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.

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Random Journal Page 141 by Laura Chenault

This week's page from one of my sketchbooks has memorabilia from a trip to Chicago to see my amazing mother-in-law get married.

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Random Journal Page 140 by Laura Chenault

This week's page from one of my sketchbooks has a portrait of a neighbor of mine in collage. It illustrates a story she told me about a cicada she found in her underwear drawer. She had a thing for Jesus Christ and Johnny Cash -- "the two JCs" -- and she called herself Bill.

Following WTF, Evolution

Port Jackson Shark from WTF, Evolution

WTF, Evolution is a look into the weird and wonderful world around us. I'm always a fan of the odd and strange, so these creatures are right up my alley. I mean look at that fuzzy caterpillar!

Mold is Beautiful by Luce Lebart

Image of a photographic plate covered in mold from the book Mold is Beautiful by Luce Lebart

Luce Lebart finds the beauty in decay in her book, Mold is Beautiful. A found box of plates that were covered in mold became the inspiration for this beautiful body of work.

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Random Journal Page 139 by Laura Chenault

This week's collage from one of my sketchbooks features a Tzara-style short poem.

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Random Journal Page 138 by Laura Chenault

This week's random journal page includes this Saul Bellow quote, "When the striving ceases, there is life waiting as a gift."

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Random Journal Page 137 by Laura Chenault

This week the random journal "page" is actual two spreads from one of my sketchbooks. A bit tongue in cheek, the Upanishads quote of "That is perfect. This is perfect. Perfect comes from perfect. Take perfect from perfect, the remainder is perfect." I do love the quote, but I can't help but enjoy subverting it a bit with the idealized pop-art characters taken from a political flyer.

Following Sandy the Zine

Meme from Sandy the Zine's Instagram

I'm following Sandy the Zine on Instagram. It's a funny feminist corner of the web filled with pictures and memes -- a bright and friendly place to hang out for a while.

Delicate organs by Camila Carlow

Lungs by Camila Carlow

I'm in love with these delicate images of organs composed of flowers by Camila Carlow. Kidneys made of moss and tendrils and a heart that could pass as a bridal bouquet. 

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Random Journal Page 136 by Laura Chenault

This week's random page from one of my sketchbooks: We are watching…

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