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Laura and I met in Denver, in the hallway of the converted factory-to-art-studio building we both worked in. We started going to yoga class together — almost every weekday for a few months — and little by little we’d swap habits, stories, feelings about being creative and what that means.
I was, and still am, totally in awe of what Laura has accomplished (in a short amount of time). She’s known for her large-scale atmospheric paintings that are… well, words can never do:
Last time I visited Denver, I took some photos of Laura in her studio and we talked about some of the harder things about being creative, why habits are helpful, and the business effects of yoga. Photographed in the No Sweat Pants.
LG: Yoga and self care has had a huge impact on my business and life in general. It has made me more focused, calm and passionate. I certainly worry less thanks to yoga, and it has helped me to be more grateful for all of the positives in my career. Any negatives or setbacks in my business seem to be lessened thanks to yoga because I keep moving forward and stay positive. I find painting to be very meditative, much like yoga. My goal as an artist is to create work that is very calming, just as I feel while practicing yoga. Self care is important because it is necessary to have a good work life balance. If I don’t take care of myself, I don’t create my best work.
A very warm thank-you to Laura for letting me photograph her process and sharing her thoughts. ♥︎ I’m the (very) proud owner of the painting she’s working on in these photos, and it’s a total dream to look at every day. As much as the pure aesthetic joy of having it in a room, it’s also just a little reminder for me, knowing Laura, that commitment + diligence = beauty.