Lauren’s Art Journal

Think of this space as a storage bin for my random thoughts, ideas, rants, raves, to-do lists, stuff to inspire me, so on and so forth

Flicking the troll off my shoulder

An image from a photography project entitled Evoking Memory. It's about motherhood, identity, memory, and everyday life for a stay at home mom who happens to be a photographer.

I’ve been in a bit of a downward spiral about my current art endeavors for a while now. I’m quite certain it has to do with both becoming a mother and moving to a new area. Both seem to have rocked my confidence level into roller coaster overdrive. One minute I’m high as a...

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Not having fun with your art

Self Portrait of my Shadow

There are so many benefits to having fun with one’s art. Making art for art’s sake. Not caring about the final goal, delivering a message, making a statement, or even making any sense. It comes from a part of you that you may not even understand at this point in time.┬áBut, if you want...

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The past is not dead, it is living in us.

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and we will be alive in the future which are now helping to make. - William Morris

Yes, William Morris! You have condensed my artist statement and concept into one sentence. Thank you. via DERT.   by

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Is a gallery show worth it?

a street photographer gets caught photographing a couple kissing

Why do artists want to show in galleries? It costs a great deal of money to make art, then show it, with no guarantee that it will sell. To do it right, as a fine art photographer, I need to invest at least $150 for each artwork. Let’s say on average you’ll show 20...

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Looking through a blurred window

looking at trees through a blurred window

Perspective is always an interesting discussion whether your speaking of an artwork or life. Everyone looks at life through a blurred window, shaped by their gender, ethnicity, circumstances, and so much more. The first step is to realize that the window will always be blurred. To be okay with that, and look at the...

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