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 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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Random Journal Page 147 by Laura Chenault

This spread from one of my sketchbooks has a old rejected Kwik-Print contact sheet paired with some birch bark. This uncovered sketchbook was filled in on a camping trip.

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Random Journal Page 146 by Laura Chenault

This week's page from one of my many sketchbooks. I really like the colors and composition of this page.

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Random Journal Page 145 by Laura Chenault

This week's random spread from one of my journals. It seemed to be a good image for celebrating 3 years of these (almost) weekly posts.

I'm following Women in comics

Comic by Guiganoide that says "fight like a girl" and has Wonder Woman drawn as a boxer.

Women in comics is ground zero for funny, poignant, feminist comics. Featuring both mainstream and underground comics, this Instagram is full of insightful images.

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Random Journal Page 144 by Laura Chenault

This week's spread from one of my journals features an image from a book (actually a trio of books) in progress and a sketch for a movie character.

I'm following Candy Anatomy

An image of a hand up of a variety of candies by Candy Anatomy

Mike McCormick, a second year Glasgow University Medical Student, is the mastermind behind one of my favorite Instagram accounts -- Candy Anatomy. He combines a variety of colorful candy bits to create anatomical models. My favorites are his different versions of eyes and hands.

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Random Journal Page 143 by Laura Chenault

Another random page from one of my sketchbooks.

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