Artwork by Laure Carlisle
I have been going through the designs I made when I was licensing and found so many that I
love that I had to sit down and prepare the files so that they could be applied to products.
There are silly critters, funny fish, rainbow frogs and many more. Now that I have grandchildren,
I can't wait to have products made to give them. Here is the link to my shop on
Threadless : https://laurecarlisle.threadless.com/ AND here is a code for FREE SHIPPING! FREESHIPb4f8e5
I hope you enjoy these designs - they are quite different from my fine art!
So here it is - my pop art style creation that I am calling "Because I'm Happy"
Acrylic on Canvas
Today I worked on an painting on paper that wants to be called "Perpetual Motion" - it just feels like some part of a machine that is in motion. I have one area that I need to work out and then I may be finished. Once again, it is full of bright, vivid colors but also a lot of visual texture and drawing.
I also wanted to announce that on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from Noon to 3, I am offering an open
Jewelry Workshop. The fee is $20. Bring your jewelry projects and you can use all of my equipment as well as get help with design, techniques and problem solving.
A lot has happened in the last 6 months! First, I had total knee replacement in both knees, 7 weeks apart. The surgery and healing process really sapped my creativity and it was a slow process getting it back!
Kate and I left the gallery/studio space in Atascadero and have a new location in Paso Robles that is working/teaching space only. We are loving it! I moved all of my equipment and tools into the new studio so I can now paint, fuse glass, work in titanium and make jewelry all in one location. I moved one load at a time with the help of John and Brandon and was able to arrange everything step by step. It was fun being able to re-organize and go through things as I found a place for them. (I just need to remember where I put everything!) There are still somethings left in our garage and I will gradually bring them up.
I had tried repeatedly to do a large acrylic painting after the knees - what a disaster! After painting the entire canvas over 4 times, I just let it sit with the last ugly version staring me in the face everyday! I didn't want anyone to see it and think that that was all I was capable of!!!! Finally, I figured out what was bothering me so much (I knew it was only a start but...) It was too tight and dare I say precious? Well I am now very close to being finished - just a few touch ups and tweeks. It has a strong pop art and almost cartoonish feel but I really am liking it, at last!