Thursday, January 19, 2017

Supermoon,    Laura Z , 2016
EarthPaint on canvas, 12" x 12" 
Private Collection

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I'd like to thank the editors at (and belatedly so) for featuring my blog post "Head in the Clouds; Hands in the Earth"!

 I had quite forgotten I submitted it, and just surprised myself when I stumbled across it in a search!

Here's the link:

Are You Gonna Eat That? Confessions of a Starving Artist

Swim at Your Own Risk
 Oil pastel on vellum,   Laura Z

There are so many cliches and stereotypes that surround the word "artist." Just because they are often true doesn't mean they aren't also problematic, both for the artist's identity and how s/he is perceived.

Usually when I tell people I'm am artist, I get THE LOOK. Most people won't come right out and say the word crazy, but I can tell it's rattling around in there somewhere, along with questions like:
         "Is it contagious?"
         "Should I avoid eye contact?" 
         "What does an artist eat in the wild?"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

HELP! (Calling all Expert Organizers)

Organization does not come naturally to me. I've never quite understood why I should clean up just to make a new mess.

But when I began to think about blogging and sharing my creative process, it became apparent that I would need a more photogenic studio space than the usual tidal wave of materials that only makes sense to me (and not much sense at that).

News From the Oddball Art Laboratory

Breaking EarthPaint News!

Here in the Oddball Art Laboratory, art is also a science, with lots of accidental discoveries. Today's observation is a major breakthrough!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Organizing Chaos

A tidy studio space: for me, this usually means one in which art is not being actively created.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Overdue Changes and Updates

I have finally updated a few of the main blog pages, so they won't appear in the blog feed, but if you will look to the top left column of this page you will see links for "About Me" and two updated Gallery pages. Please check it out, and as always, I'd love some likes, shares, and comments!

These are the links:

About Me

Gallery of Works: EarthPaint

Gallery of Works: Weirdo Edition

And here's a picture of me, dressed up like a gypsy in the last stage play I did. For no reason. (Well, maybe two reasons...)

Is it odd that my "costume" actually consisted of my own clothes?

I don't think so.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Guest Blog post - Leah Fanning Mebane at

I've been so busy working on Nostril Woman, I almost forgot: I would like to thank artist and blogger Leah Fanning Mebane for giving me my first opportunity to do some Guest Blogging on her wonderful blog, Natural Earth Paint.

Works-In-Progress: Studio Update July 27, 2016

Since my last blog post, I've been working nonstop on one of the most challenging projects I have ever done: writing and illustrating a children's book. It is called “The Adventures of Nostril Woman (The Worst Super Hero EVER).” Here's one of my favorite excerpts: