On the radio & other art news.

They say all press is good press but I still prefer GOOD good press…so I’m very happy about the recent airing of my radio interview with well known herbalist & holistic practitioner Susun Weed!  Last year she asked if she could interview me about my artwork since much of it relates to nature and Earth-centered spirituality and she felt it would be an interesting topic for her women’s radio show (but of course you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy it!).  So, here’s the link of where you can hear it and see some of my artwork on her website.   And while I’m at it I might as well post info. about some other art exhibits I’m a part of this month:

Susun Weed features healers, herbalists, artists, etc. whose work has a connection with Nature.  My interview is up now and here’s the link to check it out:  http://wisewomanradio.com/interviews/curtis.html

HYPER-REAL JURIED EXHIBIT; Visit Caladan Gallery online for the newest show…I have several photos in this ONLINE exhibit along with artists from across the US & abroad.  Of my work, gallery director Marjorie Kaye says: Photographs by gallery member Lauren Curtis (Franklin Park, NJ) examine, with an almost microscopic eye, the senses associated with natural forms. The viewer is drawn into the photographs, which are otherworldly, as if depicting plant forms that don’t occur anywhere but in the realm of the artist’s observation. We feel the coolness, the damp reality of growth.
You can view the show on www.CaladanGallery.com  
Show runs 4/1/12 – 5/9/12. 

ZOOANALIA JURIED NJ ART EXHIBIT; Join me and other NJ artists for the opening reception for this animal art influenced exhibit!  Show opens Tues. night, 4/10/12, 6:30pm-8pm, South Brunswick Arts Commission Gallery in the Municipal Bldg., 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852.  732-329-4000 ext. 7635  Show runs thru June 26, 2012.  Gallery open weekdays…call for more details.

HOLISTIC ZINE COVER ART
My artwork, a pen & ink drawing (shown below) originally commissioned by a major crafter company for national craft expos, was selected to be the Spring cover art for INNER REALM MAGAZINE!  Have a peek:  www.InnerRealmMagazine.com

More updates soon…June is booked solid with art shows and fests all around NJ…stay tuned!

🙂 Lauren

Juliette de Bairacli’s Spanish Mountain Life

Greetings!  I hope you’ll take a minute to check out the newly released book, Spanish Mountain Life,  about the amazing grandmother of herbalism,  Juliette de Bairacli Levy!  And if you order now you’ll have access to many great discounts on holistic-related products, including my Earth-Centered greeting cards, Children of the Forest!  Here’s more info about this amazing woman & her story:

Juliette de Bairacli Levy is a world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller in search of herbal wisdom, and the pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine. Juliette has a long record of spectacular cures to her credit and the books she has written have been a vital inspiration for the present day herbal renaissance. Order Spanish Mountain Life today: http://bit.ly/r3iK96
Spanish Mountain Life details her personal struggle against typhus fever, during which she gave birth to her second child, Luz, who had to be suckled by a nanny goat. As ever we are embraced by Juliette’s love of nature and animals, and welcomed onlookers as she relates with people whose lives are far different from ours: http://bit.ly/r3iK96
Gypsies dance and sing their way through Spanish Mountain Life, adding their picturesque – and sometime threatening – energy to an exquisitely detailed story that is always intriguing, and sometimes suspenseful. Juliette shares with us the herbal lore she learned and used in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll find herbs to combat vermin, counter burns, keep your skin beautiful, and many more: http://bit.ly/r3iK96

Grandmother of Herbal Medicine

I’m inviting you spend a week reading a wonderful book by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, the Grandmother of Herbal Medicine – A Gypsy in New York.  You’ll love sharing her wanderings among the Gypsies in New York as she discovers and learns of many natural cures.
In this richly detailed memoir, Juliette de Bairacli Levy – one of the founders of American herbalism – offers us a rare and compelling documentary. It is at once a travel book, and herbal guide and a compendium of Gypsy lore and Gypsy ways. Juliette gives us river winds, strange characters in the streets by day, rats scurrying by at night, and legions of cockroaches in the apartments, against whose window the blossoms of apple and pear trees toss, even in the great city’s cement heart. In this richly detailed memoir, Juliette de Bairacli Levy offers us a rare and compelling documentary.
And when you buy this wonderful and highly acclaimed book, you’ll also receive dozens of wonderful downloadable bonuses that you’ll lov including a discount on my  Earth-centered greeting cards, CHILDREN of the FOREST..all printed on recycled parchment card stock with a % of your purchase going to animal/environmental protection groups!

http://grandmotherherbalmedicine.com/gifts.html

Juliette de Bairacli Levy (1911-2009) is honored as the grandmother of modern American herbalism. She has devoted her life to the health and wellbeing of domesticated animals.  Join the Gypsy herbal veterinarian and mother of two toddlers as she ventures to New York City to live among the Gypsies in A Gypsy in New York. Juliette details with lovely descriptive prose her adventures while working to help the people and animals who come her way.

Celebrating a Wise Woman & Herbal Pioneer!

Greetings! Some of you might already be familiar with herbal wise woman and pioneer, Juliette de Bairacli Levy but for those who aren’t, she’s a fascinating woman and Susun Weed & Wise Woman are helping to celebrate and honor her life and achievements!
They’ve asked many of us involved in the holistic & creative worlds to help in this celebration by giving special offers on a wide variety of services…for me, I’m offering discounts on my Children of the Forest Earth-Centered Greeting Cards (printed on recycled parchment stock with 5% going to animal/environmental protection groups!)
For more info. on this exciting event, read below:

Spend a Week at the Sea of Galilee with the Grandmother of Herbal Medicine

 I want to share with you a wonderful book by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, the Grandmother of Herbal Medicine – Summer in Galilee.  You’ll find Juliette and her two toddlers irresistible as they explore the Sea of Galilee (in the modern State of Israel) together.  Summer in Galilee includes an herbal index by Susun Weed, photos from Juliette’s archives, and stories that will stay with you forever.  Timely, filled with historical tales and emotional adventures, Summer in Galilee is a classic that is passed from hand to hand, generation to generation.

And when you buy this wonderful and highly acclaimed book on Tuesday June 7th, you’ll will receive dozens of wonderful downloadable bonuses that you’ll love!  Go to: www.grandmotherherbalmedicine.com  learn about 70 partners who are celebrating the life and work of the amazing Juliette de Bairacli Levy, the grandmother of herbal medicine.

Join Juliette as she spends an eventful summer swimming in the waters, and the history, of the Sea of Galilee, in the modern state of Israel. Juliette trains her observant eyes, and lovely descriptive prose, on the people, places, plants and animals around her.  

You will hold your breath as Juliette dares to traverse the forbidden militarized zone around the Jordan River in pursuit of a personal communion with this holiest of lands.

You’ll thrill as she and her children discover ancient treasure, be fascinated as she visits the tombs of  Jewish mystics, and, perhaps, scream in terror as she is visited in the dark of night by an enormous snake – only to breathe a sigh of relief when she is saved by her faithful Afghan hound. 

Juliette vividly describes her visit to a Bedouin village, and the trouble this causes, both in the kibbutz where she lives and among the Bedouins. But with keen wit, steely nerve, and kind heart, she manages to please everyone, including her readers, as she saves the day and mends frayed tempers.

And when you buy this wonderful and highly acclaimed book, you’ll be offered dozens of wonderful downloadable bonuses that you’ll love!  For over 70 gifts, go to: www.grandmotherherbalmedicine.com  and help us spread the legacy of this amazing woman, the grandmother of herbal medicine, Juliette de Bariacli Levy.
Bright Blessings!
Lauren & Wise Woman

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