The Key

The Key, a show of my art and haiku, includes almost 50 large and small hand-dyed fabric art pieces. The exhibit is up from September through December, at Gilda’s Club, a cancer resource center at 10560 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305. There is an artist’s talk, open to the public, on Wed., October 12, 6:30-8:00 […]


This photo of rain-soaked lily of the valley feels so fresh and alive and light of heart. This is an energy I welcome into my full life. I found out yesterday that I have been accepted into the Women’s Art Institute, a 4-week summer studio intensive offered by St. Catherine University, co-sponsored by Minneapolis College […]

See Me Radiantly Healthy

In the last 3 weeks, 3 new cancer diagnoses popped up in our circle. One newly diagnosed person asked me about my experiences coping with cancer. I am still distilling my experiences, and it is helpful to reflect on what was and is helpful, to me and possibly to others.It was helpful to be told […]

A Quick Healing Experience for You

You are invited to read my short article in the beautiful online Essential Wellness magazine, and receive insight and healing while doing so. Come back and leave me a comment about your experience if you like. Or, like some of my readers, send me a private email about your experience. Have a good week!

New website gallery

Success! With the help of another blogger and with the help of my great photographer, I was able to add another gallery to my website. You may have seen my gallery of fiber art—now you can see a gallery of my paintings. When I paint, I first align my energy with a particular quality. And […]

ART HEALS exhibit starts next week

  You are invited to an art exhibit! Janet Hovde – ART HEALS – January 16 – April 14, 2013 RECEPTION: Friday, February 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hudson Hospital (Medical Imaging Department) 405 Stageline Road, Hudson, WI 54016 Tours can be arranged (daytime or early evening hours) with Margaret Welshons, Healing Arts Coordinator (715.531.6059), [email protected] Please […]


This week, I started using Grateful 160. I had a choice of whether to sign up for text messages or emails, up to 4 times a day. I signed up for 2 email messages a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. These “thanks reminders” ask me “what are you grateful for?” When […]

Seeing Anyone?

Today, I am feeling gratitude for being in relationships in which I am fully seen. May I pay it forward by fully seeing others today. I see you. I see your gifts. I see your sorrows. I see your courage. I see your light. I see you.

I Choose

A year ago, I had two amazing experiences within 2 days. I had an astrology reading by Pat Kaluza, which was so affirming and enlightening, and filled with food for thought. The following day I met with my art mentor, a monthly event that packs in learning on so many levels: art technique, art history, […]

Very Inspiring Blogger Award, aka 7 new facts about me

Writing a blog is still quite a new process for me, with sweet surprises on a regular basis. I’ll catch myself saying, “my friend from Canada” or “a woman in California” or “a blogger from India said . . .” I feel connected to women around the world through blogging and Facebook learning communities. Well, […]