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    Year in Review: 2021

    Review of 2021 graphic. Highlights from this year Laura Jaen Art

    2021 was a year.  It’s always so interesting looking back over the year.  The year didn’t go nearly as I had planned, but it definitely had its ups (and its downs).  Taking the time to review what happened – what worked and didn’t, what I’d like to carry forward into…

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    A Tradition of Hand-Painted Ornaments

    A tradition of hand-painted ornaments blog cover

    Before we jump into today’s blog, I wanted to take a moment to remind you that the EARLY SHOPPER SALE happening in my holiday ornament shop ends tomorrow (Nov 30th)!  Enjoy 25% off your cart of 3 or more items.  **QUICK UPDATE: I realized that I had something going on in my…

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    March Meet the Maker (Part 4)

    March Meet the Maker: Days 22-31 blog cover

    Today we’re finishing up the last part of the March Meet the Maker series.  Are there any questions or things you’ve been wondering more about that I didn’t talk about in the series? If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks, you can catch up here: –Part 1 –Part 2…

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    March Meet the Maker (Part 3)

    March Meet the Maker: Days: 15-21 blog cover

    Today we’re continuing with week 3 of the March Meet the Maker.  If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks, you can catch up here: –Part 1 –Part 2 Focus & Priorities Focus and priorities are things that I’ve learned to be very intentional about.  I have a tendency to…

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    March Meet the Maker (Part 2)

    March Meet the Maker: Days 8-14 blog cover

    Today we’re continuing with week 2 of the March Meet the Maker.  If you missed week one, you can catch up here.   Work in Progress My current project is the 100 Day Project where I challenged myself to 100 small paintings.  The idea was that I would complete a painting…

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    March Meet the Maker (Part 1)

    March Meet the Maker: Days 1-7 blog cover

    Each March there’s a challenge hosted by @joannehawker over on Instagram called March Meet the Maker.  The idea is that it’s a great way to share about yourself and your business along with creators from across the globe.  There’s a prompt topic each day that acts as inspiration for a…

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    Year in Review: 2020

    Collage of photos of 2020 accomplishments

    What a year.  I’m not sure if anyone had the year they thought they would when 2020 started.  I know I definitely didn’t.  So many events I was looking forward to were cancelled and many that continued on were mostly spent unseen during the initial shutdown because of COVID-19 and…

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    A Favorite Christmas Movie

    A favorite christmas movie blog cover

    Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?  Mine has always been the animated Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer that came out in 1964.  My fascination with the movie grew when I learned how the movie (and the others released around the same time) were made using claymation stop motion techniques.  I…

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    A Tradition of Hand-Painted Ornaments

    A tradition of hand-painted ornaments blog cover

    About a decade ago, I started a tradition of hand-painting ornaments for family and friends.  It all started because I wanted to be able to give special gifts even though money was short at that time.  The ornaments went over well and I continued the tradition every year after.   Some…

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    Palettes of Keuka: Part 1

    Palettes of Keuka part 1 blog cover

    Guess what’s happening today!?  I’m a little excited!  (If you couldn’t tell.)  Bidding for the Palettes of Keuka opens today!!  When I was invited to participate in Palettes of Keuka this year I was so excited!  In honor of the bidding starting for this event, I’m sharing what inspired my…