Weekly Update 12/27/16

Apologies for not updating over the holidays. Between travel and re-adjusting to the flow of this busy season I haven’t had much time to sit at my computer, but better late than never, eh?

As far as shop updates go, there’s not much to say. Now that I’m back in Manistee I am working on putting together some gratitude gift packs for everyone who donated tickets for my RAW Artists showcase, and building up my shop inventory. We are still looking to open sometime in Feb/March 2017 if all goes well.

In the meantime, I am working on live painting applications for the 2017 festival season, poking away at some WIPs starting this past summer/fall, starting some new winter paintings and conceptualizing more ideas for the coming summer.

Wishing you all a happy New Year! May 2017 be a year of growth and change ❤

 

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Weekly Update 12/9/2016

Not much to say about the shop updates this week. I’ve been working on preparing for my art show at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI coming up this Tuesday (12/13), and I just sent off “The Awakening of Self” to San Diego where it will be on display in North Park for the ABK Top Artists’ Metaphysical Art show. More detailed event info for both shows below.

Today I am checking up on live painting applications for the spring/summer/fall festival season and tying up loose ends before the shows. On a different note, I am working on a speech on how to manifest your goals through optimism that I will be giving at my brother’s Jr. Optimists high school club. Depending on how it goes, I may refine it and see if I can present it as a workshop in the future.

~~ RAW Artists: Holiday RAWk! Emerging Arts Show Info~~

RAW Artists is a grassroots organization that helps artists within the first 10 years of their career by holding art shows in over 30 cities around the world. Holiday RAWk is their Detroit winter show, which I am one of over 60 featured Michigan artists (of all mediums). I will be live painting, there will be live music, film screenings, a live sculpture garden of makeup artists’ models, a fashion show for designers, and much more! Tickets are $20 during the presale window (ending this Sunday!!!), and $25 at the door. Event, artist and ticket info can all be found here —-> Holiday RAWk 2016

~~ABK Top Artists: Metaphysical Art Show~~

ABK is celebrating its 2nd year anniversary with a Metaphysical Art show that opens Wednesday, December 14 at the Mike Hess Brewery in North Park, San Diego, CA. There’s no cover charge, and many of the artists will be there. Unfortunately, I cannot make it, but my piece “The Awakening of Self” will be showing there from 12/14-1/2/. I’m offering gratitude packs to the first 5 people that take a picture with my painting at the opening which will include an 8×10″ print of AoS, some stickers and a code for 10% off their first purchase when my store re-opens! Event info can be found here ——-> Metaphysical Art

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Love & Light,

EmJae

Etsy shop under construction until Feb/March 2017

My Etsy shop (currently “EmJae Lightningbug Art” will be closed for shop construction from now until Feb/March 2017. I am working with a new local print shop, which will allow me to hold more stock in-house and provide better prices and less time between orders and deliveries. In addition, I will be adding more textile-based products like clothes and tapestries.

I’ve decided to expand my shop to host not only products with my artwork on them, but to use my love of botany and natural magic to create resin-cast charms, pendants and statues. Due to this addition, I am strongly considering changing my shop name to something that will encompass both art forms and intentions. I will be giving weekly updates here on the main page, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lightningbugart@gmail.com or on social media.

Thank you so much for your patience and your support! I can’t wait to re-open with an amazing arsenal of visual and practical art for healing.

LOVE and LIGHT!

-EmJae