Art by Laura Parker

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Work in progress!! Back at it.

Well, its been months, and finally I am back at it again. The past six months have been full of doubles in order to save for school. Its not been fun, but more of a sacrifice to avoid loans. I never felt comfortable with the concept of borrowing - I just work harder... Alex and I sold the boat and we are moving to Seattle in a few weeks, we also got engaged! I can't wait to take this metaphorical drive across the country, to our new home! Also to get back to a more peaceful existence where I can paint and take the time to enjoy this beautiful life. Here's a start...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

My favorite thing today.

Can I just say that I love this company! We just got Netflix a couple months ago and it completely rocks. It is my favorite thing today.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Now Arts Grant

This past month I recieved a grant in support of Meet-A-Stranger by the incredible artist, writer and speaker, Damali Ayo. If you have not yet heard of her, I recommend checking out her sites. Her work is extremely forward thinking and does what art should do in my opinion, effect and cause social change. She is also giving back to the community by supporting and mentoring other artists who are working outside of the traditional gallery scene. Below are links to her sites. With this grant support, I plan to move on from my dictaphone and purchase a high definition digital voice recorder that will allow me to archive audio interviews on the blog in addition to text. I can't wait to see how this project will evolve with a new added component and resource! Thank you Damali!

September 2007
Announcing the newest Now Art Grant recipient

Meet a Stranger by Laura Parker

Project: "Meet a Stranger" project
Will deliver to donors and network: People annd their Stories

I chose Laura's "Meet a Stranger" project for the latest Now Art Grant because it is already up and running and brilliant. You can participate today! Laura's Blog "Meet a Stranger" is a wonderful collection of people that Laura gets to know and delivers their stories right to your computer screen through her blog and direct emails of the "stranger bios." Laura has a gift for plain-language story telling and describing people as they describe themselves. Her project exemplifies the essence of Now Art, engaging real people with each other and with our world through art. Samples from the Meet a Stranger Project are excerpted below.

If you find yourself entranced by this project as I did, donate to the program: Consider a donation of $20 to $100. Every $500 means a new artist gets funded. If you're feeling excited about the program, why not donate $500? Your donation will launch a new Now Art project!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gallery 2 and Project Space, Chicago

This month I have a Meet-A-Stranger installation in Chicago. If you are in the area check it out!

This Is Not A Self-Portrait

Gallery 2 and Project Space
846 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
September 21-October 20, 2007


Sunday, September 02, 2007


Come see my new paintings at the Kentucky Girlhood Project Friday, September 14th at Glassworks, 8pm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Elhaj - Acrylic Painting

Elhaj is from the Republic of Senegal in western Africa. This is Elhaj in a CVS Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky in 2005. He moved to Kentucky in 2001. He says they have similar stores in Africa.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Exploring Watercolors

From my sailing trip to the Bahamas

Our motor broke down in Bimini and we ran into a tugboat due to a extremely strong current. We ended up becoming friends with Marco, who worked on the tugboat, and I painted this picture for him.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007