Edmonton Artist | Laurel Hawkswell | edmonton.art@gmail.com | @hilaurel



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Here is my latest thought....

THE START OF SOMETHIN’ ....

So I’m trying to find my way in this big ol’ web world, wanting to encorporate my optimistic (mostly) views and my art.  I’ve given myself permission to doodle a bit on topics that I can put into “The Obnoxious Optimist”.  The name may change
in the future but the idea will stay the same.



Here is my latest thought....

Hey, don’t ya just love my glasses! I do anyway.  My husband informed me that they are the same glasses that “Ugly Betty” wears/wore on the show.  Should I take that as a compliment?  Well, I wasn’t deterred from my intense love of my glasses anyway so I’ll take it as a compliment.... of sorts.  I love that I can change the sides.  I have three Interchangeable Temples
 to wear a different colour as my mood hits me (does one's glasses really have to match the their outfit?)





don’t ya just love my glasses!
These Glasses were bought at The Occulist at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton Alberta (follow the Occulist on Facebook)  


My glasses were designed/imported from Denmark's Prodesign (mine were designed by  Freelance Designer Gail Spence)


Edmonton Artist - Laurel Hawkswell

a little something I've been thinking of doing...

Here it is a little something I've been thinking of doing...
Some people find me obnoxiously optimistic. It's a terrible affliction really. Thought I'd put it to good use.

Introducing: THE OBNOXIOUS OPTIMIST Look for regular posts!



THE OBNOXIOUS OPTIMIST

MY FAVOURITE COOKBOOK cover art COOKIN' WITH A CAUSE

MY FAVOURITE COOKBOOK cover art COOKIN' WITH A CAUSE -- I'm proud of this artwork.  All proceeds of this cookbook are going to the Patient Financial Assistance Program at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

I will post information on how to purchase your copy as soon as I get it. Please stay tuned! ....



My Favourite Cookbook cover - COOKIN' WITH A CAUSEby Edmonton Alberta Artist Laurel HawkswellCommissioned for a Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser


SIGNS OF ALL KINDS! one stop for sign design

Your one stop for sign design, that’s me!

SIGNS SHOWN HERE: Various signage for Hap’s restaurant. My favourite is the rooster saying “This Section Closed”. Of course I drew the rooster especially for Hap’s.

As well, a series of Swim Lesson signs for one of the City of Edmonton Leisure and Fitness Centres.



City of Edmonton Leisure Centre
Mill Woods Rec Centre
Edmonton Sign art
by Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Haps Hungry House Restaurant
Edmonton Sign art by Artist Laurel Hawkswell


Some characters just beg to be posted!

I have been enjoying drawing and some characters just beg to be posted!

Caricatures for SATS Mall Walk Fundraiser

I was back to another SATS (Seniors Assisted Transportation Society) function at Londonderry Mall this morning.  People got pledges for their walk.  The cost of a caricature was a minimum donation of $10.  












The Lieutenant General (Donald S. Ethell) of Alberta and Edmonton's Mayor (Stephen Mandel) was there to officially start the Mall Walk


Seniors Assisted Transportation Society is important as can imagine, for seniors that can no longer drive themselves.  Just think of all the activities we do each day that we might not be able to do if we couldn’t get ourselves there.