Great News . . . The contract has been signed!!

 * * * * ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TO GO * * * *

I received a substantial pledge outside of my Indiegogo campaign which has made it possible to sign the contract with the publishing/PR firm with Rolls-Royce!! It is happening!!

This is my Giant Leap of Faith.

I want to knock the socks off everyone in attendance at the event. It is one of the biggest things I’ve done to build my business. I believe in where it can take me and my art. I believe in my art . . . I believe in me.

I ask that you believe in me too.

At this time, additional funding is still needed to purchase the materials for the pieces to be exhibited at the event and travel & lodging for the event. I would greatly appreciate your sharing out my campaign to your networks.

The direct link is igg.me/at/valerie-ostenak

The Pink Sunrise and Ocean Spray earrings and necklaces will not be available after this campaign is over. With only 6 more days for everyone to get these goodies and perks, now is the time to get them!

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Thank you for your belief in me and my art . . .

love, Valerie

The Value of Art

Art enhances, enriches, and visually stimulates our senses. It awakens us to emotional response with the curve of a smile or the rush of our breath. It makes statements on the value we place in ourselves and the spaces in which we live. Art is the luxurious tangible object in our lives that feeds our hearts and souls, reminding us that we are in the presence of grace.

I have had women who wear my one of a kind neckpieces state that they feel a transformation happen, that they become More. Each one has a different definition of what More is to her, but in each case, they are extremely happy, content, and vibrant. It makes me smile to hear their joy!

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I have had people viewing my paintings who tell me my work brings them to a heightened sense of awareness, of connection. They feel a calm come over them, a feeling of knowing that all is possible. Some of my paintings are vast in their cosmic feeling, some are intimate in their atmospheric coloring, but all are accessible to that part of us that longs for reassuring quiet and love. I’ve been told my paintings are healing agents. And that makes me smile too.

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To make a positive difference in the world, to create joy and healing in each person who wears and views it . . . this is what I want for my art.

It is the gift I was given to work with. 

THIS. IS. IT.

A rare opportunity to be presented among my exceptional peers . . . a serious next level for my art business!

An international luxury auto maker has invited me to co-brand with them for a biennial event and be featured in their collectors’ corporate publication.

How did they find me? They searched for high profile awards given for jewelry design, specifically contemporary fine art jewelry that would be new and exciting for their collectors. Enter the 2017 Saul Bell Design Awards . . . I was the 2017 Saul Bell Design Award Finalist in Alternative Metals. They loved my winning piece, and from there conducted further research on my art jewelry . . . and voilá! I received a phone call!

Co-branding at this level is about sharing use of name, images, and references for PR and exposure. I will have a responsibility to them as they do to me, I cannot stress the importance of the word responsibility enough. This is about integrity and trust. Main tenets at the core of me and my brand, my art.

To participate in the co-branding, requires signing a contract. As with most co-branding contracts, it has a financial sharing component to it. To sign on the dotted line requires $20,000. A standard number at this exclusive level of participation. I have developed a campaign to raise the capital needed to participate. I’ve set up a pre-launch page on indiegogo.com titled “Driven to Excellence . . . The Time is NOW!”

I invite you to click on the link above to learn a bit more about my campaign! When you sign up to receive a “first-to-learn” email from me about it, I will send you lots of delicious gratitude and a pretty card! The card image is on the pre-launch page. It’s a recent painting of mine from the Conversations with the Stillness series titled, Hope.

I’ll be launching the full campaign in 3 days! I have lots of perks! Being an artist they are all about my art, both paintings and jewelry for you. Custom pieces with personal experiences too!

Join me as co-driver for this incredible opportunity to take my business to the next level!

Creative Flow

Creative flow, that river of electricity that runs through me taking everything in its path along with it, determines my daily existence. Some days it’s a wild raging torrent coursing through me, one that has me forgetting to eat and sleep. Some days it’s a slowly moving stream that offers a respite from the wild, an opportunity to reflect and rest. I never know when I wake up what kind of a day it’ll be.

I’ve learned that this is My Way. My Tao.

Creatively, I’m not good at the 9 to 5. It’s not tangential enough for the way I think. It stifles and controls. It makes me want to rebel. Listening to the Creative Flow, and moving to it in its time, is Freedom for me. It is necessary for the well-being of my soul.

I spent a lot of years being admonished for my undisciplined methods for making art, of hearing and reading that to be a “real” artist meant that one must do it everyday just like going to work at a 9 to 5 job everyday. Guilt seeped in, living deeply and darkly in me. It became something I had to fight each time I wanted to paint or work on a neckpiece at midnight . . . I wasn’t doing it when I was “supposed to.” One day about 10 years ago I had a realization: I’ve never done what I was “supposed to.” And I’ve never felt guilty for doing what was different, so why feel guilty for the non-9 to 5 creative?

I consciously worked on transforming the guilt. And I have made more art in the last 10 years than in the previous 30.

Always move to your own creative flow . . . to the beat of your own heart.

xoVO

 

 

My Art. 48 Hours. 40% Savings. Nov. 26-27.

CELEBRATING the LAUNCH of MY ONLINE STORE

Yep, you read it right . . . 40%

But only for 48 hours, midnight to midnight, Nov. 26-27. 

I’m so excited to announce the launch of my online store, VOSTENAKstudios,
and I want to include you all in the celebrating!! 

Click here to enter my store: VOSTENAKstudios

All of my artwork is one-of-a-kind & limited edition so once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Check it out now to pick out your favorite pieces!

All is eligible for the 40% . . . from my signature hand-forged steel and sterling silver sculptural jewelry to the Vacation & Travel Collection, paintings, and sculptures.

Use the LAUNCH40 code at checkout!

AND I’ll be adding more everyday until midnight Nov. 26!!

40% . . . 48 hours . . . Nov. 26-27 . . . See you there!