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 Santa Rosa Foothill Regional Park

Reflections of trees and sky in still water that has a few small reeds breaking up the surface. Exploring the Santa Rosa Foothills photo by Laura Chenault

I went for a hike in the Santa Rosa Foothill Regional Park with Dave and my friend Arnold's awesome family. It's an easy trail with lots of beautiful nature to look at.Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

I'm following Guiganoide

Marceline portrait by Guiganoide features a tattooed version of the popular character from the cartoon Adventure Time drinking a cup of coffee. The text reads "It's coffee time".

I'm in love with Guiganoide's funky illustrations of popular characters, especially her ​pieces of Marceline and Princess Bubblegum from one of my favorite cartoons: Adventure Time. And if you look closely at their tattoos and coffee cups, they're a couple!

The Book of Memory Gaps

An illustration of a character named Viktor from The Book of Memory Gaps by Cecilia Ruiz. He is on a boat in the ocean waving towards the shore where his wife is standing next to a lighthouse.

The Book of Memory Gaps by Cecilia Ruiz is a beautifully illustrated series of short tales featuring characters that have different types of memory loss. Thoughtful, beautiful and poetic, the words accompanying each photo are just enough to tell the story.

Random Journal Page 150

Random Journal Page 150 by Laura Chenault

Another random page from one of my sketchbooks.

Exploring Paulin Creek Open Space

Photo of Paulin Creek Open Space by Laura Chenault

I've been spending a lot of time exploring Paulin Creek Open Space in Santa Rosa. Trails lead you down and around Paulin Creek.

Following Twisted Doodles

A comic by Twisted Doodles showing two donuts with faces. The left donut has a hole and the right donut is jelly filled. The left donut is saying, "You're one jammy f*cker." and the right donut is saying, "Well you're a holey show." Text surrounding them says Good friends… donut fight.

I'm following Twisted Doodles, specifically their Instagram account. Fun and filled with cute drawings. Many of which are chock full of puns. I guffawed at the donut fight and startled a cat ;)

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Random Journal Page 149 by Laura Chenault

This week's random collage from one of my sketchbooks.

Exploring Fort Bragg

Image by Laura Chenault – Exploring Fort Bragg: A low angle, close up photo of sea glass on the beach.

Dave and I took an Easter trip to Fort Bragg to see Glass Beach at MacKerricher State Park. Anytime I get to be by the ocean, I'm happy. This day was especially chilly and we both foolishly didn't bring jackets. In Northern California. By the ocean. In springtime. Not our smartest decision. Despite the chill we went for a short hike, picked up a small bag of sea glass, and I took a ton of pictures while Dave shivered behind large rocks to shield himself form the breeze. I appreciate his patience as I switch cameras, change film, and take hundreds of photos…

Following The Representation Project

A drawing of seven women by Typer Feder via The Representation Project. The women are different colors, sizes, and abilities. All of them have one hand up in a powerful fist emulating the famous "We can do it" poster.

I'm following The Representation Project on Instagram. Their feed of memes, screenshots, images from news, and social media screenshots. Their self proclaimed mission is  "Challenging and overcoming limiting stereotypes so that everyone can fulfill their human potential." 

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Random Journal Page 148 by Laura Chenault

If you look closely you can tell this random page from one of my sketchbooks has the same Kwik-Print reject as last week's spread.

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