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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


Laura Z.
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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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Unadzuki Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the many favorites >///< It means a lot coming from such a talented person like yourself.
BLDRDSH Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
kayandjay100 Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Laura! :iconballoonsplz::iconwineplz::iconflowerheartplz: Coco
jesus-at-art Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Godliek :D 
artimisso Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Laura!
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake: :airborne:
Phantasm1 Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :) :party: :cake:
ShmelluloidStudios Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happiest of birthdays to you dear Laura!
Brainstormer623 Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
I hope you have a good one.
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 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 ( 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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Thank you Laura!
BLDRDSH Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Laura!!!
minninnewah Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have been featured here: [link] :woohoo:
infrah 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!
Thank you for fav.

;It apologizes for very late of the answer this time.
BLDRDSH Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) :) :) ;)
BiBiARTs Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A warm welcome to :iconsoulcollectors: , I really appreciate you joining.
If you need any help or have problems, please feel free to contact us!

Hugs BiBi :heart:
Roskuli Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist
your art is so colorful and nice !!!
Congrats on the DD, really like your work and found you from you DD, congrats best of the day! Keep up the good work you have a winning style! In my case trying to do the same!
Your art is amazing! Keep up the good work! :wave:
yomeli Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow i love your art <3 good job respect!
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