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Grunge Ink

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chocolate Dream Truffles Yum.

Now don't get the wrong idea about me. I'm not a cook. But sometimes I like to play and experiment. Just ask my family.  Many many cooking failures or overly ambitious projects for a person with less than average cooking  but every once in awhile there is a diamond in the rough.  I think my favorite topping is the sea salt...I just love chocolate and sea salt....sea salt and caramel PLUS chocolate, well now. That could just melt my heart.  
Tis the season, these would also be great around Valentine's Day!
Chocolate Dream Truffles.

1 1/2 packages of good quality chips  (18oz)
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tsp Orange extract
*optional your favorite flavoring, extract or liquor such as Grand Marnier

Pour Chips in a heat proof bowl.
Heat heavy cream and butter in a sauce pan until just boiling.
Pour  cream over chips and wait a minute or two then stir in a circular motion with a spatula until the chocolate and cream are fully incorporated.

*If you need more heat to melt the chocolate,  heat over a double boiler (fill a sauce pan ¼ full with water. Nestle your heat proof bowl over the sauce pan ).  The chocolate bowl should not be touching the water. Stir with spatula until the chocolate is fully melted and shiny.

Allow chocolate to set in the refrigerator 1-2 hours until set enough to roll into balls.
Roll into small balls.  Roll again into your favorite topping.

*If the chocolate mixture seems too hard to roll into balls, set aside and let come to room temperature. This does get messy so be ready to wash and dry hands in between each truffle.

Topping suggestions:
Cocoa mixed with powder sugar
Chopped hazelnuts
Mini marshmallows
Crushed peppermint
Shaved Chocolate
Sea Salt

I like to serve the truffles in a mini cupcake holder.

Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks.  Serve at room temperature.

This recipe can easily be cut in ½, however this makes just a little over a sheet of truffles which is perfect if you are gift giving for the holidays or having a party. If you want just a small batch, Feel free to cut in half.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Art Workshops in Saluda, NC and Raleigh, NC!

Upcoming "Live" Classes being taught in North Carolina!

Could there be a more perfect gift for the holidays? 
Pre-register your loved one and watch their 
face light up with joy!

 @ Random Arts
481 Louisiana Ave
Saluda, NC 28773
(828) 749-1165

It is necessary to pre-register in advance for all workshops offered through Random Arts. For registration information click here OR email

Grunge Ink Live

Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

10 am - 4 pm 
Are you intrigued by experimental art?  Does letting loose and letting things ‘flow’ excite and scare you at the same time?  During this action packed and fun filled class we are going to create a variety of Inked up abstracts on an amazing surface which will allow you to add, subtract, draw, drip and more as you create one of a kind grungy abstract mixed media art pieces.  Learn how to create compositions that begged to be touched and leave your viewer wondering ‘how did they do that?’!!!! The creative energy you will bring to class will literally assist in the act of ‘transformation’ each and every piece from one stage to another. Be ready for exhilarating exercises, bring your fearless artistic self, and come prepared for hours of grungy inky fun and creative experimentation! 
This class is for those who are fearless and love to experiment, or for those that want to be more adventurous in their art. It is for those who want to let loose and play with abstract compositions using contemporary materials.  We will be working on Yupo paper and incorporating a variety of acrylic inks, paints, India ink and tons of special effects to garner intriguing and luscious layers in our contemporary abstract works.

  • Skill level:   All skill levels are welcome.  The process can be as simple or complex as you desire. 

  • Duration:  The class will be a one day version which compliments my online class, Grunge Ink.

Extreme Portraits
2 Full Days!

Saturday, Feb. 28th and Sunday, Mar. 1st, 2015


Looking for ways to build more depth in your portrait painting?
If so, Extreme Portraits is the class for YOU!

Take your portrait work to the next level, even to a cutting edge extreme!
  • Newest portrait class
  • Easy to follow directions
  • Content that is rich in information which you can use in a variety of mixed media applications
  • This class takes many of the lessons learned in my first portrait class (Painterly in Pink, an online class) to a whole new level of depth and character
  • Focus will be more on painting and building up layers through glazing and underpaintings techniques as well as much more!


@ Jerry's Artarama
3060 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 876-6610

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 early Spring, 2015.  

Summon your Guardian Angel, your muse, your most trusted source of inspiration during this paint and collage mini class. Using limited color palettes, texture, and simple yet layered designs, we will create two 6x12 whimsical and inspirational “Angelic Inspirations” during this 3 hour workshop jam packed with techniques. Come play, have fun and walk away with great pieces to keep or give as gifts to those you love!

Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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)! 

Saturday, Apr 18th, 2015
10 am - 4 pm


Simply put....what is it that you are going to unleash in 2015?



There is no better time to change tomorrow than to start with changing today.

Have a very Merry Wednesday.

Have you seen my new PODS class coming up January 7th?

Early bird pricing ends soon! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Birthday ! Pay What You Can Sale 2014!

It’s December 12th, what the what?  Where is this month going already?  Are you knee deep in glitter, cookies and rockin’ around the tree? If not, what are you waiting for?  I’ve already had my share of calorie filled treats but heck, what’s a couple more weeks of indulgence in the grand scheme of things, right? Lol  I do know that I best get to back to the pool soon before I undo (I kinda already have) all the good that I did over the last year!!!! J

Speaking of treats---it’s the day before my Birthday and I thought I’d celebrate with YOU in a big way with my artsy goodies  by hosting for the second year in a row a----

“Pay What You Can Sale” !!!

What is a Pay What You Can Sale?  Well,  a couple years ago I received an email from an inspirational speaker, author,  and artist that I admire  (Danielle Laporte) who offered a sale for one day only on one or two of her very popular (but pricey) book/programs and I thought now isn’t  that a coolio idea?!  I sat on the idea for a year and then last year I decided to take a plunge and do my own version of the special for a LIMITED time, too! If you stopped by last year, you may have got a SWEET deal, and hopefully this year you will find a deal or two as well. And this year is going to be even BETTER than before!  You’ll see in just a moment! 

Here’s the Deets:
“Pay What You Can”

For a limited time (special preview by Newsletter Subscribers)  on Friday, December 12th through  Sunday December 14th at 1:00pm (so I can get as many time zones as possible in the time frame) I will post a variety of items in the following categories:  Supplies,  Prints, Originals,….and wait for it….and COMMISSION pieces, without prices you have to pay, but offer them on your terms in the spirit of Pay What You Can.
I will post suggested retail prices so you can gauge what I normally offer the artwork or supplies at.
Shipping is not included and pieces do not come matted or framed (for original art and prints) .
I will consider every offer J
I do reserve the right to decline an offer that is well below cost or not truly a fair offer.  
For example: I can not do a 3ox30 piece for you for 20.00  I’m sorry. 
I will also offer payment plans if you really want that 30x30 piece but would need to split payments up to make it happen!
In the event more than one person makes an offer, I will take the highest offer-but will notify the lower offer 1x  that there is another bid that has beat there’s without revealing the offer to see if that person would like to resubmit their offer.
Things to take into consideration:
Prints are made to order, please allow 10-14 days for delivery unless you want to upgrade to an expedited shipping. 
Custom items are truly custom items,   I want YOU to get a deal and if you tell me you can only pay xyz as you are on a limited budget, it’s an honor system.  It’s not a good feeling if I see that same person the next day on facebook talking about their trip around the world and total home renovation being on a limited budget. I know you get what I mean!! I’m just saying as that happened to me it almost made me not want to do this again.
Most custom items will be worked on in January and could take 2-4 weeks approx.  to complete, depending on how many orders and the complexity of the subjects.  If you need your item sooner, please contact me before placing an order/offer.

How do you make an offer?
I will post a link to a form you must fill out so I can have all the information in one place.  By the end of Sunday or sooner I will review all offers and let you know via email if your PWYC offer was accepted. Invoices will be sent out shortly thereafter.

Are you ready for the big reveal?  Here’s Jodi Ohl’s Pay What You Can Sale 2014!
******NONE Of these items have EVER been offered as a PRINT!!! HUGE opportunity to own a limited edition item***
We Can Be Friends
(On metallic paper)
Suggested Size and Price

12 x 12   $42
20 x 20 $75
Amount available:  3
Let It Grow
(on Metallic Paper)

12 x 12    $42
20 x 20  $75

Amount available 3

Wander in the Wild
(on Kodak Lustre Paper)
18 x 24   $84
16 x 20  $64
Amount Available: 3

Land of the Odd
(on Kodak Lustre Paper)
18 x 24  $84
16 x 20  $64

Amount Avail: 3

*I had some leftover supplies from my last show so here’s a great opportunity to get a deal.  In addition, I’m doing a studio clean out—see what could be yours:

Set of 6 Silks Acrylics
Colors:  Autumn Leaf, Spicy Tomato, Black Ice, Bolivian Blue, Olive Vine Green, and Black Ice
Retail 7.00 each
Suggested Price:  $42.00

