Christmas Past

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Christmas Past

Christmas time is full of nostalgia. Seven years ago when we moved into our house I bought new Christmas decorations, pretty flowers, butterflies, color coordinated bulbs all sized to fit a 8 foot tree. It’s a beautiful tree when it’s all decked out, I wanted it to look like a fancy one at the mall […]

Press Release 12-21-12

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Press Release | No Comments
Press Release 12-21-12

Contact: Laura Curtin Tel: 714-654-7293 Email: info@lcurtin.com Website: www.lcurtin.com Laura Curtin… Wildlife Artist! Tax Expert! Critics Say – ” Laura’s paintings are not your average wildlife paintings. The wildlife subjects in her paintings look real and the settings are natural yet the scene seems magical. Watch one of her paintings closely and you’ll be sure you […]

Tax Lady

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Tax Lady

I don’t think I’m going to get my Eagle painting done before tax season gets started in January. I have two paintings going and I’m pretty darn sure I’m not going to get either one of them done. This year went by so fast. The whole summer and fall devoted to making, selling and promoting […]

How to Oil paint

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in How To Paint | No Comments
How to Oil paint

How to Oil Paint? Practice. I know that’s not what you wanted to read but you know it’s true. While practice is important and the best way to get better at anything, specific instruction is also very helpful. I’ve been painting a long time and the lessons I’ve taken from other artists were very important. […]

Taxes and Holidays

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Taxes and Holidays

Hello! No Painting Today… I’ve been busy with my “other job,” income taxes. Today was the last day to file if you had an extension of time to get your taxes completed. I like tax season and the extension deadlines because I get to be busy with work and see people I haven’t seen in […]

Like a Circle in a Spiral, Like a Wheel Within a Wheel

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Like a Circle in a Spiral, Like a Wheel Within a Wheel

Last night I woke up at 1:10 and could not go back to sleep. Kevin saw on the internet that if you can’t sleep try stretching your toes out and then curling them back over and over until you fall asleep. I’ve tried this before and it worked pretty well. Last night not so much. […]

Photos That Fit the Pictures in my Head

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in How To Paint | No Comments
Photos That Fit the Pictures in my Head

I feel really fortunate when I can use my own photos to paint. I’m not a big traveler and when we do go on a trip it’s usually to one coast or another. I got lucky taking photos of horses in a field when my husband and I stayed in San Luis Obispo, CA . […]

Is Ambition Something You Can Catch?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Is Ambition Something You Can Catch?

I’m working so much right now it feels like tax season. The new routine is get up at 5:30 post an etsy listing on facebook, twitter, and pinterest. Exercise for an hour. Feed the cats. Get ready and go to the office. Work is split between taxes and clients, painting, promotional work, printing prints for […]

Going on

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in How To Paint | No Comments
Going on

The most important painting tip I’ve learned over the years is “Keep Going.” I am telling myself to keep going a lot with this new painting I’ve started. I wanted to paint something different, something I’ve never painted before. I decided on a desert tortoise. I found wonderful reference material. I can see the finished […]

Obsessions

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Obsessions

I love my yard. We moved into our house in January 2005. The previous owner John, was a true gardner, he loved his yard. He planted plumeria and roses, perennials and annuals. He cultivated orchids of all colors. Our neighbor, Oscar was a good friend of Johns and together they cross bred different plumeria for […]

Let’s Splurge

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Let’s Splurge

It’s Thursday painting class again. Yay! Today was treat day. Joan brought homemade chocolate chip cookies, she loves to bake. The next door neighbor to the art gallery is a caterer and she brought us angel food cake and oatmeal cranberry cookies that were still warm from the oven. I’ve been on a strict diet […]

Losing Friends

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Losing Friends

My ADP rep Linda Pomier stopped by the office today with a trainee to give me a new stylus for my ipad, (very cool), and some information about new programs the company is promoting. The trainee, sorry I don’t remember her name, asked me why I started painting wildlife. I said, “I don’t know?” Those […]

Still excited

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Still excited

I’m still excited about Monday’s radio blog show where I hope to keep my foot out of my mouth. But today I must do tax returns. Monday is the tax deadline for many entities like Corporations and Partnership business. So it’s off to work I go. Yesterday was Thursday painting class and I started a […]

Perfect Christmas Lunch

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Perfect Christmas Lunch

Today was our once a year painting class Christmas Lunch. What a day! We went to the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach and spent 2 wonderful hours eating designer food and talking. A bit expensive for lunch but what a nice view and it’s only once a year. Most of us in class have […]

Keeping my chin up.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Keeping my chin up.

I made a decision a couple of weeks ago to not give away my power to anyone anymore. Which to me means staying up at night worrying about the things people do. I’m talking about people I know, close to me, not people I read about and wonder how the heck they could be so […]

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