© 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…

© Laura Gabel, “Butterfly Beauties”. 11x14, mixed media. Private collection. Purchase Here

What? Am I crazy? Care to Join Me?

Sometimes artists do crazy things! Let me say that it is liberating to leave your comfort zone and just do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do. I heartily suggest you try it sometime. Leave your schedule behind, ditch the routine, run away to the beach, the mountains, even the other bedroom! Read more…

© Laura Gabel, "Lesla's Rose". Pastel, 8x10. Private collection.

A Rose by Any Other Name?

My blog of June 21st encouraged all our readers to create in the best way you felt led, whether it’s decorating cakes, doing crafts, painting or writing. The last photo in the blog was the start of a rose I was working on in pastel. It was labor of love Read more…