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Jan Avellana
Honolulu
...a mixed-media artist, mommy, wife, sister, friend becoming...
Interests: • sleeping • les miserables • reading artsy, god books • the ocean • eating chick food • parker palmer (let your life speak) • elizabeth o'conner (the eighth day of creation) • madeline, europe... • mocha java/starbucks + girlfriends + honest-soul-baring conversations • mixed-media collage/ painting • encaustic art • dreaming t
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This is for everyone living in the in-between spaces of life. In-between the big idea getting accepted and the daily sketching, in-between jobs or significant others or homes—this is where most of our living actually happens—in the humble places of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
thanks neen, just for always being there. and for wanting good things for me. and for being a friend. xo
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jenny! happy new year! yes, i'm constantly turning things over in my mind too. well, here's to a fresh new year to try! xo
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:) yay! party people! <3 thank you for being one of my biggest cheerleaders in this life. i am so grateful for you. xo
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dear alison, i pray and hope that 2016 allows you more creative time too. it makes me smile to think of the pillow project!!! perhaps, soon? xo, jan
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with the full-time day job i took up in july, i knew in my bones that the long days would take away from time spent artmaking. i knew it, and i readied myself for it (the best anyone can when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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once upon a time there was a girl. she was just a regular, ordinary girl—the kind you see at the supermarket or at the bank. there was nothing remotely comely about her outward appearance, in fact, you might say she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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TAaaddaaAhhHHHH!!! Meet my new art collective! Kindred Art Collective is a gathering of 6 independent artists from around the globe. Together we represent the world quite literally. Hailing from Tuscany (Sara Brezzi) to Philadelphia (Barbara Zuckerman Chotiner), the Istrian Peninsula... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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TAaaddaaAhhHHHH!!! Meet my new art collective! Kindred Art Collective is a gathering of 6 independent artists from around the globe. Together we represent the world quite literally. Hailing from Tuscany (Sara Brezzi) to Philadelphia (Barbara Zuckerman Chotiner), the Istrian Peninsula... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Vote for me here :) There are oodles of hours and brainstorming that goes on behind the scenes and before the final artwork gets seen. And lots (and lots) of late nights... Sketches that morph... and become something else... It’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Holy Cow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?! So MUCH has been going on...where to begin? The lastest happenings is that I’ve made it into Round 2 for Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search for 3 straight years in a row!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Finally, after over a year of dreaming and planning, my solo exhibition is coming up this Saturday, July 18 from 6-8 pm at Wellspring Covenant Church. It will be an intimate gathering of just family and a few close friends... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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{ New art! © janavellana, 2015, done in honour of Mary Blair } I haven’t blogged in forever. The longer I stay away, the harder it is to come back. You know how it is. It feels like too little,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Tomorrow, I'll step foot back into the classroom full-time...something I haven't done in 11 years and something I swore I'd never do again. It's a temporary position in the elementary classroom servicing special needs children. My next step will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Tomorrow, I'll step foot back into the classroom full-time...something I haven't done in 11 years and something I swore I'd never do again. It's a temporary position in the elementary classroom servicing special needs children. My next step will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
i looooooove this! i've never even heard of a 'mug-rug' before, but, wow! and that little pocket to place your cards in, that's brill! :) thanks so much tonia!!! xoxo, jan
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on A Mug Rug for Self-Love at Sacred Maker
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{ Patching the drywall } Change is ushering itself in the front door this year. Some of it I feel so ripe for, while for other changes I don’t think I’ll ever be ready. It’s coming anyway. What does Hagrid... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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So many things going on! To celebrate my Nod to Mod fabric line that’s launching to vendors this month (and in retail stores in July 2015), I’ll be making fun stuff with my fabric!!! Here’s a tutorial for all you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Art Everyday is daily artmaking project by Jan Avellana and is similar to a daily sketchbook, but with looser restraints. Everyday, the art will be different—little gouache paintings, handlettering, digital illustrations, to line art and even 3-dimensional works. Follow along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Art Everyday is daily artmaking project by Jan Avellana and is similar to a daily sketchbook, but with looser restraints. Everyday, the art will be different—little gouache paintings, handlettering, digital illustrations, to line art and even 3-dimensional works. Follow along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Art Everyday is daily artmaking project by Jan Avellana and is similar to a daily sketchbook, but with looser restraints. Everyday, the art will be different—little gouache paintings, handlettering, digital illustrations, to line art and even 3-dimensional works. Follow along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words