The La Grange Orange Gig 🍊
Say “Yes!” I said, “YES” to almost every gig I was referred to, paid or unpaid. Painting, drawing or graphic design, it didn’t matter. I was hungry for work but I wasn’t eating! (Message below If you get what I’m sayin’!) Not to toot my own horn but there were times when I blew myself away. “Wow, Laura.. did you do that” I would think to myself. At other times, I miserably did not start at all and I regretted saying “yes” in the first place. I would feel so bad I couldn’t fulfill projects I agreed to that my lack of confidence grew less and less. I’m telling you now though, time and project management gets better with experience, and ding ding, time! I know, you’re going to drop the ball more than a few times but don’t beat yourself up too much. Get back on that hump day saddle and keep on riding that horse. 🐎 That work horse. Keep saying “YES!” Because you’ll never know when that next yes will lead you to that dream job or dream idea when work no longer feels like work.
Disclaimer: You’ll learn quickly who you can trust and who you can’t. Saying “yes” to the right people will start to come to you naturally and you’ll know exactly when “no” is the right option. And that’s exactly what it is, an option.
PS. To anyone I owe work to... I’m on it!! (😉🙏🏻dtlare)
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Te apetece una hamburguesa Do you like Hamburger I let you know when this restaurant opens to visit it and to try them. So far it was delicious to paint it!😜😆🤪🤣🙃 #restaurantmurals #fastfoodsign #artturquoise
After months of hard work and cold pitching, I’m excited to finally share the mural and chalk art I had the chance to create recently for Kameya Ramen and Sushi here in Lakeview! I’m super grateful to have had this opportunity to share my work publicly. Hoping this is the first of many such professional gigs to come and the start of a rewarding creative career!
Had the honor of working with some of Chicago’s top talent these past few weeks for a brand new restaurant opening in the heart of River North! Flora Fauna will be the next hot spot with A Unique menu, cocktail list and the decor will be fabulous! Thanks to everyone involved and I genuinely can’t wait to try the food! Coming in June!
Here’s a sneak peak of one of the walls I executed. #traceepaints
Maddon’s Post is a new restaurant in Wrigleyville where you can find several paintings done by me. One is a portrait of @cubs Owner Joe Maddon’s dad! Swipe to see the time lapse creation of it! Congrats on the grand opening!! @maddonspost