New Year, New Art Adventures!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe it’s 2011 already?? I hope you had a great holiday season & now we start a fresh, new year. I’m starting off with new art exhibits & new art products available now:

1. I have a new photo collage in Caladan Gallery’s FAMILY juried art exhibit ONLINE for ALL to see, anytime, anywhere:
Show runs thru 1/31/11.

2. That photo collage is getting around! The same piece was accepted in the juried exhibit See All The People & a framed 11×14 print will be on display
in the South Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery! So, any locals can see it live & in person. Opening reception to meet all the artists in the show is
Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, 6:30pm-8pm, 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
732-329-4000 ext. 7635 My piece was also the image selected for the exhibit’s postcard!

3. Due to the popularity of my short sleeve arTshirts, they’re now available in WOMEN’S CUT short sleeve (white only) &, in time for Winter,
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS (white or black)!!
Please visit (the shirts & cards section) for designs. Available in all sizes, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Paypal accepted to Please email with size, color & design for price quote. Discount for 3+ shirts ordered!!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year! Thanks for reading!
~Lauren (commercial & fine art) (fine art, photography, art updates), T-shirts, photography, illustration)

The Waiting…

So, you artists out there must know what “the waiting” is like…waiting to find out if you’ve been accepted for a show or event, waiting to see if you’ve received a commission or award, waiting for a client to pay you for work, waiting for someone to pick up artwork or receive delivered work. I figured I’d blog about this since I’m currently in a state were I’m waiting for almost all of those scenarios to happen!

Don’t get me wrong..I’d much rather be in this position than one where I have nothing going on with my art career…much better to wait for $ than to have none coming to you. Better to wait for clients to get their work than not to have clients! BUT, when you’re a full time artist whose life revolves around these things, it can get stressful. So my question to you is, how do YOU deal with “the waiting game?” Do you meditate ( sometimes this works for me but other times my mind is just too busy & I can’t focus). Do you leave the studio, freak out, eat, watch TV, start new projects?? Just curious since it can help to share ideas about what other creative people do to get by.

Well, here’s hoping your waits are all for positive things and that your wait is short!
🙂 Lauren
The Wait