Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer days & nights

Hello again, finally. I cannot believe it's been two months since I posted anything here(!) Life has been a strange mix of many things for me this summer: lots of travelling (car & air travel), preparing for a move (again), trying to fit in time for art, even if it's only to journal (yet not feeling inspired to do more than take photos of everything) and trying to get thru the heat here in Texas (108 degrees here yesterday ok? pass the sweet tea please)

I've been very introspective as a result of all the above - when I find the time that is - and so opened up my paper bag journal yesterday and completed the spread below. In the second pic I placed a deck of cards that I purchased on my latest trip, "Healing With the Angels" by Doreen Virtue, PH.D. (yes that's her last name) and they were sitting nearby unopened, I had been waiting for the right moment to experience them. I read the little book that came with it and picked out a few cards before I made this piece. These Oracle cards are said to help you communicate with your guardian angels, that they have messages to deliver to us and are ready to guide us if we open our hearts & minds and just listen:

How did you spend your summer? Hopefully it was filled with many, many wonderful things to look back on and also things to look forward to.

Before I forget, I wanted to mention that the 100 Illustrations 2011 Annual, featuring my work and 49 other illustrators, is now available from Barnes & Noble. The pink arrow points to my cover piece:

Thank you to all those on the book design team and of course to the lovely Diana Evans, for the opportunity to be a part of this project.

Will try to post more as things get done & free up my time to do so, enjoy these last few days of August friends - be well.


Kris Reichart-Anderson said...

Laura, So glad to see you back. Love this entry in your paperbag journal. See you tomorrow.

Unknown said...

It is such a great book!!! I love it.....I also hope you will join in the new project....that is all about food....