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Flutter-byes and Dragonflies

As we journey and fly through life's passages, we begin as one thing and change into many.  I never imagined dragonflies to come in Laurel's vivid colors...until one afternoon a dragonfly perched itself in my patio garden for the taste of flowers.  By Laurel Burch: Ancient symbols for transformation and renewal, butterflies and dragonflies are seen in the art of many cultures. My own personal metamorphosis has given me an even greater awe of these truly extraordinary little beings, and inspired me to create simply hundreds of versions of them. They are, to me, amazing reminders of life’s ability to renew itself, and the ability we have to transform. Though they are frequently amongst my paintings of flowers and animals, this...

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Mythical Horses

  Those marvelous Mythical & Magical horses that Laurel so loved, she brought to canvas from her excursions to Elk Canyon (in the Black Hills of the Grand Canyon in Arizona) where she sat upon a mountain top watching entranced by the scene below, of running wild mustangs through the canyon floor. This vision so inspired her and in turn, by Laurel's hand, she had brought the exquisite magic of these grand animals with love to all of us!  By Laurel Burch: These majestic animals have always and most supremely, represented strength and grace, to me. Nothing resonates so profoundly in my soul like the pulsating sounds of hooves, pounding a rhythm on the earth. Dust flying, manes and tails soaring...

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Sister Sun, Brother Moon

In welcoming the upcoming Solar Eclipse, we are sharing another beloved theme description written by Laurel Burch. May this story find its way to your heart and give you inspiration today. By Laurel Burch  The myths and magic of the celestial worlds are captured here in imagery of suns, moons, and showers of shimmering stars. Painted in my signature color palette, the warm sensuous colors of a tropical sunset to heavenly silvers and blues, the mystical beings depicted have human eyes and growing spirits, created to shine upon all beings on the earth below them. For thirty years, I have been compelled to draw and paint suns and moons, inspired by the thought that they are shared by every human being...

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Fantastic Felines

Fantastic Felines is arguably Laurel's most renown collection of paintings. A natural inclination fans may have about Laurel is that she owned and cared for many cats, but in fact, Laurel never owned a cat--at least not until the later part of her career. Nevertheless, her love for cats and their whimsical personalities inspired an entire collection of endless variations which fans still seek today. Cats have a magical ability to bring people together, and we're so lucky to be able to share Laurel's words to continue bringing people together. By Laurel Burch: These are my favorite messengers of good will! Wit, whimsy and wisdom sparkle behind teal eyes, purple tails, and brilliant rainbow bodies. The first subject I chose to create a...

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Dog Tails

Laurel’s love of animals is the pillar of inspiration for her artwork. Socially we are more aware and inclusive of animals today as companions and family as they bring joy, protection, and comfort to our hearts.  A recent episode of “America’s Got Talent” had a family act that presented the joy and heart of love between man and animals, in this case poodles!  A young couple with their 4-year old daughter danced and did stunts with about 6-8 poodles of varying ages (puppy to older), all part of one family.  The act included choreographed dancing and stunts, was non-stop fun, and all (dogs and family) appeared to be so happy and joyful and in tune with each other - much like we...

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