LauraGaffke

From the heART

Connecticut, United States · 127 Sales

LauraGaffke

From the heART

Connecticut, United States 127 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Hello and Welcome to Laura Gaffke Fine Art! I am so glad you are here! You can find fine art prints, cards, calendars and occasionally some of my original paintings here. My paintings are a reflection of the good I believe we all carry within us. I use color to reflect the joy of life.

Please let me know if you have any questions before purchasing.

Have a beautiful day!
Warmly,
Laura

To see the full range of my work visit my WEBSITE (www.lauragaffke.com) follow me on Instagram @lauragaffke

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Learn more on my shop's About Page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauraGaffke/about/

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Announcement
Last updated on Jan 28, 2016

Hello and Welcome to Laura Gaffke Fine Art! I am so glad you are here! You can find fine art prints, cards, calendars and occasionally some of my original paintings here. My paintings are a reflection of the good I believe we all carry within us. I use color to reflect the joy of life.

Please let me know if you have any questions before purchasing.

Have a beautiful day!
Warmly,
Laura

To see the full range of my work visit my WEBSITE (www.lauragaffke.com) follow me on Instagram @lauragaffke

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Learn more on my shop's About Page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauraGaffke/about/

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Please visit my shop policies to read commonly asked questions, turn around time, etc:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LauraGaffke/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Laura Gaffke

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Laura Gaffke

Fanciful Day,
US$30.00
Colorful Flower Abstract Painting
US$125.00
HAPPY FLOWERS Fine Art Print by Laura Gaffke
US$30.00
Let go... Original painting by Laura Gaffke
US$300.00
Framed Original Abstract Seascape Painting
US$300.00
Cheerful WINE painting titled Happy Hour
US$30.00
Summer Umbrellas titled GLIMMER OF HOPE
US$40.00
Colorful Abstract Flower Painting
US$30.00
Orange Tulips Mixed Media Giclee Print
US$30.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(28)
kcallaway1

kcallaway1 on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Laura: As you now know, I love cards---and I LOVE your cards. I am delighted to have a new cache to send on to family and friends---birthdays, anniversaries, just because. (The USPS loves me, too. :) ) Best, always, Karen Callaway

kcallaway1

kcallaway1 on May 3, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Laura: As you now know, I love cards---and I LOVE your cards. I am delighted to have a new cache to send on to family and friends---birthdays, anniversaries, just because. (The USPS loves me, too. :) ) Best, always, Karen Callaway

kcallaway1

kcallaway1 on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Laura: As you now know, I love cards---and I LOVE your cards. I am delighted to have a new cache to send on to family and friends---birthdays, anniversaries, just because. (The USPS loves me, too. :) ) Best, always, Karen Callaway

kcallaway1

kcallaway1 on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Laura: As you now know, I love cards---and I LOVE your cards. This set is going to cousins who are wine aficionados. Best, always, Karen Callaway

kcallaway1

kcallaway1 on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Laura: As you now know, I love cards---and I LOVE your cards. I am delighted to have a new cache to send on to family and friends---birthdays, anniversaries, just because. (The USPS loves me, too. :) ) Best, always, Karen Callaway (((A HUGE P.S. Did I not thank you and review my 2013 purchases? How could I have failed to do that. But as I don't see any comments, let me rectify that now! The cards: As you know, I love them and have used them all, hence the current purchase. I mentioned the teacup painting in an earlier conversation, so you know you know how fond I am of that. And my larger original, "Abstract Flowers in a Vase," brightens my bedroom. So, 5 stars for each and every one of them.)))

Carol A. Watson

Carol A. Watson on Feb 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was an awesome, inspirational workshop held in a sunny, gorgeous art studio. It made me recharged and ready to make my life even better than it already is. Many thanks to Laura for hosting it and being so inspirational.

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About

Cultivating a culture of Joy

LAURA GAFFKE Joyful Art

A jazzy hello to you! I am delighted to meet you! As an artist I aspire to focus on the blessings and uplifting qualities of life. It is my desire to recognize the humanity in others and reflect the goodness in all living things. This often means looking beyond the surface layers and allowing time to build relationships with each other and our surroundings. When we do this we learn to see, reflect and question, making life rich with appreciation, compassion and love.

