Friday, February 20, 2015

A STORY : Art With a Special Meaning

I am not a good story teller.

I am not a good writer.

I can calculate differential equations in my sleep and paint a large canvas, but I have never ever been good at putting words on paper.... or really in type.

So please excuse my inability to truly convey what this story means to me. But, I hope it is something. Here it goes.


I haven't shared a recap of the FABULOUS IBB Loves Local Event from last week at IBB Design Fine Furnishings... but, in one word ---- A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!


I met so many wonderful people and vendors... including purchasing a few new items:
A Beautiful Heart Necklace from Couture Rocks
A Custom Gold Foil Print from My Blue Avenue
Cookies and Cakeballs from KimCake4U

But, most importantly..... I was able to share my passion for art with many people throughout an ENTIRE day! Plus give back to a fabulous organization which I love to support: Dwell with Dignity!

WHAT A JOY!

But, one thing that really touched me.
One thing that led me to tears.
One thing that was definitely "meant to take place"...

included a small painting...

And a woman named Gamze.
Last Thursday was her birthday but, she wasn't really feeling up for celebrating. However, she took her little 9 month old daughter to the IBB Loves Local Event.

Gamze with her 9 month old daughter.

Gamze saw the before mentioned painting and she was drawn to it. She said that it reminded her of something very special. A little time went by with conversation and googling over her sweet daughter when the most special thing happened. She shared with me the reason that painting touched her.... resonated with her... the very special reason/person behind that memory.

Gamze is an Interior Decorator. She has 3 children: a 5 year old son, a 9 month old daughter [pictured here], and a daughter who would have been a little over 2 - Alexis Harlow. It is Gamze's story to tell. One she shares for her daughter and others who fight and/or have lost the battle that Alexis lost when she was 81 days old [Trisomy 13]. 

Gamze mentioned that whenever their family sees a pink, red, and orange sky, they are reminded of Alexis. A radiant beautiful sky.... memories of her beautiful daughter. That is what the painting reminded her of... and then, she turned the piece over and read the title: "Valentine Sky". 

Acrylic on 10" x 10" Canvas Board Framed in White Wood | Valentine Sky

Events are fun...
Events are great places to meet new people...
But, when I hear why my artwork touches someone..... and they are willling to share that story with me.... 
THIS IS WHAT IS SO MEANINGFUL to my soul.

To find out more about their story, visit Gamze's website: Alexis Harlow Interiors.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

FEATURED: DFW Style Daily

What an awesome feature by Lisa Petty at DFW STYLE DAILY!

"Displaying remarkable talent for toggling between right and left-brained pursuits, this rocket scientist-turned-artist layers dreamy hues in her abstract canvases. Whether a study in pastels, bold metallics, or a custom creation, Ms. Herda hopes that her work “enables viewers to both find themselves and lose themselves in the art.”

Check it out HERE!

An Artwork by JoJo Vignette at the IBB Loves Local Event

Thank you!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SALE: The Love Lost Sale

Lost... antiques in the Dallas Design District is having a HUGE sale!
Many vendors have discounts on their items.... and I am one of them!

Floor 24 Designs at Lost...antiques in the Dallas Design District

The sale is going on NOW and will end Sunday, February 22nd.

Artwork by JoJo is 30% off !
Items in my space over $100 is 20% off !

New vintage brass decor items and framed artwork has been added to the inventory.
Check it out! Maybe, I will run into you ;)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ARTWORK by JoJo: Golden Beauties

I can't wait...

Tomorrow is the day for the IBB Loves Local Event at IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Frisco!

Come and check out several new pieces I did for the event.
See my previous post for even more great paintings that are PERFECT for Valentine's Day!

Acrylic on 36" x 36" Canvas | Straight Up Now Tell Me
Acrylic on 20" x 20" Canvas Framed in a Gold Floater Frame | Crazy for You
Acrylic on 20" x 20" Canvas Framed in a Silver Floater Frame | Kool
Acrylic on 20" x 20" Canvas Framed in a Silver Floater Frame | and the Gang
Acrylic on 18" x 24" Canvas Framed in a Silver Floater Frame | Milli

There are several other awesome vendors who will be at the event... come on out and see us all!
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