work on the artist tv network. I've watched every one of your videos there. I wasn't going to tell you that as I don't want to look like a stalker. But then again, would a stalker admit to stalking? Ok now I just sound creepy. Forget everything I said.

LiveToTravel Vi said...

Jodi, I'm so excited to start your new class! I mostly live in Ohio, but some months I'm lucky enough to be in North Carolina, and sometimes I'm even luckier and get to come participate in one of your classes!! Those are the best times of all, LOL! Thanks for being you and sharing your wonderful talent so freely with all the rest of us!! Teresa V

Sande said...

I live in Cape May, NJ and a few blocks from the beach. Nothing is better than sitting at the beach at 5 am and watch the sun rise. Your houses remind me of the beach houses in this area...and I adore your art. When I need peace the beach before dawn would be my first place to go otherwise its out on the balcony with a pot of coffee before most of our town wakes up. Thanks for the chance to win. I would have loved to take this course but a very tight budget won't allow that.

dreamsembellished@gmail.com

Patricia Tesselaar said...

Hi there,
I live in rural Alberta, Canada where winter could be several months from now or next week. Just finishing up with my garden and love sitting out by our pond.
I guess my sanctuary is my family no matter where in the world we are.
I've done a couple of Jodi's workshops and am really looking forward to this one.
Pat.tesselaar@gmail.com

Jerene Dunn said...

I used to think that my home was the physical place where I lived, but when I moved to small town Southern Illinois after living in downtown St. Louis Missouri, I realized that my home...was actually inside of my soul. It is the place where I love...and create...and live the best life that I know how!

Jerene Dunn said...


I used to think that my home was the physical place where I lived, but when I moved to small town Southern Illinois after living in downtown St. Louis Missouri, I realized that my home...was actually inside of my soul. It is the place where I love...and create...and live the best life that I know how!
(jerenedunn@gmail.com)