Friday, June 20, 2014

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hope Shining Blue Event Artwork

This painting has been donated to Hope Shining Blue 2014. Funds raised for this event help provide hope and healing to survivors of sexual violence. On April 23, The Garage @ The Harley Davidson Museum will be transformed into a streetscape of boutiques, food stations, and music to enjoy while raising money to support the important work of The Healing Center, a Well Community Program of Aurora Health Care dedicated to helping survivors heal and thrive. Hope Shining Blue is a fabulous evening of men’s and women’s denim runway fashion, shopping, and art that will take place on Denim Day, an international movement which encourages people to wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual violence. The event has been Sold Out this year! But you can begin to bid on this painting and 4 others by local artists, Pamela Anderson, Peter Kudlata, Rita Maria Gallery, and Jennifer Espencheid. Bidding opens April 9th. Visit to bid.
Im so honored to be apart if this project! 

My piece is entitled "Airing Your Laundry"

My 'Hope Shining Blue' inspiration comes from an experience of wanting to be real and brave. Putting it out there..and no more secrets. I want to encourage you to "air your laundry." Because then your ship of Life will pick up speed! You can then move on, sail away from the past, and leave a trail of love.. 

Vanessa KiKi Johanning
Mixed Media 
Framed 3' x 4 ' 

Close Up: 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Art truck renewed!! ?

But here is how I do it! I use marine varnish.. And decoupage it right on top.. Also high temp hot glue and e600 .. When the varnish is still wet I throw handfuls of glitter in her wet sides!! 
Yes things peel off.. But that just means new stuff gets added on! No problem! A traveling billboard or artsy fun! The toys stayed on for four years !! I finally had to pry them off! :) good luck and have fun! Acrylic paint works great also! 
Are you Looking for a new canvas?? I am!! Seriously searching  for a new pallet to paint on...something to Use my stencils on!! Glitter sprinkled over the top!! . Maybe a vintage trailer.. Or another vehicle!! Hmmmm!!! Stay tuned!!!!