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? 
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Remember to Enjoy the sparkle that REAL Art can bring to your life! 
****Be sure to mention which painting it is by the title!! 

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

$122.00 plus shipping acrylic painting on deep canvas- SOLD!!! 
"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---SOLD!! 
"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" 


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,...here 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!!! 
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here is the list of all the artists on the book : )
OMG !!!! --->

Vanessa Kiki Johanning
Www.vanessajohanning.com :) 
Stephanie Corfee
stephaniecorfee.com
Bari J. Ackerman
barijdesigns.com
Flora Bowley
braveintuitiveyou.com
Jenny Doh
blog.crescendoh.com
Amy Adams
etsy.com/shop/RubyMoonDesigns
Traci Bautista
treicdesigns.com
Jennifer Mercede
jennifermercede.com
Anne Bollman
annewashereandthere.com
Sarah Bonetti
etsy.com/shop/liquidocolorato
Vassia Alaykova
vassiart.com
Wendy Brightbill
agirlandherbrush.com
Maria Carluccio
mariacarluccio.com
Jo Chambers
studio-legohead.com
Barbara Chotiner
blankbzdesignstuff.com
Carolina Coto
carocoto.com
Catherine Herold
fire-spark.net
Zoƫ Ingram
zoeingram.com
Jennifer Orkin Lewis
augustwren.com
Victoria Johnson
Isadora Grasso
victoriajohnsondesign.com
Rebecca Jones
drawnbyrebeccajones.com
Asta Kundelyte
artbyasta.com
Lauren LaFond
Christine Mercier
etsy.com/shop/artcm 
Jasmine Nixon
etsy.com/shop/xnotedx
Elena Petrova
etsy.com/shop/ElenasArtStudio
Jacqui Crocetta
jacquicrocetta.com
Madeline de Kemp
makeartbehappy.blogspot.com
Katie Doucette
polkadotmitten.com
Tracey English
tracey-english.blogspot.co.uk
Alicia Ferrara
etsy.com/shop/TotallyTiedAndDyed 
Pam Fish
etsy.com/shop/fishwarp
Alex Leigh Franklin
alexleighfranklin.com
Zach Franzen
atozach.com
Jeanetta Gonzales
jeanettagonzales.com
Lesley Grainger
lesleygrainger.com
Melissa Ramirez
nuviart.com
Peter H. Reynolds
peterhreynolds.com
Patti Robrahn
etsy.com/shop/spyingonmermaids
Cynthia Shaffer
cynthiashaffer.com
Renae Schoeffel
etsy.com/shop/renaeschoeffelart 
Nancy Standlee
nancystandlee.com
Jessica Swift
JessicaSwift.com
Toni Thomas
etsy.com/shop/toastcrafts
Heather Volkel
etsy.com/shop/SomewhereFound
Valerie Wieners
valeriewienersart.com
Jane Wilcoxson
JaneWilcoxson.com
Kylee R. Wojtkiewicz
etsy.com/shop/indiehaus



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
Sewing
Painting
Gardening
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! 
BIg!! 
Where will that dream take me?
A light filled space 
Somewhere 
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! 
Xoxox 
KIKi








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...
Vkj 


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
vkj