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Coffee with a Killer & Other Dating Stories

Coffee with a Killer & Other Dating Stories

Laura's 35th Birthday on Fire Island Once upon a time, I tried way too hard to find a husband.  I nearly got myself killed. Before anyone was on Tinder or swiping left, I was single. For most of my adult life, my status had been single, party of one.  Emphasis on the party because I was a happy single woman. Something changed on my 35th birthday. On that day, I woke up in a panic that I was never going to have a husband, a baby or a fabulous wedding. My biological clock began ticking with a veng...

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A Star is Born : A Terribly Wonderful Story

A Star is Born : A Terribly Wonderful Story

If men had babies, the entire world would have an established comfort level about what goes down in the delivery room. Telling your birth story would be a rite of passage. The New York Times would feature a daily column on its front page celebrating each miracle with headlines like: “Local Hero Barry Berkowitz Birthed 10 lbs Baby Girl Without Epidural” or “Stephen Colbert’s Emergency C-section”.  Regardless if they were a comedy or tragedy, these stories would be shared and celebrated.   G...

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The Love Machine : Exceptional Car & Personal Guru

The Love Machine : Exceptional Car & Personal Guru

On my sixteenth birthday, my Granddaddy gave me a legendary and character building set of wheels. A baby blue 1969 Oldsmobile 98 with a 454 rocket engine was my all mine.  It was 21 feet long with fins and could do doughnuts on a dime. It had an 8-track tape player that worked and a built-in clock in the back banquette. I christened it The Love Machine. The Love Machine was pure vintage luxury and hardly the car of my peers. However, somehow at 16, I was mature enough to know it was a work of a...

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Wild Wonderful Wanda

Wild Wonderful Wanda

On July 9th 1970, Wanda Loving became my mother.  My adventures with her started shortly thereafter. My mother is wild. By wild, I do not mean anything nefarious.  I am talking about someone who is untamed and unapologetically herself.   Wanda & Laura Age 4 Wanda was a natural champion of body confidence before anyone ever talked about body confidence. She has been known to go skinny dipping in the ocean when the moon is full with friends or with my father when he is lucky. Wanda would stru...

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Laura Loving Loves Simon Le Bon

Laura Loving Loves Simon Le Bon

In case you were wondering what kind of people were at the Duran Duran concert Tuesday night in Brooklyn, I am here to tell you that you’re looking at her.  Me. I am the demographic that headed to Brooklyn in droves. I am the demographic that spiked the Manhattan babysitter economy, the sales of Champagne and the uptick in Uber requests about 11:30 pm Tuesday night. It was me… me and about 15,000 of my direct peers. I was pumped from the moment I bought the ticket.  Adult concerts are just not...

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How to Commission a Painting

How to Commission a Painting

I am often inspired by the creativity of my clients and what they ask me to create for them. One of my latest commissions was for MAC Presents, an agency in Manhattan.  The above piece is a result of their concept and my execution.  They wanted something big and branded for their powder room.   Music is their business and the inspiration for this life-size concert that brought the room to life! Over the years, I have been hired to paint New York landmarks, family portraits, country houses, favo...

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A Happy Artist in Gotham City (The Loving Manifesto)

A Happy Artist in Gotham City (The Loving Manifesto)

  You don’t last long in Manhattan without being serious about something. It can be just about anything; fashion, theater, politics or even singing in your underwear in Times Square.  Declaring yourself as the artist of happy in a city famous for anything but may seem like a crazy thing to do.  However, here it goes. I am Laura Loving, I live in New York City and I make happy art. When I was younger, I hated people referring to my paintings as happy. The Happy moniker felt dismissive.  It’...

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Laura in Group Show at Greene County Council on the Arts

Laura in Group Show at Greene County Council on the Arts

Catskill, NY - GCCA Presents a New Exhibition on the Art of Storytelling, Featuring Burton C. Bell’s Graphic Novel “The Industrialist” Calendar Entry: Greene County Council on the Arts’ “Words and Images: the Art of Storytelling” Exhibition. April 23 through June 4, 2016. Opening Reception, Saturday April 23, 5-7 p.m. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Gallery Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat. 12-5. FREE, www.greenearts.org, 518-943-3400. The Greene County Council on the Arts is proud to...

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