Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Introducing a stunning new artist on my blog tonight

Hello everyone.

Lori here. Today, on my blog, I would like to introduce an AMAZING new artist to you. This lady has been around for about 17 years, but is just starting to find her heart in the art community.

She works in bold beautiful colors. The piece I am sharing was first hand drawn and then meticulously colored and shaded. Each piece takes her days to finish. The details up close are just beyond impeccable.

This artist was raised in household by a father who has an eye for detail and a mother who is an artist herself. Though, her mother believes with all her heart that her daughter is far more talented than she will ever be.

You could say I discovered this artist. But, the real truth is that I gave birth to this artist. The immensely talented lady behind this gorgeous piece is my very own daughter, Liz Batronis. Tears. So very proud!!

Darlin, when you are a world renowned artist, don't forget who bought you your first yellow Sharpie. I love you Sweety. You rock!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sedona trip with the family

In the end of July, we ran away from the stress of packing and moving, and took a day trip to explore the red rock of Sedona, AZ. Simply beautiful. Very inspiring!! Here are a few pics. You can find all of the pics at the flickr link below.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Relax - Life is good

Since, we started this cross country adventure, I have not done much relaxing.

In December, everything we had and knew was loaded into a semi truck and moved across the country to a rental house. In the last 7 months, three kids started in new schools, I unpacked all the boxes, one graduated, we found the house of our dreams, we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we repacked everything we had and knew, and we moved again.

Thankfully, life is slowly started to look like a new normal. So, I will finally get to start painting and blogging again.

One day in early April, I celebrated the Anniversary of my birth and took a day and hid in my rented studio space. (AKA the formal dining room) This painting is what came out of me. Here in the southwest, there are some beautiful colors in the skies around sunset each evening. I painted this painting remembering those skies.

Some up close pics of all the wonderful texture. This is one of those paintings with a great surface that makes you want to reach out and touch it.


Sorry there are no instructions or even a product list of what I used. It was just time for me to just release and RELAX from all the outside stresses.

I like it both horizontal and vertical.

This painting is a signed (on the back) original by me. Even with a new house, I can not keep everything I paint, so if you are interested in Relax, this piece can be purchased on Etsy at:

Thanks to everyone who has helped my family physically, emotionally and prayerfully over the last 7 months. You guys have all been our rock!!!

God Bless!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm NOT dead!!!

Hello all!!!! No!! The rumors are not true. I am not dead!! So very sorry for the complete Lori's Happy Place hiatus. My family moved twice in 7 months and between those times we had one graduation, three kids start new schools, one car that needed work, and another that died completely. Good news is, I am HOME!! We have moved into our new home, and my new studio, and I am now officially UNPACKED!!!! I plan to start painting and sharing again tomorrow. Stay tuned tomorrow to see one of the only few things I painted in the last 7 months. I took some time on my birthday in April and just had some fun. Can't wait to share.

Love and missed you all