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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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{ “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
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Dear Friends, Did I even tell you that I’d be going to Surtex in New York City?! I haven’t been here in so long, I can’t remember. Well anyway, I did. Get to walk the show at Surtex in May.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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With YOU, and through the ridiculously-out-of-this-world-kind-anonymous-patron, who stepped in tonight to help me close the funding gap with a generous loan—my funding goal on Kickstarter has been met! Backers, rejoice! I’ll be joyfully working on getting your goodies out (please... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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It’s true. You matter. YOU. There is no other you than you. :) (There are just 9 more days left for me to fund my Shine Bright Kickstarter Project...team with me, won’t you? :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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I don’t know how day 21 of my 30 day Kickstarter project came to pass, but it has!!! Can you tell that I’m having trouble keeping up? See?! I really DO need to get this project funded so that I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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I’m super duper, schmooper excited that this here Uppercase Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide will make it’s way into the hands of the attendees at SURTEX in New York City, in May 2014! While I haven’t been able to muster... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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I fell behind (just a tad!), with my daily Kickstarter art postings! But I’m back. We’re at DAY 15, just 15 more to go to get my project fully funded!!! :) Let’s go Team Shine Bright!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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{ WE'RE AT THE HALFWAY POINT!!! I'M STANDING BY!!! } 1. Persistence is key. If you pursue a dream long enough, at some point you are likely to feel desperate and ridiculous for wanting and for having the audacity to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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It’s pretty simple. I love you. Shine Bright. XOXO, jan :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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Jenipher!!! YOU’VE WON the print from the giveaway!!! I'll be in touch to get your mailing info :)! Yay!!! 1. Ask your heart what it wants and needs to be happy and alive. 2. Assure your heart that you will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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“…you are not too old and it is not too late…” ~M. R. Rilke There will always be reasons not to. The fear of failure and of trying will never go away completely and if you’re waiting for that day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
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“You must do something heartfelt, and you must do it soon. Let go of all this effort, and let yourself down, however awkwardly, into the waters of the work you want for yourself. It's all right, you know, to support... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Jan Avellana | Art + Words
ashley, that's a really great idea!!!!
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oh, i love the clocks too!!!! thank you for all of your well wishes!
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:) isn't it exciting to know that our best work is still inside of us?!
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:) girls! i can do that! i want to do a few BIG canvases too!
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this is such great advice, marlo...thank you for the reminder! xoxo
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OH NOOOOO!! not the dreaded alphabet! hah. thank you...maybe this is the push i need!
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i have a few that would love to get out of my sketchbook and be born in real life! :)
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lauren, i'm in love with your portfolio! wowee! glad you enjoyed the backstory :)
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