Intuition is my superpower

Intuition Is My Superpower t-shirt
Intuition Is My Superpower t-shirt available at luckystardreams.com

Happy astrological new year! It’s the first day of spring. Too bad the weather here in New Jersey didn’t get the memo.

I made a new shirt, “Intuition is my Superpower.” It’s in my Lucky Star Dreams Etsy shop and it’s not just a shirt, its the beginning of my campaign to bring awareness and social validity to intuition. I feel like we miss a lot of life’s little subtleties in the noise of our culture. We tend not to slow down and listen to that energy… and when we do hear it, it blends with the media and entertainment we’re completely immersed in. The whispers are so easily drowned out by noise and the pace in which we move.  Continue reading “Intuition is my superpower”

Dance Calendar: April 2018

Dancing in South Jersey & Philadelphia Area  

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Salsa Sundays 
Lessons 8:30-9:30, open dancing 9:30-2:00 am
Mix of mostly salsa and bachata. Drink specials, free parking, no cover.
Adelphia’s – 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford NJ
www.facebook.com/DJReyProductions

Paintings about human connection through lead follow dance
Connection, 12″x12″ Oil on Canvas, 2017, Jodee Clifford

Brian Gallagher’s Ballroom Dance Mix
$14 Includes 5:30 Lesson, Social dancing from 6:15 – 9pm, hot buffet
Social dancing includes: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Quickstep, Polka, etc..
Church on the Mall – 500 west Germantown Pike  Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Monday, April. 2, 2018

West Coast Swing with Rob & Sheila
7:30 Beginners; 8:15 Level ll; 9-9:30 practice & dance.
Haddonfield School of Dance, 413 Crystal Lake Ave, Haddonfield, NJ. Continue reading “Dance Calendar: April 2018”

Unzipped Linen Dress

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24" jodee clifford
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24"
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018
oil / mixed media
16×24″

Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they began with the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted these nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

First Impressions

First Impressions figurative oil paintings
First Impressions Jodee Clifford
4 First Impressions 10×10 oil on wood panel paintings, 2018

The idea behind First Impressions has been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s fascinating to me how much people are able to instinctively fill in about others upon a relatively brief meeting.  Logically and verbally, only so many questions can be answered but much intuitive information still resides in sense and energy.

I do a fair amount of drawing from life. The figure drawing parallel occurred to me – croquis are these fast drawings that capture gesture, shape, position, and weight in seconds. They often contain enough information to fill in the blanks to translate quick lines into solid human forms with energy and emotion.

That’s exactly how first impressions work… we flesh out  quick skeletal scribbles into emotionally concentrated human forms with very little to go on.

Each of the photographed paintings above are:
10×10″,  Oil on Wood, 2018

Oil Paint Jewelry

Drop Earrings by Jodee Clifford
Oil Paint Jewelry
Oil Paint Palette Jewelry

Scraping dried paint from my palette , I noticed how beautiful the colors were. As someone who makes constellation jewelry to pass time while art ideas develop, it occurred to me to make one of a kind pieces of abstract jewelry from my repurposed palette paint.

These miniature mixed media abstract paintings sort of resemble pressed flowers. What do you think?  Do you know someone who’d dig them? http://bit.ly/paintjewelry

After some experimenting [and photography, math problems, planning, investing, writing, marketing, and research too], I have a few finished pieces listed in my @artseejodee Etsy shop. Acknowledging these pieces of jewelry aren’t fine art, I still keep them in the same gallery shop as my paintings because they’re made of my paintings.

Dancing in South Jersey & Philadelphia Area | March 2018

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, 2017 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church,
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

Dancing in South Jersey & Philadelphia Area  

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Country dance lessons and dancing at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel. Line and couples’ pattern partner dance lessons throughout the night, dancing between lessons. $6 cover.
Prospectors – 3050 NJ-38, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

Friday, March. 9, 2018

Latin Fridays at Vera – Bachata, Reggaeton, Salsa
Doors to the club open up at 10pm, and ladies get in FREE before 11pm
Vera – 2310 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

92.5 XTU Fridays at Prospectors, Country line dance, two-step
Great country dance crowd, DJ $5 cover.
Prospectors 3050 NJ-38, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Continue reading “Dancing in South Jersey & Philadelphia Area | March 2018”