About Me




Julie Valentine
Artist, Designer and Writer, I began my professional art and design career in 2001 developing illustrations for art and fashion boutiques in Northern California. I began exhibiting my own style of work in 2002 through  IMG Gallery and South Bay Art Momentum Exhibition in San Jose.  My work and creative process has been featured on websites like Another Girl At Play, All Things Girl, and Declaration of You. My work has been published in  Somerset Studios Magazine and Diablo Magazine.

Over the years I've continued to bring collaborative design and authentic creative expression to groups through our annual  Juicy Soul Retreats , as a workshop facilitator, and in the corporate work place, as a Social Knowledge/Collaborative Management Consultant.
Spring issue of Art Journaling magazine by Somerset Studios - See more at: http://thereddragonfly.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50#sthash.ohFpOE7i.dpuf
Spring issue of Art Journaling magazine by Somerset Studios - See more at: http://thereddragonfly.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50#sthash.ohFpOE7i.dpuf



7 Random Facts about Me:
  1. I lived in Boise, Idaho for a few years
  2. I love rich fragrant flowers
    (ie. peony, tiger lilies, tuberoses, etc.)
  3. I hate any food that's slimy or hard on the outside and mushy in the inside
    (ie. jelly donuts, pudding, chocolate covered cherries, Lemon meringue pie, etc)
  4. I was a Debutante (Yes, white ball gown,  long gloves, curtsey and all!)
  5. I never knew I had naturally curly hair until I was an adult
    (I straightened my hair all my life)
  6. I don't know how twitter works but I love instagram
  7. I'm obsessed with perfumes. ( I own about 50 different types of fragrances to fit my mood of the moment)







Andy Chase

Andy is my cheerleader.  He does all this while leading and managing his own business... Zenpire Corporation  which develops utilities and provides technical solutions to businesses in both the public and private sectors. His clients have included NASA, KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials. He's a graduate of Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana.






Dexter
Baby dog extraordinaire!  He spends most of his time barking for pupperonis, sleeping at my feet in my studio and playing with his toys while I create. He has a blog ...  Dexter's Blog





What I've learned and what I bring to each class...
  • Early experiences at my father's  photography studio (he was one of the original photographers of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia)
  • SoulCollage® Facilitator trained by the originator of the process, Seena Frost, 
  • IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor
  • Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga Instructor

My Journey


February 2006
2003 - 2005 coming soon!

May 2003
  • "Goddess Art" show at Art Made to Match in Willow Glen, CA
  • Began to design inspired spaces for non-profits. Gathered a team of artists to design a space for the families of Sebrato House.
  • Sold art work through 6 Bay Area retail locations 
  • Started to take commissions for custom designs. 
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April 2003
  • Featured artist Kona Marlin and Gold Tournament

November 2002
  • Began offering design workshops and working with private clients at my studio.

September 2002
  • Opened my first studio space in Campbell, CA

February/July  2002

January 2002

September 2001
  • Invited to show my work at IMG Gallery in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Began to explore my artistic style after being inspired by artist  Shilo Sophia McCloud at Color of Woman Studios on a trip to Sonoma Mission Inn. I was also inspired by Andrea Smith on a trip to her gallery in Sedona.

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