© Laura Gabel, "He Parts the Veil”, watercolor and charcoal, 14 x 17.5, $195.00

Proven Health Benefits of Art

What if your doctor prescribed the health benefits of art as the cure for your latest malady? Would you quickly seek a second opinion? Depending on what ails you, there are some surprising benefits to living the artistic life. It’s summertime here, and that means vacations and super flexible schedules. Read more…

peace blog Seaside Crop © Laura Gabel

Are you content?

True confession time – I struggle with being content. It’s not a secret that my family has moved a lot. Goodbyes are hard. New transitions are hard. We are approaching two years of living in central Florida. And to be honest, it’s still hard. For several years now, I have Read more…

Love blog © Laura Gabel, “Joyful Morning". Pastel, 19 x 16. Private collection.

Love is in the air…

It’s that time of year when all is pink and red, hearts and candy. Love. Love is in the air. Who else is bit sickened by all the sappy, sugary, sentimental appeals to love? Even those of us who may have a “Valentine” find all the Valentine’s Day hype a Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Anniversary Chapel”, 18x24, pastel. Private collection.

What faithfulness looks like

Faithfulness seems to be in short supply these days. Divorce rates are high, people change jobs frequently, discontent seems to be the dominant theme on social media. Sit back, relax, and let me tell you a story that will hopefully restore your belief in faithfulness. More than half a century Read more…