Sunday, November 16, 2014

Feeding the Hungry

Fund Raiser for Food Pantry in Portland Arkansas

Sweetie Pie Christmas Card is for the children in your life.
It makes for a wonderful money card and with every purchase the full profits
goes towards our Food Pantry (facebook Post)

Sweetie Pie Children's Christmas Card

Inside Left of Card

Inside Left


Greeting on the inside right

Friday, November 7, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - Long Hair

Collage Obsession Challenge - Long Hair

 I used elements from Pink Lotty's Bohemian Collection on Mischief Circus , the bird is from Lorrie Davison's Dappled Kit. and the young lady is a painting by Fran├žois MARTIN-KAVEL Young Beauty with Floppy Hat. I added the bubble effect
      She is daydreaming of love and the little bird is telling her, "He's coming soon."

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Turning Leaf Calendar

Turning Leaf Calendar

2015 Modern Art


Modern Art calendar is in vibrant glossy color to enliven your year in artful celebration and joyous renewal. Full preview here

US Holidays Noted -

First Month
January 2015
Calendar Length
12 Months
Standard Calendar

Monday, April 7, 2014

Laura Botsford Music

New Website for my Music

Laura Botsford is a singer/songwriter originating from Toby’s Coffee House in Albuquerque  in 1976. She writes in a variety of styles, from Country,  Indie and  Jazz Fusion with ambient  and retro mix of instrumentals. The retro riffs and world beats are interestingly infused with a quirky “technoise,” as she likes to call it. Her love of cinema and  story telling is evident in the ethers of her soundscapes that are, “the stuff dreams are made of.”
 ”Life is a musical, and I’m one note in the song, coalescing the vapors and rhyming their stories .”   -  Laura Botsford

Wishing Wall

Ambient Jazz fusion with horns and eclectic percussion, harmonized with world culture voices and rocking retro riffs. It’s pleasing for easy listening, meditative soul exploration.

Music for Wishing Wall can be found at these links

CD Baby     iTunes     Amazon


Prince of Peace

“Prince of Peace,” is an epic story in orchestral grandeur illustrating the events of the birth of Christ. The sublime classical ambience of ethereal Middle Eastern vocals and eclectic percussions transports us to ancient sands under the Eastern Star.

Music for Prince of Peace can be found at these links

CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon

More Music on Band Camp  and Soundcloud

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blue Fairy

Captured By The Blue Fairy - play song while you read



by Laura Botsford - a true story


Quiet and simple, that is what I knew about it then. I recall the everyday people who meant something to me in my travels.  It was my vocation then back in 1969,  just to truly be in then moment of where ever I was. 
 One day in Union Square in San Francisco, as I was checking out stores and restaurants, writing and observing; revived on Market Street with fresh cut yellow and white daffodils I bought from a  gypsy garden cart, I stopped to sit a while in the Square.

How sweet is the bustle of 18 years of age? Well pretty fascinating with the new faces all around me, however weathered or broken, I found them intriguing.

Some of the old men with their working days gone sit in Union Square waiting for a hand outs.

Above the lonely din hovered one man in particular. I sat beside a distinguished looking man who called himself Anthony. Though his clothes were ragged his stature still clung on to something upright.” What did you do for a living?” I asked. “You mean before I came to this disarrayed lifestyle of wine and begging?” He said self effacing about his current position.

“Once I worked for Disney. I made the trees dance.” His eyes wept silently, streaming in sea turtles tears of a life laid ruin in the wake of temperance lost. “I was married and had two children; they left me long ago.”

Around the corners of his mouth were hints of a smile that he must have used many times over once. I thought about how he was the one who made the branches move lyrically like a dancer. I saw twittering birds that flew all around in the balance of sweet air; the sun shinning up to him as he painted in the cells with liquid promise. His eyes must have been glimmering with enthusiasm. Now his only hope was that he could still remember a time before he became an alcoholic.

“There is always hope. There are shelters and programs in the mission where they can help you find a new beginning.” I told him.

  “Yes I stay at one, but it is not enough for me. I am just getting by, waiting for release from my shadows. I need something to live for again,” he replied.

   “How about living for yourself and the rest will come along, get well, stop drinking and remember that God loves you.” I patted his shoulder and gave him ten dollars to, “get something to eat.”

  “Thank you." He wiped away another huge tear, just like the one the turtle had in Alice in Wonderland.  Then he looked into the blue sky as if he were reading his life up there, searching for a cloud to take him home.

     I was just about to leave when a jazz trio of street musicians began to play ‘When You Wish upon a Star’. We sat peacefully together and for a brief moment of hope and better  times to come and sang along. “ When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are.”
   I thought about how we all encounter a forest that either lurks to snag us with its scraggily pointed branches or wondrously courts our presence with loving welcome in a cricket's song.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

Ambient Classical Christmas Music with Symphonic Movements and Melodic Middle Eastern vocals, transcendent woodwinds, brass and eclectic world beat percussion.

From Prince Of Peace CD    itunes            amazon           CD Baby

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Christmas cards are available at my Zaazle Laura Botsford Shoppe with scripture inscription in gold on the inside. Here at this link

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