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Calligraphy on wooden panels

From fine art to fashion available at https://shopvida.com/collections/janis-kirstein

In the studio of Jan Kirstein.

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Getting Into the Zone


This morning in the art studio brings new experimentation and decisions on how far to go. Heaven help the poor washer and dryer! Afternoon involves a walk in the freshly UNmown grass in our back yard to reconnect with the earth.

Jan Kirstein

KY. Derby Day With Healing and Art


Put your money on the Darkhorse.
Win on Derby Day with a Darkhorse favorite: KIRSTEINFINEART. Click on the above photo to see the latest KIRSTEINFINEART fashion creations on VIDA.

Janis Kirstein

Fine art, reiki and fashion accompany Ky. Derby Day like a horse and carriage. 💘

Fashion made from Fine Art Studio of Jan Kirstein.

A quote from my dear and erudite friend, and one of my very first students from over 40 years ago: Architect Jay Kratz.

This beautiful, flowing top features drop shoulder sleeves, a flattering V-neck and a hi-low silhouette. This soft and easy, flexible shape is perfect for casual or dressy attire depending on the styling.

Time to get back to my studio and stoke the creative 🔥 🔥 🔥 fires!

A Day in the Art Studio with Jan Kirstein


The next phase of my painted canvas panels happened today. I finalized the stretched canvas with a new layer of Sumi e ink.

Silver glitter creates a bed for the black painted marks.

A thread or two of colored pastel laces through scatterings of Japanese paper collage pieces. I could do this again. Tomorrow.

I am deeply indebted to Nancy Hillis and her new book :”The Artist’s Journey” for my new freshly invigorated inspiration to work in my art studio. Creating brings healing and a flow of wellbeing.

Plus I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night! (An accomplishment for me.)

Painted Fashion: Expressing Your Free Spirit


The artist’s studio journey can become your daily wear. The artist’s creative journey is never isolated and irrelevant if you allow that journey to accompany you in your daily routines as your wearable art. Feel the vibrancy, immediacy and freedom of creative experimentation and fun. Fill your days with delightful creative flow as you wear your favorite clothing designed by fine artists. You can see these fashions and more on https://shopvida.com/collections/janis-kirstein where art and fashion merge to create unique displays of creativity.

“A Piece of Music Wrap.” This over-sized cocoon wrap drapes
gently over the shoulders, providing sheer coverage over a bathing suit or sleeveless top over your favorite top and pants. This 100% Viscose Georgette garment is custom made in India is is a fashion created directly from a collage painting by Jan Kirstein.
“A Piece of Music Top.” This beautiful, flowing top features drop shoulder sleeves, a flattering V-neck and a hi-low silhouette. This soft and easy, flexible shape is perfect for casual or dressy attire depending on the styling. Made of  Crepe de Chine, this flowing fabric moves with you with a dreamy softness.
“Piece of Music Wrap 2.” This sheer kimono-style wrap comes to the knee and drapes
 beautifully over a swimsuit or summer dress. Perfect for festivals or the beach.

All of these pieces were created from original art from all media including collage, Japanese Rice paper, sumi e ink, digital, acrylic, watercolor and more from Jan Kirstein’s creative art studio. Any of these fashions can be found here if you would like more information.

Pick Your Favorite and Vote in the Comments Below!

From the Kirstein Artist Studio:

In the Artist’s Studio


My art studio is a place to celebrate, contemplate, examine and perceive. The creative process continues today .

My name is Jan Kirstein and I invite you to look at the Artist’s Journey through my eyes.

My new inspiration for creating in my studio still spins from reading Nancy Hillis’ inspiring book just out called “The Artist’s Journey.”



The journey down stairs leads to the studio where the painting with sumi e ink begins.



I move on to other painting media and collage with Japanese rice paper.
















Thanks for joining my on my journey. I hope you feel an inspiration to create wherever you can find a small space. I used to complain that I didn’t have a studio. Now I call the world my studio!!

Jan Kirstein