Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where has the time gone??

Hello my lovely blog friends!! I must apologize for being such a bad blogger lately! This time of year in Tucson the weather is just so lovely and there are so many fun things going on around where we live that I have been keeping much busier than usual! I have not been getting as much painting done as I would like, but I wanted to check in and let you know what I have been up to.

This is a painting I did a week or so ago, I haven't quite decided on a title yet. She is actually going into a show at Borealis Arts called 50 Under $150! I felt like doing something a little surreal-looking. My paintings "Free Bird" and "Metamorphosis" will be in the show as well.

The little painting below was a commission from my aunt--she loves Alice in Wonderland and wanted a mini painting of her with the Cheshire cat :) I hope she likes it! It put me in the mood to maybe do some more mini paintings in the near future.

I have also signed up for Suzi Blu's self-guided portrait workshop! I have never done any sort of online workshop before, so I am really excited! I spent most of yesterday watching the videos and I am just loving it! I feel like I have learned a lot already. I have been practicing some Suzi-style facial features:

I also want to introduce you to my new bike! Daniel and I went to a bike swap meet a couple weeks ago and we both found great bikes. Mine is a vintage magenta Schwinn Collegiate. And of course I had to get a basket for it :) Trips to the post office have become much more fun! :)

And last but not least, I have opened a little shop over at CafePress! Now you can buy Fair Rosamund mugs, tshirts, greeting cards, etc. :) I am still working on it and will add more items soon. Feel free to give me any suggestions of images you would like to see on particular products--I am limited because I only have a basic shop right now, but I will see what I can do :)
I am also planning on opening a shop over at Zazzle soon.

I may do a sale in my etsy shop for Black Friday, I will post again if that happens :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and have a great Thanksgiving!! :)


  1. ~good morning...where to begin!!! best wishes on your upcoming show...your paintings are beautiful as ever...and that bike...l♥ve it...your shop looks wonderful and i really like how many products can be made...i know you will do very well on this new adventure you are embarking on...who couldn't help but to l♥ve what you create...they are always ever so sweetly created...and those drawing...i tell are a natural artist who just continues to bloom right before our eyes in the most glorious way...much l♥ve and light and warm holiday blessings upon you and yours~

  2. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Lauren! I am glad to see you are well! I have been missing seeing your delightful work! You are so very talented, I love being a part of your artistic journey -
    Glad to see things are going so well for you! xxoo

  3. Love the painting of the girl with the ship and your Suzi class sketches are fabulous!!


    Micki x

  4. Congrats on getting into another show! This painting is just charming, I love the boats :) Oh and the one of Alice is so sweet too, I love it!
    The sketches of the facial features are fantastic! They all look so realistic, I really like the sketches of the noses.

  5. All so beautiful! I adore the Alice painting!

  6. time has a way of speeding up doesn't it, lol! love your new artwork, I think it will be snapped up pretty quick in the art show.
    Cute bike too, those are the kinds I really like- the basket part mostly, they strike me as sweet and old fashioned.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Congratulations on your new shop! I can't wait to go and see your goodies. Your new works are so lovely - especially your Alice painting. I hope you and yours have a most wonderful Thanksgiving! Theresa

  8. Sigh... I wish we had lovely weather up here. It's just cold and muddy. Bleck.

    But I adore your paintings! Their faces are so beautiful. I especially love the colors in the Alice painting, and the small size makes it so cute!

  9. Oh Lauren I adore your new painting with the ships! It is so whimsical and enchanting...I am sure all of your paintings at the show will sell. They are all beauties!!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving :D
    Love the imagination you had on the untitled*yet* painting. Love the dreamy part of the ship floating on the clouds!! <3 <3 <3