SALE!! Twinks on Yup

SALE!! Twinks on Yup
Save 15.00 by registering by 8/4

NEW Online Class: "Extreme Portraits"

NEW Online Class: "Extreme Portraits"
Now open ended. Join in anytime!

Monday, August 04, 2014

Believe it or Not...I do write a Newsletter Occasionally:)

Lots of great information in this one, including a short story on embracing what you do..even if you don't know why you are drawn to do it in the first place.

Click here to read more!

To subscribe to my future issues, click on the top left button on the newsletter screen and you'll be taken to the page to subscribe.  Easy peezy! :)

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Podcast: Online Video Teaching (An interview with me hosted by Cara from Icreateflix)

I don't do interviews often but when I do...I guess I have a lot to say!!   This is a jam packed podcast with my friend Cara over at   Cara called me up to chat about art,  following your dreams and  how I got started teaching online art classes (PLUS lots of great tips for YOU if you decide to follow that same path).  

Here's more from Cara's intro on the episode:

Join Jodi Ohl and I today as we talk about the Hot Topic  “Online Video Teaching”.  Jodi has done over 16 online courses and I am the content developer for, where I support many artists from around the country who offer their content online.
 In this extra special episode Jodi and I talk candidly about building your class, filming it and then the editing process. You will want to grab your pen and paper to take notes on this one!
Jodi is not only a full time mixed media artist but also a wonderful teacher who travels the country teaching art at live events and retreats. She has been and continues to be published in various major publications regularly. She became a full time artist two years ago and hasn’t looked back since as she is “Living The Creative Life” everyday.
VISIT www.iCreateFlix HERE:
To see classes Jodi offers on visit:
* Please note the last 10 mins of programing we experience audio difficulties which is were we are talking about one of the retreats that Jodi is a founder in called REME to find out more about this retreat visit here:

Here's our podcast:  (click the image to be taken to blog talk radio)

Check out my latest class,  Twinks on Yupo over on Icreateflix!  Sale price now through 8/4--save 15.00!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In the Creative Spotlight!

Well isn't this just the coolest....I had a big ole feature today on's newsletters!!

If you have a moment, check it out and see what Cara's braggin on me for today :)))

Thanks Cara for the spotlight!! 

To see what the big DEALIO is, click HERE!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Twinks On Yupo with- Jodi Ohl Beginner Workshop by Jodi Ohl -

Just a quickie post to let you know I'm running a super special on one of my online classes. We are expanding our audience by offering this fun filled water media class over at   Officially the class opens on 8/1/14. When you pre-register, we are offering a 15.00 discount off the regular price.  You will have extended access of this class over at Icreateflix which is HUGE.!   Work at you own pace, 24/7!

Did I mention the fact that the folks over at Colourarte are offering the first students to sign up for Twinks on Yupo  a 90 day coupon that can be used multiple times for supply purchases on their webstore?  Order from their extensive catalog of over 200 Twinkling H20 colors!!

*This class features contemporary watercolor painting using Twinkling H20s on Yupo paper.

What are you waiting for?   Join us today and save!

*After 8/1 the price for the class will be 60.00

23  videos and over 4 hours of content!

*This is a re-release of my class so if you've already taken Twinks On Yupo this is the same content as offered on Colourarte.  Please note, the special offer is only for the class on :)

Twinks On Yupo with- Jodi Ohl Beginner Workshop by Jodi Ohl -


Stop by my Etsy shop and see what's new~!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

News and Specials for YOU!

Hello July!   

