Site Update

Hey, everyone, hope you’re all having a good week.

 

I just wanted to announce that I’ve updated my 2017 portfolio page, which you can find here.  There’s at least one original up for grabs on there, and I will continually update as pieces finish.

I decided to switch back to oils for the time being, so I’m playing catchup work on some old pieces, some oil commissions in progress, etc. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for updates and progress pics of the work! I am about 100 short of 1k followers on Instagram, and I will be holding a serious giveaway once I reach the goal! More will be announced as I get closer to that time.

(The painting in the top of this post is “Spaceadelic 1” – acrylic on canvas 2017)

Thanks for looking/reading. Wishing you all a lovely day,

EmJae

Weekly Update 1/7/2017

Happy post-New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely NYE and first week of 2017. I had the opportunity to live paint at Redolencia Coffee in Ludington, MI for the ball drop, and it was a hit! You can view the event slideshow here.

Other bit of news- I’m running a really great deal on commissions during the month of January! Here’s the prices below:

16x20in acrylic: $150

16x20in oil: $200

18x24in acrylic: $200

18x24in oil: $275

•FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA!•

Email me at lightningbugart@gmail.com or message me on Facebook or Instagram for inquiries.

SHOP updates:

Due to some financial difficulties in Dec and Jan, the shop is looking to open in March 2017 rather than next month. Hopefully there won’t be any more delays, and as always you can message/email me about any products you’d like. I’m always interested in suggestions, and I will do custom orders (i.e. Tapestries) if requested.

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 ❤

 

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

Pictures can be sent to me via DM on Instagram, Facebook or email [:

Love & Light,

EmJae

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,

EmJae