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What will you create this year?

You may have heard the phrase “New Year, New Décor.” My question would be why take someone else’s idea of décor?  Don’t settle for copying another’s style. Create your own! Yes, you can create! You’re probably saying to yourself, “What in the world is Laura talking about? I don’t have Read more…

Competition and Courage

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase as you were growing up. It’s good advice, but it’s hard to try and try again. There are many reasons we don’t want to try again: rejection, fear of failure, discouragement, thoughts that everyone Read more…

The Ugly Place

Any time I start on a new painting, I pass through different phases: the nervousness of starting, the excitement of finishing the sketch and starting to add color, and then what I call the “ugly stage.” The ugly stage can turn a painter inside out, and it happens to all Read more…

Curiosity, cat-life and you

If you have a cat or many cats as we have had, you know they are defined by curiosity, can be clever, amusing and sometimes downright frustrating! Dogs are really human-centric, but cats simply tolerate humans. They are busy investigating! “What are you doing, why are you here, what do you Read more…

Baseball and Springtime

My husband says I’m not much of a baseball fan (and he’s probably right), but some of you readers may be, so we’re resurrecting a previously posted painting to grab your attention today. Punxsutawney Phil has stated that we will not have 6 more weeks of winter, the temperature today Read more…