I had the pleasure of growing up in New Hampshire where I was fortunate to have the mountains, city, and seacoast all within close reach. My diverse surroundings electrified my love of nature and invoked a desire to travel and explore the world. It is from these experiences, as well as my enthusiasm for life and the deep appreciation I have for all the joy it embodies, that my vibrant color palette emerged.

Simple things inspire and bring joy to my life. I treasure meaningful conversations with friends, a nice glass of wine with my husband, soulful walks on the beach, the way my garden transforms itself and adapts to the seasons and especially the warm summer months. Living in New England with its vastly changing seasons has taught me to appreciate summer’s vibrant personality even more. I am a hula girl at heart and long for warm, outdoor weather where I can rock sassy skirts and flip flops all year round. This is where I feel most like myself.

My work embodies a colorful medley of paint and collage. Every painting is infused with meaning and intended to lift your spirit and bathe you in everything positive. I begin each painting as an abstraction where I work intuitively with paint. This is where I allow my busy mind to slow down and focus on the things I am grateful for. My hope is by doing this I will put something encouraging and heartfelt into the world. I build up layers from here and will often refer to my sketch journal where I record life’s little details. My journal is an extension of myself. It contains reflections of the world around me: my thoughts, observations, ideas, questions and sketches. Somehow all of this comes together in my painting, often revealing hidden meaning.

I am a firm believer that your “thoughts create your destiny” and hope that my simple meditations on life’s joyful moments will spill into your heart as well. There have been two themes that have continuously appeared in my work.

Wine

Wine represents the connection to the change that comes with time. This idea led to a reflection upon our own complexities and what can be learned from our engagement with each other. Wine goes through an amazing transformation before becoming a fine wine. It often takes years, diligent work and great effort to foster and establish a desirable vintage. I view wine as a metaphor for humanity. We are all complex and under the right conditions, or often in spite of undesirable conditions, we have the ability to evolve, change and grow into fine vintages. It is my desire to be mindful of the “fermentation” period within each and every one of us.

Dragonfly series

I have recently come to understand the dragonfly as my “totem animal” which is also known as a spirit guide. A totem animal expresses the spirit of that animal and what can be learned from it. They are spiritual symbols that help us develop the skills and qualities we are lacking in our lives. I believe the dragonfly serves as a messenger of wisdom and enlightenment as well as a reminder to live life to the fullest.      

Please visit these sites to see more of my work...

SHOP: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LauraGaffke
WEBSITE http://www.lauragaffke.com
FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/LauraGaffkeArt

© Laura Gaffke 2016

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
A jazzy hello to you! I appreciate you visiting my shop and hope you find something that speaks to you. Since this is a one person shop I do my best to be approachable and to put a personal touch on everything I create. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

WEBSITE: http:www.lauragaffke.com
Instagram: @lauragaffke

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Payment is accepted via Pay Pal and due at the time of purchase. If I don't receive your payment within 24 hours, I'll send you an email & a convo reminder. If I do not hear back from you after that, I will cancel the order. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

*If for any reason you have technical difficulties with Pay Pal, please contact me. If you live in the United States, I can also accept a check directly. If you do pay by check either via Pay Pal or through the mail, please note that your items will not ship until the check has cleared.
Shipping
Once your payment is received I will ship out your order within 3-5 business days. If you need it sooner, or have any questions/concerns please convo me or email me directly. I will be more than happy to accommodate your request. 


All items shipped via USPS First Class or parcel post unless otherwise arranged. There is no tracking for these shipments. If you would like to upgrade your shipping for tracking, please contact me before placing your order. Some domestic orders, depending upon size, and quantity may be shipped priority mail which usually takes between 2-3 business days. 




*Original artwork will be carefully packaged shipped with insurance via Priority Mail with the USPS.

You can check the status on the shipping of your order, by checking "Your Etsy" > "Purchases"
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. However exchanges are an option on a per case basis. It is very important to me that my customers be happy with their purchases, so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to give a gift certificate, to allow your recipient to choose which item they'd like from the shop. I have one available that can be made in the denomination of your choice.


Is there an item you had your heart set on that has sold? Please don't hesitate to convo me. If I have one available I'm happy to list one for you.

If you want to stay updated on the newest creations and shop updates join my e-newsletter via my website: www.lauragaffke.com

Endless thanks to you for supporting my creative dream. If you are new to this shop, welcome and thank you for visiting!


All Images Copyright © laura gaffke 2015