Lots of fun stuff going on in my neck of the woods, how about you?    Next week I'm heading to New Jersey for the 3rd year teaching at Create Mixed Media Retreats.  Funny how time sneaks up on you, in my head I had all of June to prepare for it, and in a lot of ways I did...samples done, extra inventory for the art show stocked up--but man oh man, where did June go? I'm doing the 'last minute' dance as I speak!  In addition to getting ready for Create (which by the way, there are still seats open in any of my 5 classes~ check out the listings HERE!) If you can't join me in fear, I am also going to be in Chicago in August, and Dallas in September.  Check out all of the listings here, and if you have ANY questions just let me know! You can email me at  jodiohl AT hotmail dot com.   As most of my students know by now, I load them up with info, techniques, freebies, prizes and more during the course of each jam packed workshop!
"Mini City"
In addition to my funky houses, don't be surprised to see lots of colorful and texture filled abstracts. I'm loving them more and more as I grow as an artist.  Abstracts are a lot harder to do well then most people assume, well I love a challenge and see lots of potential for growth...and maybe even more classes down the road!.    This piece, "Fear Nothing" represents a bit of transformation for me in my style,  yet still remains true to my love for strong, unique color combinations and layers of  juicy texture.  BTW..I'm offering a VERY short term and super duper special in my shop starting today and running through the 4th.  Take 20% off with this code:
Other fun stuff happening in June...I spent the large majority of my time working on my online class, "Extreme Portraits".  Oh my.  The group of students I've had to the pleasure of working with have just been amazing.  I can't believe some of the work that's been created!!!  While the live portion of the class is winding down, it's not too late to join in on the fun as the self study portion is accessible from the time you sign up and on for 12 months. As a teacher, I still am available if you have questions even though it's a self study. What are you waiting for? Sign up here, today!
For the latest classes information, be sure to check out the top tabs on my blog (BTW...there is a few pieces of BIG EXCITING news coming about upcoming just may be an INTERNATIONAL ONE!!!!!).
Upcoming workshops in person:
 More Online classes:

Stop by ReMe to win one of two big prizes this week from Jean Skipper!

 I'm sure there's much more I forgot to mention but I don't want y'all to be as overloaded as me! I'll leave you with this reminder:

Our Dreams are Only One Yes Away...
Follow your heart and put your feet in motion towards them!

Until next time! 
Artfully Yours,
Jodi Ohl

Monday, June 09, 2014

Memories Of May ReMe Blog Hop
Today kicks off a "Magical Memory Tour" of our first ReMe Retreat event ( changing moments..what words truly fit?) where all of the founders of ReMe including myself,  Jean Skipper, Penny Arrowood, and Theresa Zurku   and even some of the students of our May event are sharing some of the wonderful memories that we made just a short month ago, so you can be a part of it all, too!
 Each Monday in June we will be having a blog hop starting on the blogs of each of the participants then landing on our ReMe blog where you also have an opportunity to win a handmade goodie or treasure from our event. The giveaways will all be hosted on ReMe where you simply have to leave a comment to enter to win!  Ez Peezy..right? 

The smile on my face is saying I can not believe that after 2 years of planning, in only a few short hours we are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. This shot was taken as I waited for my fellow partners in crime down in Whale Bone Junction  Sunday morning prior to the event.   We all caught up with each other there so we could finish of the last of our shopping and put the final details on all the necessities we needed to gather to make this the most memorable event our guests had ever experienced.

You can't help but to get excited about a journey when you are surrounded by sand dunes, water, and anticipation, right??   The Outer Banks is unlike any other place I've been..not that I've been tons of places, but I know we have a treasure of the world right in our back yard here in North Carolina.  

As we all met, finished our shopping--it was time to head on the Hatteras ferry to Ocracoke. That part of the trip itself really set the tone for the week ahead...relaxing, inspiring, anticipatory, and full of pure joy and happiness.  There was no doubt in my mind that we were on our way to create something magical between us...but at the same time, you can't help be just a little anxious. Would everyone get along? Would the event run smoothly?  Would our guests be happy?  Could we actually pull this off??

The answers lie ahead......stop by on the ReMe blog for the rest of the story and to enter to win an original painting of mine!

Friday, June 06, 2014

Live Painting...a peek behind the scenes!

Ya...I had to 'work' the other weekend. Funny how when you do what you love, it doesn't seem like work at all. Not that it's not hard, tiring, draining at times especially when you work for yourself it's hard to know when to draw the line between stopping and starting...but it's also fun, exciting, inspirational, and I'm completely blessed to be able to share what I do with others.
 Spreading the love, one brush stroke at a time. Here's a fun little video of me starting an abstract--36 x 60 during our downtown street festival in Aberdeen, NC. I was asked to put up a booth with my art in it but after just coming back from two major events in Memphis and the Outerbanks, I didn't really have enough work ready to show in a festival but I'm always up for a paint a thon! 

