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February 17, 2024

COMING SOON... Wood Bead Necklaces! 

I'm excited to announce the addition of handcrafted Wood Bead Necklaces to my product line.

Derived from compliments received on the bead work displayed in the Every Bead Of My Heart & People In My Neighborhood collections, no two necklaces will be alike. Each is carefully curated with a keen attention to detail, assuring that balance and beauty will be reflected every time. 

I'm looking forward to getting these in your wardrobes! πŸ’œ

 Coming Soon Necklases Necklaces random 1 Necklace random 2. Necklace random 3

February 15, 2024

Tonight was AMAZING!!! 

THE 2nd Reception for the 3rd Annual Artist Of Color was a huge success. The artist that were present got an opportunity to speak briefly and that added a beautiful dynamic to the entire presentation. I hope to find clips along the way as I'm on social media so that i am reminded of this power this opportunity brought with it.

The exhibition will be in place through the end of February, so if you are anywhere nearby, PLEASE take some time to go enjoy the art!

Me at Artist Of Color  


January 14, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/14/24
3rd ANNUAL ARTIST OF COLOR EXHIBITION AT THE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER OF NORTH AUGUSTA, JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 29, 2024
Local artist, Thou Art Ju D, Debuts Her First Mini Collection, Titled " The People In My Neighborhood"
The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta is set to present their 3rd annual, "Artist of Color," exhibition, curated by Augusta native, Adeana Berry - IG: @adeahnuh, from January 18 - February 29, 2024. Located at 100 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, South Carolina 29841, the exhibition is free of charge and open to the public Monday - Friday from 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. To kick things off, there will be an Opening Reception on January 18, from 5:00 - 8:00p.m., and then a Second Reception on February 16 from 5:00 - 8:00p.m., both also being free and open to the public.
The exhibition boasts several local artists who will be presenting works that celebrate their incredible talents and perspectives of the beauty in the world that we live in. One such artist, Thou Art Ju D - IG: @Thou_Art_Ju_D, said, "I am very excited to debut these pieces as a full mini collection which I have titled, The People In My Neighborhood. I've been in Augusta for just over a year now, and more and more, I realize that the true neighborhood of people I keep are not just those who live in homes next to mine, but it's also composed of individuals that I hold dear in heart or contemplation, you know? I reserve the creative right to define and design my own neighborhood."
Visual Artist and Author Thou Art Ju D 
A California native having struck out across the country last year, the self-taught artist has landed for a stint in Augusta, GA, armed with acrylic paints and imagination.
Judi's interest have always been artistic, as she has previously been involved in activities and careers ranging from cosmetology to fashion design, styling and editorials. This current shift of interest, seems to come as the natural progression of someone who believes in the beauty of all things being their most important aspect.
Flyer Artist Of Color 2024 The People In My Neighborhood Mini Collection

January 1, 2024

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰
Looking forward to growing and sharing more frequently! I pray that this year brings you into the fullness of your purposed life πŸ’œ
Judi

November 27, 2023

NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨🚨🚨

Introducing Vinyl Stickers directly to the website for the first time!

Available here now!



November 22, 2023

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are coming early πŸ¦ƒ
11/23, Thanksgiving Day through 11/27, get 60% off original paintings!!! 

To apply the discount, use the title of the piece, in all caps with no spaces. (Example: If you would like to buy Warm Mocha, simply type WARMMOCHA as the discount code during checkout.)


November 2, 2023
Winter Art Showcase

October 17, 2023
Please join me, on Instagram Live, as I celebrate the release of my 3rd book, 21 Days To God: How I Journaled My Way To The Voice Of God! πŸŽ‰
This will be a fun celebration on the day of the book's official release. There will also be a birthday tribute for my late father πŸ’œ
I hope to see you there, and just so you can't say that I didn't warn you, THERE WILL BE πŸŽ‚
 
October 24, 2023
9:30pm EST
@Thou_Art_Ju_D

21 Days To God white sides

October 12, 2024

Available for presale NOW on Amazon.com  21 Days To God: How I Journaled My Way To The Voice Of God. Release date 10/24/23

Coming soon, October 24, 2023, paperback & matching lined journal πŸ’œ

21 Days To God Cover

September 6, 2023
Excited to once again be presenting at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta in South Carolina!
Autumn Memories
September 7 - October 2, 2023
Reception September 21, 5-8pm
Please make plans to come see these beauties in pert, because the photos just don't capture their true beauty.
1. Warm Mocha
Warm Mocha  
2. Ode To Joi
Ode To Joi  
3. Tribal Mitigation
Tribal Mitigation


