“Twin Flame” is complete! 

Hey, everyone! I’m very happy to announce that my painting “Twin Flame” is complete! Prints will be available on Etsy very soon, so watch for updates! 

Love & Light



Venus Rising- TOMORROW!!!

Hey friends, family and fans!


For those who don’t know- Venus Rising is an all women’s art expo that not only is dedicated to celebrating female artists of all mediums, but is also a fundraiser for Alternatives for Girls- a NPO dedicated to helping homeless and high-risk teen and young adult girls heal from and avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation. 25% of all event proceeds will go to this NPO including: entry fee, art sales and donations.

My painting “Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos” will be hanging in the gallery and for sale at the event, so if you’re interested in having an original EmJae LIGHTningbug piece in your home I suggest coming tomorrow! Also, I will be live painting from 7-9PM, but the creativity will be going until 11PM, so come on by and show your support to me and my fellow femme artists!!! I hope to see you there!

The event is located at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, MI. Doors will open at 7PM.


Other updates: I will be painting at the Desert Hearts Spring Music Festival 2016 at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, CA from April 1-4! Tier 4 tickets are available here, but you better jump on it, as tickets are selling quickly!! The Rez is located between L.A. and San Diego, slightly favoring the San Diego side.

 After the festival I will be painting at Venice Beach, CA from April 5-7 before heading back to the East Coast! More info including times and specs will be posted as we near the date. 

For quicker updates on my whereabouts and upcoming events, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

I sincerely hope to see you at any or all of these events! As always, thank you so much for your love and support. My work is for you to enjoy (:

Love and LIGHT-



For more info on Venus Rising, click here

For more info on Alternatives for Girls, click here

For lineup, location and ticketing info for Desert Hearts 2016, click here

4th Annual Venus Rising: All Women Art Exhibition

Evening, friends and fans!
My painting “Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos” has been accepted into the Venus Rising art gallery and will be for sale at the event for $400. This event is an all women art exhibition, and not only celebrates wonderful creative women, but also acts as a fundraiser for Alternatives for Girls- a non-profit organization that helps homeless and high-risk teens and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation. For more info, click here
I will also be live painting at the event from 7-9pm, and I’ll be working on my painting “Twin Flame,” so come say hi!! 

To keep up with my activity and developing paintings, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Tumblr 😊

Love and Light to you all 💗

EmJae LIGHTningbug

Desert Hearts Spring Fest!

Exciting news, everyone- I have been accepted to be a featured artist at Desert Hearts 2016 at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, CA! The festival is April 1-4, please visit their website for lineup and ticketing info. 

I’m not sure which paintings I’ll be bringing, but I have quite a few in the early stages that might make their first appearance here 😉

I hope to see you all at DH 2016!

Love & Light,


Works in progress & a February update!

Hello everyone!

I’ve been hard at work pushing my artistic expression to its limits both conceptually and technically; while the road is long and filled with ups and downs, I find these challenges very rewarding to my spirit. I figured I’d show you all some pictures of the works in progress, as they aren’t quite finished yet [;

This one is very close to being finish. I’m hoping that 2-3 more sessions should do the trick~


“Aquatic Meditation Vibes” 16inx20in oil on canvas (unfinished)

This one still has a little ways longer to go, but it has been coming along wonderfully, and I’m so excited to see where it goes next!


“Twin Flame” 16inx20in oil on canvas (unfinished)


It’s also been a busy month of applying to music festivals, making some local connections here in NW Michigan and exploring crystal healing work, astrology and garden witchcraft on a deeper level this winter. Tis the season for transformation and reflection, after all, and I am definitely loving the fruits of embracing the winter archetype!

Oh, and my love and I have become engaged as of January 20! That’s a bit of life news that’s worth updating, eh?! We set our wedding date for June 16, 2018 which allows us to take our time with planning so that our lives don’t become completely wedding-consumed and we can savor our engagement.


2016 goals, works, ideas and such..

My goal for 2016 is to complete at least 1 piece of visionary artwork each month. For January’s project I am focusing on finishing this piece (working title: “The Water Spirit I see in Meditation”), which is a representation of a spirit I often see in my meditations. She exudes a very serene, aquatic sense of wholeness and acceptance, and I am working to manifest her energy onto canvas so that others may feel her comforting presence 💜

Thank you for reading and supporting my work! Love and Light to you all 🕉



Years & Years Poster Design Contest

Hello my beautiful friends and supporters!

I have been busy working on more entries for design contests, and I’ve recently submitted a completed work to the Years & Years design contest!! If you have a few minutes, please click here and vote for my submission! Also, for my fellow LA homies, don’t forget to check them out at The Troubadour on March 25th!!!!