Laura's Blog

Laura Chenault writes about art and her life in Southern New Jersey. She enjoys exploring and hanging out at home with her husband and two cats.

Get art in the mail! Who wants a postcard?

Announcing the Postcard project for Patreon is a photograph of a variety of postcards by Laura Chenault.

Alongside a renewed commitment to updating this blog more, I'm taking advantage of having a  space of my own to make some art.

In that vein, I'm announcing a new project to share my art with you! I've been printing and cutting and collaging and I have a stack of small art ready to arrive in your mailbox. A couple of dozen lucky friends, supporters, and random folks from the internet should get the first round in their mailboxes any day now.

Sister Nagsters is coming!

Sister Nagsters at the Double Door, Chicago IL with Dagon Bytes and Mistress Cherish is of four people. In the background are three corsetted women dressed like medusa and crouching down in front of them is a topless man dressed like Pan

Watch this space for Sister Nagsters pictures, videos, flyers, and show archives. The image below is of the sisters with Mistress Cherish and Dagon Bytes before their Halloween performance at the Double Door!

Exploring Amico Island

A photograph of the sun setting at Amico Island photo by Laura Chenault

A few weeks ago, Dave and I took an impromptu evening hike at Amico Island Park which is actually a peninsula that just out where the Rancocas Creek and Delaware River meet. It's a beautiful park with wide, easy to navigate trails. Small ponds are scattered around the park, but the real stunner is the spot where the two bodies of water meet and you can see across the water to Pennsylvania, people fishing, and tons of water fowl.

Exploring Black Run Preserve

A fisheye photo of a trail at Black Run Preserve in Evesham Township, New Jersey. Photo by Laura Chenault.

The closest state park to our new house is Black Run Preserve. Last November, they sponsored a trail hike with guides sharing the history of the area, the unique ecosystem, and the flora & fauna of the area. 

Likeness: random journal page 191

Likeness: random journal page 191 by Laura Chenault features a woman superimposed with a face that is on top of a map of Bodega Bay. The word likeness is collaged vertically in the upper right corner.

This week's collage features the figure that was cut out of Sunset.

Changes Vacated Early: Random journal page 190

Changes Vacated Early: Random journal page 190 by Laura Chenault has a photograph on the left of circles and spokes and a found poem on the left.

Another spread from one of my many journals. As always, the poem text is underneath.

Sunset: Random journal page 189

Sunset: Random journal page 189 by Laura Chenault has a cut out of a woman emergine from an upside down sunset.

This week's collage from one of my sketchbooks. I always love abstracting figures and I really like the position of the realistic shadow and the cartoonish cutout.

Exploring an abaondoned cabin in Rancocas State Park

A photograph of a vaulted ceiling created in an abandoned log cabin. Exploring an abaondoned cabin in Rancocas State Park by Laura Chenault

Last week I posted the first part of our adventures exploring Rancocas State Park. After we turned the corner from the ruins that I shared at the end of that post, we found this much more intact abandoned log cabin. Covered in graffiti and left to be retaken by the woods, it was clearly a really cute cabin when it was built -- 1950 if the stone in front is accurate.

Cry Baby: Random journal page 188

Cry Baby: Random journal page 188 by Laura Chenault is a mixed media spread that has torn purple paper on the top and gray field from a magazine. Across both, but mostly on the bottom is a blue and black, pencil and marker drawing of an eye.

I've been obsessed with drawing eyes since high school, if not earlier. This week's glimpse into my sketchbooks is just another version.

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