Thursday, October 5, 2017

ARTWORK by JoJo | Let it Shine

There is so much going on in our world. 
I just want to escape from reality, but then... I realize I am called to be a LIGHT

Our kiddo's name means "Bringer of Light"
It is something we take to heart and try to live out daily. 
I am human. I fail... all the time. 
But, I hope and pray I can be a light to others.

I am extremely thankful for this medium called art. 
It enables me to express myself in times I do not have words. 

This piece is entitled "This Little Light of Mine"

The darkness (black) is OVERCOME and made beautiful 
by all the colorful hearts in this wonderful world.

Acrylic on 10"x10" Canvas Board Framed in Gold | This Little Light of Mine | Available

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Dress and Jewels

What do you get when you put together uber talent like: 

fashion designer Ese Azenabor

amazing jewels by Couture Rocks 

artwork by JoJo Herda 

brilliant photography by Tony Valadez ?


THIS FABULOUSNESS:
Artwork by JoJo  |  Dress by Ese Azenabor  |  Jewels by Couture Rocks  |  Photo by Tony Valadez
Artwork by JoJo  |  Dress by Ese Azenabor  |  Jewels by Couture Rocks  |  Photo by Tony Valadez
I hand painted over 10 yards of canvas!
Ese designed and created it into this phenomenal gown!

Isn't it just amazing?!?!?!

She hand-stitched that beadwork!

Artwork by JoJo  |  Dress by Ese Azenabor  |  Jewels by Couture Rocks  |  Photo by Tony Valadez
Artwork by JoJo  |  Dress by Ese Azenabor  |  Jewels by Couture Rocks  |  Photo by Tony Valadez
The gown, jewels, and new artwork by JoJo will be available for sale at an invitation-only event next month.
A percentage of the sales will go to My Refuge House and victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Can't wait for this event!

Model: Alexis King
Hair and Makeup: Princess Adetutu





Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A COLLABORATION

I can't wait to share with you this very special project that I am working on with an extraordinary talented woman.
I can't but help want to spill the beans.... but, I WILL WAIT!

In the meantime, please enjoy this sneak peek.


Stay tuned for more details in the near future...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ARTWORK by JOJO: Giving Back

I am thrilled to be participating with a phenomenal group of artists at the upcoming 
on July 27th!

Acrylic on 36" x 36" Canvas | Overjoyed | Available at Summer Colors - An Art Auction

"Summer Colors - An Art Auction, now in its ninth year, was an idea born out of passion for both art and the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Founded in 2009 by Jenny and Loren Koziol and Jill and Dupree Scovell, this art auction raises awareness about the hospital, while also exposing the Dallas community to up and coming local artists. To date, Summer Colors - An Art Auction has raised more than $84,000 for the hospital.

Each year, local artists donate original pieces of art to be featured in the auction, with all the proceeds benefiting Scottish Rite Hospital."

I would love to see you there!

Get your tickets HERE.

Monday, May 8, 2017

NEW MINIS NOW AVAILABLE

Check out these awesome new minis that are now available!

Acrylic on 5" x 5" Canvas Framed | You Come and Go | SOLD
Acrylic on 5" x 5" Canvas Framed | Hungry Eyes | Available at Lost Again 
Acrylic on 5" x 5" Canvas | Baby | Available at Simply Elegant Dallas
Acrylic on 5" x 5" Canvas Framed | Dirty Dancing | Available at Simply Elegant Dallas

Each 5" x 5" mini is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas with a mirrored frame.
The pattern of the paint on the canvas sides radiate outward giving an illusion of additional artwork.


So GLAM!

PERFECT for Mother's Day!

Or... just to add to your collection of unique and original artwork.



Framed Mirrored Minis are available at Simply Elegant Dallas in Victory Park and at Lost Again in the Dallas Design District.

Monday, April 3, 2017

GIVING BACK | House of Diffa

Thrilled to have handed this piece over to House of Diffa today for the House of Diffa Arabesque Silent Auction to be held on May, 6th, 2017.

Acrylic on 36" x 36" Canvas | I'm Still Standing

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

GIVING BACK | This One's for the Children

I am so blessed to be able to GIVE BACK to several fantastic causes and organizations.

This one....this one is extra special, because it directly impacts my kiddo.

I homeschooled my son throughout his educational career until last year, when he entered 5th grade.
We were extremely nervous about "sending him off" to a formal school, but we believed in our hearts it was the right time and the right place.

IT WAS!

We have found a family at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Dallas.
It's a gem of a school in uptown!!!
We have been graciously welcomed by the teachers, staff, students, and parents at Holy Trinity.
We love being a part of this school and to witness our child flourish here.

This year, I am honored to have the below piece in the auction at the school's gala on February 25th.

Acrylic on 36" x 36" Canvas Framed in Silver Leaf Floater Frame | This One's for the Children

The money raised will be put towards financial scholarships and the enhancement of the science and technology programs.

Tickets to the gala can be purchased HERE.

I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Monday, January 30, 2017

ARTWORK by JOJO | New Pieces at Simply Elegant Dallas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

And.... original artwork makes a perfect and thoughtful gift!

Many new pieces of artwork by JoJo are now available at Simply Elegant Dallas in Victory Park!

Acrylic on 24" x 24" Canvas | Bed of Roses
Acrylic on 2 20" x 60" Canvas | Karma Chameleon | Available as a Dyptich or Individuals 
Acrylic on 24" x 24" Canvas | Freeway of Love

And while you're there, don't forget to order your love a beautiful floral arrangement.

You can also get fine jewelry by Couture Rocks and wonderful handbags by Simply Stadium
all at Simply Elegant Dallas!

YOUR LOVE WILL THANK YOU! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GIVING BACK : JoJo Goes Red

I believe a DASH of GLAMOR and
SPRINKLE of REALITY 
makes everything... SIMPLY... DIVINE.


But, Heart Disease isn't GLAMOROUS.
I should know.... I am a Heart Disease Survivor!
You can read a little bit about my Heart Story here.

I also paint to help fight heart disease.

Hence, this painting:

Acrylic on 36" x 36" Canvas | Rhythm of My Heart | Available at the Dallas Go Red Luncheon Silent Auction

"Rhythm of My Heart" will be available at the Dallas Go Red Luncheon on Friday, February 3rd.
All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

Go HERE to purchase your ticket(s) for the luncheon!

Friday, February 3rd is also National Wear Red Day!

I will be wearing red to help support the fight against heart disease in women.

To find out more information on the Go Red for Women Movement and heart disease prevention go here to the American Heart Association website.

Heart disease is the #1 Killer of Women in America.
1 out of 3 women will die from heart disease.
It kills more women than all the cancers combined!

Will you join me in GOING RED?
 
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