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Happy New Year & Many Thanks!!

I want to let you all know how grateful I am for you! So many of you have supported my art for years, and even decades. It’s been a year of so many fantastic opportunities. Thank you for the help, support and encouragement!!

Artist Laura Lynne standing next to Soar mural for domestic voilence

Thank you to Oak Park Area Arts Council for the mini mural work by the CTA Green Line!

Thank you to Water Street Studios, Batavia Woman’s Club, and The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for choosing me to do the
“Soar” mural for the Activate the Alley Project!

Thank you to the anonymous person who recommended me for the Artist in Residence program at the DuPage Children’s Museum in 2020!

Thank you to my monthly Patreon patrons: Diane, Christina, Lito, Liz, and Tony!

Thank you to everyone who purchased art this year at Alley Art Fest, Ravenswood Art Walk, Firefly, Artisan Collective Markets, Winterfest, Art Bar Milwaukee, Aurora ArtBar, Miskatonic Brewery, Artist Alley Pop-Up, NSUC Art Fair, on Etsy or my website!

Special thanks to Ruth Harken and my aunt who have encouraged me since I was a child artist.

Thank you to my Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother-in-law, Mother-in-laws and Father-in-laws, my husband and son!

I’m feeling so grateful! Happy New Year! May you have a healthy, happy and prosperous year! Please share one of your accomplishments in the comments.

-Laura Lynne

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Bloom Where You’re Planted Quote Art and Public Mural

Utility Box Mural with flowers and Bloom Where You Are Planted Quote

I chose the “Bloom Where You Are Planted” design for the utility box mural in downtown Aurora as a message of love and hope for the community. There are so many people working to make Aurora a better place to live, and it seems to be working. The downtown has changed dramatically since we’ve moved here in 2008. The musicals at the Paramount are incredible, the new murals have really brightened and livened up the city. Public areas are being remodeled and some excellent restaurants and coffee shops have moved into downtown. Beautiful butterfly gardens dress up the streets. Aurora Downtown, city workers and volunteers help to host fun free events, like First Fridays, Alley Art Fest, and others. I hope my mural has added to the positivity going on in downtown Aurora and that we see even more growth and roots here.

Bloom Where You're Planted Quote Wall Art in Navy Blue and Pink
Bloom Where You’re Planted, Color Altered Archival Print Reproduction
Buy a print here.

Over ten years ago I moved to Aurora, IL from Milwaukee, WI. I had lived in Wisconsin for 30 years before moving to Aurora, owned a home, had a good job, and felt very connected to my community. Aurora is growing on me, however, there are many things I miss terribly from my previous home state – the nature, lakes, parks left mainly in their natural state, and living closer to my family and friends. So, I made the art to remind myself to be present and thankful for what I have – to work on making our home a nice place to live, planting a literal garden, and to work on making friends and connections here.

Utility Box Mural with flowers and Bloom Where You Are Planted Quote
Bloom Where You’re Planted Mural in Downtown Aurora Illinois, 116 W New York St

If you are interested in a mural indoors or out, please contact me to arrange your free consultation today.