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Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink by Jodi Ohl

My wonderful friend Jodi Ohl wrote this inspiring book Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink and it is stuffed with loads of great techniques, tricks and inspiration. In Jodi’s own words it “is a book about learning how to unfold, learn, grow, expand, experiment and experience a dialogue with art.”

The artwork and step outs are beautifully photographed and definitely make you wanna go into your studio and play yourself.

I am super stoked that Jodi also asked me to contribute some of my paintings to her book as they represent some of the concepts she covers in her book.

Get yourself a copy or leave a comment on the bottom of this post for a chance to win one of the copies of the book I received. You can comment until January 28, 2017 midnight EST and I will pick one lucky winner randomly and announce the winner shortly after.

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  • Luz Marcano


    Thanks for sharing information and the opportunity yo win the book. Any chance of visiting Western Massachusetts to teach?


  • Genevieve Butler


    I love Jodi’s concept of experiencing a dialogue with art! I think it’s a good way to approach an art journal page – rather than trying to complete a perfect piece of art from the outset, I’ll just say to myself “now I am going to have a dialogue with art” and see what happens!


  • Andrea


    I really love Jodi’s art! That would be so nice to win a copy of her book!


  • Alisa


    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book! I’m sure it is amazing!


  • Lisa


    This looks like a fantastic book! Congrats to Jodi and to you! :)
    I will be standing in So Cal, facing north and waving at you while you are in San Jose. :) So close, and yet too far to make it to a midweek class. Have fun!!


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MEH or …Published in Prima Art Zine

This layout was published in the My Prima Place idea art-zine Volume 8 . I used a photo from my fun photo shoot with Andreas Muhme a couple months ago. If you want to know what caused this Expression on my face – read my article “Definitely Not Germany’s Next Top Model



The article was about the different uses of the Prima Distress Tool.



I would say I distressed the heck out of those Prima Products- LOL ;)

Here is what I used in detail :


Hope you have a non-meh day ;)



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I Got Glasses


This layout was published last month in the Paperhaus Magazine and I had loads of fun doing it. The picture shows me with my new glasses…I guess my eyes are getting older- snigger


I painted the background with Luminarte Silks and also stamped with bubble wrap after applying some of the Luminarte Silk on top- love the effect.  I also used my Circuit Stencil and a pencil and just traced through the stencil -I love the effect.


The faux sewing I did with the Sew Easy Tool- which I love a lot- but always forget that I have it. You basically trace the stitching down and then I use a black journaling pen and just trace along- looks pretty real and makes it easy for some small stitching areas ;)

Here is all that I used


Do you have glasses? I actually like mine- although it took me a long time getting used to them and I still get a bit dizzy when the light changes.




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Blog Love: Primadonna-Blog and Toot

Habt Ihr den PrimaDonna Blog schon gesehen? Jeden Dienstag verraten wir Euch ein paar Tipps und Tricks und auch andere informative Neuigkeiten finden sich dort täglich. Einfach in die Blogroll einfügen :-)

Have you seen the PrimaDonna Blog already? Every Tuesday we will give you some tips and tricks and you will also find some news and interesting bits on the other days. Just add the blog to your blog roll :-)


Und dann wollte ich Euch noch drei Layouts zeigen, die neben meinem Artikel in der August/September Ausgabe von Somerset Memories veröffentlich wurden.

And then I also wanted to show you 3 Layouts that are besides my article published in the August/September issue of Somerset Memories.

Ist es bei Euch auch plötzlich wieder wärmer geworden? Ich muß mal dringend unsere Terrassenpflanzen pflegen- sie schauen so traurig drein :-)

Is it also suddenly much warmer at your area? I have to take care of our roof terrace plants- they look so so sad :-)

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Somerset Home and StreetArt

Schöne Post im Briefkasten – meine Ausgabe Somerset Home Vol. 3, 2008 in dem auch mein Willkommen-Canvas veröffentlicht wurde. So viele schöne Deko-Inspirationen- Wahnsinn.

I had some gorgeous mail in my mail box- the Somerset Home Vol. 3, 2008 edition. Love all the wonderful Home ideas inside and I’m really happy that my Welcome Canvas was published there too.

Wie Ihr wisst, stehe ich ja total auf Straßenkunst und habe mir vorgenommen auf dem Weg zur Arbeit jetzt häufiger mal meine Kamera mitzunehmen. Dieses Exemplar ist neu – und genial!

As you know I’m a total fan of street art and I decided to take my camera with me more often on my way to work. This piece is new and I so love it!

Hitzige Grüße – LOL – aus Hamburch.

Lovely greetings from super hot Hamburg :-)

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