September 5, 2023

21 Days To God Promo 1

August 25, 2023

NEW PRICE ALERT πŸ’œ

August 12, 2023
When I think of summer, I think of summer vacations, beaches, road trips, seeing new states, hitting all the landmarks, going to all the quirky spots, and simply getting out on the road to seeing America! 
As a child growing up in California, the best Summers were those when we set out across country to visit our grandparents in Virginia. 
As I got to work on my paintings for American Summer, I was transported back to the summer days on the open road with my family. My sisters and I would get so excited when we'd pass the different little shops along the way, because we knew we'd be able to buy little goodies and trinkets with the vacation money our parent's had given us. 
My go-to was always something way too expensive and then I'd end up finding my way to the postcards. You could usually get at least four for a dollar. What a bargain! I never had anyone in mind to send them to, but the pictures were beautiful and in my mind I could imagine having friends in far away places to send fun letters to that described my trip. 
Once we were back home, I loved to sit and look through my postcards that I had collected, remembering every stop that we made.
Postcards make the most beautiful little reminders!
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In light of the recent tragedies we are currently seeing, I thought it would be very fitting to expand on the creation of Fun In Paradise.
My process, actually for all of my Have A Nice Trip collection, was to create the fluid background and then allow it to tell me what American destination it represented. 
From the moment I first saw the dry foundation of what came to be Fun In Paradise, I knew that it would be a piece to represent the beautiful experience of the ocean. I then tried to see it as Redondo Beach or Long Beach, both of which I frequented as a California native, yet, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't feel it as a reality.
So I stepped back from the piece for awhile, and the next time I approached it, I could see it clearly... this was Hawaii. 
I am stunned at how relevant this piece suddenly became! Although it doesn't actually depict specific locations or scenes of the island of Maui, Fun In Paradise was created with all of the location's natural beauty in mind. Now, Fun In Paradise has become one of the last creations from the mindset of what we knew Maui to be up until August 8, 2023.
I extend my deepest heartfelt condolences to all of those who have been affected by the tragic fires in Maui.
Thou Art Ju D

  
 
 
 
 
 


June 21, 2023
RING THE ALARM 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 IT'S OFFICIAL... MY 1ST PIECE OF ARTWORK in the RoCo 6×6 Fundraiser HAS SOLD!!!!! 
I AM SOOOOO EXCITED πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
The other 3 works are still available for only $20 (on the RoCo website use search box search at top middle under the large 6×6 and search for 3927, 3928, 3928) 
Please consider pursuing one to support RoCo and help me to sell out in this show πŸ’œ
https://roco6x6.org/gallery/2023

RoCo 3926 SOLD All RoCo entries


May 10, 2023
What a GREAT day to be alive! Why, you may ask?... Because today wasn't promised and not everyone from yesterday is in today!!!
Coming soon, a group titled, "Mother's Day" 
Should I keep them as a group of sell them as individuals? πŸ€”
Shoot me an email through the contact page to let me know what you think!!! πŸ’

Mother's Day πŸ’

April 6, 2023

Being an artist is very fulfilling! I discovered the @roco137 6×6 Project a few days ago and I'm very pleased to say that I was able to get a submission together in time to mail out in support of their efforts to keep art accessible... not quite how they've worded their mission, but it's literally one of the things they do ☺️ and this 6×6 Project is proof! πŸ’œ

1. Irie Iguana - him wan jam, him wan dance.
2. Panther Pon de Prowl - the Vines of the jungle hide him, but find the intensity in his exposed eye and sprawled whiskers to arrive beyond the window to his soul.
3. 8 Locks Under The Sea - 8 tentacles fling and give strength, as he moves with a royal grace that commands respect.
4. Coqui Calypso - as the steel drum is to calypso, so is the "ko-kee" of the Coqui. Both can make a heart dance.

Irie Iguana Panther Pon de Prowl 8 Locks Under The Sea Coqui Calypso

March 29, 2023
Short post because I'm literally on my way out the door to run errands, but I want to say this... This Habakkuk Board system that is currently being birthed is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! 
I'm looking forward to being able to share knowledge and growing with you!!! πŸ’œ
Have a beautiful day on purpose 🌼
Hanging Habakkuk Board Habakkuk Journal 


March 4, 2023
Wet Paint Sale
I'm super excited to finally be presenting, "Sour Grapes," this evening at the Julian Smith Casino. 
A symbol of new beginnings, "Sour Grapes," celebrates all things "8."
Composed of acrylic paint and embellished with glass and semi-precious beads, this piece blends canvas art with sculpture evoking wonder similar to that of deep sea travel. Time to indulge πŸ™ 
Sour Grapes

March 1, 2023
Get It GRL!
What a wonderful morning this has been! The first thing I did today was deliver my paintings to be hung in the GRL PWR exhibit and I am SUPER excited!!! The moment that you release your creations to be publicly displayed is full of both anxiety and excitement, but when you understand that your giftings are from God his peace overrides all anxiety and fires up the excitement. 
Thank you God for blessing me with the talent to create beautiful works of art that touch the masses and sing the story of Your greatness πŸ’œ
If you are local, be sure to stop by the City Gallery and experience the GRL PWR exhibit, on display from 3/1/23 through 4/26/23.
My GRL PWR contributions:
1. The MarDonna and Child
2. Ode To Joi
3. Electricity
4. Mineral

The MarDonna and Child
  Ode To Joi .  
Mineral


February 20, 2023
Next up, GRL PWR! 
Myself, along with 20 other local artists will have works on display that highlight the courage, ingenuity, hard work and power of women for Women's History Month. On display from March 1st - April 26, 2023 the City Gallery.
I will present 4 pieces:
The MarDonna and Child
Ode To Joi
Mineral
Electricity
GRL PWR ad

February 18, 2023
Super excited to announce my selection for participation in the Wet Paint Art Sale, happening on March 4, 2023!
In honor of my new journey, I will be presenting, "Sour Grapes," which is a representation of 8 - the number of new beginnings!


January 2023

Launching soon... Be sure to check back here often for fun, funny and insightful commentary πŸ’œ