© 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, “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…

Can you build art?

Can you build art? No, I’m not suddenly switching from landscapes and portraits to architecture, but let me tell you a little story. I love risk takers and much of my life, especially with my husband we took many risks in business and in moving to different states and cities. Read more…

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A Little Note on our Return…

Here’s a little mini-blog about our return. As many of you know, we took a couple months off from blogging, art, the website, and a good a many other things. Laura’s beloved husband, Ken, passed away suddenly on Jun 28, 2018, and her life has been forever altered. Ken was Read more…

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Ken Gabel, a memorial

The following is a talk Laura gave at Ken’s memorial service on July 28, 2018. We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Laura is grieving still, but slowly resuming her painting. We anticipate having the blog and website back up and running in September. Thank you Read more…