© 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, "Winter with My Lover". Charcoal, 10 x 12. Private collection.

Do you have a vision problem?

Do you have a vision problem? The book of Proverbs tells us that, “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Think back with me for a minute to a time (maybe not so long ago for some of us) when you were hoping/longing/desiring something so much that it felt like your Read more…

What are your longings?

What are your longings? Does a good memory get better, the more often you remember it? Some researchers say so. If that is the case then I can tell you for certain that I experienced that on my trip this last December.  When my brother Alan and Teresa invited me 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…

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You….how many times have you heard (or seen or read) that phrase over the past few weeks? Or another overplayed phrase – what’s your word for the year? While I actually do choose a word for the year, it is definitely “in vogue” lately (perhaps a bit 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…