Dear Laurel Art & Musings

Carrickfergus – The Witch of November and I

Carrickfergus – The Witch of November and I

I thought I needed to write about my inspiration for my November painting that wouldn’t fit in the shop description and because I’ve had the haunting song in my head for days… for the full image, visit my shop. Carrickfergus – The Witch of November […]

Virescit Vulnere Virtus – Descendants

Virescit Vulnere Virtus – Descendants

People have been using Art and Craft over centuries as a career, to protest, comfort, heal, teach, support, clothe, keep records, hide messages, claim their voices and tell their stories. These skills cannot be lost or forgotten, because it is part of our history and is […]

An Artist’s Life – The Mystic Muse

An Artist’s Life – The Mystic Muse

I wanted to write today about having a Mystic Muse. I’ll try to be succinct with my words, but usually, that’s hard for me, not being a trained writer. So, forgive me if I blather on. I’m trying to keep up myself with the messages […]

Mystic Wallflowers

Mystic Wallflowers

Original Painting available in my shop – Mystic Wallflowers – 16″ * 42″ acrylics and inks, unframed on paper They may look like Wallflowers to others at the party, but these women have important work to do. Mystical people don’t often get a break and […]

Mystical Sisters

Mystical Sisters

Original Painting Available in my Shop – Mystical Sisters – 16″ * 42″ acrylics and inks, unframed on paper Two Mystics. A Sisterly Bond. There’s no need for the sisters to speak aloud, because they know what the other is feeling. They are aware of the heart-crushing enormity of the world’s pain at this moment in […]

Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus

Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus

Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus – From One Fine Thread, a Work of Art is Born. A piece I embroidered that sits above my fireplace mantle from 2018 – inspired From the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont, one inspiring woman from the 1800’s. […]

In Search of Magic and Myth – The Grandmother with an Apron

In Search of Magic and Myth – The Grandmother with an Apron

One day the grandmother left the grandfather abruptly in the middle of the afternoon. She was the grandma that wore an apron from dawn until dusk. She had family Sunday dinners on the dining room table that her grandchildren used to play under with her […]

Dear Laurel – Myth and Magic for Children

Dear Laurel – Myth and Magic for Children

I’d love to rewrite children’s fairy tales some day and continue with making dolls for play, especially to rewrite some of those Grimm Brothers tales, don’t get me started, but for now I have other things I must do. Maybe when I’m an old woman […]

Articles of Interest on Women’s Rights and Human Rights

Articles of Interest on Women’s Rights and Human Rights

My work with Dear Laurel is all created with the empowerment of Women in mind as I consider myself as both a Feminist and a Mystical woman. My work is intended for everyone, but specifically for those who have an interest in advancing Women’s Equality […]