Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Mixed Media works upcoming, but social media shuts down

"Burn It Blue Frida" mixed media on paper 2013
Here's my last video log for the month of August.
Wish me luck on my "Social Media" hiatus. 
I can do it. I can do it. I can do it....

My last ARTsy vlog for awhile... (click here to see it :))

Look at what's coming up though-
Frida Frida Frida and mixed media glory...

"Electric Light Frida" mixed media on paper 2013 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

social media hiatus...EEK!

Yes folks, I said, it, I'm taking a self-imposed social media hiatus for the month of September. and the more I think about my plan for this, the more anxiety I feel. I'm on social media all day long, promoting my art, health and artsy doings.  If I take a break, will my clients go away? Will I be forgotten? Will I lose touch with many of my online friends?

The thought of a social media break seems daunting to say the least.

When the love of my life proposed this idea to me last week, I first shuddered to think about what that might mean. He's never on social media, he doesn't know how I rely on Facebook for clients and commissions, he doesn't tweet about his location and how he is being inspired to paint after seeing a Picasso...

And then the more I thought about how much TIME I spend promoting myself, instead of simple focused painting, I realized that this prescription just may be in order for me at this time. I'm on the brink of some new and fascinating work this past month. I've been painting portraits of Frida Kahlo over and over and the work that is evolving is greater in my mind's eye than any work I've ever executed. I'm fascinated by my color choices and layering of paint and chalk. I feel I'm needing an immediate Artist in Residence, but since I've applied for none, I think I'll just make an artsy "Staycation" in my own Denver Studio.

So my plan for September is to toll away at the paint, canvas, chalk, paper, mixed media and see what unfolds...without opening my computer, without posting pictures, without checking for an internet connection. My art comes through my fingertips, and they're getting ready for the workout of their lives.

Please know that you're all invited to visit me in person in my Denver studio, and of course I'll be checking emails and my phone. It would be great to meet many of you face to face, as I've had the recent pleasure of meeting many Facebook friends in the flesh - right there at my new studio. Maybe that great fortune will happen and I won't feel so disconnected.

But to my paintings and my creative works, I will most definitely be connected, inside and out. And I'm looking forward to October when I can share all my efforts with you.

My 8.21.13 artsy VLOG about hiatus

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

LaurieMavesArt paints "Long Gone" by Kyle James Hauser

Today's featured artsy timelapse.
A painting I completed in 2010 for singer/songwriter Kyle James Hauser.
I hope to get this piece off to Kyle soon, if i can locate him. I believe his music career is booming in Kentucky.

Monday, August 5, 2013

don't come too late to love...

Going through old paintings in my storage room, i came across Bonne Wolf's painting of her song "Summer Wind"
Its a lovely ballad and i hope you enjoy the painting too :)
Happy Monday

Friday, August 2, 2013

Somedays you HAVE to believe, "Only Rainbows After Rain"

Here's a Friday "lift me up Love..."

Listen, I know that often times, life serves up one curve ball after another. And it often becomes easier to continue to fight your fear and continue dealing with unhealthy and unhappy situations, because it's a lot easier to go up against something you know very well, than to let the battle go and lay it all to bed. Let's face it, change is a scary thing for many people. It's easier to stare at fear and keep staring and keep worrying about how your life is going to go, then just to have simple faith that it will all work out.
I'm here to let you in on a little secret...psst...

(God's got your back)


So let him or the universe or your faith work it out for you. You don't have to have all the answers. We're just humans after all.

When life is scary and you've had enough, know that you can let it all go.

You just gotta keep your head up.
and know this one simple statement,
"Only Rainbows after Rain..."

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