LoriPortka

Lori Portka: Spreading Happiness Through Art

Asheville, North Carolina · 6458 Sales

LoriPortka

Lori Portka: Spreading Happiness Through Art

Asheville, North Carolina 6458 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1010)

Announcement   For art and love from me to you- http://loriportka.com/art-and-love-from-me-to-you/

xoxo,
Lori

Announcement

Last updated on May 12, 2017

For art and love from me to you- http://loriportka.com/art-and-love-from-me-to-you/

xoxo,
Lori

Lori Portka

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Lori Portka

Greeting Card : Treasured
Greeting Card : Treasured
$4.50
Greeting Card : Tender Heart
Greeting Card : Tender Heart
$4.50
Greeting Card : Surrounded by Love
Greeting Card : Surrounded by Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Pure Love
Greeting Card : Pure Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Sweet Wishes
Greeting Card : Sweet Wishes
$4.50
Greeting Card : May You Travel the World
Greeting Card : May You Travel the World
$4.50
Greeting Card : Love
Greeting Card : Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Rainbow of Possibilities
Greeting Card : Rainbow of Possibilities
$4.50
Greeting Card : Peace Within
Greeting Card : Peace Within
$4.50
Greeting Card : Grateful for You
Greeting Card : Grateful for You
$4.50
Greeting Card : Live in Love
Greeting Card : Live in Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Let Love Lead
Greeting Card : Let Love Lead
$4.50
Greeting Card : Kindness Matters
Greeting Card : Kindness Matters
$4.50
Greeting Card : Gratitude Kisses
Greeting Card : Gratitude Kisses
$4.50
Greeting Card : Choosing Love
Greeting Card : Choosing Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Butterflies Rising
Greeting Card : Butterflies Rising
$4.00
Greeting Card : Breathe in Love
Greeting Card : Breathe in Love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Blessings on Your Path
Greeting Card : Blessings on Your Path
$4.50
Greeting Card : Abundance Goddess
Greeting Card : Abundance Goddess
$4.50
Greeting Card : Wishing you much love
Greeting Card : Wishing you much love
$4.50
Greeting Card : Sweet Birthday Wishes
Greeting Card : Sweet Birthday Wishes
$4.50
Greeting Card : Cheers to you!
Greeting Card : Cheers to you!
$4.50
Greeting Card : Bundle of Joy
Greeting Card : Bundle of Joy
$4.50
Greeting Card : Farmer's Market
Greeting Card : Farmer's Market
$4.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1010)
Sasha Hall

Sasha Hall on Jul 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks you so much Sam! I love all of the purchases and will be back :)

Altvox

Altvox on Jul 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very sweet flags! Her good intentions and compassion shines through on these messages. I wish the writing were easier to read on some of the darker colored cards, but that is a small quibble. I recommend these to all who need more good energy in their lives.

tacwa

tacwa on Jul 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this card.... so cheery in a frame on my dining room wall!!!

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About

Finding Happiness Through Art

Graduated from college, married, worked as a teacher.
Got my masters in mental health counseling.
Thought I would work in a school forever and earn a safe, reliable income.
Read The Artist’s Way.
Began making art again at age 30-something for the first time since tenth grade.
Heard my husband say he didn’t love me anymore.
He actually meant it.

And my heart broke.
And we divorced.
And I felt abandoned and angry and afraid and shamed.
And somehow, I kept making art.

I turned a blank book into a visual journal where I sat in meditation, wrote my intention, prayed and let the art pour out of me and onto the paper. It gave me a place to hold my grief and fear about the past and my hope and excitement about the future.

Everything changed.

My heart opened.
And sometimes I rode the waves of pain on a boat of pastels, paints, chalk and inks.
It was such a bumpy ride.

I grew deeper, more spiritual, more compassionate.

Sometimes happiness can be elusive. It comes in, graces us with its presence and light and then disappears, leaving us with only shadows. That’s ok. Happiness always returns again.

And I am still finding happiness through art.

(These days I am remarried and happily living in beautiful Asheville, NC with my loving husband, gentle-hearted greyhounds, and all the birds, flowers, trees and mountains that surrounds us. We love to hike with our dogs, drink green juice, travel, read, and snuggle in to watch movies and eat dark chocolate. I am so grateful for this life here; doing work I love and watching my creative dreams open up and become real.)

Shop members

  • Lori Portka

    Owner, Artist

    I make art that radiates love.

Production partners

  • Gango Editions

    Portland, OR

    This partner creates all of my canvas prints with artwork from me.

  • Hay House Publishing

    Carlsbad, CA

    This production partner created the card deck that I illustrated, Crazy Sexy Love Notes. All of the illustrations are made by me.

  • Henco Reprographics

    Asheville, NC

    This printing company makes the giclée prints of my artwork that I mount to wood for my prints on wood. The artwork is made by me.

  • Morrow Graphics

    Syracuse, NY

    Morrow Graphics is a printing company that print my greeting cards, prayer flags, gratitude post cards, and calendars. All of the artwork they print is made by me.

  • Plan and Print

    Syracuse, NY

    This printing company prints all of my magnets. The artwork on the magnets is made by me.

  • Wise Ink Publishing

    Minneapolis, MN

    This company made the book that I illustrated, Infinite Purpose : Care Instructions for Your True Calling. All of the illustrations are made by me.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2013
Hi! Welcome to the ETSY store for Happiness through Art!

Please visit my website www.loriportka.com for more information, faq's, press and my blog.

My mission is to spread joy by providing artwork that evokes feelings of acceptance, love, hope and healing. May you be happy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept paypal, credit cards, money orders and personal checks. All personal checks must clear the bank before I will ship the items. You do not have to have a paypal account to use paypal. Look for where it says "Don't have a paypal account? Use your credit card..."
Shipping
All domestic purchases are shipped within 1 week of receiving payment. All items weighing under 13 ounces are shipped via first class mail. If the package weighs more than 13 ounces, it is shipped via priority mail. I take great care to make sure your package is wrapped safely.

I love international customers! International customers are responsible for any customs duties, fees or taxes in their own countries.

If you have any questions please contact me.
Refunds and Exchanges
All greeting card sales are final. If an unexpected problem arises, please contact me right away. I want you to be happy with anything purchased in this shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take wholesale orders- please contact me if you are interested or visit my website, www.loriportka.com

I am also looking for sales reps to carry my greeting card line.

Please contact me if you are interested in licensing my work.

I do not participate in Alchemy, but if you are interested in a custom order, contact me and we can discuss it further and see where it leads.

A final note: all of my images are copyrighted by law. Please contact me for permission to use any of the work you see here. Thank you!