Amount avail: 1 set

Silks Sampler Sets  9 total colors:
Colors:  Plumeria, Ginger Peach, Sapphire on Ice, Black Emerald, Rustic Rose, Warm Gray, Wisteria, Vintage Mint, and Autumn Leaf)
Suggested Retails 24.00 for both sets
Amount avail:  1 set

2  Twelve Packs of Twinkling H20s!
Assorted Colors:
Watermelon Mist, Celadon, Daffodil, Iris Petal, Just Peachy, Sea Spray, Nutty Oak, Dragonfly Wing, Lime Squeeze, Mango Freeze, Royal Satin, Cool Water;  Teal Zircon, Royal Orchid, Moss Agate, Sweet Thistle, Deep Coral, True Blue, English Lavender, Wine & Roses, Dreamsicle, Lemongrass, Mediterranean Blue, and Blushing Rose
Sold together
Suggested Retail *26.00 each    $52.00
Amount Avail:  1 set of 2

Artsy Magazine Grab Bag
I can fit at minimum 10 magazines in a medium flat rate box .
Most magazines have been read but are in good condition.  I have a variety of issues dating back to 2009 that I’m parting with.  I will choose an assortment from everything I have until your box is full!
In the spirit of a grab back, I can not take requests for specific issues.
Suggested Retail $50.00 (5 dollars per magazine)

Amount avail: 3

Artsy Grab Box:
This box will be filled with goodies that could include:
Magazines, Books, Art supplies, canvases, prints, small original pieces, paint brushes, papers, hand painted papers, notebooks, paints,  pens, pencils, jewelry supplies. Each box will be different and chock full of goodies, some new, some GENTLY Used.
Retail value will be anywhere from 100.00 and UP!
Suggested Retail: 
Amount Avail:  2


30 x 30 Original
“Development” on 1 ½ inch stretched canvas
Suggested Retail: $825
NOTE: This is considered an oversized item for shipping;  It’s been my experience that this size piece does cost between 60-100 to ship depending on where you live (US only).
Amount avail: 1

“Love Grows”
16 x 20 on ¾ inch stretched Canvas
Suggested Retail
Amount Avail:  1

“Jar of Hearts”
11x14 Watercolor on Yupo paper (will need to be matted and framed)
Suggested retail

“The Calling”
11 x 14 Watercolor on Yupo (will  need to be matted and framed)
Suggested Retail:
Amount avail: 1

“Grunge Love” 
Inks on Yupo
12 x 19 (will require matte and frame)
Suggested Retail

Amount avail: 1


Commissioned Art.
Yes, you  heard me right!

 Perhaps you want your own funky house, village, pod, chickie, or abstract-I’m going to offer just a couple of HUGE opportunities to get your own piece customized exactly like you want.
When you consider your offer, please note, I can not be as flexible in my acceptance of offers pieces due to the fact that these will all be created from scratch. I will however allow some discounts and or layway payments.    Make me an offer!

11x14     on 1 1/2 in  wood
  Suggested Price: $145
20x20   1 12/ in  canvas
18x36    1 1/2 in   canvas
30x30      3/4  in    canvas

I will offer 2 of each for commission except for the 30x30 which I will offer one special commission during the Pay What You Can Special.
****When filling out the form, please specify the style you are interested (houses, abstracts, pods, birds)  and colors you’d like to see used.

That’s a ton of super coolness! I’m super excited to bring this to you and can’t wait to share some artsy goodness with YOU in honor of my 46th birthday J Eeek. I don’t like saying that  but every day that we are here on earth with those we love is a gift so although I don’t love the wrinkles or the bones aching, I love life and am grateful for every minute of it!!!

 Remember,  offers close at 1pm Sunday, December 14th (est.)
I am open to international shipping but please remember, prices have gone up significantly. Shipping, taxes or duties are not included.

Thank you ALL for another fantastic year of creative fun. I've been blessed to meet so many of my students and collectors of my work in person, this is a great 'job' to have and I so appreciate you!! 
Here's hoping 2015 is a great year ahead full of fun adventures, prosperous growth, good health, and much laughter and memories with those you love:))

NEW: Class offering in Raleigh, NC   this March and April!
(not part of the PWYC special)
Don’t know what you’d like for Christmas a workshop is a great way to give the gift of creativity to yourself or someone you love. Come with a friend and make it a girls/guys weekend!

Angelic Inspirations

Sunday March 8th 1-4

Funky Little Cityscapes

Click Here for more: Funky Little Cityscapes

Saturday April 18th  10-4pm

Upcoming online class!

Pre-Register today and save $15.00!!
Class begins January 7th, 2015