January 26, 2017 Laura

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook Where would art be if we didn’t have artists that pushed the limits and broke some rules?  I have a secret love for street art and graffiti. It takes some gust and some big inspirations to create art like that, big scale and bold colors up for the whole world to see.    From a simple smiley face to a city poetry garden to a grand message, these pieces of art are one of a kind and hold their ground. Go explore, there is…

January 20, 2017 Laura 4Comment

Creating art is a therapy for me…when I pick up a paintbrush or open my sketchbook I immediately feel a wave of calmness enter me. The stress of the world melts away. I become the center of the balance beam.  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton It frees me. It allows stubborn emotions to flow out of me, whether it is trauma or joy, the feelings can pour freely from my soul, leaving my heart and my mind clear.  “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints…

January 15, 2017 Laura

So many of us are out to grab the world by the horns this year, myself included. I’m currently finishing up You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero which has given me some wonderful revelations, especially the chapters about Fear and Money. I just ordered Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert which I’m super psyched to get started on, especially after listening to her TED Talks Podcast. I’ve said before that I really feel 2017 has a lot of magic to give this year and I am excited to…

January 13, 2017 Laura 3Comment

I had it on my bucket list last year to paint a self portrait. I took it off my bucket list this year. Though I haven’t sat down in front of the mirror and painted a mere image of myself, I have painted many self portraits. Each piece of my artwork also has a piece of me in them. A reflection of who I am, how I feel, how I see. Artwork is an expression of ourselves, in each piece a part of our individuality is captured. Therefore I will always be painting a self portrait in some way. In…

December 27, 2016 Laura

“Angel of Strength” She is always here with me, walking beside me and pulling me up when I need her. She helps me see beauty in every moment, even in painful ones. As I get ready to enter into the New Year, I sit and think of the blessings that came out of 2016, the challenges that made me tougher, and the joys that made me see clearer, and the new beautiful friendships I have acquired. I can feel the magic of 2017 creeping in my bones and am filled with enthusiasm to jump into the new year, a year…

December 16, 2016 Laura 2Comment

Being an artist, I find that I have so many sides, I come with a naturally eclectic personality and tastes for many things, with a grand sense of adventure. I  express how I see myself and my world through my artwork and through my style. Artists have free spirits and find love and pain in so many things, some of us see the world through a wide array of color, some of us see several shades of black and white. We can be amazingly easy to shop for or we can be stubbornly hard to shop for. Each artist is…

December 9, 2016 Laura 3Comment

A friend of mine that I chat art with quite often recently pointed out to me the other day that I seem to not like to illustrate faces. My initial response was yeah, I’m not very good at faces so I avoid them…but after pondering like I do (being a Virgo naturally makes me overthink everything! Sometimes this can have it’s advantages though leading to deeper meanings) I realized it goes much deeper than just not being good at drawing faces. That was a superficial response. I could take the time and the practice to develop my talent in illustrating…

November 28, 2016 Laura 24Comment

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert I am a canvas of life, an amazing piece of art still being created, a creation that has the ability to transform into anything I can dream of each and every day. Just as paint starts in a tube and then becomes a magnificent blob of wet paint on a palette, spilling and pouring among the surface which it lays on until a paintbrush picks it up and splatters it onto the canvas, so fluid, so free – that is what I want to be. I do not want to…

November 7, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

It was a calm night but my mind was nowhere near at peace. The dreams that leave you sitting up at night are the ones determined to not let you go.  If your heart desires to obtain a goal so much that you cannot fall asleep then it is a sign. It is calling out to you to set your intentions to make it happen. I laid in bed thinking of painting and painting and painting. I dreamed up my boutique and art gallery as if it was coming to life right in my mind. It was in that moment that…

August 20, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

We must remember to be bold in all areas of our lives.    Be bold in love,   be bold in making our goals,   and be bold in facing our fears.