Grunge, Ink

Grunge, Ink
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NEW Online Class: "Extreme Portraits"

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Workshops and other Announcements!

 As many of you know,  Create Mixed Media Retreats has decided to 'retire' their mixed media retreat offerings going forward which really breaks my heart along with many of my fellow instructors and all of our students.   In addition, due to a scheduling conflict and a change on the teacher line up on the East Coast,  I will not be teaching at Art Is You retreats in 2015... but with that said, I am happy to announce a variety of my workshops you can attend at several of our favorite shops and galleries locally and around the country.   I will also be offering some fantastic new online classes,  projects, and full 'extreme' courses in 2015.  Stay tuned for some exciting announcements. We are sad some doors have closed, but we are excited to see what  new and amazing opportunities the future holds.

 You can also sign up for my newsletter  to keep informed on the latest classes,   to read reviews of cool products, and be the first to see new work revealed as this next chapter of my artistic career unfolds.






Random Arts


Grunge Ink
February 27th.  One day 'Grungilicious' extravaganza! 
$125.00
Registration Open--best way to register right now is to contact Jane at Random Arts:

randomarts22@gmail.com


Extreme Portraits
February 28th-March 1st
First time offered in person---2 days of Extreme Portrait immersion.  Learn to cross the path from whimsical to realistic but with an edgy take on portraiture.  We will cover everything from drawing, to collage, to building up depth through glazing and texture creating in our portraits, plus more. 
Yes..2 days.  You will be amazed at the portraits that will come to life from this workshop!
$230.00 for both days
Registration Open-best way to save your spot and register is to contact Jane at Random Arts:

randomarts22@gmail.com





Jerry's Artarama:  Raleigh, NC


Sunday, March 8th

I'm excited to be back teaching at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh, NC.  I've had tons of people ask me if I would be teaching locally again and low and behold--we made it happen!  I'll be at Jerry's for 2 different dates in the early Spring, 2015.  First up:

Angelic Inspirations-a short 3 hour course jam packed with techniques during this workshop as we compose whimsical and inspirational Angels.
$60.00



If you've been a fan of my work for awhile, you'll know that creating funky little city (or beach) scapes are some of my favorite themes for compositions.  This course is much much more than just a few doodles on canvas,  you'll walk away with a plethora of techniques on how to use layers of acrylic paints combined with drawing medium all the while letting your imagination run wild in a child like manner (deceptively child like as the depth of these paintings will go as deep as you wish them to but still be fun and loose)!  One day only at Jerry's: April 18th.
$120.00   Register Here!



ReMe (3 all inclusive events on Ocracoke Island).
This is much more than just a workshop. In the words of one of our recent students, we have put "Retreat' back into a retreat!     Join us for our experience at the end of April, May or cozy up with us in October.   Spaces are limited to 8 students for each event with the workshops so don't delay, register today.  We are offering flexible payment plans including monthly payment options!





For more details on our ReMe events,  please click HERE


Stay tuned for this page to be updated in the coming weeks and months with more wonderful opportunities to learn how to infuse creativity into your life,  sharpen your artistic painting/drawing/collage skills, and simply live a life that is well balanced and full of positivity!

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Would you like to host a workshop? I'm always interested in new opportunities. Let's work together!

Perhaps you'd like a custom painting, such as this funky town above with your street name/number or family name on it? I'd love to do commission pieces!

For more workshop information or to request a custom order, please email me at:

jodiohl@hotmail.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cozy up and get Grungey! Special price ends 10/31

I've been running real hard lately kids, and a bit behind in my posting. Lots of good stuff to share once I get a chance to catch my breath. (really great things for sure!) Running towards good things I might add, shared with great people who have touched my heart, changed my life and filled my well with gratitude.  



There has been lots of travel over the last several months starting last March in  the hills of NC near Asheville, to the coast of the Outerbanks,  a stop around Easter over on the coast of SC before heading  South and West to Memphis for an event for Art Is You.




