Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Arriving Here, Leaving 2014

Today being the last day of the year I tend to embark on a life review - I'm sure like many others. What have I done with my life? Where am I headed? How am I doing as a mom? What to paint next? How to make the work better, how to reach more people...is it ever enough? Am I ever going to do or be enough??? (something my dear friend, Bernadette Slowey and I often talk about.) I spent the better part of yesterday reviewing almost a decade's worth of work posted online - some of it lovely, but honestly most of it I could do without. There's the inner critic for you. But I always come back to the fact that you can't get there from here. Everyday you have to be here. Here. Here. And every moment is now. Now. Now. And I could have never arrived at Circles, had I not painted Venuses, poppies, and Lollipop Figures on cliffs, then daisies, then orbs, then Circles. You can only get here, from where you are. 
Today's featured painting is my favorite Circle painting of 2014, appropriately entitled, "My Favorite Circle Painting." I love the lightness of being of it, it feels happy - the floating bubbles of possibility. It feels grounded and strong. It knows color and all the ins and outs and endless combinations.
I thank you all for an amazing 2014, and also for an amazing life thus far. I am truly blessed to be spending the majority of the hours of the day doing what I love to do - ever since I was a child, and that is to create.
I look forward to 2015, all the new paintings that will be made, all the new experiences I will have with you at my side, and all the new places we will arrive at together called "here." Happy New Year!
"my favorite circle painting" mixed media on canvas, 40"x40", 2014
all rights reserved by Laurie Maves ART

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

end of Year Frida SALE

"Metamorphosis Frida" 
was recently purchased by Kaiser Permanente.
The painting will join their permanent collection of 
Colorado Artists.
I am so very honored to bring you this announcement!

To celebrate this accomplishment, I am offering the remaining 2013 Frida Kahlo portraits
and these three smaller ones from 2014 
(pictured below)


at a reduced rate of 20% off their original pricing now through 12/31/14. Portraits range in size of 16"x16" up to 30"x40".  Prices range from $350 to $1200 (before applying sale discount).  Purchase inquires please contact the artist at her email : laurie (at) lauriemavesart.com 

HAPPY HUMPDAY!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Open House 12/3/14

2014 is almost over - to celebrate this year, the upcoming holidays and to ring in the new, I'm hosting a Holiday Open House this Wednesday from 3-7 pm.


Charlotte Piper of Dragonfly Oracle will be here as well, offering Oracle Card Readings - similar in a way to Tarot Card readings. A reading can be a fabulous way to confirm a direction you want your life to head in, to celebrate where you are, and possibly how best to overcome a present struggle you may be experiencing.

 Lots of fabulous ART to choose from - I actually counted and have close to 75 original artworks in the studio. From miniatures 5"x5" framed pieces to large wall canvas murals, old and new work will be available - for ANY budget, seriously! :)


Here's a video to catch a sneak peek at other items for sale - all hand made with love! :)
Hope to see you :)


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