All posts by Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl

About Jodi Ohl

i'm a mixed media artist, writer and instructor who loves the adventure of art making and meeting like minded individuals! I'm from Aberdeen, NC and the mother of two young men (no longer boys ) ages, 15 and 21

Lettering techniques | Jodi Ohl,

How to Add Personality to Your Lettering Style

Creating playful words and letters using block and bubble lettering styles brings me right back to my childhood. I always had a notebook on hand and would get lost in a world of doodling chunky, fun inspirational words and phrases…

Mixed-media art ideas | Jodi Ohl,

How to Nail Bright Colors in Mixed-Media Art

I have taught and continue to teach a variety of mixed-media art workshops online and in person around the country over the last several years, so it’s no wonder I’ve heard just about every question there is around painting, selling art, and becoming a full time artist that there is.

Mixed-media art inspiration | Jodi Ohl,

Art Competitions: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Many moons ago when I was a bank manager, I remember giving my sales team this simple advice: “Every no leads to a YES.” When we were going out prospecting leads, being turned down was not a great feeling, but the more we asked, the better our rate of success was. You had to go…

Hand lettering tutorial | Jodi Ohl,

A Hand Lettering Tutorial For Your ‘Word of the Year’

One of the latest resolution trends is to pick a word or phrase at the beginning of the New Year to guide your actions and intentions for the year. I’ve reinforced my guiding word by creating a doodled version of my word or phrase that can be framed or sit on my desk in a…

Painting Essentials for Beginners: My Favorite Art Supplies

Over the years I’ve been asked several times, if I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring a few art supplies, what would I bring? Seriously, just a few items? Could I not bring a box of tools? Admittedly my love for painting supplies knows no limits, with my collection of paints…