the diamond that started it all

the diamond that started it all


welcome to my mission is to give you a glimps of my life as a mother, wife, decorator, painter, and active woman. my inspiration comes from traveling, my education, and my family and friends. i have to admit upfront, however, that my "education" does not include a background in english, so please be patient with my grammar and spelling. i am, however, happy to share on this blog what i learn in my daily life from painting and decorating. here you will also find a real account of my struggles, my experiences, and my many reasons to rejoice. april, or the month of the diamond, is when my first and only daughter, mollie, was born. she is the reason i am a joyful mother, wife, and person today. i appreciate your time, and thank you in advance for your advice. perhaps one day you will be reading from my website but for now this homemade blog will do:-)
love, laura

Sunday, January 17, 2010

abstract art sos

amidst the unused exercise equipment, beer bucket, and yes, a bowling ball (not mine) is my easel. paints, canvases, and brushes are also there somewhere. anyway, just thought you might want to know what i’m working with here. on a walk the other day, i built my dream art studio in my head. it was basically the complete opposite of what i have now (since it is currently in a dark garage!). i am certainly not complaining, after the news from Haiti this week. all i am saying is that one day, if i am so blessed, i will have a small-medium size room with abundant light from large windows—the French kind that open. also, gracing my art studio are very organized storage spaces. little nooks and crannies where i can store my treasures too. a sturdy easel is a must. a comfortable lounge sofa for brainstorming (and napping) would be nice, but i guess not necessary. ok, ok enough.

you will also find a random abstract (as far away from traditional as i am capable) painting above--once again the photo is horrible. i literally did in 20 minutes just for the coloring. i struggle with understanding contemporary art. every so often i will see pieces that i like and try to imbed them in my mind, but very rarely do i follow through with what I set out to paint a few weeks later. i would love to take a class one day on modern art to learn more about the importance of it, and then maybe i will appreciate it more, furthering my own ability to paint how i feel.  i tried the MoMA when i lived in nyc one summer several times and just got frustrated!

please help me understand ...

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