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The Girl Scouts Visit Studio Laura Loving

The Girl Scouts Visit Studio Laura Loving

A client asked me to host a studio visit for her daughter's Girl Scout troop.  I said yes, of course, and rolled out the red carpet for these smart and creative young ladies from Lake Success, New York! It just so happens that right around the same time, I was in the middle of the preschool interview process here in Manhattan for my daughter, Stella.  The one thing I kept hearing at open house after open house is "children learn through play". So, I decided we would play and hopefully learn som...

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ROI: The Big Return on Interns

ROI: The Big Return on Interns

Entrepreneurial artist and burnt-out mommy trying to keep her businesses going, Party of One!  Ugh! You know how it is when you are struggling to make ends meet and dealing with the worst case of split ends you’ve ever had. That was me in a nutshell. The adjustment to parenthood plus working part time was kicking my derrière and I needed help.  About four different people suggested getting an intern. I didn’t listen at first. I have had interns before with mixed results. I once had an intern ...

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Work It!

Work It!

A growing number of companies have chosen to enjoy Laura's art at work. Guillaume Gauthereau, CEO of Totsy, explains why he enjoys his New York office filled with Laura's work, "Laura's paintings make Totsy a happy and engaging work place. They also benefit our brand image. Visiting clients view our space as an artistic environment which nourishes creativity and innovation. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?” Marie Allen Van Mol, CEO of MAC Presents, says, "MAC Presents has Laura's work a...

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The Art of Baking – Open Studio Cookies featured in NY Times

The Art of Baking – Open Studio Cookies featured in NY Times

Michael Klashman has been making cookies for my events for over a decade. My art and last name have inspired an entire collection of heart shaped cookies. I wish I had better photography of all his beautiful and delicious creations over the years. In addition to the cookie featured in the NY Times, there have been gingerbread hearts, dark chocolate hearts with a hot pink cursive L (a la Laverne and Shirley), elegantly decorated valentine like hearts, shortbread hearts and more! The point of the...

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Operation Freedom

Operation Freedom

My work life officially changed on June 15, 2004. That was the day I left Corporate America and of course, (gulp!) a steady paycheck to pursue a career as a fine artist. I call this big change Operation Freedom. I bid adieu to my 9 to 5 life with a raucous office party with my co-workers and never looked back. Seven years later, I am a working artist, living my dream in New York City. How did I get here? It all started with telecommunications. Not a likely choice for an aspiring artist, but I w...

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The FAQ of Laura Loving

The FAQ of Laura Loving

After 15 years of art shows, I have a nice collection of questions I hear on a regular basis. Enjoy these and feel free to add your own in the comments section and I’ll get back to you. 1. Is Laura Loving your real name? Yes. This is definitively the question I am most frequently asked. My parents are Ed and Wanda Loving and that makes me Laura Loving. I love my name! 2. Where are you from? I am from Atlanta, GA. New York may be my new hometown, but Georgia is my state of mind. Since I moved ...

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