© 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…

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Waiting on a Hurricane….

“The waiting is the hardest part…” a friend of mine posted this lyric from Tom Petty’s song “The Waiting” in reference to hurricane season here in Florida. As most of you know, Hurricane Dorian has been wreaking havoc for almost a week now. I live in central Florida, but a 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…

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…

© 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…

6 Reasons for Grateful Hearts

I write today with a grateful heart. One year ago, we launched this website and began our art blogging journey. I am so incredibly grateful for countless reasons! So if you’ll permit me, I want to offer a humble “thank you” for so much. Grateful for Laura First, “thank you” Read more…