December 21, 2017


The Christmas Song

To my friends near and far… may this be a joyous season for you.

I’ve always loved ‘The Christmas Song’ and recorded a version of it at my piano for you this evening.

Happy Holidays to you and yours, and Merry Christmas!

June 22, 2017


To my Soul Sisters…

As I get ready to attend the Brave Girl Symposium in Boise, ID in a couple weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance that Soul Sisters play in my life. I sat down at my piano this week and wrote a song about them.

You can take a listen below. I hope the first verse makes you laugh out loud.

October 31, 2016


“All of Me” – John Legend cover

Gus here – just letting you know that Mom recorded a new song tonight. She was trying to channel her inner John Legend. I tried to listen, but these headphones just don’t fit. You can get your own copy below. Maybe you’ll have better luck…

Click here to listen to Laura’s “All of Me” mp3 (a John Legend Cover)


June 24, 2016


Explosion of Color free art event this Sunday!

explosion of color show
If you’ve ever taken one of my classes, you know that I’m a lover of Copic markers.

But why discriminate? I’m also a lover of acrylic paints, inks, colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, patterned paper, fabric, umm…you get the picture. I basically hoard anything I find at Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby.

You know what’s great about that? You can use everything in your stash when making your art and call it “Mixed Media.”

Over the past few years, I’ve created dozens of mixed media paintings, and I’m excited to announce they will be on display in my first gallery show at the Jaycee Center starting this Sunday!

show pieces


On Sunday, June 26th (from 2-4 p.m.), come join me at the Jaycee Art Center in Irving for my gallery show opening! Entry and parking are free, and I’ve planned something really special for everyone.

Here’s what you can expect:

• A room full of color inspiration with art by myself and two talented friends (photographer, Shanay Payne and encaustic wax artist, Rhonda Daniel)

• A live painting session where I’ll show you how I paint layered, mixed media girls

• Live acoustic guitar music

• Door-prize giveaways (including a free spot in one of my upcoming classes, a free portrait photography session, and more!)

• Yummy snacks/refreshments

• Images from all the Copic projects I’ve taught over the last 5 years

• Did I mention LOTS of color inspiration?

Mark your calendar, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday! We are going to have so much fun!

More more info and directions to the event, go to our website:


December 22, 2015


Joni Mitchell’s “River” – holiday mp3

Hands and Baubles

Hi everyone…it’s hard to believe it is that time of year again. I thought I’d share a little gift with you. Are there any Joni Mitchell lovers out there? I’ve always been a fan of her holiday song “River”. Click on the image above or here to take a listen.

Am just getting over the stomach flu this week, so this is a rough version… but I couldn’t wait to try out my new vocal microphone with the ol’ Clavinova piano. Hope you enjoy it!