Art and Love from Me to You

Papyrus Artist in Residence in the DC Area! Sept 20-22

I am having a great time as an Artist in Residence with Papyrus! So far I have been to stores in Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Now I am going to the DC area! Papyrus in Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD on Friday, Sept 20th from 1-5 Papyrus in Tyson’s Corner, VA… Read more

One Year Studio Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 9th!

To celebrate one year in my beautiful River Arts District Studio, I am having a party! Stop by to see new paintings and products, receive special deals for this weekend only and enjoy mulled wine and homemade cookies. While you visit, make sure to enter a special drawing to win an original painting! I would… Read more

Studio Grand Opening on November 10th

In celebration of officially opening my new studio space, I’m having a Studio Grand Opening– A Celebration and Sale– on November 10th! Please stop by for drinks & snacks and holiday shopping with specials on every painting and product carried in our studio shop.  Save the Date! Saturday, November 10th, 2018 Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM Location… Read more

On My Way to ACRE Philadelphia!

Come visit us if you are going to the show! We are in booth #917. Can’t wait to meet you in person… Read more

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