Drawing #20 Done!

"Shine On" watercolor and collage 10" x 14"

“Shine On” watercolor and collage 10″ x 14″

Spirit animal of the week? That’s right, it is the firefly. This is watercolor collage drawing #20, it will be sent to the framers to meet the other 19 tomorrow. It is a real wacky one, the fireflies  are hand colored linoleum block prints  slightly raised off the surface of the paper as it they are flying. Super Cool! These fireflies are here to remind you to, “shine your light.”

Two pieces have already sold from my studio. They will still be in the exhibition for all to see. These smart collectors knew to buy one now because once at the gallery with the commissions added on, the price rises, and then only climb for there.  So if you even think you might want one, talk to me now. hilary@hilarylorenz.com

Last few days of August


It is the 28th of August and I have 19 watercolor drawing collages complete. I just finished  two today. 
My spirit animal of the week is a red lizard. Very appropriate. I see dozens of lizards every day in New Mexico’s high desert. Curiously, the lizard helps us see the importance of respecting and remembering our dreams. I am not sure how I feel about that given the dreams I had this week. Lizards also aid us in becoming more detached from situations in your life. This I certainly need as I have had three months of crushing grief from the co-op board of my NYC apartment. As I finished the lizard drawing today, the crying house, the lizard losing it tail, I had to laugh at the simplicity of it all. This Lizard is said to be telling me to move on and quit being attached to what has been. Lizard is proposing immediate change in one or more areas of my life. So,  that must mean only one thing. I have an apartment for sale! So long Rivington Street and Lower East Side and good riddance to the noise and the sad souls of the building, though the good souls I will miss!  This someone has something far more wonderful happening and a big bright wonderful world to step out into! Just follow the lizard! Who can resist a red lizard that just shed it’s tail?
You can read more about Lizard Spirits here: shamanicjourney.com

New Watercolor Collage Complete


Today was a great day in the studio. I got a new watercolor collage done. It was a blast working on it. This series of drawings started when a colleague gave me dozen’s of sheets of Italian printed paper that her mother collected in the early 1950’s. The same week a friend gave me a roll of linoleum. The only thing I knew was that I was going to use both materials to make my new work.

Within a week I had stumbled onto a horoscope website. I am not one to read my horoscope or honestly believe  it, but this one is fun. Susyn Blair-Hunt, sends you daily horoscopes with a weekly affirmation and spirit animal. I made it my practice to carve the animal I, a Libra, was given each Monday morning. These linoleum block printed animals have  turned into a nice series, a series which will be available on myEtsy shop beginning Friday, August 15th. They have also become cut-outs that I weave into my watercolors making up little fantasy stories. This one containing, peacocks, a swan, and a hawk, all animals that lead me over the past three weeks. What does each one stand for? Well I will let you look that up, or check out myEtsy site on Friday, where each  lino block 8″ x 10″ print will be available, and the link will be on my front page. Until then, here is my new watercolor drawing.

10" x 14" Watercolor Collage Drawing

10″ x 14″ Watercolor Collage Drawing