Upcoming Events

WHAT WAS I THINKING???? It's been a busy time lately because out of the entire year, I decided to participate in TWO studio tours and my first ever art fair...all in October and November. Call me crazy, I know...but my kids think it's the greatest thing ever. FESTIFALL - OCT 7th 12-6 First time ever...I … Continue reading Upcoming Events

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You Found Me!

I've been working in the background here to see if WordPress is really as great as I keep hearing (and seeing!). My regular website is a free one from sitekreator, and while I like it OK, I want to find something more streamlined, easy to update and to have my website name instead of 'whatever.janaelehto.com' … Continue reading You Found Me!

Multiple Pet Portrait

My Take on a Portrait with More Than One Subject I talked earlier about portraits and how I LOVE them. From Wikipedia: A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. Couldn't this apply to any subject? I'm going to say … Continue reading Multiple Pet Portrait

What is the Definition of a Portrait?

Flower Portraits? Why Yes, I Do That Too...If you're familiar with my work, you would know that I like to paint and draw animals, people, flowers...so as I was writing this post about portraits and what I like to focus on, I realized that what I'm really painting is portraits. Portraits of people, animals and … Continue reading What is the Definition of a Portrait?

Regrets? Yes and No

Whenever anyone I work with learn I have an art degree, I get the eyebrow raise. My job is in clinical research and really has no place for art. Do I have regrets? Maybe, but not for the reasons you may think.I will always be thankful for getting an art degree. Even though the "art" … Continue reading Regrets? Yes and No

The Artist and the Writer

As some of you know, my husband's "hobby" has been writing. It's been laying dormant for a while, but he's recently come back to it full force.As he talked to me recently about ideas, it occurred to me how similar, yet different we are. We are both creative people. In general, artists and writers go … Continue reading The Artist and the Writer

An Old Portrait and an Older Portrait

Oops! I totally forgot that I meant to post a charcoal portrait of my daughter in the last post! That was a major reason I did a non-art post, but I guess that's what happens when you have someone like me, posting about who-knows-what. I try to stay on topic of art, but sometimes, I gotta … Continue reading An Old Portrait and an Older Portrait