Art, more art, and a giveaway

This week’s post is full of goodies!

First, in an effort to get more of my work into my Etsy shop, I’m adopting a slightly modified version of Lisa Congdon‘s Print Of The Month idea. Every month, at least one of my pieces will be made into a print and offered on Etsy. With my hands in so many pies these days, it will help me to keep the shop updated with new work. This month’s print combines a new watercolor painting and some words I wrote during my year of fearless love, in a post titled “A Dozen Different Versions of Me.”

I’m becoming a fan of The Pause. Between notes and pages and words and breaths, between thought and voice, between action and reaction. In that momentary stillness, in that space between before and after, there is possibility, a myriad of paths that can be taken, a dozen different versions of me.

I used those words when I posted the painting on Facebook, and a beautiful, genius friend suggested I combine the words and the painting, and create a print. Her timing couldn’t have been more perfect as I am trying to create more work that combines my words and my art. So, here’s my first 2018 Print of the Month. I’ll create twelve made-to-order butterfly prints, signed, dated and numbered on the back, and when they’re gone, that’s it. 

But wait, there’s more! 🙂

I was testing out printer settings on the original scanned image and I created this 11×14 inch print, which I’m giving away. If you live in the U.S. and you’d like to have this, leave me a comment. I’ll pick a winner at random before my next post on 2/23. The art is printed on heavy weight paper to look and feel like the original painting, with enough room on the edges to accommodate standard matting.

Here it is (with me for scale)…

And finally, I taught a heart mandala workshop this week at the Craftmakers Studio in Pleasanton. Since I know many of you aren’t local, I made a free online photo tutorial for anyone who couldn’t make it to the workshop.

Photo Tutorial

Okay, that’s all for now. I hope you leave a comment. I love giving stuff away (and hearing from you).

xo

 

39 Comments

  1. Joyce Walkup on February 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I’m a fan of your quote, and a fan of the combo of words and watercolor! Good stuff. Thank you for the constant inspiration and beauty you create and share, Joyce

  2. janie on February 9, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    thank you again for sharing your work … as a real novice at anything “art” related I truly appreciate the encouragement. Janie

  3. Noreen on February 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I love that you are doing “A Print of the Month “. You are so creative, I love looking at your artwork.

  4. Kat on February 10, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Couldn’t decide which was prettiest, you or your print!

  5. Becky on February 10, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Count me in!

  6. Rotem Schek on February 10, 2018 at 8:04 am

    So creative and talented! I’m new to your art and absolutely love the colors and happy vibe it gives.

    • J Clement Wall on February 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you! A happy vibe is pretty much always the goal!

  7. Julie Valin on February 10, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Your art and words all-ways make me happy. 💜 -Your fan, Julie

  8. Cheryl Serna on February 10, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I love your work J! XO

  9. Barb on February 10, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I love it! I would give it to my sister-in-law who lives in an assisted living facility. She used to be a teacher and did a butterfly unit. She loves butterflies!

    • J Clement Wall on February 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      How perfect! Good luck, and hugs to both of you!

  10. Carey on February 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

    The print looks even better with you in the photo 😊❤️ Love your printing work/fonts!

    • J Clement Wall on February 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Carey! I was hoping the butterfly would make me look good. 😉
      xo

  11. Amy Junod on February 10, 2018 at 9:26 am

    When I saw the picture on Instagram, I gasped. It literally took my breath away. I love all of your work and I’m so thankful that you share it with us all.

    • J Clement Wall on February 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Amy. You just totally made my day. xoxo

  12. Mary on February 10, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Hey J,
    I love your giveaways. That is a beautiful work of art and an inspiring piece of writing.

    • J Clement Wall on February 10, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you, Mary! I have a giveaway just to have you all come play with me again (like the old days). xo

  13. Laurel Clark on February 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    ❤️ Your art and inspiration!

  14. Sandi on February 10, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    You inspire me.

  15. Dalene on February 10, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I just ordered the print from the Etsy shop but I wanted to leave a comment and tell you I am super excited to receive, and frame, and hang on wall your first in a series of words with painting art. I am looking forward to next month. I own a J Clement Wall! I own a J Clement Wall! February is a most excellent month indeed. <3

    • J Clement Wall on February 11, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Aw! I love that this first one was your idea. Thank you!!!

  16. Jaime on February 11, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Love it! Thanks for your tutorial videos. Wish I lived closer to take a class.

    • J Clement Wall on February 11, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Me too! But there are more tutorials coming, so stay tuned!

  17. Beamer on February 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Ohhhh, I LOVE butterfly’s and of course I am an avid fan of all of your work. Just love the personality that comes through all your work. It’s gratifying to know there is someone like you who spreads joy like peanut butter on ANYTHING! Of course count me in on your giveaway.

    • J Clement Wall on February 20, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Haha! Love the analogy of love and peanut butter! Thank you, Beamer. xoxo

  18. Christie on February 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    You keep creating art that speaks to my soul. I don’t know why that should be a surprise though. My world is so much more beautiful with you in it. <3 xoxo

  19. Amy D Augustine on February 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve always loved these words. In fact, the balloon card you created and paired with these words resides on my inspiration board. How wonderful to have an opportunity to own a gorgeous limited edition print! Thank you for continuing to shine your magnificent light into our world. xoxo

    • J Clement Wall on February 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Thank you, Amy. So many of your words are on my bulletin board(s) as well. Sending you tons of love, my dear friend. xo

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