Hoping the rains clear…

Tomorrow will be another day in Vickie’s gardens.  The weather is a bit touch and go right now so please email today if your coming and I will add you to a text update in the morning.  If the weather cooperates we will meet at 10am…it we need to push it back a bit we will slightly later in the morning.

Email me if you coming.  Fingers crossed 🙂

Ready, set, go :O)

Time for Nature Journaling!!!!!  This year we are going to do a few locations.  We will begin next Wednesday on June 22nd.  The first 2-4 weeks we will meet at Vickie’s beautiful  home in Bedford Hills.  She has been so gracious to offer her lovely grounds to us for drawing, painting, color pencil, pen and ink, or pastel…choose your medium 🙂 Her property has so much to offer, such a beautiful place to spend long slow mornings…we will have so many inspiring subjects; formal gardens, a reflecting pool, amazing trees and shady passages from one garden to the other.

I may also offer a plein air painting demonstration for you to observe and possibly consider expanding your own experience to working outside in the future 🙂  Still not sure I have the courage to have you all looking over my shoulder 😉

Please email me for directions to Vickie’s home before Tuesday of next week at lauragould@mac.com

Sessions will be on Wednesdays from 10-1pm. Rain date on Thursdays. $15 per session.

Thank you Vickie!!!!!!!!!!!  Cant wait to spend time in your enchanted garden ❤️

Click on images for more detail….


It’s happening!!!!!!


The foundation for the conservatory has begun!  It has been 10 years of fundraisers, donations and efforts by Lasdon to bring a conservatory to our beautiful park. The photo  looks small but it’s not…it’s going to be so beautiful and it sits perfectly into it’s setting.  Every class I teach at Lasdon Arboretum helps to bring this dream come true….so thanks to all the students that have come to my classes over the years, you have helped make this come true with a percentage of your fees going to building fund for this wonderful structure.

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 1.16.48 PM

Should be finished by this Fall….Yeah!!!!!


Classes this summer…

June classes:  I need to have some idea of attendance from day to day.  Please email me by 9pm the night before Wednesday Classes and/or Thursday Nature Journaling.  If anyone is coming and has forgotten to email be sure to contact me in the morning to be sure class is on for the day.  Tomorrow we will be meeting at 10am-1pm…to draw Lasdon Park , please be sure to let me know if your are attending :0)

Exciting news!  For those who haven’t heard the Conservatory is finally going to be a reality!!!!! After years and years of raising funds it is finally happening!  While at Lasdon this morning I saw the boundary stakes marking the foundation area…so exciting 🙂  It is to completed this Fall…what a beautiful addition to Lasdon Arboretum.

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 1.16.48 PM