Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tree of Dreams

My job today was to come up with an Original Painting on the theme of the Mexican 'Tree of Life'. This is my 'Tree of Dreams'. Each set of similar objects represents a part of the Dream, an element like in Dreaming where, when asked to describe it, seems to change even as I try to focus on it.  As for the Mexican theme, I think I did what was honestly my Original work, without influence of any one Artist or preconceived idea, at least consciously. Though I Have looked at Mexican Folk Art in the past and thought it was extremely lovely and interesting.  The cat in the lower left is a print of my Original Painting called JOY, which i just posted today also.  So nice to be back to painting.

Something New......

This is my new Artwork. I really Love the metallic, magical quality of the color blend.
It is just exactly like my mind's eye.
Sent to They post all of my Art Auctions to ebay now. But I still list with my own website, zazzle, etsy, whatever i want.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Its almost Time

to start sketching again. When i do, thats ALL i do, so gotta get those gifts wrapped and those relatives out of the way ;). By next week I'll be buried in a sketch book, visions of Beautiful New Creations dancing in my head.

I'll post the new pics. Look for them in early January. I'm ready.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Find Folk Art !

This wonderful Art Group is now handling my ebay Art.! My listings look SOOOO Nice! So happy to be invited. Check out this link, and find my art there too, just click on the Artist List: Loryia Bond.
A new Venue for the New Year, 2010 might be the Best year yet!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

First Snow

The first 'measurable' snow has come to Columbus. Even now light snow is falling, the view from my living room window.  Dave & I went for a walk in Sharon Woods Metro Part this morning. Our short walk yielded lots of pic opps, on a 1 mile path where 1-200 year old Oaks are preserved, baby deer forage, and we spotted a rafter of Wild Turkeys. Yes a rafter. Just found that out!

Here are the best pics:

Met fellow ramblers along the way, sipping coffee, carrying coffee, cameras and binoculars.
Great Fun, on the First Snow Day in Columbus.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Any Day creating Art is a Good Day !

Gotta get this to the P.O. by Friday! Christmas is almost here. This Collage artwork Glows in The Dark! You can easily see one special effect in the music note on the left side. There are other less noticeable glow effects, but if i turn off the light i cant take a picture.....duh!   Swarkowski Crystals, glass  beads, larger mirror, silvery reflective paper and musical collage block, plus shimmer and sparkle AND sheer blue fabric tied on the top. Shwew. Thats a One-of-a-Kind.   This is for a Buyer at a local show I did earlier this month! Very good deal on a Very Special Artwork.

Phantom of the Opera and Twilight were the inspriation for this one, titled 'Musical Reflections'.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thanks, Art Lovers !!!

Thanks to all Buyers of Loralai Originals ! Prints have been selling well, and I'm Happily running out of my Original Squares.  Latest sale to ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates....... SO Far Away - how do they say 'Farewell' in abu Dhabi? I'll have to look that up.

The POST Office is PACKED y'all. I've started going before they open, then I'm First :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

A HOME for Lu-Lu !!!

This little girl is getting a New Home !
Her mom wasnt able to care for her and her siblings passed away,
but another mom kitty took her in, and nursed her.
Now she is almost 6 weeks, 4 in the pic.
She is ultra petite, but otherwise healthy.
Now She is Home Forever, and so loved....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I've opened my Zazzle Store! Stop in for Original Art Wearables and Gifts!
 Today I created onesies and T's with my 'Originals' theme. They look REALLY CUTE.
Impressed myself, and that aint easy.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Welcome Ms. Pinto (the horse, not the bean or car)

Hi ! Hope u made it to my blogspot. If u r reading this,  hop on over to ebay for some great deals, bid! and type in "blogspotcoupon" in the message to seller when u win. I'll take off 10% when I invoice you !  Thanks for your interest in my ART !!!

ANYONE else shopping on ebay can also type in the 'SECRET CODE' above for 10% off your winning bid !!!!

Winterfest at Cherrington

Wasnt it a Fun Day at Winterfest ?? Gets me really in the Holiday Spirit.  So do the enormous boxes crowding my bedroom, which contain Christmas goodies for my little Who relatives on Christmas Eve.  No, I cannot wait until Christmas Day.

Hey hop on over to ebay I've got a big sale goin' on. I'm adding new stuff every day this week, lots of combo items for Gift Giving. Get in done all at once.  Just in time. Shwew!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 More. Havent sealed this yet. Running out of white Beeswax. Cant forget to order more!!! When Winterfest is over, I'm gonna do a huge Etsy/Ebay listing.  If I have anything left.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

These are new 16x20 canvas efforts in collage. One has a whimsical, country style, while the other is darker and has a gothic, yet very feminine feel. Also, it has an embedded design that glows in the dark! The tops of the frames have a bunched, knotted fabric piece that adds just the right finishing touch! Will be for sale locally in December. Get it Here, Now! email me or leave a comment!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I painted this picture 2 years ago when my little black cat Tom Petty was just a baby. I fed him with a bottle, and here He is getting some TLC to help him grow.  Just like all Cat Ladies who are caring for an infant kitten, this lady is really tired, and trying to nap while the little one naps too.  A labor or love I will never regret, but Lord I hope its awhile before I have to do it again.  It is exhausting work.

