LoriPortka

Lori Portka: Spreading Happiness Through Art

Asheville, North Carolina · 5644 Sales

LoriPortka

Lori Portka: Spreading Happiness Through Art

Asheville, North Carolina 5644 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(852)

Announcement   Use code YOUSHINE for 20% off in my shop through midnight PST. Happy Cyber Monday!

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

xoxo,
Lori

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Use code YOUSHINE for 20% off in my shop through midnight PST. Happy Cyber Monday!

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

xoxo,
Lori

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Print on Wood : Blessings on Your Path #82-PW
$38.00
Print on Wood : Live in Love
$30.00
Magnet : Pure Love in Your Heart #29-M
$5.50
Magnet : Gratitude Grows #26-M
$5.50
Print : The Afterglow
$14.00
Magnet : Breathe in Love #28-M
$5.50
Magnet : Live in Love #27-M
$5.50
Print : You are Light #70-P
$24.00
Print on Wood : Pure Love #81-PW
$38.00
Magnet : Made of Stars #24-M
$5.50
Greeting Card : The View #312-C
$4.50
2017 Calendar Large : Size 11 x 14 #2017-L
$22.00
Print on Wood : Kindness Matters 5x7 #65-PW
$38.00
Greeting Card : Grounded in Goodness #306-C
$4.50
Print on Wood : Choosing Love 5x7 #77-PW
$38.00
Print on Wood : Tender Heart
$38.00
Card Set : May You Be Well #6-CS
$15.00
Print on Wood : Rise in Love 5x7 #66-PW
$38.00
Print on Wood : Walk with You 5x7 #69-PW
$38.00
Print : Choosing Love #77
$24.00
Canvas Print : Wild Unknown #1-IPCP
$55.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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weaverwomyn

weaverwomyn on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can't wait for 2017 to begin so I can hang this calendar and begin to use it. Thank you, Lori!

nora674

nora674 on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Yay! I love you work, Lori. This piece is so beautiful. Thank you for bringing more joy into my world. Love, Nora

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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.)

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  • Lori Portka

    Owner, Artist

    I make art that radiates love.

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

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • 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!