Add  a visit back home to NY,  more work in NJ, CT, Chicago, Dallas,  before heading  back to the Outer Banks last week.. oh wait, . one more trip to Texas this week coming up before I can stop for a bit and breathe in all the goodness and reflect on how awesome and amazingly full my artistic life has become.  






 While all the running and travel has been great, it makes coming home all that more sweet especially when it's greeted with a great big bear hug from my amazing little big man...my 14 year old sweet heart. I'm sure you can imagine how much the hug means to me every time I manage to get one.....(you know those times are fewer and farther in between).




    I'm working on a few things this week so hopefully I can buckle down and get those finished so I can catch you up in more detail about all the fun that's been had in between the 1000's miles of travel!


 




In the meantime, I wanted to be sure you had a chance to join in one of my online classes that just started up and take advantage of this special sale over at icreateflix.com for their whole site.  Save 25% off any workshop with the code October14




That would include my classes:







Why don't you take a breather this week, too and join in one of these super fun classes from home so you can create your heart FULL.???    

*Remember this offer ends on 10/31.   Don't delay!  


I'll be back soon.  Promise. :) I have lots more goodness to share with you including big news!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Art Journal Retreat Blog Hop with a Cool Prize

In my last post I mentioned a super awesome retreat that is coming up November 2-5 in Austin, Texas sponsored by Create Mixed Media Retreats: "Art Journal Retreat"...Now YOU can enter to win a fantastic prize pack from the organizers of the event during our blog hop.  Is that not cool or what???  (Read on to find out how to win!)

This event is going to be a bit different then others you may have been to in that all the students will be working together in a communal way with each of the instructors which include Kari Mcnight Holbrook, Jen Crossely, ME :) , and the new editor of Cloth Paper Scissors,  Jeannine Stein.



Our projects will not only include many ways to create AMAZING journal pages, but you will also doing extra projects and binding your own book. Meals and lodging are included in this package along with special treats!



To introduce you to our instructors, we are doing a blog hop AND giving away some cool prizes.  To win, all you have to do is to enter a comment on the instructors blog based on their question then we will each draw a winning name!











CREATE ART JOURNALING RETREAT IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY 


to learn new, exciting techniques from some of the best artist-instructors in the country, in a beautiful, relaxed environment. The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Austin, Texas, is the backdrop for two and a half days of classes focused on painting, collage, image transfers, bookbinding, and other techniques that will take your art journaling to a new level.

Instructors Kari McKnight Holbrook and Jodi Ohl will introduce you to new ways of working with a variety of journaling styles and materials that will add dimension, color and depth to your art journals. With Jen Crossley you'll learn how to make a beautiful metal journal necklace, perfect for making notes or sketches anywhere. On the last day you'll take the pages you've been working on and bind them into a gorgeous book, with easy instructions from Cloth Paper Scissors Editorial Director and book artist Jeannine Stein. In addition, you'll be treated to fun activities, presentations, and other surprises, while being inspired by the peaceful surroundings. We hope you'll join us for this amazing opportunity. Sign up now, registration is limited!


Did we mention that other than travel, this is all inclusive????   Food, classes and special events, lodging and many goodies for you are all included.  You will only need to bring minimal supplies and your favorite tools!



This retreat is a perfect way to relax before the busy holiday season in a beautiful location.  Don't delay in signing up as the spaces are limited!


For more information and to sign up for the event, please click HERE!

Hope to see you soon!


Here is my question to win the super fun prize pack:






When you get intimidated by a blank journal page, what's your favorite way to just get started?  Leave a comment on this post telling us your amazing sauce JUMP start and you could win the PRIZE featured above.

PS....BE SURE to include an email so I can get in touch with you for your prize winning if your name is drawn!! :)



**Comments will be taken through Sunday 10/19 at midnight for a chance to win~!

Be sure to also move on to the next blog for another chance to win:




Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Breaking News! Art Journal Retreat in Austin, Texas!!!!! HURRY!