Over the course of 3 hours and really hot temperatures, a gust of wind that toppled the tent and blew over a framed piece I had...I still created with abandon and fun. I took it home and tweaked the details and composition a bit more over the last couple of weeks. At the end of the video you'll see the finished piece. Hope you enjoy and I hope it inspires you to go out and create something with your own hands. It's an amazing feeling. Trust me.    36 x 60 " Aligning Forces"  you can see this piece in person at my friend Bryon Morris's shop that will be opening soon downtown Aberdeen (a custom frame shop a couple doors down from his Barber Shop). Be sure to come back on Monday as I'm kicking off the ReMe blog hop "Memories of May" where we are going to showcase pics from our May ReMe retreat, share thoughts of the experience from our guests and of course there are going to be some fantastic prizes to give for me, I may just be giving away an ORIGINAL painting!! :))) Every Monday in June starting June 9th there will be chances to win big and be a part of the adventure.

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Week In Review....and something New...

Happy Friday~! What a fun week this has been since we last chatted. The boys and I took a mini trip to the amusement park/waterpark near Charlotte and met up with some family we hadn't seen in awhile. We chilled in the evening at a cushy hotel before making the trip back home with a detour at Mary's lake house in Mt. Gilead for more fun in the sun, tubing, wave runners, swimming, cook out and of course just a couple adult beverages with dinner for us old folks:)
All good things and what the doctor ordered after a busy couple of weeks...ummm month or two.

After the super soaker mega fun weekend, back to work this week on tying up loose ends on some projects, gallery filling, I have been focused on and getting my new class rolling over at Dreaming in Color, "Extreme Portraits".

Just a few days in and the students are already doing a great job with their studies and warm ups. As a teacher, I strive hard to give you the whys behind the 'what to do next steps' so that you build a solid foundation of learning, not just for the project at hand but for your future as an artist. This class is loaded with information, challenges, exercises, and technique tips and tricks. It's not too late to join us, why not give Extreme Portraits a shot and go to the coolest school this summer:)

Class Description:
Are you looking for ways to build more depth in your portrait painting? Extreme Portraits is the newest portrait class offered by Jodi Ohl that will help you take your portrait work to the next level, even to a cutting edge extreme. In each of the lessons covering a span of six weeks, you will find easy to follow directions and content that is rich in information that you can use not just in your portrait work, but a variety of mixed media applications.
In the fall of 2012 Jodi released Painterly in Pink, an online class which focused heavily on drawing before painting the mixed media stylized portraits and now we are excited to present the much anticipated offering of Extreme Portraits

Continue Reading Here:

Well that's about it for today unless you want to hear about my adventures in not really dating online..I could tell you some stories about some crazy people that seem to find   A couple of nice ones but for the most part I've had not the greatest luck. My friend Deb says not to talk like that because I will draw more crazies in towards me if that's what I verbalize so I'm hesitant to say anything other than I can see a 45-50 year old Jared Leto type coming into my life very soon with a beach house, place at the mountains or the propensity to drive to either or for weekend getaways at rentals, a good sense of humor, kind heart, trustworthy with a sense of adventure, along with moral character, handy with things around the house or sense to know when to call in the troops..not a couch potato but not a thrill seeker-great if you love music and can sing or play the guitar...i may be getting to picky , can grill and cook like Michael Symon but be romantic and must love kids, dogs and icecream.

I'm sure there's more but I need to get back to work :)   

Have a great weekend and never forget to smile, laugh a lot and  don't be afraid of living your life.  This is our one and only chance to make memories:)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Special Afflilate Offer at Cloth Paper Scissors

Save 30% on Downloads at Interweave Store
Just a quickie post to let you know of an affiliate offer available over at Cloth Paper Scissors! 30% off Digital products (including my two webinars) today and tomorrow only!
 Save 30% on Downloads at Interweave Store

Friday, May 23, 2014

Extreme Portraits Winner Announced!

Extreme Portraits Giveaway Winner Is.......

Lucky Number 12!

Maggie Kopp - Martin said...
Awesome giveaway...I am ready to be brave and move onto portraits.