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Joann Loftus
New Palestine, IN
Mixed Media Artist
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As a mixed media artist, I spend a lot of money on supplies. Seems every time I turn around there's a new "must have" product introduced. Do I want it? Do I need it? Should I buy it? Generally, the little kid inside me says "Yes, please!" But sometimes we... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Joann Loftus
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The new issue of Diva Mystic Magazine is out, and I'm so excited to announce that my art is on the cover! “Working Girl – Work The Sensitive’s Way” is the issue's title. This beautiful e-zine magazine has 130 pages overflowing with rich content and gorgeous images. It will guide... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Joann Loftus
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Okay, I confess. I'm the worst blogger in the world. Coming here to make a post today, I see it's been seven months since I've posted anything. Seven months! That's pretty embarassing to admit. Well, embarassing to admit to other bloggers, and those who read blogs. If I told my... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Joann Loftus
LOVE this new collection! Beautiful!! Tara's tag is so inspiring!
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I hope you all had a very wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! The holidays kept me quite busy this year with shopping, decorating, cooking, wrapping, hosting, etc. Every year I vow to simplify my life during the holidays, and yet every year it seems I continue to get wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Joann Loftus
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So excited to announce the WINNER for a spot in ”Life Book 2013.” Thanks to all who participated by posting to their blogs, Facebook and Twitter! The WINNER for a spot in ”Life Book 2013” is: Christine Young, from Christine Create Congratulations, Christine! I know you will absolutely LOVE learning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Joann Loftus
As you may already know, I will be a guest instructor for "Life Book 2013," a year long art journaling workshop, hosted by Tamara Laporte of Willowing. I’m excited to announce I'm holding a GIVEAWAY for one FREE SEAT in "Life Book 2013!" Here's how you can ENTER to WIN:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Joann Loftus
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It's been a very busy week around here... but busy in a GOOD way! My youngest daughter, Natalie, just graduated in May from Ball State University with a degree in PhotoJournalism. After driving her 21-year-old Honda around (with no air conditioning) for the past six years she decided to "Go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Joann Loftus
I'm thrilled and excited to announce I will be TEACHING for ”Life Book 2013” an online collaborative art workshop!!! Twenty-two instructors from across the globe will bring new and exciting mixed media art and journaling techniques twice a month for an entire year, including our host instructor, Tamara Laporte (willowing).... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Joann Loftus
What fun we had in Teesha's classes! Small Studio is such a wonderful shop, full of a bit of everything any mixed-media artist would want. Loved it! And thanks for hosting not one, but two, amazing artists for the workshops. So happy to meet you, Ginny, and all of the other artists in the workshops. I will be back! ~Joann Loftus
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"Angel of Grace" 24" x 48" (Gallery-wrapped canvas, 2" deep) Indiana State Fair, 2012 - "Honorable Mention" $1,850 "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" 24" x 30" (Cradled Hardboard, 2" deep) Indiana State Fair, 2012 $1,500 "Wildwood Bohemian" 16" x 20" (Watercolor Paper, Double Matted, Distressed Antique-Gold Framed) Indiana State Fair, 2012... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Joann Loftus
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I just reached over 1,000 “LIKES” on my Facebook Page and I want to CELEBRATE!!! I’m having a GIVEAWAY for “Dream Girl” an ORIGINAL painting! Created on watercolor paper, matted and framed (9-1/2” x 9-1/2”), she’s all prettied-up with bits of glimmer and sparkles (who wouldn’t love to have PINK... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Joann Loftus
Annnnnnd... I just blogged about your book, too. Courtney, I hope you sell tons of books. Best of luck!!
Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog! I've so enjoyed being a part of the "Love of Art" Blog Hop Party and visiting everyone's blog. I've bookmarked each and plan on making regular visits to see what all of you are up to!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2012 on Love of Art - Blog Party at Joann Loftus
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Throughout my life I’ve enjoyed creating art in many different forms. Art has always been a big part of my life. Art is always there. Art knows no bounds. Art speaks when I have no words to express myself. It speaks in a language common to every man. Art has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Joann Loftus
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Recently I've been trying to work more in my art journal. I always find it kind of difficult to justify working in a journal when I know I 'should' be working on a painting or something of substance. But I just get so crazy jealous when I see other artists'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Joann Loftus
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I hope this new year finds you healthy and happy! It's been quite a while since I've posted anything so I wanted to give you a quick update on what's going on with me. I've been having a wonderful time since the New Year has begun and am involved in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Joann Loftus
Thank you all so much for the sweet comments!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on A Huge Thank You!! at Joann Loftus
There are so many wonderful new classes and workshops online these days! One of the ones I'm really excited about is "Life Book" which is hosted by Tam of Willowing. Tam will provide one mixed media lesson a month and there are also 14 contributing mixed media teachers who will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Joann Loftus
What a great giveaway! Love your book so I know I would love your DVD, too! Thanks! joannloftus @ mac dot com
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"Dream Girl" I dreamt I had pink hair... with lots of sparkly swirls! An ORIGINAL mixed-media painting on watercolor paper, includes mat and frame. Image size is 5" x 5" and outside frame dimensions measure 9-1/2" x 9-1/2". She can be found in my Etsy Shop! "Dream Girl" Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Joann Loftus
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A huge thank you to my wonderful customers! I couldn't continue to paint and create every day without your encouragement and support! I'm so pleased that three of my most recent originals have already sold! "Directionally Challenged" "Domestically Challenged" "Athletically Challenged" A huge thank you for your continued support! Although... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Joann Loftus
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Winnie the Witch and her little friend Willard the Spooky Spider go trick-or-treating for Halloween! "Winnie and Willard" can be found here! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Joann Loftus
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"Hush, Little Baby" is my latest mixed-media collage painting! The sides are finished with the first four lines of the song, "Hush, Little Baby." The lyrics to this song are so cute, I decided to collage the words onto the back of the painting. "Hush, Little Baby" (song lyrics) Hush,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Joann Loftus