Art

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I Could Live on the Sea

    I Could Live on the Sea by L.A. Kmen

    Another friends and family preview discount offering… the top pic in the post title is the entire painting, detail pics are included below since the piece is difficult to fully capture in one screen shot. I painted this one first in my head. It takes us twelve hours by sailboat from San Diego to Catalina […]

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  • My “Everyone Makes Wishes” Book Campaign is Live on Kickstarter

    Everyone Makes Wishes art in progress

    My Kickstarter funding campaign for “Everyone Makes Wishes” is live! That means you can pre-order the book by pledging support during the campaign – AND you can choose goodies to receive with the book, including an activity booklet, stickers, wishing tags, bookmarks, poster prints and art cards. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform – that […]

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  • Sky Burst

    Sky Burst by L.A. Kmen

    Rainy days are good, especially for getting work done I painted most of this piece a week and a half ago during the weird weekend of southern California storms.  It’s titled “Sky Burst,” because sometimes a whole bunch of crazy, unexpected rain comes at the same time our spirits need a little bursting out. At […]

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  • Everyone Makes Wishes

    So in case you missed my news, in between writing about vegan pancakes, finishing work on some commission pieces and learning how to navigate the hottest June in the history of Las Vegas, I’m working on a children’s book of my art. It’s titled “Everyone Makes Wishes,” and here’s a sketch in progress…

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