Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I am SUPER-DUPER excited! I just got my 'Queen of the Studio' artwork printed on this apron, and I want to send one to TWO lucky followers!!!!

Just post a comment, become a follower, and I will randomly select 2 winners next Thursday Nov. 15.
*Current followers are included by posting a comment!*

This is a one-size fits all, toss-in-the-washer & dryer apron! The image reads 'Queen of the Studio'  .

I will have these and others for sale on my Etsy site very soon!

*The beautiful sparkly necklace is not included, sorry!! That is a piece from my friend Colleen Pike, the ultra talented jewelry designer. You can see more of her gorgeous work and photographs here: http://fleurishcreativestudio.com/ 

Monday, July 9, 2012


So this is my 'Peter- Partridge' version of 'doodle-art'. I will 'splain... 

This doodly-stuff appears anytime I am on the phone with a pad and pen. The longer the conversation, the more pages stuffed full of squiggles, spirals, stars, flowers  

Yeah,  o.k. I don't even really have to be on the phone. Plop me anywhere with a blank notepad and whammo!  brain engages auto -free-range-chicken mode.

HEY!!!  I am not alone here!!! I know there are lot of other  doodle chickens out there! 

Funny thing is, whenever I doodle, I hear the 'Partridge Family' theme... you know, 'C'mon get happy'? 
How can you not be happy when you hear that song? and dancing... and toe-tappin... It's fine DOODLE MUSIC!!!

'Peter' is in honor of Peter Max, my high school art hero hero. Stacks of doodle-filled notebooks will attest to my adoration of Peter Max. Not one algebra equation in the bunch. Go figure...
I still love Peter Max.

So I am doodling my doodles on canvas, sharing with you with a message that is my MANTRA, and the title of my NEW SERIES of paintings ( more about that later! )


ENJOY this piece of Lori Franklin original doodlicious art! 

Print it out. Keep it. Crop it. Mess with it. Photoshop it. Improve upon it. You can make it better. Show me.

Or share it with someone who might appreciate a dose of HAPPY.

We are all leafs on the same art tree.

please leave a comment and follow my blog - I appreciate each one of you so much!

Friday, July 6, 2012


Aaaaaaand here you go! This is a fragment of one of my original mixed-media collage paintings, and I am setting it FREE....

My heart grows wings when I share freely and I promise there will be plenty of flutterin' going on around here!

If this image resonates with you, print it out and hang it on your wall where you can see it EVERY DAY!

Or  jazz it up and incorporate it into your own creation. Or pass it along to someone who needs a little art snuggle...

xoxoxoxo lori

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Welcome to my SPANKIN' NEW blog, where I will be posting all my fresh-baked LORI FRANKLIN original artwork, sprinkled with whatever else tickles my fancy.( like TUTORIALS!!! and FREEBIES!!! and HOSTEE-POSTEES!!! and CLIPPERVIEWS of WONDERFUL ARTSY ZANY people!!! ) ...oooh, it's going to be FUN, and I am bursting with EXCITEMENT!!! Can you tell?

 You can still also visit my Sparkly Heart Studio blog here - sparkly-heart.blogspot.com - where I will continue to post stories about lovely people and happy things that forever make my heart sparkle.

I ADORE you for joining me on this colorful journey! Each of you are a figment of my INSPIRATION, and I am sending you a (virtual) sparkly curtsey and bouquet of posies in gratitude. xoxo

Please feel free to leave a comment here- and leave me your blog address so I can chat back atcha! 

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