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The Unveiling of Joan Jakel’s Art Shop on Etsy

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Art | 0 comments

The Unveiling of Joan Jakel’s Art Shop on Etsy

I am super excited to share my art on Etsy and be able to reach people around the world to share my vision of empowering and inspiring art.  It has been quite the journey to reach this place.  Initially, I started to paint to find a hobby.  My life was consumed by my work, which I loved, but it made for a rather boring conversation outside of my otherwise exciting life of helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams and goals.  I thought I could make myself more interesting by finding a hobby I...

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Art Journal Faces

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Art | 0 comments

Art Journal Faces

I’ve been exploring drawing faces in many different ways using different techniques.  One of the artists I admire is Dina Wakley. I have a couple of her books on the topic of art journaling. I’ve never tried art journaling, which is crazy since I love art and I love journaling.  For some reason, I always enjoyed the two separately. I discovered you can combine the two and it brings both to an entirely different level of yumminess. These are my first four attempts at creating art...

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An Exercise in Face Drawing

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Art | 0 comments

An Exercise in Face Drawing

Since my last post, I have been diligently practicing drawing faces.  I’ve been using pencils, charcoals, pastel pencils, acrylic paints, watercolors and colored pencils.  I believe there are 2 keys to success in learning to draw faces – learn how to use proportion measurements and lots of regular practice.  And probably even more important than those two – have fun.   Here’s one of my recent sketch sessions during which I had a lot of fun! ...

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Shine Brightly

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in Art | 0 comments

Shine Brightly

One of my favorite ways to get my hands messy is creating art that inspires!  I am on the constant look out all things inspirational and recently discovered artist Shawn Petite. Shawn inspires me.  Her art inspires me.  I love her techniques and the genuineness that flows from her work.  When I discovered that she offers online mixed medium classes, I raced to my computer.  I thoroughly enjoyed her style,  the simple yet highly effective techniques and I was able to further refine my artistic...

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