is a Visionary Artist, Artisan, Art Therapist, Empowerment
Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, Intuitive, Designer and Creative
Consultant based in Sydney, Australia.
Born with an innate desire to express life through creativity,
she has a deep passion for soul-empowering and visionary
projects and a world that honours the sacredness in love, truth
and real beauty.
Graduating from Billy Blue School of Graphic Design &
Advertising in 1994, Jelena has worked as both an in-house and freelance graphic designer.
In 1998 she broadened her design skills, becoming a self-taught web developer/designer.
Jelena has also studied at Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy specialising in the old traditional techniques of print-making, including mono-print, chine colle and
In 1998 at only 22, Jelena courageously walked away from her secure job, stepping into the entrepreneurial world where she could more fully express her natural creative abilities and ideas. She founded
Mesha, developing and designing a range of enviro-friendly hand-made products.
From 2000 Jelena was also the co-creator of journaling website
Wakimbo, an online inspirational sanctuary supporting people to become more of who they really are filled with empowering exercises and content. Wakimbo also produced Australia’s first brand of journals specifically marketed as tools for
personal growth. The journals were designed
and handmade by Jelena.
has been a part of numerous creative collaborations, over a
dozen group exhibitions and three solo shows including Dive
(Zambullida), her 2007 European debut at Harmonia, Spain's new media
festival. In 2007, when expanding her creative toolbox,
Jelena began to facilitate artistic workshops, many of which
were run at Bear Cottage Children's Hospice in Manly
(Sydney, Australia). She was invited to sit on the Artists in
Motion board and enrolled into Transpersonal Art
Therapy diploma studies at the College of Complementary Medicine.
During this creatively energetic period Jelena experienced a period of physical fatigue requiring long bouts of rest and introspection. This turned out to be a gem in disguise as it fueled a deeper connection to her creative intuition.
In 2008 she was asked to facilitate soul sessions and energy
healings at Namaste Inner Light, a metaphysical store and healing centre in Sydney, Australia which also displays and sells Jelena's visionary artwork.
Extending on the teachings of her mum and energy worker Miki
Mrkich (1951-2002), Jelena has studied various creative and
healing modalities and holds Reiki II and Colour Therapy I
artwork is an exploration of the beauty of the universe,
both within us and out. This is profoundly
shown through her digital and mixed media pieces. Other mediums
of choice include digital photography, photographic
manipulations, wax encaustic, life drawing and body painting. Jelena's work has been featured as the cover art for publications in Australia, USA
and Europe, and has been used globally on an album cover and
completing her Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy Jelena
launched several creative projects including; Chakrascopes, The
Art of Being You, Soul
Work Sessions, Mama
Goddess Sessions and a
cup of CreativiTea.
2013 Jelena has had her artwork featured in the I CAN WE CAN
exhibition in San Pedro (Cal, USA). She currently publishes weekly
creative goodness; Intuited Sketches
with a message for the week ahead (every Monday) and Creative
Nudge Fridays (every Friday!). Both of these can be found her
This November Jelena is excited to be teaching her new ecourse, A
Return to Self. A 5 week journey back to your centre.
Jelena's work brings into view that which might not be ordinarily visible to the
human eye. Is it true? The truth is in your own