The latest from my blog

Dive deeper into the expanding world of Janie Petersen and follow her creative journey through life.  Be inspired by Janie’s work and her passion of sharing her gifts. See the diversity of how our creative energy can run through us!

Land Art Mandalas

Shortly after I moved from Germany to Australia in July 2012 I started creating mandalas out of natural materials after going for walks through the beautiful Australian nature. It helped me to connect with the land, to ground myself, to become aware of the subtle...

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Office Chalk Board Wall

I was asked by Karina Brindley, the manager of Elevate Media and Gladstone News, to create a design for their new office in the heart of Gladstone.  I drew two a large scale customized chalk board quotes along their office wall accompanied by a number of icons that...

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Teaching Art at Woorabinda State School

Since the start of the school year I have been driving to Woorabinda, an indigenous community three hours inland from Gladstone, almost every week to teach Art. Over the course of 2 days I spend time with every child throughout the Primary School. It is my passion to...

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Mosaic along Turtleway Artscape Boyne and Tannum

This mosaic overlooking the Boyne river and Tarcoola Drive is my second piece of public art along the Turtleway Artscape. I fell in love with the beautiful location the first time I saw the lookout point right on sunset with all the magical colours of the sky...

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Arts in Parks Installation

After last year’s successful artists window installation I was very keen to take part in the annual art project organized by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and RADF committee again. I created a temporary land art installation out of found natural...

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Mandala Pop up Art with Gladstone Youth Council

Creating pop up art along an 18m fence line near the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum was on the main agenda for the Gladstone Youth Council. After successfully entering my design idea of a range of white mandalas, I got together with a number of teenagers...

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“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”  Albert Einstein