April 6, 2017 Laura

It was a damn cold afternoon…but we were determined to get this shoot. There was an upcoming local art show at HiveArtSpace that we wanted to submit to…”Beauty in the Art of Decay”…so off we set to Ruins Park in Glen Rock where we could capture the beautiful graffiti as a background in our shoot. We found the most inspiring art work to shoot with and were set free and given a fire of creativity within ourselves with this artsy shoot. With every shot that I was able to gaze upon the sky, I was given a view of a…

April 4, 2017 Laura 1Comment

A new month brings new beginnings. It brings refocus to our goals and how we are going to get there. We learn from our experiences, our failures and our successes, and we learn from other’s stories of triumph and challenge. Check out my reading list for the bloggers, the entrepreneurs, and the business minded – the movers, the shakers, and the world changers. You can shop the whole list here: 2017 Reading List for Bloggers & The Business Minded Leave Your Mark by Donna Karan – Drawing invaluable lessons from her experience, Licht shares advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real…

April 1, 2017 Laura

Poetry is a release, An escape of words, Into the moments beyond us. Thoughts of love, Thoughts of sorrow. Poetry captures the essence, Of the world around us. Allowing our visions, To become words upon the paper. Poetry opens the cap, Of the bottle we hold locked away. April is National Poetry Month, a time for us to recognize it’s amazing existence in our world. It has served a purpose to share our stories from generation to generation. It has created a place for us to release our emotions from within ourselves. It has provided therapy to many and has…

March 16, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

About a year ago, I started art journaling…I found it a wonderful release of the stress that the day had brought. Since then my mind has opened and the creativity and artistic nature of my personality has unleashed so much more. Today I sketch, I paint routinely, and I dive into free drawings with my pastels when I find I’m struggling to sleep. This #artthursday I took a look back at where I started adding art back into my daily routines…this shows that when we start with just a simple step it can unleash us into many wonderful places as…

March 14, 2017 Laura

  Writers of the Future: Volume 33 I have really been enjoying my evenings cozied up with “Writers of the Future: Volume 33”, a collection of Sci-Fi & Fantasy short stories presented by L. Ron Hubbard. This book has been a wonderful introduction to some fantastic up and coming authors.  Each short story has encompassed an adventure lighting my curiosity and imagination on fire. I’ve read of a man on a shipwreck that encounters the devil, of a murder on the moon, and of a man’s mind lost to a robot. With one book I can go on many treks…

February 27, 2017 Laura

  If you are looking for a great thrilling ride and adventure, this book is for you!  – Stormy Waters: A Crime Thriller by Miron Benari Adam awakens on the beach next to an odd and mutilated body, with no memory of how he had arrived there. He runs only to be picked up by the police and is now a murder suspect but left dazed by his injuries, he can provide no explanation to clear himself or to convict himself.  Within the first few sentences, I was immediately drawn in and caught, each paragraph leaving me more and more curious of…

February 19, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Ready to fall in love? Fall in love with yourself, strengthen your self-care routines and rise to your best self!  What’s on my reading list: 15 Books To Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life (Click the titles for more details and easy shopping)   Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams – When you love yourself, life is limitless. You can do anything you want. In Radical Self-Love, you’ll discover exactly what makes you so magnificent, and you’ll gain a litany of tools and techniques to help you manifest a life bursting with magic, miracles, bliss, and adventure! Featuring…

February 12, 2017 Laura

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going by! I’ve been so busy with work and blogging and administrative kind of stuff that I decided I deserved a craft day…and what perfect excuse to make some cute DIY stuff but for Galentine’s Day!  I pruned through Pinterest and found my favorites:  Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from The Kitchen Is My Playground XOXO Plate from The Pinning Mama DIY Heart Mobile from Little Inspiration  Valentine Heart Jars from Mason Jar Crafts Clay Valentine Hearts Garland from So Much Better With Age Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pops from…

February 9, 2017 Laura

Love can be expressed in so many forms. Love is an art in itself. Love can be poetry, Love can be color, Love can be music.  Love can be a slight glance or a brush of a hand.  Tonight I want to showcase some of my favorite expressions of love through art.  Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, Antonio CanovaThe passion shines from this statue. The sculpture represents the moment after Cupid has awakened Psyche with a kiss. The sculpture is displayed at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The Birth of Venus…

January 28, 2017 Laura

We’ve all been there, as an artist, as a writer, as a blogger…creative block sometimes gets us. I get it at least once every few months. I know there’s awesome things there waiting to burst out but I can’t get the door to open. So I kick into gear on busting down that wall and getting those creative juices flowing again!  1. Read – Dive into a fantasy novel, drift off into a good story. 2. Revisit your work – Look at old paintings, read old blog posts, review & edit the novel you’ve been working on. 3. Meditate. 4….