Beauty Captured with Word & Brush

Hello friends!   Step across my welcome mat, and come on in to my new website!  I've been sprucing things up with a new logo, a fresh layout, and I've been carefully placing the decor.  I’ve wanted to have you over for a long time, but we’ve been under construction, and not ready for guests until NOW.  If you have been visiting me on my blog, and now you’ve made your way here, you'll be glad to know I packed up my journal, “I Have Been Young,” and brought it with me to my cyber-home.  There are so many blank pages yet to be written on, I can hardly wait to share more.  I'm excited because moving in to my new website has allowed me to gather several areas of my life into one place, and since they are all related, I’m hoping you can settle in to a comfortable corner of my world and be enriched, encouraged or challenged in some way. 

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As you can see, Colors By Laurie is the name of my new website (www.colorsbylaurie.com) and it's also the name of my watercolor business.  As you may know, I love COLOR.  (My “Welcome” page has the back-story on that.)  Also, at the top of the page, the journal entries from my blog are now sorted into areas of interest (Art, Family, Alzheimer’s and Lessons) so you can easily choose a collection to browse.  I’ve added links and resources that I’ve found personally helpful.  You are a very special guest and my 'e-door' is always open to you.  I hope you'll come back often, and invite your friends! 

My hope is that your visits here will enhance your life

through my artwork and writings.


LIVE

Friends, we live in the present moments!  Alzheimer’s Disease is a good reminder of that.  My husband may not remember the past, but he still feels the sun on his skin, hears the music and tastes the cinnamon roll.  Being fully committed to “the present” and not worried about the future, or trying to “live in the past” is a lesson I am really trying to learn and will continue to share my heart with you. 

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REMEMBER

Of course, we remember the past.  Memories can be vivid or faded, happy or sad, regretful or satisfying.  Finding ways to enhance the happy memories, and learning from the others, move me forward to growth.  I love finding creative ways to keep Gary connected to who he is through memories, and helping others preserve the beautiful and valuable moments from their lives with my artwork.

ENJOY

I want to encourage all of us to enjoy the here and now, the memories and whatever is around the corner.  Through my customized artwork, and journal writings, it is my sincere hope that your joy will be increased as well.

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I have a very special gift for one of you!

There will be a drawing on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time for an 8" X 10" original watercolor painting! The winner will choose either a Personalized Monogram or an Architectural Portrait.  The creation of the winner's painting will be featured on my blog for the rest of you as your consolation prize.  Start to finish, a behind-the-scenes look at of one of my customized watercolors!

RULES:

  1. Go to Home Page.
  2. Click on My Gallery.
  3. Browse my paintings.
  4. Make note of your favorite painting.
  5. Enter drawing either of the following ways.

TWO WAYS TO ENTER:

  • Leave a comment at the end of this blog, and tell me which painting is your favorite.
  • Like my "Colors By Laurie" page on Facebook

You can enter the drawing 2 different ways which gives you 2 chances to win!  I'll add your name to the jar, post the winner on this blog AND my Colors By Laurie page next Saturday night (23rd).  Please check back.

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I hope you enjoy looking around the rest of my new place for awhile.  Click HOME or BLOG at the top of any page to go back and forth.

Thanks for dropping by, and please come again!  

IMPORTANT!

THE FIRST TIME YOU POST A COMMENT, YOU'LL BE TOLD YOU ARE NOT "LOGGED IN".  ON THAT SCREEN YOU WILL SEE A PLACE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT WHERE YOU'LL ENTER NAME, EMAIL, AND PASSWORD, THEN YOUR COMMENT WILL SHOW.  I NEED TO KNOW WHO'S COMMENTING IN ORDER TO ENTER YOU IN THE DRAWING!