Reflections: Mothers Day 2013
May 9th, 1914 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day, a day to honor motherhood. On this Mothers Day 2013, it is yet another opportunity to reflect upon our mothers, those either with us in presence or in spirit, for their guidance, wisdom and influence.
My mother encouraged me to follow my own … [Keep Reading]
I love finding ways to fulfill my client’s creative ideas. Recently, a client contacted me after dining at the local Tigre Vestido Restaurant where our hand-painted canvas place-mats are featured. She conferred with her husband about making place mats for their home; they decided they loved the idea of mandalas as a design for a table top cover instead.
Wendy, our client, sent me photos … [Keep Reading]
You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you think of exactly the right gift for someone? I’d like to make a few custom gifts suggestions around custom canvas rugs. Here’s why:
Finding the right gift generates a lot of excitement: You can hardly wait to give it to the receiver just to experience their surprise and pleasure. Well, I’d love to help you … [Keep Reading]
Placemats: Stunning & Sustainable
Interior designers can save their commercial clients hours of overhead costs with the use of innovative products. One such product is employing hand-painted canvas placemats for restaurants and hotels.
We have all heard the saying, “Time is money.” Imagine a company employing 200 machine workers who arrive each morning to turn on their machines, waiting five minutes for the machines to … [Keep Reading]
Canvas Bags Sale: Close-out Prices (75% Off!) Limited Stock
Recently in my newsletter it was announced to my subscribers that I have decided to commit solely to the designing and creating of my canvas rugs and interior design, thus letting go of the canvas totes and bags aspect of my business. The decision feels absolutely right. The best part, for you, is that I … [Keep Reading]
Sometimes inspiration travels halfway across the planet, to land in my lap, in the form of a book. This past Christmas a dear friend of mine, from Australia, gave me a book on Australian Aboriginal Art. She felt the colors and movement of the aborigines’ art would call to me. It could, she encouraged, create a whole new dimension to my art work!
I wanted … [Keep Reading]
When decorating a bedroom, the goal usually is to create a calm and restful space. Many people consider placing a typical woven rug at the side of a bed; I propose use of canvas rugs and in additional places. Creating unique bedroom rugs made of canvas with custom designs and colors helps bring elements of décor together. And, a small detail within a room can … [Keep Reading]
With renovating or new construction, many home owners and designers have stepped away from the traditional dining room, creating a more casual and open floor plan that combines the kitchen and the dining area. To help define the dining area of this larger area, traditional (fiber/woven) dining room rugs can cause consternation mostly because such rugs trap dirt, food stains, etc. Can you guess where … [Keep Reading]
We Got Picked! Celebrity Receives Laurel’s Originals Totes
A few months ago, I was contacted by a lady representing a USA Public Relations company, working with celebrity events, inquiring if I’d like to participate in a gift giving opportunity with my canvas totes and bags. Are you kidding? Silly question…of course I would!
Working with Pish Posh Applesauce and their Black Diamond Celebrity gift division, … [Keep Reading]
Accent and Décor with Round Rugs
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to visit a newly home built in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. I marveled as my client drove her four-wheel drive vehicle through the jungle; upon reaching her home the 180˚ view of the ocean was spectacular! But, I digress. The purpose of this visit was … [Keep Reading]