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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's been a long climb... Art Giveaway....!!!!

Ok.. there comes a time in a persons life when they start going backwards.. I guess that would be when you turn 50.. My AARP card arrived in the mail today.. right on schedule... Wow... how did they know? Life has been good ... at least up the hill.. now for the hopefully long plunge downhill...not spiralling would be good.. Since things are going to start going backwards I decided for my 50th birthday I will give someone ( one of my fans...hmph....) a Birthday Present.. Instead of getting presents.. I have always loved to give much more than to receive. Post to this blog.. and hopefully, if I remember on my birthday ( June 5th) I will put all the names in a hat and pull one special YOUNGER person or OLDER person ( because at 50 everyone is either Younger or Older) to win the piece of art I started on today!!! It will be FUN!!! I will give you a hint.. it has many different techniques in it.. some fabric, some wool, some beads, some ribbons... and it is a piece of art not a grab bag... Sooooo hold on to your keyboard and let your fingers do the talking.. Hope to hear from all my pals... from the past, present and the future.... Hugs to all...and thank you God for such a wonderful journey... SO FAR>.....

Friday, May 23, 2008

My bed quilt






I picked up my quilt from the quilter today... Gloria did a beautiful job.. I had to put it on my bed right away...I fell in love with these fabrics when Luella Doss brought some of her quilts to our guild. She designed the fabrics and they were distributed by Free Spirit. I had fun making this quilt in my own design.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fatty and the Water Fountain



Well, since I don't have any art to share I thought I would share these photos of the cat getting caught with his paw in the cookie jar.. or should I say his mouth getting caught in the fountain... Fatty loves to drink the water from my fountain in the garden. He stands on the window sill and leans over to drink.. I was hopint to get a photo of him with his tongue out but, it didn't work that way... He looks so funny like he did get caught doing something wrong. The water fountain has a turtle on top of it that my husband added because the top broke off.. Mike is incredible when it comes to fixing things. He is quite creative.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Yiiipppeee!!! My Beautiful Collage Arrived

The collage pictured below that I bought from Collage Mania has arrived.. Kara Klein is the artist and man it is much more beautiful in person than on the photo.. it brought tears to my eyes... Thanks Kara...and Virginia... for making this happen... Laura

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Collage Mania!!!


Hi all, Collage Mania was a huge hit.. it made over $12,000.00 dollars for American Cancer Society. This is the collage that I will be the new proud owner of. It is done by Kara Klein and it is called "The Shape of Cancer"..... She is an excellent artist and I am so excited to have a piece of her artwork.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Collage Mania II starts tomorrow..!!!!



This is my collage that I donated for Collage Mania ll.....


Collage Mania opens this coming Monday, May 5 and continues Tuesday, May 6.

You can see the 235 collages donated by more than 100 talented fiber artists
from around the world here:

http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/CollageMania081.html

Of course, 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the American Cancer
Society through Fiberart For A Cause.

This isn't an auction. Rather all collages will be available, first
come-first serve, for a minimum donation of $80 on Monday and for a minimum
donation of $40 on Tuesday.

Please go an check out all the artwork done by these incredible artists. You may never see this much fantastic art in one place on the web. You can go to her blog for answers to many questions...
http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/blog/