62 posts categorized "Now Hear This"

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


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



I am happy to provide consultations for people who are interested in my point of view about certain matters. There are two popular topics people want to consult with me about: Publishing and Running an Art Studio.

Here are links to two of my online classes that address those two topics:

Keys to Publishing
How to Run an Art Studio + Gallery

The online classes might be a good way for you to go as they answer most questions people ask of me. If after you take the classes you still want to consult with me or if you just want to consult with me without taking the online courses, please feel free to contact me.

Other frequent topics people seek consultations on are:

  • how to get unstuck from assorted creative ruts and into a truly free state of creativity
  • how to develop a disciplined routine to create
  • how to become a teacher of art
  • how to start selling art
  • tips for public speaking
  • tips for developing a sensible fitness & eating routine
  • tips for being punctual (AKA respectful of other people's time) ... and never be late again


Additionally, I am available to provide consultation on my painting methods/practice that includes:

  • Review and feedback/criticism of your work
  • Tailored homework assignments
  • Overall consultation of challenges you are having with your painting practice 

If you are interested in consulting with me on these or any other matters for which you'd like my perspective and opinion 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 via Facetime, FB VideoChat or by phone.


  • $60 (for one 40-minute session)

 (Photo Credit: Nick Holmes)



May 20, 2015

More Creative Lettering

More Creative Lettering"Please sir, I want some 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.


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.


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

Enrollment is now open here.



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.



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!

Photo 2

April 05, 2014

Painting by Heart :: Coming April 26th and 28th *EDIT! 27th & 28th*

I'm happy to announce that I will be offering my Painting by Heart class once again in Studio CRESCENDOh this April! This is a one-day class offered on April 26th and 28th (EDIT! The classes will be April 27th and 28th) ... once on a weekend and once on a weekday. Enrollment is NOW open here.


Some answers to questions that I've been getting about this class:

Q: I've taken Painting by Heart before. Can I take it again?
A: Yes. There are several people who have taken it again and been able to digest and relearn important lessons.

Q: Can I sign up for both days?
A: For sure. It will be the same material but again, you are welcome to take it both days to better digest all of the information and just get quicker into your groove and to do more back-and-forth feedback with me as you desire.

Q: Seems like every time, the content slightly changes. Is that correct?
A: Inevitably so. I try to keep the same skeletal structure but as I continue to grow and evolve and discover, I do bring in new knowledge into class. :)

Q: Will you offer it again this year?
A: I plan on offering this class in Studio CRESCENDOh no less than 4 times a year.

Q: Will you ever offer this as a 2-day class and cover more info?
A: Maybe.

Q: Will you ever offer this as an online class?
A: Probably. But it won't be for a long while.

ALSO ...

There are a few opportunities that are now open for those who would like to paint in the company of other painters in The Painting Studio ... a great way to learn and share with like-minded painters. :) Enrollment for The Painting Studio is NOW open here.

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