© Laura Gabel, “Night Riders”. Mixed Media, 32x32. Private Collection.

Decorating Your Space

Decorating is big business. We all love the big reveal in those home decorating shows. We plan, we dream, we imagine. And then we look around at our space and wonder…..There are many types of artists around the world and one group that I particularly admire is those that can Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Wyoming”. 5x7 framed to 13x16, mixed media. $250. Purchase Here

How Do You Relax?

I can’t wait to tell you all about my marvelous trip to Cali, Columbia. Most people when they come home from a vacation, they need another vacation, just to relax. I have an unusual way of resting while I’m on vacation—I paint. But I don’t paint the scenic sites of Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Paradise Home”. 24 x 30, oil. Private collection. Purchase Here

What makes a house a home?

How do you make a house a home? One way is to decorate! Decorating with meaningful objects that evoke love can create a sense of happiness and peace for those who live there and those who visit.  I very much enjoy being a part of the Habitat for Humanity team.It Read more…

Orlosky Bonsai, Longwood Gardens

The Art of Mini-Trees – Bonsai!

As many of you know I went up to Pennsylvania be with my stepdaughter, stepson and meet for the very first time my great granddaughter Mackenzie! I so very, very much enjoyed myself with family.  One of the places my stepdaughter Lisa suggested we go to was Longwood Gardens, a spectacular Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “My Puerto Rico”. 30 x 40, oil. Private Collection.Purchase Here

Puerto Rico Here and There

In July of 2018, I attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new Habitat home, here in Spring Hill, Florida. This very special home was for the Rodriguez family, who are originally from Puerto Rico. This is now my fourth Habitat painting. Here’s how this new home started: A bit Read more…

Pregnant Pause or Winsome Waiting?

Waiting, like painting, takes patience. Yesterday I received a question I get frequently and it pertained to the painting I’ll be featuring in this week’s blog. Admittedly, I haven’t always felt happy about answering this question. But I think, because people are so curious about the creative process, I have Read more…