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Another scattershot update. Really, is there any other kind of update? Here's a brief overview of my past six months summarized in both emoticons and text. 

w00t! :squee: Love Happy: I went on a vacation! Portugal's Algarve region for two blissful weeks. It was todo otimo and I will go again. I came back all excited to paint what I saw.

:| (Blank Stare)  :o (Eek) Confused Worried: Had enough commissions and sales to sustain me through May but then everything mysteriously slowed down.

Rage Waaaah! Disbelief Sad: My Mom died on June 25. Cancer. This is hard. If you've ever been through the death of a parent, you know how it goes. It's a trauma that feels like it happened yesterday and forever ago all at once.

Lonely Happy cry (Tears of joy) Shrug Bittersweet: We went to Alaska because that was the that last family vacation we'd planned to go on and Dad still wanted to go. The trip was already booked and Mom had hand-picked all the excursions. 

Grief is something we all face eventually. I find I don't care as much about commissions and survival as much as just coping with everyday emotions and getting out of bed every day. I have savings and I figure the lack of work activity is because the universe was making room for me to deal. So I deal. I wrote her obituary, I gave her eulogy, and I even made one of those "Celebration of Life" video presentations that everyone does nowadays. As the designated "creative" in the family, this was assumed to be my realm and it was. 
 
Grr. 4 out of 5 dentists recommend brushing your teeth!Painter Now I'm just trying to remember what I used to do every day. Doing what the living do, I guess. I feel like Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse-Five. And so it goes.  Earth

  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Probably

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Laurazee
Laura Z.
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Canada
I am a full-time expressionist painter with a surrealist edge. I paint urban landscapes and personify buildings so they look like the people that live in them.

I grew up in a pulp mill town in BC's interior. My art teachers were often exasperated because I wanted to go by instinct which means I'm mostly self-taught. As much as becoming a starving artist scared me, I became one - two recessions and several depressions later (economic and personal). Now? Life is good. Cardio helps. So does a healthy balance of coffee and beer.

Current Residence: Vancouver
Favourite cartoon character: Pinky & The Brain
Personal Quote: Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all (W. Goldman, Princess Bride)
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stargateatl Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :) :cake:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner 4 days ago

Happy Birthday! :party: Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic :airborne:

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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!

Fun fact: you share the same birthday as Google!
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LORETANA Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: Happy birthday, Laura ~ I hope you have a great day! :iconballoonsplz::iconwineplz::iconflowerheartplz: Cheers, Coco
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ShmelluloidStudios Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday. :)
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Unadzuki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the many favorites >///< It means a lot coming from such a talented person like yourself.
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Happy Birthday :iconsweetangel1:
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Laura! :iconballoonsplz::iconwineplz::iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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jesus-at-art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Godliek :D 
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artimisso Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Laura!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake: :airborne:
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :) :party: :cake:
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ShmelluloidStudios Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happiest of birthdays to you dear Laura!
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CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
happy birthday
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Brainstormer623 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Cellarvee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
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I hope you have a good one.
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Cellarvee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I love your latest batch of postings - they seem even more vibrant than usual and the accompanying text is fascinating.  'FTW' is a really desirable piece of work. :-)
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artimisso Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Laura, I like your art, you paint very well. I should fave all of them. But! I have looked your website (www.laurazee.com) and I almost killed myself. Who made it? When? At b.c. 200 ? Hey, there is HTML5 & CSS3. What do your clients think if they see that?
Sorry about the (public) critique, but I could not keep back.
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cutrer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you Laura!
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Laura!!!
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minninnewah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have been featured here: [link] :woohoo:
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infrah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not sure if I already commented on your page but anyways, probably one of my favourite artists on deviantART! Beautiful work, keep it up!
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