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.

Exploring Prospect Point

A photo of bare tree branches against a white sky by Laura Chenault – Exploring Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park

I finally saw the falls while exploring Prospect Point. It was an overcast day, and thanks to social isolation, the park was very empty.

World War Z (2013): Quarantine Cinema Day 6

World War Z: Quarantine Cinema official movie poster with Brad Pitt facing away from the viewer with a helicopter in the background.

World War Z: Quarantine Cinema. Produced by and starring Brad Pitt, this big budget, box office hit is a fun, entertaining zombie flick.

I'm following Open Culture

Color chart from Paul Klee's notebook is a formal artist color chart showing primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in pie slices.

I've been following Open Culture for quite a few years, and it continues to be a great resource for great art, music, and more. 

I Am Legend (2007): Quarantine Cinema Day 5

I Am Legend offical movie poster with Will Smith and his dog walking through a ruined landscape

I Am Legend is set in New York City and humanity has been wiped out by a virus. Starring Will Smith as a lonely survivor and virologist.

Inspired by Travis Bedel Collages

Grow by Travis Bedel is a collage of a torso collaged from images of muscles and botanicals.

I'm in awe of Travis Bedel collages -- breathtaking images using, in his own words, "anatomical, zoological, and botanical amalgamation".

12 Monkeys (1995): Quarantine Cinema Day 4

Official movie poster for 12 Monkeys (1995)

There was no doubt that I would be watching  12 Monkeys. One of my favorite movies by one of my all-time favorite directors, Terry Gilliam.

Exploring Grounds for Sculpture

Detail of The Chamber of Internal Dialogue by Seward Johnson. A photo taken while exploring Grounds for Sculpture by Laura Chenault

These photos are from my first trip exploring Grounds for Sculpture. Founded by the sculptor Seward Johnson who is known for his lifelike bronze sculptures. 

Cargo (2017): Quarantine Cinema Day 3

Poster for Cargo (2017): Quarantine Cinema featuring a large clawed hand in the background grabbing at Margin Freeman carrying a child.

Up next is in Quarantine Cinema: Cargo (2017) starring Martin Freeman. This quiet, poignant film is a pleasant surprise in the zombie genre.

7th Annual 100 Day Project

7th Annual 100 Day Project graphic announcement. The text of the project and the phrases "I'm in! Are you? Follow Along" are on a pink background with a gradiated circle as the sun.
I'm going to participate in the 7th Annual 100 Day Project starts April 7th. I'm not 100% sure if I'll have a specific theme.

Outbreak (1995): Quarantine Cinema Day 2

Official movie poster for Outbreak (1995)

Outbreak (1995) a star studded cast in this mediocre thriller: Dustin Hoffman joins Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding, Jr,  and Donald Sutherland.

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