Laura is a real life friend. We were online penpals for years and years before we met, and now our families have visited back and forth between New York City and Oregon. We've had lots of fun talking about children and learning, books, ideas, homemaking, cooking, art and music, nature, and many, many things.
And Laura is an artist. I won't say more. I'll just post this link and let you see what she's recently done. You might enjoy looking around her blog. It's fun to read of her life in NYC, what she's been cooking, what she's been reading, and lots more.
An image, with time lapses
The painting is beautiful, and this is just a chance to introduce Laura A to those of you who don't know her. :-)