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    April 2024 Events

    Here’s what I have going on for the month of April! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Solar Eclipse Astronomy & Earth Exhibit April 4th thru April 8th Vines of New York Pop-Up Location20 Castle Street, Geneva, NY(Click here for more details on hours, directions, protocols) On View:Waterfall paintings, Sketchy Tree original ink drawings, ornaments, cards, and…

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    February Events

    Happy February! I have one gallery show happening this month at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes in downtown Corning. Stop by and see it before it closes on February 9th. Winter Member Show January 12th thru February 9th The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes79 W Market Street, Corning,…

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    Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 4

    Here’s a recap of the last week of the Inktober challenge.  Thanks for following along while I’ve been playing around with different water mediums.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? Day 24 Pigma Micron ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper Day 25…

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    Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 3

    Here’s a recap of the third week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? You can follow along daily on my progress on social media (@LauraJaenArt). Day 16 Pigma Micron brown ink…

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    Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 2

    Here’s a recap of the second week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  I’m particularly proud of some of the pieces that I created this week.  Do you have a favorite so far? You can follow along daily on my…

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    Inktober 2023 Part 1

    Inktober month is here again.  This year I really debated whether to participate or not.  I haven’t been very excited about the official prompts the past few years but I finally decided that it would be a good opportunity to practice a different subject and medium than I usually do.  The best way…

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    Art Tip

    10 Tips for Taking on Big Projects

    The month of drawing challenges is upon us.  Whether you follow the official Inktober list, participate in one of the hundreds of other lists out there, or come up with your own thing, artists all over the world come together in the month of October to have fun and grow their skills.  If…

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    Artwork,  Painting Series

    Little Pumpkins

    Last year I painted this series of little pumpkins.  I still love them so much that I decided they deserved another blog post showing the collection.  Right now I have them displayed in my studio so I can enjoy them, but the originals are all available for sale in my new GoImagine shop…

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    Art Event,  Artwork,  Local History

    Clemens and the Pen

    This year was the fifth year I participated in the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm hosted by Community Arts of Elmira and the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  The event was the beginning of August and the weeks have gotten away from me, but I still wanted to share…

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    About Artist,  Life

    Inspiring Spring Flowers

    Each spring I love to watch the different flowers take their turns blooming.  It’s always a fun and slightly magical to see what comes up from the year before and how well the new seeds will do.   I always find myself inspired to create when the first flowers emerge.  I have several pieces…