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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Thank you Photofocus!

Thank you to Marco Larousse for choosing my “Hanging in the Balance” image for Photographer of the Day over on the Photofocus blog! Continue reading “Thank you Photofocus!”

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”

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.

Continue reading “2017 – Focus, Intent & Stories”

Leaving the Camera Behind (gasp!)

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Airport Opportunities

There are reasons. Honest there are! Continue reading “Leaving the Camera Behind (gasp!)”

Overall, I feel 2016 was…

Overall I feel 2016 was amazing

While so many have written off 2016 as “the worst”, “horrible”, “negative”, etc.  I tend to disagree (as usual!) Continue reading “Overall, I feel 2016 was…”