LAURA JOHNSTON

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Obsessions

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I've been hooked by black and white. It snuck up on me and now I'm just ... obsessed. Right now it's being manifested in circles like abstract yin-yangs. I want to sit in my house and make these nonstop for days. They've even taken over my sketchbook pages!

Days 266 + 267. Don't stop til you get enough.

Days 266 + 267. Don't stop til you get enough.

Days 264 + 265. Smitten.

Days 264 + 265. Smitten.

I've also been obsessed with Lana Del Rey's new album, ESPECIALLY Salvatore. I listen to this song over and over again. It's so beautiful.

Current arrangement in my studio. A poster from my trip to Palais Ideal in France, a portrait entitled "Laura" from Christina Romeo surrounded by two Berber instruments, a watercolor painting by Ellen Wilberg, a small mountain on cedar by Cathy McMurray, my le animalé sign, a blue-haired portrait by my sister Kayla, a ceramic plaque from mbartstudios that reads, "always do what you're afraid to do", newest painting from my friend Devon, and an interior painting from my friend Frances' 100-day project.

Current arrangement in my studio. A poster from my trip to Palais Ideal in France, a portrait entitled "Laura" from Christina Romeo surrounded by two Berber instruments, a watercolor painting by Ellen Wilberg, a small mountain on cedar by Cathy McMurray, my le animalé sign, a blue-haired portrait by my sister Kayla, a ceramic plaque from mbartstudios that reads, "always do what you're afraid to do", newest painting from my friend Devon, and an interior painting from my friend Frances' 100-day project.

Yesterday was an amazing mail day, and I am obsessing over my new painting from Devon Sioui. Devon and I became friends online in 2011 after I messaged her about one of her paintings, and I now own 4 of her originals, one of her books and just pre-ordered her newest (which is a full look at her 100-day sketchbook project!). It's like her soul just bleeds through her work. Photos never do it justice (often the case with art, I guess).

Along with the new painting came this awesome original tote!

Along with the new painting came this awesome original tote!

A Silence Like Her's - Devon Sioui /SWOON

A Silence Like Her's - Devon Sioui /SWOON

I hope you have a healthily obsessed weekend. I'm going to go see what happens if I try to paint something that is not black and white... I'll let you know! ;)