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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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!)”

Raspberry Bokeh

I’m guessing that line’s been used before but it’s what popped in my head when I was editing this.

pink-brush-floral-bokeh-2017-lauri-novakMe, playing with new stuff!! Continue reading “Raspberry Bokeh”

My New Favorite Tea Mugs

Remember back in June when I want on an amazing trip to Svlabard?  Part of the fun of trips like this are the people you meet.

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One day on the ship I noticed this little table set up in the ‘lobby’ area with china tea cups and business cards. Continue reading “My New Favorite Tea Mugs”

Prints for Purchase & Other things!

Which framing option do you prefer?

I recently took a group of the Drink & Click Chicago Chapter to the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo.  Continue reading “Prints for Purchase & Other things!”

2017 – Focus, Intent & Stories

No, this is not a New Year’s Resolution post, not really.

Thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on in my head the last month or so. It’s not that scary, I promise.

I tend to get involved in too much, I like being involved until it becomes a distraction and veers me off my path.  Sometimes I do things thinking they are part of my path, how else do you find out if they are or not if you don’t try?  Then I become overwhelmed and hardly anything gets done. I know I’m not the only one who does this.

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