24"X80" collage' on wood panels
hang vertically or horizontally
21"X21" ARTables
convert from wall hangings to tables
(twist-on legs included)

Street art seen while running errands around Atlanta this week.
Top: Mural at Binders Art Supplies in Buckhead
Bottom: Train graffiti in DeKalb County

Once again I'll be participating in 
Chairish the Future Gala & Auction 
benefitting the 
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, 
please follow the link below to learn more...

Artist Maya Hayuk

Click link for 10 Women Street Artists article...

        Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

             Banksy writes about this image: 
"A local man came up and said 'Please — what does this mean?' I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens."

           Click the link below to read NPR article...


That's right. I said it. 
And the only thing stopping me from wearing a cape too is that it would cover up my @ss.

ARTables www.LauraWellem.com

art?.... table?... ARTables

Tables are finished with a high gloss so that you can set your drink down or put your feel up. 
Put two together in front of a sofa or tuck one into your favorite spot for meditation.


-Use coordinating tables side by side in front of your sofa
-Put on either side of your couch
-Hang on the wall
-Hang one on the wall and use the other as a table

6"X6" Miniature Canvases
Wooden Bracelets

Acrylic Paints, Magazine Collage' & Metal Charms on Canvas 
36X48"  $1,200 


Benefitting the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
Fri 3/7 7pm The Foundry at Puritan Mill


Sat 9/27 10am-7pm
East Atlanta Village / Flat Shoals Road
Artist Market-Live Music-Parade

Sat 10/11  10am-7pm
Harmony Park 
Artist Market-Live Music-Parade-Kid's Zone-5k Walk/Run
Museum Shop Trunk Show
Friday 2/17/12 5-10pm
Mixed Media Artist Laura Wellem
Friday Night Jazz featuring Ike Stubblefield
7-9pm Teen Poetry Slam
"Travel outside your time & comfort zones" 48X36
designed by Dawn Huff-White of Three D Inc.

"Me Time" 12"X12" clock donation for the 3rd annual It's About Time Auction & Cocktail Party Tue 10/27 7pm @ Ikea. Visit www.Gcapp.org for info. & tickets.
NPR recently reported that art collectors around the globe were "taking advantage of the economy" and purchasing art at substantially reduced prices. Well, apparently the following patron never got the memo... check out the headline & article recently posted on CNN.com...

Picasso piece sells for record $106.5 million

The Decorators Showhouse for the Cure at The Brookwood, Atlanta's first LEED-certified residential high-rise community, was created by Atlanta-based interior designer Jillian Pritchard Cooke. Her eco-friendly show home is dedicated to healthy living, using only sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials and furnishings. Cooke commissioned this 30"X30" tree canvas (above) for the guest bathroom. http://www.des-syn.com/

Tables can be used side by side in front of a sofa or separately as end tables. They're also wired on the back so you can hang them on the wall if you prefer (legs twist off for easy removal).

Adopted for Publication

Adopted for Publication
by James Thompson, Cover Art by Laura Wellem http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Adopted-For-Publication/Jr-James-L-Thompson/e/9781607036029 (see original canvas which cover was created from below)

"What happens at Eclipse di Luna...."

Check out my painting by the bar @ Eclipse di Luna Restaurant & Tapas Bar on Miami Circle. Sunday & Monday nights features Sasha & his hauntingly beautiful flamenco guitar. While you're there say 'hola' to Elias for me, he makes a mean margarita & serves it with a luminous smile.
I was recently interviewed by creative coach, Rita Farin.
Check it out on her blog, http://ritafarin.blogspot.com/2009/08/washing-away-your-dust.html

Life in Pink Stilettos:
Being Beautiful Inside and Out
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2–5 pm
The Mansion on Peachtree
The Life in Pink Stilettos event series was designed to empower women through education. This spring’s program will focus on dispelling health, wellness and beauty myths ensuring every participant captures the health and beauty basics. The program will include lunch, an amazing silent auction, and a number of surprises that you won’t want to miss. Please visit link for more information. http://www.kdbfoundation.org/#4

Join Honorary Chair Vern Yip, HGTV Host and Designer, for Chairish the Future 2010. The 16th Annual Gala Auction to benefit the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta will be held Sat 2/27 7pm at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Enjoy an evening of gourmet food, jazz and a cash bar while you bid on unique art chairs created by locally and nationally renowned artists. Please visit http://www.chairishthefuture.com for details & to purchase tickets. Hope 2 c u there!

"El arbol azul y verde con pajaros" (30"X30") This is my 4th year participating as an artist & 3rd year volunteering on the Chairish the Future planning committee. Please visit http://www.furniturebankatlanta.org/ to learn more about how you can participate & donate.

Atlanta Downtown Festival 2009

The 8th annual Atlanta Downtown Festival, Sat 5/16 11am-7pm & Sun 5/17/09 12n-6pm, hosted by the friendly, cool peeps from the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, please visit www.ADNA.com for details. I received a 3rd place award (& $$$!!!)...like I said, "cool peeps". (was it fate or coincidence my tent was near the corner of Luckie/Broad?!)

Inman Park Spring Festival 2009

The Inman Park Spring Festival, Sat 4/25 & Sun 4/26 11am-7pm, hosts one of the largest arts & crafts markets in Atlanta, live bands, food & beverages & the funkiest parade in town. I had a great view as they marched by my tent on Edgewood.

My dear friend (& Mother-in-law) Becki flew in from Cape May, N.J. to help, hang out & stimulate the economy - thank you! Special thanks also to Tony & Nigel for lending their muscle, I couldn't have done it without them (hey guys, I have another event this weekend...)

Emory Winship Cancer Institute

"I am not my hair" was inspired by my PINKalicious friend, Beth Borden-Goodman, we met by fate and became friends by faith. 100% of the profits from the sale of "I am not my hair" was donated to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, http://www.cancer.emory.edu.com/. Please visit Beth's web site, http://www.kingdomklothes.com/

Random pics while wandering & wondering...

"Thou art to me a delicious torment."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The best way out is always through." (Robert Frost)

"The sun shines not on us, but in us."
(John Muir)

All artwork copyrights are held and retained by the artist, Laura Wellem. Images are not to be printed, copied, approriated or distributed without prior permission of the artist. Contact Laura Wellem for usage requests. Purchase of artwork does not convey copyrights. All rights reserved.

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