Art and Love from Me to You

Be Beautiful Bangles!

Something new is in the shop!  I am so excited about these cheerful hand-painted Be Beautiful Bangles.  Each bangle is one of a kind.  I only made 17 of them so get them while you can!  I am not sure I am going to continue to make these little lovelies.

Those of you who follow my blog know that this past spring I finished a gratitude project where I made 100 paintings for 100 people.  I have grown and stretched myself as an artist.  

Recently, on my artist retreat on the shore of Lake Superior, I tried a few new creative projects like painting wooden bangles (Thank you Jen!).  It was so different from anything I have done before and so fun to be painting on something other than canvas.  I loved it so much that when I got home I ordered more.  

Each bangle has it’s own color story.  I added a bright and contrasting color for the inside and stamped the words *You are Beautiful* as a reminder of that truth to wear throughout the day.  

My friend, Aimee said that my bangles reminded her of Anthropologie!  That made my day!  She said she could see a collection of them hanging on twine.  

As always, I poured tons of love and happiness into them.  I believe that hand-made items created in a loving space continue to carry that energy.  It is my intention that the bangles create beauty and brightness in the day of the wearer.

 Yay!  Be Beautiful!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Alia October 15, 2012

    These are beautiful, Lori. Oh how I would LOVE to wear one. I love seeing you expand your creativity more and more. You’re such an inspiration to me. Love you dearly.

  • aimee October 15, 2012

    I’m seriously in a panic I’m so excited over these… can’t wait to get mine!! I wish you’d open a Lori Portka storefront… oh the stacks of color everywhere… it would be wonderful!

  • Sue October 16, 2012

    Lori, your bracelets are beautiful…do you ship to Canada? How do I order? Sue

  • Sue October 16, 2012

    I found your “Shop”…thank you! 🙂

  • kathy anne October 22, 2012

    Lori, Those are simply beautiful. The color blends are stunning! I always feel joy seeing your work. joy and light, kathy

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