Masquerade Mask: Journey into the Artistic Soul

If eyes are the window to the soul, then a masquerade mask frames these portals. Eyes transform into mystical moorings when peering out through a mask. We find this inexplicable desire to venture inside the mind of the masked artist to discover why she creates. The artistic person frames her soul’s windows with various art …

The Parting: Marketing Art

Personal paintings become a part of the artist by guiding one's creative path. And like good friends, artwork can be difficult to say good-bye to when we decide to release our art into the marketplace.  Sometimes this is because of sentimental reasons. For example, this watercolor my sister and I created reminds us of those …

Behind the Masquerade Mask: Developing Creativity in the Dark

I believe there are times when we develop creativity in the dark. By this I mean, we give ourselves permission to hide while we explore our identities. During these shadowy times, we become like children sampling what calls to our hearts. A precious spontaneity sweeps over us, and we dare to do something never attempted before. …

Setting up a Creative Space

"Setting up a Creative Space" gives you a sneak peek into my new arts and crafts room in process. Having a creative space to call your own is often essential for creating consistently. I can attest to this truth because I've been without an art room for the past 9 months and creativity has definitely …

Salt Dough Sculpture How To Video

Excited to be a feature artist on Crafty as B Bradley's YouTube channel, demonstrating how to make a Salt Dough Sculpture . Salt dough sculpture is a wonderful craft that can be enjoyed by all ages. Here are some posts you can explore for ideas and tips: https://jodeelunaart.com/2016/10/21/salt-dough-sculpture/ https://jodeelunaart.com/2011/12/18/dough-art-a-craft-for-kids-of-all-ages/ https://jodeelunaart.com/creativity/artwork/dough-sculpture/    

Returning to your Place of Peace

One of the greatest challenges for the artistic soul is to sequester time! Too many commitments crowd the margins of one’s life, spilling unrest into much-needed spaces. Before you know it, quiet mornings usually spent painting or writing now churn with anxious thoughts. You stop prioritizing what you want to do and get caught up …