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Things I’m Focusing On Now

Yep, if you’re wondering, one of those “things” is this blog. It’s my most-sacred-most-neglected of everywhere I am online, and I really don’t want it to be that way anymore. If you look at my “day job” site, you’ll see that I’ve been working hard to help artists and creatives focus on building their dream […]

Modern Turquoise Bathroom

Color Crush: Aqua/Turquoise

I’m kind of obsessing over aqua – and I have no idea why. It’s not (yet) a prevalent color in my home, but it’s just so Spring-like and pretty that crushing on it is impossible to avoid. And check out this etsy treasury: And of course – the new background I made for my site… […]


The Polymer Clay Techniques Book Review

I’ve decided to share some of my favorite art books here on the site, in a new category called Book Reviews. Each post will have a summary of the book, other reviews, and my own take on the book. I hope you enjoy! This post is about The Polymer Clay Techniques Book by Sue Heaser […]


Resolution #1 for 2014 – Sketch!

So I’m going to try to use my sketchbook/journal at least once a day, and hopefully will be posting excerpts of it here on the blog. Just one of my many goals/resolutions for 2014! Today, there was a great deal at Michael’s, and I had a gift card from Christmas, so I headed over to […]


Gratitude and Growth

So it’s been quite the whirlwind year. To the point where I’ve spent so much time enjoying my little family and digging into my groovy job, that I haven’t had much time to update here, or even make anything. It’s bittersweet, to be honest. Making art, for me, is like breathing. I need it. But […]


New iPhone Cases Are Here!

I think I’m in love with Society6. My first round of iPhone cases are now available, with more to come! For $35, you can protect your phone and carry a piece of me in your pocket… isn’t that freaking awesome?!? Check out Round 1:

Greyhound Shower Curtain

Licensee: DENY Designs

So, it’s been a little while now, but I wanted to write up a post about one of my licensees, DENY Designs. I’m kind of in love with these people. Seriously. Dustin, Kim, Rebecca, and the whole team are simply the coolest people with a really awesome vision. As you know, an artist’s best friend […]

Welcome to Art By Lara!

Just a quick post to get the site rolling, and I’ll certainly flesh this out some in the future, but essentially this site is going to be your “one-stop shop” for all things created by yours truly, Lara Kulpa. Stay tuned for more to come, as I get through the design/shop phase of building the […]