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December 09, 2015


The Getty Interview


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Many thanks to The Getty for publishing the interview that their writer (Allison Ramirez) conducted of me on their online magazine: The Getty Iris. You can read the entire interview here if you want to. I'm really happy with it ... especially with the fact that the interview brought out my views about my exhibitionist tendencies, along with my frequent desire to hide, which is opposite of exhibitionism. :-)

Thank you also to The Getty for featuring my painting on their Instagram! What a thrill. Have you been to The Getty? It's quite magnificent ... not only the art within but the art that is the actual buildings that make up The Getty ... buildings that were designed to celebrate the beauty of Los Angeles. I plan to go again in 2016.

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As a fine artist, how do you feel about sharing your work on social media?

Sharing my work on social media is a great release for me. I feel there is a part of me that I describe as “exhibitionist.” I mean, I really love expressing and sharing and showing snippets of my work and my life, and engaging with the world that way.

Ironically, I go through moments when I want to shut it all down and crawl under the sheets and hide from everyone and everything. Same thing with the studio. As much as I enjoy interacting with actual humans who come through the studio either for a workshop, private lesson, or monthly art walks, there are times I want to say “everybody get out,” and shut the doors and leave. But I don’t do that of course. Or at least I haven’t yet.

I have a feeling I’m not alone in these types of feelings. It’s just much too much at times, you know? And sometimes it feels so phony, and I wonder to myself, am I phony? I don’t want to be. I want to be creating from a sincere place. So then the day goes by, I connect with my family at the dinner table, read some, think some, and the sun rises again, and it feels right again to create and share with sincerity as much as possible.

- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/talking-art-and-whimsical-angst-with-painter-jenny-doh/#sthash.1snw7cZ4.dpuf



As a fine artist, how do you feel about sharing your work on social media?

Sharing my work on social media is a great release for me. I feel there is a part of me that I describe as “exhibitionist.” I mean, I really love expressing and sharing and showing snippets of my work and my life, and engaging with the world that way.

Ironically, I go through moments when I want to shut it all down and crawl under the sheets and hide from everyone and everything. Same thing with the studio. As much as I enjoy interacting with actual humans who come through the studio either for a workshop, private lesson, or monthly art walks, there are times I want to say “everybody get out,” and shut the doors and leave. But I don’t do that of course. Or at least I haven’t yet.

I have a feeling I’m not alone in these types of feelings. It’s just much too much at times, you know? And sometimes it feels so phony, and I wonder to myself, am I phony? I don’t want to be. I want to be creating from a sincere place. So then the day goes by, I connect with my family at the dinner table, read some, think some, and the sun rises again, and it feels right again to create and share with sincerity as much as possible.

- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/talking-art-and-whimsical-angst-with-painter-jenny-doh/#sthash.1snw7cZ4.dpuf

November 17, 2015


The Getty


GettyInspiredIt has been such an honor to be featured on The Getty museum's site that shine's light on people's thoughts about inspiration.

From that feature, a new project has developed where They Getty will be using my art and words about inspiration for a campaign that will be placed on a metro bus in the Los Angeles area. This photo (above) is what it will look like.

I am so honored and excited. Inspiration IS all around me and I am so grateful that I get to use my time and energy to focus on making art every single day.

October 15, 2015


NEW Workshop! :: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits


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A couple important things I've learned about oil painting portraits:

  • I am not a camera. I am an artist. Which is why when I paint a portrait, it's the emotional ESSENCE that I capture, not the mechanically EXACT likeness.
  • Starting a portrait is half the battle of finishing a portrait. Which is why I spend lots of time prepping and planning the overall approach to create a framework that can be finished.

I am excited to be teaching my new workshop: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits in Studio Crescendoh this November 28th and30th. The details and link to enroll can be found here.

September 07, 2015


Consult With Me by Appointment


FullSizeRender-15It is my pleasure and honor to provide consultations for people who are interested in my point of view about certain matters. The number one topic that people seek consults with me about is related to the world of publishing. I actually have a popular instant watch Keys to Publishing online class that you can take if you want to.

The other two popular topics that people seek consultations on are:

  • how to run a creative business and
  • how to get unstuck from assorted creative ruts and into a truly free state of creativity. 