New Paintings - Dragonfly and Dance Queen

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recycled Wood Cabinet Door - FAIRY ART for WINTERFEST

These are recaptured Wood Cabinet Doors.  Size is apx. 17"x21".  Cabinet Face style makes a natural 'Frame' for the Artwork.  Acrylics, Mixed Media and pastels are used.  Painting is sealed with a Satin varnish.  Signed on the Front, Titled, Signed and Dated on the back.  Lovely, Original Artworks.
Looks GREAT as a pair, but also sold separately.  On this Blog only until Winterfest, when they will likely be sold.

COST is $40 EACH, shipping cost varies according to zip code.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CULTURE CATS on eBay !!!

Scroll down and check out my eBay auctions - Culture Cats ! ACEO Art Cards that feature Fancy Cats and my version of Famous Paintings. Picasso, Munch and more, so Fun, and only $5 !!!

Butterflies and Lady Bugs

Two New Fairies ! 12x12 Canvas, Acrylics and pastels with adorable embellishments like Shiny, Sparkly Lady Bugs and Butterflies. Buttons, Collage papers, mulberry paper, ultrafine sparkle and sealed with 100% White Beeswax.  Sides are a generous Gallery style 1" profile, painted pink or blue to match the painting.
Click the painting to see a larger pic and more detail.  Some of the sparkly stuff didnt show up in the pic, but I can try it again if you want! Its raining today and the natural light is a little low, which is what I like for pic taking. 

I am selling these painting for a Delightfully Low $20 each.  Shipping cost is gonna depend on where you live.  I will be at Winterfest in Columbus, Ohio in early December - just Google for details!

I reserve all copy and reproduction rights to all of my Artwork.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Art Preview - Before the Local Sale !

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for a look at NEW ART I will be selling locally.  Take advantage of excellent prices! Available on this blog until December!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Phoenix Phair - a TOTAL Success !! !!

I had SUCH a Great Day ! Phoenix Phair was really fun.  I have NEVER met so many Sweet, Wonderful People.  All the months of Work was really worth it. Especially the Kids, when they like my Art, I get really emotional.  One young lady bought a pink Mermaid painting, and I hope I hear from her again.  A Love Spell Lady Bug went to Katelyn who is 9 months old! and several wonderful Moms are decorating their little Angels rooms with new Loralai Art.  I am SO thankful to all the people who picked up a Business Card or bought a Painting or Card or Box.  I hope to hear from them again, and the lady who painted her Kitchen a Dusty Lavender color - I have alot in common with Her!

Y'all email me and send a pic so I can see where my Paintings live now.  I am always happy to do Special Requests,  a Family Portrait or 3 Sisters would be really Fun.  I will hunt for those paper mache houses to decorate to match your lavender kitchen.  Just LMK, and God Bless You all.

Monday, November 2, 2009

a New Creation

Just cant post any new art till after these Local Sales.  One is in 5 days, the other in a Month.  Then I really wanna do some work in Faces.  Even though there isnt tangible work in progress, my subliminal mind is spinning an arresting portrait.  So in January when the Snow is flying by or falling in clumps, crashing onto the giant Pine by my Art Room window, I will be sketching a new painting, lost in Time and Thought, living for the Second that a shade or hue finds its way onto the canvas, wood, or whatever I find to paint on, to finally breath life into a New Creation.

I really look forward to that.

Interesting classes in bottle art too.  And who know, Winter lasts a long time in Ohio.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

City Snowman - Folk Art Painting plus matching accessories !


This new Snowman  features a handsome portrait with bouquet background, his thoughts are on something he can only Imagine, warm spring weather filled with colorful flowers. His thoughts take the chill out of the Winter!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FAMILY - Snowman Folk Art Painting

I think Snow Babies would be snowballs.  As they grow up, they get their extra circles. These little kids are the spittin' image of their Mom and Dad ! Lovely for Holiday Cards too.
Gosh my house is a disaster gettin ready for the next Art Sale !!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Brand New Kitty ....

My Sister in Law called me up the other day.  I always hold my breath when my family calls because they sometimes want to tell me something I may not want to hear, or do something I may not want to do, You just never know, Am I Right !!!??? 

But this call was for help with a brand newborn kitten she wants to rescue.  Fortunately I had some syringes and brushes and stuff left over from rescuing Tom Petty my little Black Cat I LOVE Oh soooooo Much, so I dived into my little Escort and flew across Town, stopping to grab a can of KMR on the way. 

The little thing only weighs 2.1 ounces.  The Mother showed no interest in it at all.  We got him started I think, and Lara (the new 'Mom') called today to say She was REALLY TIRED from being up all nite with the 2 hour feeding schedule.  I hope She can tough it out, only 5 weeks and 6 days to go, at least for phase 1. !!!!! I have said a prayer for them both. 

Going over on Wednesday to weigh Him/Her and give a feeding or 2 while I babysit little Ana.  Man I hope this goes well.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

American Gothic - Snow People !

It's beginning to FEEL alot like Christmas here in Ohio! What happened to Fall????

The American Gothic painting gets a makeover with this Snow Couple, Love is keeping them Toasty Warm!

12x12 on stretched canvas with Mixed Media - This one will make Great Holiday Cards!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gray Kitty

This is what happens when I go outside to take pics of the Art.  This little Grey Kitty is THE most friendly semi-feral I've ever met. He adopted me this Spring.