Pattern Maker

Florals by Laura Bray Designs

I've recently challenged myself to spend the summer learning how to get better at Photoshop and pattern making. It's a frustrating process, but I am finally starting to make some headway. Practice makes perfect, right? Here are a couple of the resources that have helped me the most in this journey. The first one isContinue Reading

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady by Laura Bray

Back in the day, when I was doing more collage, I collected a few vintage photographs. They've been collecting dust in a photo box ever since. I'm trying to do a major overhaul of my studio right now and, when I stumbled over these photos, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them (whichContinue Reading

Summer Mornings

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Muffins: Laura Bray Designs

What I wanted to do yesterday morning: Work What I did yesterday morning: Baked homemade, chocolate-chocolate chip muffins and watched a movie with my little girl. Why I did it: Because in a few, short years she'll be sleeping all day or off to the beach with her friends. I'll have all the time inContinue Reading

Whale Printable

Free Whale Printable at www.laurabraydesigns.com

Today I have a free printable for you today! This is Ahab the Whale (his parent's have a sick sense of humor when it comes to naming their children). He's just a little guy, but his heart is very big! Here's how to make him: Supplies: Ahab the Whale Pattern Printable fabric sheets. These areContinue Reading

Everything That Rises Must Converge

I Will Always Be There for You by Laura Bray

Yesterday I was inspired to work with acrylics and it sent me into a tizzy. There I was, quietly enjoying my painting time. I produced a lot of work in a short amount of time. Then I stepped back and looked at my table. My eyes went from my finished acrylic work to my watercolor/illustrationContinue Reading

Art Dolls

Clay Art Doll by Laura Bray www.laurabraydesigns.com

I took a pottery class this Spring. I'll write a longer post about the class on another day but, for now, I wanted to share a little creation that came out of the class. One day, I sculpted four tiny heads: a cat, a frog, a bird, and a girl. I was quite happy withContinue Reading

Italian Baked Eggs

I know I've been MIA lately. It's summer and I'm focusing on my little family. I will occassionally drop in here with some updates, but if you want to see what I'm up to on more a regular basis you may want to start following me on Instagram. My handle there is laurakbray. I'm lovingContinue Reading

Cozy House Night Light

Night Light

When I was a little girl I loved riding home in the backseat of my parent's car,  smashed between my siblings, after a long day with grandparents or from an adventure. As the night would darken, I would see the warm glow from the houses as we passed. Often, there would be people gathered inContinue Reading

3 Tips for a Daily Yoga Practice

Tips for Daily Yoga Practice by Laura Bray

I bet you are wondering why a creative blogger is suddenly writing a post about yoga! Last month, I quietly challenged myself to practice yoga every single day for 30 days. I'm happy to say that I accomplished my goal and went further. I'm on Day 36 and not planning to stop anytime soon. IContinue Reading

My Life in Cups: Day Four

My Life in Cups: Day Four: Laura Bray