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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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{ 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 2 days ago 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
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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 16, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Thanks to so many of you for celebrating my very FIRST fabric collection with Windham Fabrics! I just wanted to encourage all of you artists out there who yearn for this kind of contract and who are making their way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 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 15, 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 14, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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I hope you’ll join me! I’d love to hear your feedback and see which are your favorites, and maybe even take a request or two! Woot! Arty year 2015, here I come! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Freedom to answer God's call on my life. Freedom to risk, to try, to hope and wish and dream. Freedom to embrace who God made me to be. Freedom to feel petrified and cowardly, and the freedom to do it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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{The lookbook Cover art!!! Woot! Debuts at tradeshows January 2015, in retail stores July 2015} Taaaadaaaahhhhh! I’m ssoooooooo excited to be able to share with you my very FIRST collection with Windham Fabrics! It’s entitled Nod to Mod. Here’s a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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{ Cover pitch for my very first fabric collection with Windham Fabrics, January 2015 } “And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ~Rainer Maria Rilke 2014, you were a doozy. You were the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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As part of my Kickstarter Project, funded back in April 2014, I’ve set up a blog where I’ve consolidated all of my writing in one place. I hope to add images to these writings as time permits, but for now,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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A month and a half ahem, a little while ago (*cough*) artist supernova Lisa Firke tagged me to participate in this “Artists Around the World Blog Hop”. I’m not sure how or who it began with, but it’s my turn.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Good-bye Dad… Dad passed away on Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by love. We showered him with rose petals and kisses and tears. For his homecoming, he wore his favorite navy blue 442nd Regimental Combat Team blazer. I can only imagine the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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I am so happy to say that I’ve made it into round 2 of Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search for 2014! My round 1 entry, on the theme of “Little Terrariums” is below: My assignment for round 2, was to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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{ “Wild Garden” by Jan Avellana, Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search 2014, Round 1 Submission } Tadahhh! My submission to the GTS this year :) With “Little Terrariums” as the theme, I began my creative process—sketching and image gathering… Along... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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“One life on this earth is all we get, whether it is enough, or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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This was supposed to be a summer full of fun and rest and pruny toes and art making. It was going to be a sweet summer of laughter and working on my Kickstarter project and more. Instead, what no one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Ever since I dipped my toes back into the art waters a few years ago, I've dreamed of getting my art published in Somerset Magazine...it was always a "Someday...sigh" kind of thing. And now, here it is! And they featured... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words