Saturday, November 21, 2015

Joy.. It's the Real Thing..for sale!

Ok...! Hello! My dear friends! 
I have mostly sold my art work through gallery's, markets and stores.. 
But I have been asked to put my work available online so I am trying a few works.. 
I will keep them up for a week or so and then switch out with new works as times go by.. Thanks to all my collectors! Please share the word for me? 
Remember to Enjoy the sparkle that REAL Art can bring to your life! 
****Be sure to mention which painting it is in the pay pal by the title!! 

Please contact me directly with any questions ok? 
(shipping costs should not be combined for product safety )  
Bepoztv (at)
Here is this weeks humble offering :

$122.00 plus shipping acrylic painting on deep canvas 
"Holding on to the Green"#1
Any which way you choose is the top..!
9 x 12 X1.5

9x12 acrylic painting on deep framed canvas
"Holding on to the Green"#2
There is no wrong way up to hang this! :) 
122.00 plus shipping 

145.00 plus shipping -SOLD
16 x 20 canvas
"Gypsy Garden Flowers" 

120.00 plus shipping 
12x12x1" canvas 
"Flowers in the sunlight" 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Check out The new way of learning Art with a Childrens Paint Lab book!!

Hello sweet souls !!!
 I am so thrilled to be featured in this new book by Stephanie Corfee!! My little bird sculpture was indeed made from "the kitchen sink" per say...! 
Actually it was created from the items on my design studio desk! Lol 

In Making this type of Art, is the secret tip!! Look through the eyes of a child!!! Yes!! 
 I have always included that element of "letting the chips falls where they may " 
It's called The Serendipity of Believing it will just happen! Right? 
We all know that this really brings a level of TRUTH and JOY to an artwork !

             "I want to Learn again 
                     to paint like a child"- 

That is what keeps things interesting and adds that element of surprise! 
-It's what makes your mind look closer.. At the art... And the details..!
What happens:
-it places one object next to another that tells a story that is begging to be written ! 
-it lets relationships be born... On the canvas, artwork.. Or Life!!! 

Available on Amazon this book is full of so many other incredible artists !! I am thrilled to hold space with them all!! 

This is going to be a classic to keep on your bookshelf! Because you never know where inspiration will strike and how you will be searching for it! 

           "Trying to find the most 
           creative inner child in all
                       Of us! "
Please join me and these other FANTASTIC artists in welcoming this book to your home and heart ... Xoxoxox 
*giggles included for free!! 
A blog hop and *give away are in the works so stay tuned!!! Whoo hoo!!! 
here is the list of all the artists on the book : )
OMG !!!! --->

Vanessa Kiki Johanning :) 
Stephanie Corfee
Bari J. Ackerman
Flora Bowley
Jenny Doh
Amy Adams
Traci Bautista
Jennifer Mercede
Anne Bollman
Sarah Bonetti
Vassia Alaykova
Wendy Brightbill
Maria Carluccio
Jo Chambers
Barbara Chotiner
Carolina Coto
Catherine Herold
Zoƫ Ingram
Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Victoria Johnson
Isadora Grasso
Rebecca Jones
Asta Kundelyte
Lauren LaFond
Christine Mercier 
Jasmine Nixon
Elena Petrova
Jacqui Crocetta
Madeline de Kemp
Katie Doucette
Tracey English
Alicia Ferrara 
Pam Fish
Alex Leigh Franklin
Zach Franzen
Jeanetta Gonzales
Lesley Grainger
Melissa Ramirez
Peter H. Reynolds
Patti Robrahn
Cynthia Shaffer
Renae Schoeffel 
Nancy Standlee
Jessica Swift
Toni Thomas
Heather Volkel
Valerie Wieners
Jane Wilcoxson
Kylee R. Wojtkiewicz

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Art is You Art Retreat! ~ fun fun fun !!!

Everybody needs a little loving #artisyou #rachelawes #create #hyattregency #eatcakecreate
Everybody needs a little loving #artisyou #rachelawes #create #hyattregency #eatcakecreate
Posted by Art is You - Mixed Media Art Retreats on Friday, September 18, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art Is YOU ! Retreat 2015 Minneapolis

I'm so excited to be teaching at Art is You this year! 2 fun classes and Lots of fun social days !! I love looking through the shopping day! (Always amazing ephemera !!) hope to see you ! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Keeping it real...the REAL organizing method

   Every day I wake up and try to think about what I could do that would make a statement of life or a statement of joy to someone Else! 
I need to go through my collections...I need to go through my piles of art supplies ... and only keep the things that I can still use or be helpful to me in the future (or bring me Joy) 
Does anybody else go through this ? 

I get excited about something and then I get everything that I need to go with it and I make a little bit of it and then I'm like "squirrel "..I get bored..and then I move onto the next project ! Lol
100s of things.. 

Sometimes I feel like I am filling a hole by making art... it really helps me get in touch with my feelings. And
I'm currently reading the famous organizing Kon Marie book..
 But but but..
.... I'm at a standstill... 
It's not that I dont Want to do it.. 
Im just exhausted by the THOUGHT of it! 
The clothes were a big deal... 
I did it.. Done.. Check mark ...
But now I'm on to the books and magazines.. And I just LOVE them soooo much!! 
This will be hard.. But I'm moving forward.. Trying at least.. 
Here is what I would rather be doing;

I'd rather make a movie as an art project.. 
Or watercolor paint for 9 hrs straight.. 
Or actually READ for an entire week! 
(That's an idea!!) 
I'm a super duper procrastinator ...I admit it… Maybe Mondays just arent meant to clean and purge.. right?

See yah later.. This is what's in front of me.. I'm diving in! To enjoy!! Xoxox Kiki 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

"Live every day in the happiest way! "-Vkj

                   Morning rituals...

                    Me and my mama... 

Monday, April 6, 2015

These are The colors of Her life...

Someone told me the other day... Vanessa, you are the "real thing" 
I will take that as a compliment ! 
I just want to create! 
Where will that dream take me?
A light filled space 
To make magical people swoon!
To use the creative gifts I have for that purpose!
Ok Lord.. It's YOUR plan.. I'm just along for the ride! 

These are up for auction right now over at my facebook page! 

Waiting to be sold... :)

Be joyful! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

It's All Part Of The Process ...

This is rather new to me as I usually just dive in to a painting and have no idea what will come out ..seriuosly.. 
So this is my fun path as of lately...
 Find a photo that peaks my interest.. 
Imagine what it might look like as a painting 

Sketch it out in pen... ( aargh! ) 
And let the watercolors splash away.. 

I have new paints and that always is exciting as well! 
And a new brush to dance with... 

Here are some flops.. Xoxox

Half way... Maybe  I should have just stopped ? 

These are NOT my new paints ... Lol but they do work well for throwing in your purse!! :) 

And on the the next ... 
Today I choose Joy...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gypsy Circus Inspiration

   I Love the colors of a
 gypsy circus in my journal! 
 Let me set the stage...

A blurry day.. 
The smell of popcorn and 
Spice nuts ... 
I hear music from the rides..  
It's loud but rhythmic and wonderful...
it gets stuck in my ear the entire night...

The colors....the smiles... The giggles ...

Pink fluffy sugar candy ...
we eat Snow cones...

We SEE the elephants!!!
And always a prize at the end of the night..

A place where moments in time are grafted into our memories ...

And we get to choose 
Which ones to keep 
And which ones to 
Toss into the ring! 

thanks for stopping by! xoxox