About Laura's Artwork
Like music, I had given up on art for many years. I would draw cards for family members sometimes, but I was generally blocked by a voice that said, "I'm not good enough. I'm not a 'real' artist."
During the pandemic, I was inspired to write and illustrate a children's book. Although self-doubt protested throughout the process, I managed to self-publish the The Sun Is Shining in December 2020. Accomplishing that gave me the courage to start exploring more art.
Now I am always studying and exploring different styles of art. I hope that my explorations inspire you to do some art, too! I believe we are all artists.
I intend to start making products and prints that feature my artwork. A few prints are available for sale in the Living LOVE Shop.
In addition to traditional artwork, I also love to offer my art to the community through inspirational chalk messages and snow heart sculptures.
While I was working on my book in 2020, I discovered alcohol-based markers. I really loved them, and they inspired me to draw more. Since then I have also started to play a lot with watercolor and fine-line pen drawing. I hope that my artwork inspires you!
During the pandemic, I started writing inspirational chalk messages on my mom's sidewalk. Now I share the messages around her neighborhood and in other cities and states when I am traveling.
Snow Heart Sculptures
During the pandemic, I spent a lot of time in Buffalo, NY with my mom. The long, snow-filled winters inspired me to start making snow hearts (since chalk art was not an option). In 2022, the hearts were featured in Buffalo Rising and were also on
WGRZ Channel 2 News on Valentine's Day. You can watch the clip HERE.