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  • Fine Art Prints Available on New Shop

    Fine Art Print by L.A. Kmen

    The final section (for now!) of my new shop page is complete. Archival fine art prints are available. You can shop from my facebook business page at https://www.facebook.com/L.A.KmenDesigns as well as directly at prayers-and-wishes.myshopify.com.   These are beautifully made copies of my original artwork, printed at independent shops in San Diego and Seattle. We can […]

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  • Unfinished

    Aine Kmen at easel

    Unfinished… that’s my theme for July. It’s taken me a while to get back to blogging and posting my art and news to social media. I kept wanting to have more art finished to share… I have stacks and stacks of unfinished work right now. It’s been fantastic to have specific projects to create for […]

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  • The Break is Almost Over

    Regularly-scheduled blog posts will return Wednesday, Feb. 10. I’ve been on a writing and posting break due to lots of life changes – a few expected, and a long list of excitement that wasn’t quite in my plan. I’m looking forward to returning to a regular writing and painting schedule and sharing new photos, adventures […]

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  • Art and Vegan Cheese

    Create… Happy Weekend! Nourish… I finally made it to the Saturday farmers’ market for vegan cheese. Love, love, love this stuff. Local Vegas business – check out her site at virgincheese.com.

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  • Curried Veggies

    Create… Images for the first of the art journal series were turned in for printing this week, and I’m already at work on art for the next journal. I get a lot of questions about methods and materials I use in my art and I’m planning to create some tutorials this fall. For now, here’s […]

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  • When Life Gets Hectic, it’s Time for Ramen

    This Wish by L.A. Kmen

    Create… Nourish… Two days of travel and work deadlines led to this 4 pm lunch. I love that there are healthy-ish ways to make comfort foods similar to the ones I used to depend on in stressful times. I found this organic ramen with no natural flavors or other ickiness and buy it now by […]

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  • Graphics, Cupcakes and Compassion Reminders

    Empowered card design by L.A. Kmen

    Create… Today was another computer day, working with already-finished art to create some new digital projects. Feeling accomplished and looking forward to returning to actual paint and brushes in a couple of days. Nourish… Well, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but sometimes you just have to bake. This was my second go-round […]

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  • Journals, Toast and Being Vulnerable

    Ocean September 27

    Create… There was a lot of computer work this weekend – still creative work, but not all that exciting for visuals, so Saturday and Sunday are rolled into one post. My newest project is a series of Art Prayer Journals. Some will be scripture-based and some will use other forms of inspiration. I’m working on […]

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  • Day Two, Making it Work

    hiking trail on Catalina

    Create… Some days the creativity comes galloping like a unicorn snorting rainbows and some days it doesn’t (that would be today). I try to be as productive as possible during the less inspired hours, with tasks like building up collage bases or painting intermediate glazes on pieces that have been waiting for me to remember […]

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  • Create, nourish…

    I’m changing things up… because the next months are all about big life changes for me. Mostly the kind of “change” that leaves you like a kid flat under a swing set staring at blue sky, wondering who snuck up and knocked the wind out of you (and why the heck the sky’s still sunny […]

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