Hello Everyone!




I'm super excited to announce I am participating in a NEW retreat upcoming VERY soon,  November 2-5 in Austin, Texas brought to you by the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors and the event team at F&W media (who host retreats such as Create in NJ, Chicago, Dallas, and Seattle).    My artsy friends Kari McKnight Holbrook, and Australian artist Jen Crossley along with editor of Cloth Paper Scissors, Jeannine Stein and myself will be coming together to give you 2 1/2 days of classes, treats, inspiration and more during this  sure to be fun event.






CREATE ART JOURNALING RETREAT IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY 


to learn new, exciting techniques from some of the best artist-instructors in the country, in a beautiful, relaxed environment. The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Austin, Texas, is the backdrop for two and a half days of classes focused on painting, collage, image transfers, bookbinding, and other techniques that will take your art journaling to a new level.

Instructors Kari McKnight Holbrook and Jodi Ohl will introduce you to new ways of working with a variety of journaling styles and materials that will add dimension, color and depth to your art journals. With Jen Crossley you'll learn how to make a beautiful metal journal necklace, perfect for making notes or sketches anywhere. On the last day you'll take the pages you've been working on and bind them into a gorgeous book, with easy instructions from Cloth Paper Scissors Editorial Director and book artist Jeannine Stein. In addition, you'll be treated to fun activities, presentations, and other surprises, while being inspired by the peaceful surroundings. We hope you'll join us for this amazing opportunity. Sign up now, registration is limited!


Did we mention that other than travel, this is all inclusive????   Food, classes and special events, lodging and many goodies for you are all included.  You will only need to bring minimal supplies and your favorite tools!



This retreat is a perfect way to relax before the busy holiday season in a beautiful location.  Don't delay in signing up as the spaces are limited!


For more information and to sign up for the event, please click HERE!

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Deals, Deadlines, and News Part 3

Hopefully your head isn't about to pop off yet with my part 3 of my Deals, Deadlines, and News series of posts and updates! Mine is..lol   I don't think I could possibly pack anymore into my last few weeks than I have honestly.  As I said before though, it's all good and I'm soooo grateful to have all these experiences to share and awesome sauce news to get you up to speed with!

Some of you may know that I've been teaching all summer long at Create Mixed Media Retreats (ran by the folks at FW Media/ North Light/  Cloth Paper Scissors), first in July in Somerset, NJ (my 3rd year there!!!)


I just returned from a huge event in Chicago for Create where I met even more creative and fun lovin' peeps!   Oh my, what talent!!



4 classes, vending, open studio nights, demos, wine with my roomie Jacquie--I mean really what more could you ask for?  

Perhaps a do over in Texas???? Ya, let's get our boots on, grab the paint brushes, and head to Dallas! That's my big news for this post--My house is a pure T disaster as I have boxes of class schtuff, art to sell, paintings in progress, lists everywhere as I prepare to drive to this far and away but super cool place for Create Mixed Media Retreats, Dallas, Tx! NEXT WEEK!!



I've never been to Dallas before and I've certainly never driven that far so I'm excited, scared, can't wait, but need more time! lol all those things put together but in the end, I know this is going to be a fantastic first event and even better, you can join in the fun still! Yes, there are open seats in several classes (including mine!).  I'm looking forward to meeting a whole new group of students in just a few days.

I'll be teaching 5 classes, yes 5!!!! Holy cow, there is going to be a colorful explosion of fun and adventure down in the southwest!


Glazed and Not so Confused is a class that really rocked the socks off the peeps in NJ and Chicago, but we still have space in Dallas for you to join in the fun. Honestly, if I had a dollar for everyone that said they wished they had taken the class after they saw all the cool projects/samples and pieces that came out of each of the classes..I'd be able to buy me a new pair of cowgirl boots! :))!!  Seriously, I want to thank the folks at Ampersand Claybord and Colourarte for supporting me in my teaching efforts, you guys bring awesome products to the market and I'm thrilled to share some of the potential with everyone.  


