Thursday, December 10, 2015

praying for elves

As I write this season's greetingst to you and yours directly from the studio, I'm hoping that all of you are finding this holiday season to be filled with magic and wonder and let's face it - sanity.   In a world where so much seems so crazy these days, I continue to work tirelessly at continuing to spread my messages of love and hope through my paintings and artwork. This winter I have also been filling my days with applying for shows, exhibitions and art fairs on the east and west coasts. I have even thrown my name in the hat for a residency in Perugia, Italy, through theHydra Project based in New York City. This residency program is extrememly competitive, so if I am not selected, I will continue to apply for other international residencies that will allow the themes of my work to grow and expand.

In the meantime I also have been praying for elves as I continue to prepare  for various art fairs and shows in the spring of 2016. My dear husband was able to secure a number of beautiful old wood frames for my works on tyvek and felted paper, so this past week my studio turned into a bustling framing shop.

Some of these framed pieces turned out spectacular! I'm so anxious to share them with you. It always amazes me how a frame has the ability to shift and finish a piece of artwork in such a formal way. The following are all available for purchase:

"ascension" mixed media on tyvek. Framed to 23"x26"

"intention" mixed media on tyvek. Framed to 23"x26


"odalisque" mixed media on tyvek. Framed to 23"x26"

A couple of quick shop announcements for those near Prosser, Washington, as well as Phoenix, Arizona! You can now purchase some of my works these great shops:  Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery  and C-MOD, Curated Modern Design! Thank you to Carol and to Cynthia for supporting my art and sharing it with your communities!

If you're still in the market for holiday gift ideas, consider some original artwork or hand painted journals that are available for purchase and can be shipped right to your front door.

5"x7" Journals with 60 lined pages can be seen on my Instagram feed while some of my Marilyn Monroe and Frida Kahlo Art blocks can be purchased via my Etsy shop called Laurie Maves ARTsy Journals run for $20/$25 with shipping and the art blocks can be purchased for $40-$100 and up.

That's all for now!  
Remember that the studio is always open to your visit. We're located at 730 Umatilla Street in Denver, 80204.
Just call ahead to make sure I'm around.
Take care, have a blessed holiday season, a very Merry Christmas
and see you in 2016!

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