Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun finds and new works

Hello! I just wanted to share a few new things with you. I went to the thrift store yesterday and got some fun new finds, such as this little apothecary jar and a bag of pretty, vintage-y ornaments, each for $2! You can't beat that. I thought they would make a cute Christmas decoration. Also, these cute little coffee tins...
And this beautiful old book. I just love the cover and the old, crinkly pages.

This is a little drawing I did of a mermaid. My sister loves mermaids, so they're always in the back of my mind, especially since I love fairy tales. I just got the Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, and the story The Little Mermaid had such gorgeous illustrations that it inspired me.

Lastly, I have been working on this little gal, who just needs a background. After that I will let her dry and put her up in my etsy shop! I think that she and her little bird friend are whispering secrets...

Happy Monday, and I'll see you soon!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Hello, and welcome to my little blog! My name is Lauren and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I recently quit my day job in order to take a break, relax and do some artwork. I am definitely a beginner, but I am hoping to use this time to learn and grow as an artist. This image shows my little oil painting "Beauty". You can look at my other work at I only have a few things up, but there will be more to come soon! I am obsessed with fairy tales, so that is the primary inspiration for my work. I also love the Pre-Raphaelites, Renaissance painters, ancient mythology (which I studied quite a bit in college, being a Classics major), and the Victorian era. I adore antiques, particularly old books. Anything unique and beautiful makes me very happy! I have followed some other art blogs and it seems to be a very friendly, helpful and warm community that I would love to become a part of. I hope to see you again soon!