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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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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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Yoga Interrupted

Yoga Interrupted

The first time I tried yoga was like the opening scene of a porn movie. I was bombarded by raw flesh, exotic smells, male body parts, new physical sensations and way too much camel toe. I was 27 years old and living in Nice, France. It was 1997 and Yoga was not on every street corner like it is now. My best friend Tim was curious about it. He was always in the know about all things chic and ahead of the curve on anything having to do with your health. Tim moved through life in first class and ...

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Loving Artwork Commissioned for Global Citizen Festival

Loving Artwork Commissioned for Global Citizen Festival

Check out Laura's commission for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. The image will be used in several ways including covers for security fences surrounding the festival. Watch for it on the live broadcast of the concert on MSNBC Saturday September 26th. Details here. Do you know about the Global Citizen Project and their quest to end world poverty by 2030? Check out their site @ www.globalcitizen.org

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Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

The French Riviera is full of beautiful cities with amazing history, food, art and culture.  However, while living in Nice, the most common question from my friends stateside wasn’t about Matisse, Chagall, fine dining or the Princess of Monaco.  The one topic that seemed to come up more often than not was the fact that many women go topless on the beaches in France. Women were curious because they wanted to try it and men were curious because they wanted to see it. There was also the simple fac...

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Grateful for Granddaddy

Grateful for Granddaddy

My grandfather, Furman Dee Warren, passed away shortly after midnight this past Easter Sunday. He was 93 years old. Many religions believe that only very special people pass away on a high holiday of their faith. Dee Warren was very special. He was the patriarch of our family, a warm and guiding light in our lives, we called him Granddaddy. If you knew Dee Warren - then you knew our family at its very best. His life was surrounded in love from the beginning – one of ten children.  Thinking of i...

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