All that painting I've been doing in the wee hours of the night, well, here is the result, a new look for Laini's Ladies, which after five years in the marketplace I thought were ready for an overhaul (though the traditional LL line will remain). The basic idea is the same -- ladies with quotes -- but the look is quite different. They involve a lot more paint and actual hand-making and less digital. Fun! Here are four, and I'm not sure right now what direction they will go in as far as development into a manufactured line (that is under discussion), but I am making them available in MY NEW ETSY SHOP as 11x14 prints!
Here they are:
The quote reads: "I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world. I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of gardens." - Rumi
Quote reads: "Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you." - Hafiz (And on her palm is the tiny greeting, "Hi!."
Obviously "happy" is a big theme for me right now. I can't help it. I'm all about the happy. I just love the word "happy." (Jim proposed it as a baby name, and though I did have a good friend in college named Happy Hawkes, and I do think it is an adorable name, I wasn't sold on it.)
Quote reads: "Those who never risk themselves never fully become themselves." - Alexandra Saperstein
Quote reads: Alis volat propriis -- She flies with her own wings." (which happens to be the Oregon state motto, how cool is that? I do love my state :-) Note, in the above image -- doh! -- the Latin is misspelled, but will quickly be remedied! Never fear.
So there they are, my recent late-night art experiments! If you're interested in having one (or more), they are up on MY NEW ETSY SHOP.