I have completed most of the work for the Salvation Army Youth Center commission. This is the most recent - a 2 ft x 4 ft paney with acrylic with uplifting messages for all. The images are bright and vibrant.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Despite the colder temperatures - we had a great weekend. We look forward to heading that direction again next October!
My next show will be on October 24th & 25th out in Springdale in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. A group of about 10 exceptional artists will be joining together to show our work and spend a little time together. This is one of the only shows I will be doing in the greater-Portland area before the holidays. Come out and get a jump on some holiday shopping!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
The last month has been spent getting family members ready for school and canning the fruits of our (and our local farmers) labors. We are feeling quite proud of the rows of jars we have put up. I can't wait to start enjoying home canned peaches, pears, applesauch, jams, pickles, salsa, and marinara sauce. It is such a satisying feeling to bring in overflowing bowls of tomotoes that we have watered and babied all summer.
As an artist that does sales and festivals, we are already preparing for the Holiday gift giving while the temperatures are still reaching into the 90s. Here are a few samples of some paintings that I have recently finished. These, and others, will be available in print form at our upcoming sales.
We are excited to do our next show in October in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. This will be our first time participating in the Sisters Harvest Faire on October 10th and 11th. If you are in the area of Bend/Sisters on that weekend, be sure and stop by and say hello!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I met Joyce in July at one of the Summer Art Festivals - she fell in love with one of my paintings as well as the concept of an art chair. So we combined the two concepts together and used a version of of the painting on a chair. She also chose some sentiments that spoke to her and made her feel happy and inspired.
I hope this brings you joy as it sits in your home. . .
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Here is what they have to say on their website about this weekends show: " Please consider our show this year held on August 1st & 2nd. Formerly Heartflame, we are now associated with the Lincoln City Cultural Center. It’s a really big event with artists & crafters from all over the Pacific Northwest – actually from all around the country! In the past we’ve had folks from as far away as North Carolina, Arizona, California, Montana, Utah, etc. Situated on Highway 101 with at least 300 feet of frontage and approximately 5 1/2 acres & a historic school building. We host approximately 20 inside vendors and 100 outside vendors.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
You can come next weekend and check out some great original artwork. There will be paintings, mirrors, furniture, lanterns, mosaics, jewelry and more. And we are donating a portion of our proceeds to the Springdale fund. Support the arts! To get to Springdale, follow the Old Scenic Highway - you can't miss it.
Monday, June 1, 2009
And here is the after. Full of color, details, words, and whimsy. The main statement on this piece is "Family is nature's masterpiece."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I love these little giveaways that other bloggers do - it's a great way to find new inspiration from other artists and help me to look at things in a whole new way. Check it out!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Come join Laurie Miller Designs and a variety of wonderfully gifted artistans at the 11th Annual Columbia Gorge Art Festival. It will be held May 16th and 17th and the Corbett Grade School on the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway.
What a great way to spend a weekend day - drive the old scenic highway, enjoy the scenery and look at original art.
I really like to participate in this event. All of the artists contribute a portion of their sales to the Corbett Education Foundation to fund scholarships for the students. I hope to see you there. I have been working on some new designs and new products with lots of color.
35800 East Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Corbett, Oregon 97019
From I-84, take Exit 22, go up Corbett Hill Road to Historic Hwy and turn right.Art Festival is about 1/4 mile on left.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Here is the full view of the chair . . .every color, textures, beads, and mirrors.