Essence of Laurel will have a booth at the 15th Annual Anna Maria Islandfest Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday & Sunday, January 22-23rd, 2011 from 10am to 5pm. The show takes place right by City Hall in the heart of Anna Maria/Holmes Beach. Hope to see you there.
Artwork and Poetry
If you would like to look at my artwork, click here. To read the poems associated with these images, click on one of the titles listed at the bottom of this page.
My words and artwork have a purpose and are meant to be shared. Sometimes an image emerges first and provides the catalyst for the poem ~ and at other times the poem provides inspiration for a piece of art. Isn't this a reflection of life? Sometimes we stand alone as individuals and at other times we are meant to be with others! Laurel
"Emerging Voices “– One’s Travel from Loss to a Life Loved
"Emerging Voices" is a compilation of Laurel Rund's original artwork and inspirational poetry that speaks to the many faces of loss and/or life transitions. Each of us has gone through a process of loss and, in time, we find what the process of that loss means to our own lives, and how it can affect the lens we see life through.
"Emerging Voices" is more than just a beautifully constructed piece of original artwork and poems...it is thought provoking, emotionally inspirational and the Laurel’s poetic expressions are totally relatable. It is one of those amazing gifts that keeps giving with the turn of each and every page. Just when you think you've found your favorite picture or poem, yet another tugs at your soul. There are lined pages in addition to the artwork and poetry, making this beautiful and valuable book a journal for someone to voice their feelings and thoughts.”
This book/journal provides the reader with gentle solace and hope during times of change and transition--it is meant to be a gift and a treasured keepsake.
Videos of Laurel reading her poetry
"This puzzle called life"
Poetry and Art