If you are interested in consulting with me on these or any other matters for which you'd like my perspective and opinion (e.g., fitness, clean eating, public speaking) please feel free to email me at jenny@crescendoh.com. Basically, you can use the time to ask me anything. And I'll answer as honestly and thoughtfully as possible. :)

Consultations can be done face-to-face in Studio Crescendoh, via Skype, or by phone.

RATES

  • $60 (for a one-time 45-minute talk)
  • For those who seek multiple sessions for continued motivational consultations, reduced rates are available.

 

 

 

May 20, 2015


More Creative Lettering


More Creative Lettering"Please sir, I want some more."
"More?!"

(Charles Dickens :: Oliver Twist)

I am excited to announce my brand new book titled MORE CREATIVE LETTERING, a sequel to my popular book titled CREATIVE LETTERING (one of Amazon's Best-Of books). Many thanks to the amazing contributors who rock the lettering in this book, from cover to cover.

Available here and other places where books are sold.

May 19, 2015


Portland Bound :: Teaching at Art &Soul Feb 29 - Mar 6, 2016


11260524_10206536520234389_8819841917660490344_nI will be teaching my Painting by Heart and artfully Artfully Altered classes in Portland in 2016. My first travel teaching engagement that I look forward to very much. Lots of work ahead to prepare. If this venue and timing sounds right to you I hope to paint and create with you there! Enrollment is open here.

Details and enrollment here for my painting workshop.

Details and enrollment here for my Artfully Altered Monster Journaling workshop.

December 22, 2014


Announcing My New Book! Fangs and Flaws: FangGrrr Adventures


I am thrilled. BEYOND thrilled, actually, to announce my newest book NOW available on Amazon:

Fangs and Flaws: FangGrrr Adventures. A dream come true.

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Here's the official description ...

Fangs and Flaws introduces readers to the metaphorical world of FangGrrr, Lion, and their friends, with beautifully simple illustrations and a message that transcends background and culture. 

Readers will tag along as FangGrrr meets Lion, her best friend. The unlikely duo will grow and laugh and play and love, but they'll also make heart-wrenching mistakes along the way — just like the rest of us. In Fangs and Flaws, FangGrrr and Lion will teach readers the power of humility, self-realization, friendship, and forgiveness — with adorable character illustrations that are sure to touch any reader. 

The brainchild of ever-evolving artist and writer Jenny Doh, Fangs and Flaws is the first in a creative and powerful series featuring FangGrrr, Lion, Butterfly, Fox, and all their friends.

Many thanks to the entire Crescendoh Bridge Press team for making this dream a reality.

Order the book here. If you want to.

October 29, 2014


Announcing :: Form & Function: Jewelry to Give & Keep w/ Stephanie Lee


I am excited to announce that Stephanie Lee will be returning to Studio Crescendoh to teach a 2-day workshop on December 6th and 7th. Just in time for the holidays ... a class where you will use Stephanie's signature methodologies for beautiful jewlery fabrication to create items that you can give as gifts ... for loved ones and for yourself.

Methods that you can also take with you to create more objects of art to give during the holiday season and throughout the years.

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If you've never been in the presence of Stephanie's creative process, you are in for a treat.

Enrollment is now open here.

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June 11, 2014


Orvieto Italy with Pam and Amy


I am excited to let you know of a very special adventure that will take place in Orvieto Italy this summer, with Amy Hanna and Pam Garrison.

Photo-4Under their guidance and the hosting of the team at Adventures in Italy, you can join Pam and Amy to spend wonderful days making art, learning about Italian wines, food, and culture.

Untitled-2If you've ever dreamed of going to Italy with a group of artists, this is a wonderful opportunity. Here's the link where you can find all the details.

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May 05, 2014


Announcing My New Book :: Stitch Along!


I am honored and excited to announce my brand new book: Stitch Along!

Photo 110 Master stitchers offer 30 amazing projects in this truly adorable book. The designers are:
Jackie Bowcutt, Liesi Cross, Megan Eckman, Carina Envoldsen-Harris,
Pam Garrison, Mollie Johanson, Charlotte Lyons, Rebecca Sower,
Sami Teasdale,
and Nicole Vos van Avezathe.

This book is available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon!

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