New Season, New Artwork

HAPPY SUMMER!  It’s official and it’s HOT!  But with the long days it’s given me more time and energy to create new art and commissioned pieces.  How about you other artists out there?  Do you get more energized in the summer or do you relax into the lazy days by the beach?  Nothing wrong with a little of both!  But, being a full time artist, the bills don’t stop coming so I’m always looking for more work and so far, June has been awesome & very busy!

So, I thought I’d share some of the latest projects I’ve been working on…

First off is this historical pen & ink with watercolor painting of the ship Bon Homme Richard commissioned by the head of a computer tech company…

Ship, BonHommeRichard (c)June2014

Ship, Bon Homme Richard (c)June2014

The other thing I’ve been working on a lot is creating new Gothic and Steampunk style jewelry…I make one of a kind necklaces and bracelets and have been selling them online and at many arts events and clubs.  The pieces range in price from $15-$30 and I’ll never make the exact same piece twice!  Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in these cool jewels!

Steampunk & Gothic Necklaces 2014

Steampunk & Gothic Necklaces 2014

NecklacesSteampunk2014B

NecklacesSteampunk2014C

Last but definitely not least, I have some very exciting news!  Some of you read about this on my facebook pages but I’ve been  “made into” a featured cartoon on 6/7/2014 in RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!  So my crazy long nails and my art are paying off!  And thanks to this 15 minutes of fame, the art sales have increased!  So now that I’ve been on TV, radio and Ripley’s I have another publicity goal in mind that I’m working on but I don’t want to say anything…or jinx it…in case it doesn’t pan out but if it does, you’ll be the first to know!  Here’s me in cartoon form:

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Have a fun summer & I look forward to your comments and posts!  🙂

Menagerie of new stuff; art, jewelry & more

As we ease our way into the next season, I thought it would be a good time to sum up the summer with a general update of what my art-brain has been up to recently.  Being that I have a ton of exhibits and vending events coming up I’ve been working on a bunch of new stuff…new digital photo collages for my “X-RAYted” series,  new jewelry (one–of-a-kind!), new greeting card & t-shirt designs.  Though I hate to fall into it, the time is fast approaching where people start advertising for holiday gift sales so if you’re already getting into that mode, here are some items to consider…art gifts are unique, creative and mine are very affordable too!  Here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to artistically;

New digital photo collage “Brain COGnition”

Available as signed, matted &/or framed print, 8″x10″, 11″x14″, 16″x20″, price ranges; $50 – $200 depending on size and framing. (+s/h)

Brain COGnition digital photo collage (c)2012

Brain COGnition digital photo collage (c)2012

Here are three new 1-of-a-kind necklaces I made recently.  Goth/Steampunk style with vintage beads and metal charms.  Necklaces $25 ea., choker $23 (+s/h).

New 1-of-a-kind necklaces by Lauren Curtis

New 1-of-a-kind necklaces by Lauren Curtis featuring vintage beads & metal, gothic charms.

And finally, these original photo pieces are available as prints ($25-$75), greeting cards ($3 each) & t-shirts ($20-$30 each) depending on size & color; 100% pre-shrunk cotton, S,M,L,XL,XXL, white, black, gray), (+s/h).

Photographic art available as shirts, cards & signed prints.

Photographic art available as shirts, cards & signed prints.

Oh, and one final thing to share…here’s a photo from the Facebook Friends Art Exhibit at the ArtPride NJ Gallery…I had 4 paintings in this show which comes down 9/13/12.  Then the pieces will be at the Arts In the Park Juried Art Fest on 9/30 in Highland park, NJ (free outdoor event!)

PAYPAL is accepted for all purchases to me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com  (please select “GIFT” payment option).

Checks/$ orders made out to me & sent to P.O. Box, 193, Franklin Park, NJ  08823

Annual Facebook Friends Exhibit

Me and my work at the Annual Facebook Friends Exhibit, ArtPride NJ Gallery, Burlington, NJ

Enjoy the final days of summer…

~Lauren