Author Archives: JoDee Luna

About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. 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: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.

Nursery Magic: When Being is Enough

A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep. The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel. In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone … Continue reading

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Planning for the Future While Living in the Momment

What a wonderful balance life is of planning for the future while savoring the moment. I’m futuristic by nature, according to my Strengths Finder profile: “You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions.” The … Continue reading

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Beautiful Forever

Beautiful Forever is a mixed media portrait that expresses the beauty of a woman who longs for and lives in faith, hope, and love. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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The Great Affair

The Great Affair honors this wonderful journey we call life. READ ENTIRE POST…

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Come with me…

I scoop grandbaby in arms, eyes twinkling, grin pulled back, both hers and mine. And I hear the words of Peter Pan whispering, “Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.” But we are one, in … Continue reading

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Time for Change

Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that … Continue reading

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HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS CARDS

If you’re looking for some whimsical, homespun Christmas cards to give to family and friends, check out my new cards on my Zazzle Store. Happy Holly Days Snowman Christmas Card by JoDeeLuna A Woman Puts the Heart into Christmas Card … Continue reading

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