My Life in Cups: Day Two

My Life in Cups: Day Two: Laura Bray Designs


My Life in Cups: Day One

My Life in Cups: Day One: Laura Bray

My Life in Cups is a daily challenge I have set for myself. For the next 30 days, I will illustrate a tea cup-real or imagined and write a short memoir. I'll share my work here.

In Our Garden


The unusually mild winter we had this year, means that our garden is farther along than usual for this time of year. Our garden in May, looks as far along as it usually does in July. This weekend, we even ate some of our first tomatoes for breakfast. We had a nice BBQ with friendsContinue Reading

Felt Hair Barrettes

DIY Felt Flower Hair Clips:

I've got some fun hair barrettes over on the Kunin blog today. I loved making these. I haven't made hair accessories for my daughter in a long time. She's almost 9 and has made it clear that she has her own style now, so it's a challenge to make something that's "hip". The larger, whiteContinue Reading

Cocktail Napkins (and my favorite cocktail recipe!)

French Horn Cocktail Recipe

Summer is almost here! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to have family & friends over for a little cocktail break in our backyard. There's something so relaxing about sitting amongst the growing plants in our garden, sipping cocktails, and visiting. My favorite time to host is late afternoon-when theContinue Reading

Wrapping Paper!

Brave Bird Gift Wrap by Laura Bray

I'm excited to my new wrapping paper design with you! It features my orginal artwork, Brave Bird. I love how the paper turned out. It's really cute and can be used for any occassion, but I think it's masculine enough for your Father's Day gifts-especially if you use black & white ribbon with it. ToContinue Reading

Tahini Cookies

Tahini Cookie Recipe

I love "grown-up" cookies. Grown-up cookies are baked goods that appeal to a more sophisticated palette. They are cookies that go as well with a nice port of a glass of wine as they do with milk. For me, grown-up cookies tend to be sweet and savory. In the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living,Continue Reading

DIY Garden Apron

Create an apron with Rit Dye and Elmer

I've got a cute garden apron up over in my Rit Studio. It would make a nice, last minute Mother's Day gift. The best part of the project is that I used Elmer's Blue Gel glue as a resist. It was so fun and easy! Get the details here. Disclaimer: I have a professional relationshipContinue Reading

Dating an Artist

Linchen Cluster by Polly Jacobs Giacchina

About seven years ago I read The Artist's Way and changed my life. After reading it, I took the plunge, leaving my business consulting job and heading full-on into building a creative business. One of the most effective tools in The Artist's Way is to go on weekly "artist dates". The idea is to takeContinue Reading

Button Earrings & Free Mother’s Day Printable

Button Earrings

I have a project to create some really quick and easy button earrings over on the Buttons Galore & More blog. I thought they would make cute Mother's Day gifts. They are really easy to make, so it's a great homemade that a child can make for their mom. Now, I'm the kind of theContinue Reading