Sep 8, 2010

Art & Color ~ True Inspirtation


I wanted to share a lovely discovery with you all!!  The art of Lori Portka. 

The colors are so intensely happy.  Just truly inspirational!

I borrowed the following line from her site -
'It is Lori's intention to bring happiness to others by following her own joyful truth with each piece of art she creates.'

What could be better than that?

Here are just a few of Lori's feel -good pieces.  Thank you for letting me share them here, Lori!


may you have peace


you are my sweetheart


abundance is all around us


Please pop over to Lori's site and check out all the amazing inspiration she has to share. 

In the tradition of 'stay-cation' I asked Lori to share a little about herself, a few of her favorite blog posts, and a few of her favorite blogs to visit. 

Short Bio:
I am an artist, doing what I love, in hope of spreading a little happiness around.
I believe in loving kindness.
I am trying to be as authentically me as possible.
I am mostly sweet and compassionate and learning to say "no" when
"yes" does not feel right and accept (and even embrace)
the non-optimistic, angry, spitfire part of myself.
I travel as much as possible.
I love animals with all my heart.


I am a mixed media artist. I sell original art, giclee prints and greeting cards. My line is growing to include clay tiles and pendants soon. I have an etsy shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop/loriportka?ref=seller_info

I wholesale my greeting cards and prints to a growing number of shops and boutiques and I am a member of a local artists cooperative gallery called Cazenovia artisans http://www.cazenoviaartisans.com/

My intention is always to bring joy and positive energy to others through my artwork.

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3 of Lori's Favorite Blog Posts:

1. ah the early days

2. learning to take a breath when needed

3. a wish for thick skin and a world without the news

3 of Lori's Favorite Blogs to Visit

1. Bijous whimsy

2. Inner toddler

3. leaves and feathers

.....

And before i go......
I'm so excited to announce that Lori will be a regular contributor at the inspiration-studio!! 

yay!!  so happy to have you on board Lori!

Watch for Lori's series to begin next week!

xxo, kim

16 comments:

Carmen said...

beautiful artwork! definitely will check her out!!

gl said...

beautiful rich colors that make your heart sing....lovely

Jamie said...

Such a talented artist! Thanks for sharing her work.

Karla Laura Smith said...

Lori, I love that you can express from your authentic heart and soul and it's wonderful that you will be a regular contributor at the inspiration-studio. Recently I have found it a safe and inspiring place for me to visit often. Warmly, Karla

Karla Laura Smith said...

Lori, I love that you can express from your authentic heart and soul and it's wonderful that you will be a regular contributor at the inspiration-studio. Recently I have found it a safe and inspiring place for me to visit often. Warmly, Karla

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the feature Kim! I'm excited to be a contributor :)

aimee said...

you couldn't have picked a better contributor! joy and sunshine spills from every bit of lori's paintings - i have three of her prints near my computer right now and every one of them make me smile. definitely bookmarking your world - i can't wait to see her future posts!

rachel awes said...

i too LOOOVVVVEE lori's
art & big heart
(juicy inspiring
shining kindness!!).

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

A lovely feature on a truly lovely person and artist. Congrat Lori. and thanks sooo much for listing my blog as one of your favs, wow, it was a surprise and actually made me gasp out loud, ha ha...thanks so much, your blog is one of my ultimate favourites too:D Be well XO.

dbalyoz said...

hi lori, welcome to the i-studio! i absolutely adore your work! brilliant colors....x

chrissy said...

this is the most wonderful news.
i LOVE lori and her work.
she IS inspiring and loving and contagious and all the most benevolent things a girl could be.
thank you for sharing her.
so happy she will be a regular.
c

Suki said...

Wonderful colourful and happy art.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

yay! so excited to see and learn more
and be inspired more by lori's
brilliant work!
completely wonderful to follow
your own heart and be able to
portray it so gleefully through
your art ...
so colourful ... so happy ...
: )
pg

Marcie said...

Such inspiring use of color. Looking forward to Lori's series..

Lori said...

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your sweet comments :)

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Welcome Lori! Love your art, such beautiful, vibrant color. Looking forward to seeing ore of you and your work!