About

Welcome to a website designed by JoDee Luna to offer inspiration for creativity lovers. 

JoDee is a portrait and mixed media artist, author, and educator who enjoys many forms of creative expression!  She believes the creative process infuses with courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas, so she seeks to share insights with others through her art, book, Refrain from the Identical, Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics, and this website by the same name.

Connect with JoDee around the web:

Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoDeeLunaArt
Fine Art America Shop: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jodee-luna/shop
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jodeelunaart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jodeeluna/

Book on Amazon
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JoDee Luna’s Artist’s Statement

Art is the soul made visible…the spirit tangible…the unseen possible! When I write, my soul escapes through a pen; but when I paint, imagination finds gentle expression through the tip of a brush. Eyes draw the viewer into my paintings because they are the windows of the soul. A face reflects the essence of who a person is, so each portrait envisions various aspects of faith, traits, places, and aspirations. Painting portraits releases God’s grace to help me move forward while extending inspiration to others as well.

JoDee Luna’s Bio

This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions as evidenced by her various portfolios.

By day, she works as an instructional coach, overseeing educational technologies that accelerate literacy for struggling readers and co-leads district-wide art integration initiatives. JoDee understands how difficult it is to balance a career with the pursuit of her artistic passions, so her book and blog offer tips and inspiration for busy creatives.

JoDee’s creative journey traces back to childhood. Raised with a paintbrush, crochet needle, or sculpting dough in hand, she inherited her creative temperament from her Italian mother, who she sees as a master of living comfortably with shifting creative rhythms.

Her own creative shifts took her to the Netherlands as an early adult, where she worked as a leader with a creative arts urban mission. Her artistic quests led and comforted her through a divorce, a long period of single parenthood, a journey back to school, and a career in education.

During her free time today, when she’s not painting portraits, you will find her gardening, blogging, dabbling in mixed media, crafting hand-made masks, writing, shooting photos, arranging flowers, dancing, or collaborating with her daughters on any of the above. When she’s not creating, she’s most likely sleeping…and dreaming about the next project.

The Faces of Goodness is a collection of portraits in which JoDee sought to capture character traits of tenacious women in their pilgrimages of faith. She credits The Messenger as her source of inspiration and hopes her paintings will grace others with the encouragement God has provided for her. She creates her portraits through photographs of people she knows or uses Photoshop to design digital models from a variety of faces.

 

 

Visit her other portfolios:

Mixed Media Portraits

Masquerade Mask Portraits

Masquerade Masks

Rusty Bedspring Florals

Visual Poetry

Salt Dough Sculpture

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