Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Art for Berni's Journey In Wanderland

I finally finished the video edits today of my collaborative project with Berni Slowey. The finished painting, 36"x36" will be an offered item for Berni's fundraising campaign for "Berni's Journey in Wanderland," a documentary about finding purpose in life, and what paths we take to get there.

For more information on this project, please visit

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yes, I too am a self-proclaimed Frida freak

I'm pulling this time lapse out of the archives today, because a new friend and client of mine just this afternoon asked me if I could do a painting based on Frida Kahlo's "The Broken Column, 1944."  Rhonda stopped in my studio yesterday and picked out a handful of my renditions of Frida Kahlo-based works, some reworked, some originals.
When I saw her message today about this painting in particular, I just had to share a video that was made a couple of years ago to a song of Bop Skizzum's (one of Denver's favorite bands) of this very painting.
I hope you enjoy, the music, the art and the muse.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Irrepressibles - In This Shirt (Röyksopp Remix)

Bernadette introduced this song to me last week. She envisions using it somehow in her documentary film, "Berni's Journey in Wanderland." this song haunts me, and inspired me, and transports me to another planet... enjoy.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Art of Igniting Action: Alicia Fall at TEDxFrontRange

5.31.13 in Loveland, Colorado
at the Rialto Theater

The video is finally up on the TEDx Front Range website - from my collaboration of live painting with the amazing woman, speaker, humanitarian, Alicia Fall of Her Many Voices. Her talk was called, "The Art of Igniting Action," and boy did she get a fire going under me :)

The final painting was auctioned for $1000 which will be shared amongst 4 owners, including the mayor of Loveland, Colorado.

What an honor it was to share the stage with Alicia and all the amazing people who shared their experiences and creativity that afternoon.

and Ignite your own Action!

Live Painting gets underway - I've got an astounding 10 minutes to make this work!

The Final Painting


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

an Artist's opinion of her Green Juicing machine

more on GREEN "JUICE" and SMOOTHIES...

So many people ask me about my juicing and I LOVE talking about it because its a huge part of keeping me healthy in my frantic crazy artsy lifestyle...

So I wrote about this on Facebook today, because a childhood friend of mine asked about what Blender I use to make all my green drinks, and I told her and she commented (very rightfully so) that it was very expensive. And I agree with her- it wasn't something that I just rolled out to the store and bought on a whim. But the blender and green drinks have become such a regular and consistent part of my daily diet, I have found that over time, it was one of THE BEST appliance investments I have ever made. But more importantly, I am making an investment in my health. And I've researched that adding a daily green drink to your diet can be one of the most effective dietary changes you can make, in addition to removing sugar from your daily routine. There are more things obviously you can do, but my knowledge is more of the art world, than the green drink world...I'm not an expert, I'm just sharing from personal experience.

Yes, in 2008 I splurged on a Blentec and spent about $400 - I have the classic series 

and yes it's a whopping $450 today, but I've had it for almost 6 years and use it everyday. I was in Whole Foods the other day and saw "raw green smoothies" for sale for 8oz with a whopping pricetag of $6.99!!!!

So here's the financial breakdown of it all.
If I used the blender 4 days a week for 52 weeks for 6 years that's 1248 Green Smoothies I've made, or almond milk, or made my own ice cream, or soups or whatever - but mostly I make green smoothies / green juice. Each time I juice I actually make about 48 Oz. of "Juice", so I have enough for breakfast and one for mid day.

So I'm down to my 48 oz of juice (not including the produce) costing me .32 each time ive used it. (maybe check my math, I'm an artist not a mathematician...)

if I bought 1248 green drinks averaging even $4 a pop (and that's not even 48 oz that's for about 8-12 oz) that's $4992 spent on green drinks in 6 years time.

and so I chose to spend $400, or rather invest $400 in my health.

For me - a person who drinks green juices's totally worth saving up for.
Thank you Teresa Brobst Whalen you've inspired me to go blog about this. I hope you find the perfect green drink machine for you and your family. :) xoxo I guarantee it will be one of the best investments you can make in your own health and well being.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

When Art, Yoga & Music collide

This large Poppy painting was commissioned by a dear Yogi Diva, Charo.  Charo wanted a painting that could be a focal centerpiece for her home yoga studio, and this is what i came up with. I am also sharing this time lapse today to demonstrate how large paintings can be created on raw canvas and displayed as a tapestry. This helps many clients with affordability and makes it easier to transport pieces across country or even across town, as the paintings can be rolled and stored or shipped in a tube.
Music Credits to Steve Gold, "Let Your Heart Be Known"

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Laurie Maves Art paints Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours"

today's Featured painting for a Saturday -
the BIG LOVE painting
inspired by Jason Mraz' "Im Yours"

there's lots of love going around.
Grab yourself some

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