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

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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.

NW Michigan Forest Festival Live Painting Schedule~

Hey all! This weekend in Manistee we are celebrating the 2016 Forest Festival! I will be live painting all over town during the festivities, and unless a few more businesses downtown specifically ask for my presence, this will be the schedule of where to find me all weekend!

Friday, July 1st

12/noon-3pm: Ironworks Cafe

**corner of River Street and Highway 31 outside the Michigan Ironworks building.**

4pm-6pm: Goody’s Juice & Java

**Located on River Street across from Famous Flynn’s and River St Station**

7:30pm-sunset: 1st Street Beach



Saturday, July 2nd 

10am-12/noon: 5th Ave Beach

2pm-5pm: Surroundings 

**Cigar/smoking event. Located on River street on the opposite side of Maple Rd from Ramsdell Inn**

7:30pm-sunset: 1st Street Beach


Sunday, July 3rd

9am-12/noon: Manistee River Walk 

**Entrances to river walk on both ends of River Street near drawbridges**

1pm-4pm: 1st Street Beach 

**Live DJ Cole Black performing on beach. Main stage set later in evening**

7:30pm-10:30pm: 1st Street Beach

**Live DJ Cole Black performing from 8:30-10:30 on main stage**


Monday, July 4th 
10am-12/noon: Goody’s Juice & Java

**Located on River Street across from Famous Flynn’s and River St Station**

1pm-4pm: 1st Street Beach

**DJ Cole Black performing at beach. Main stage set later in evening**

7:30pm-10:30pm: 1st Street Beach

**Main stage set by DJ Cole Black from 8:30-10:30. Times on July 4th are subject to change**

Thanks for reading! We hope to see you at this year’s Forest Festival!!! 

Love & Light,

EmJae

Venus Rising- TOMORROW!!!

Hey friends, family and fans!

THE 4TH ANNUAL VENUS RISING: ALL WOMEN’S ART EXPO IS TOMORROW EVENING!!!

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.

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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-

EmJae. 

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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

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 🕉

-EmJae