One of my new classes, Water Flowing Selfie is also supported by Colourarte and the kind folks at Yupo Paper!   Believe me, this is a combination that is stunning -watercolors + Yupo paper creates some of the brightest candy like pieces you've ever seen!



There are lots of cool classes to choose from and as an instructor, I want you to know that I value you as a student and your choice to spend your hard earned money with me, trusting in my guidance and ability to lead you along this stop in the creative journey.  I hope if you were on the fence about coming to the event, you take that leap of faith and join us.  
If you can't take a class, there is always  the artist faire Friday evening to join in, it's free to browse--with lots of original art, prints, jewelry, unique supplies and more! It's only from 6-9 with a TON of drawings for door prizes from all the vendors, how could you resist??





The other day the folks at Cloth Paper Scissors blog asked me to share some painting advice so Here is a little article I wrote about some of my essential tools.



I have more deals, deadlines, and news to share but I think this is more than enough for one day (pheweeee, 3 posts in one day!!!!!).  Life is good. Hope you have a great weekend!


In case you missed the posts:



Deadlines--> Deadlines Part 2








Deals, Deadlines, and News! Part 2

As mentioned in my previous post, life has been moving at neck straining, back breaking speed--all in the name of art and living the creative life...which is a GOOD thing.  It's a GREAT thing actually.   LOVE my career path, even when I'm at the point of exhaustion trying to fit all the projects, travel, trips, paintings, FOOTBALL games (not me of course , but baby boys new thang as a 9th grade big little boy on campus), and all the other life happenings that go on in between.

I mean really, what' so bad about meeting new friends and having a cocktail after a busy day of splattering paint, laughing, and making a color mess that turns into a work of art???


Or being a part of an event that is bigger than yourself, as it impacts all involved in profound ways. Creative breakthroughs.  Friendships.  Artistic growth.  Generosity and kindness.  Charitable and philanthropic.   Laughter and Memories.

Art is YOU is a stellar event amongst the several art retreats available for your choosing, and I'm proud to be a part of their instructor line up for the 4th year in a row!!!   Sal and Ellen work day and night ALL year long to bring to you an event that has activities and goodies for you throughout your time at the retreat including  morning creative warm ups,  key note speakers, group demonstrations and activities,  day and evening classes, communal lunch,  snacks during some evening events,  an artist faire, breakfast together and more.  You get sooooo much for you investment!!


Here's the thing folks, registration for Stamford, Ct is CLOSING September 15th, 2014. If you want to be a part of this HUGE event (and it gets bigger and better every year), you need to act NOW!!! 

I'll be teaching 3 classes and vending during the artist trunk show with spaces available in 2 of my workshops. 














I know.. I know.. so much to choose from.  So many options, classes, retreats....I totally get it. I promise you though, investing in yourself in this way-by joining in a creative retreat such as Art Is You is so worth it. As an instructor, along with my fellow teachers--we all work very hard throughout the year to bring you the newest, coolest, cutting edge (along with the traditional with a twist) for you as a student to enjoy).


  All I can tell you is that I love what I do, and I hope you join in on the fun whether it is one of my 2 available classes at Art Is You, or with one of the other friends who are also super talented teachers...HEY..did I mention one of my  real life besties will be there for the first time as an instructor??


I adorn her jewelry all the time, well YOU could spend a day and learn from this uber talented, way cool and down to earth teacher--Jean Skipper.
Here's some of her work:










So what are you waiting for?  Join us at Art is You, October 9th-13th.  You'll enjoy every minute of it! :))
REMEMBER--last day to register is on 9/15/14!!!


If you missed out on Deals, Deadlines, and News, Part 1--check it out here!

Phew. That was a lot of artsy goodness!!  :))  Happy Friday!!!

Jodi