Where Have I Been?

I’m still here…

Miami Color along the Beach ©2017 Lauri Novak.jpgI’m still here – just a quick update for you.

I’m in the middle of changing EVERYTHING!  No small plans!  Daniel Burnham actually said it much better: Continue reading “Where Have I Been?”

Star Girl and Hummingbird

I think we should all share other’s artwork every now and then and really something I should do more often!!

This is from a friend of mine I’ve never actually met in person but have known from Google+ for a few years. I’m so happy to share this and so happy she’s gotten back to creating. I love these so much!!

Distracting Details

One of the many projects I signed up for this year is Lifebook.  In the beginning I struggled a lot.  Nothing worked out right, nothing came together; I was convinced I couldn’t participate until I was comfortable drawing a face. So, I started practicing (this is why my daily doodles have disappeared), I’ve started living and breathing faces. And you know what?  When people say you have to draw to get better, they aren’t kidding!  I considered posting a picture of one of my faces from 7 months ago, then decided no one needs to see that.

But what you will get to see is my Star Girl and my hummingbird.  I’m so very proud of both of them!  Months ago I started the hummingbird because I wasn’t comfortable with the faces, but that failed too.  I almost gave up, but the fact is I love art, I love creating…

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Day 2 at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

A long day but little photography

Today was a looooooooong day! We got to Mayo Clinic at 9:00am for a possible consultation but there weren’t any openings so we had an hour and a half until the next appointment.  I did bring my camera with me but I did not bring it out all day.   Continue reading “Day 2 at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN”

A Day at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

Making the best of a situation.

Yesterday I drove up to Rochester, MN with my mom so she can hopefully find some relief from a cough she’s had for far too long.   Continue reading “A Day at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN”

Landscape Photography Magazine Wall of Fame!

Thank you for the feature!

Thank you to Landscape Photography Magazine for a feature on their Wall of Fame! Continue reading “Landscape Photography Magazine Wall of Fame!”

Leaving the Camera Behind (again!)

The Palmer House Hilton – A Historic Hotel in Chicago

The last couple of days I was downtown Chicago for work. I stayed at the Palmer House Hilton for the first time.  I’ve been inside the lobby area and the street level elevator area but that’s it. I always knew it was gorgeous, has a wonderful history and that at some point I wanted to take the time to shoot there. This was not that time.  Continue reading “Leaving the Camera Behind (again!)”