Art and Love from Me to You

Looking to Hire a Contract Seamstress!

Lori Portka- Happiness Through Art is currently accepting applications for a contract labor seamstress. For: Sewing cloth prayer flags Pay: Flat rate per piece Expectations: – Produce flags in groups of 25 and deliver Qualifications: – Must live in Asheville, NC – Must have transportation to pick up supplies and deliver prayer flags – Must have experience… Read More

Back to the Heart Celebration!

We have had major changes over here and it is time to celebrate ! Like the painting above, I now feel like I am working in unison with the wind instead of being tossed around by it!  A few years ago, we made the big move from Syracuse, NY to Asheville, NC. In the process… Read More

Film on Oprah’s Website!

Yay! You can now watch Gratitude Grows on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday website! I feel so honored and grateful. And I am so very happy for my friends and filmmakers, Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew! The photo above was taken by my assistant, Janna, and it made me cry! She had a brunch to watch Super Soul Sunday with… Read More

Super Soul Sunday Surprise!

Hi sweetest friends! Elizabeth Lesser (one of my favorite authors) is going to be on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this Sunday, Oct 2nd, and if you keep watching, you might see a glimpse of me! Watch this Sunday on the OWN channel. Keep watching until the end! Yaaay!!  … Read More

Lots of New Artwork in the Works

I’ve been busy as a bee in my studio this past week.  There is a lot of new artwork on the way and some new products that I am very excited about!  Can’t wait to share more… Read More

Sweet Studio Space

This studio space feels so magical.  It’s behind my house, nestled up on a hill and surrounded by trees.  I love my mountain town and this beautiful studio I get to create in. From my studio windows I’ve seen countless butterflies, hummingbirds, cardinals, blue jays, blue birds, hawks and even a praying mantis who was… Read More

Flow Magazine

How fun that one of my hearts got picked for one of my favorite magazines, FLOW Magazine- 30 Days of Summer. I saw that red heart on the road one night shortly after we moved from upstate NY to Asheville, NC.  It was raining and I was feeling a little lost in our new city… Read More

I heart Instagram

My favorite social media is Instagram.  I share art and love from my studio and life on the trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC.  Come over and say hi!  I’d love to meet you there. xoxo… Read More

You are a Light

Today’s reminder: You are a light and that is enough. You throw glitter and sparkles into the world that could make flowers.  You Shine. xo… Read More

Last Day for the Summer Sale!

Lovelies, it’s the last day for my Summer Sale! Use code JULYSALE for 20% off of everything in my shop!  Some things (like our Infinite Purpose book) are already marked down with an additional 20% off. Thank you for all of your sweet notes and orders. I am so grateful for all of you! Much love… Read More