The Latest News from Lauren & Jude 
Welcome to my blog. This is basically where I record all the little things that I think may be of interest to my visitors, or just the things that I find interesting. Get the latest insights on new paintings and procucts, gossip from the shows, and anything else that may spring to mind. Whatsmore you can sift through it all to the bits that really interest you using the nifty keword tags! 
 
 
 
Lauren's Gift Guide for Christmas  
 
It can be hard finding theideal Christmas present at this festive time of year, no one likes panic buying or giving 'make-do' presents. So I thought I'd put together a few ideas to help a long the way. Whether it be a stocking filler for children, secret santa gift for a colleague, or special present for a loved one I'll help you pick the perfect cow for the perfect person. 
"If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we'd still be open" 
 
This week is no ordinary week! It's Indie Week and that means it's time for 'Just A Card'. 
 
Just a Card campaign is very close to my heart. The whole idea is to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops rather than heading straight to the big high street names. 
I've been joining in with the Indie Week 'Just a Card' challenges! So let's spread the word that all purchases, even just a card, are vital to the survival of our streets small businesses. 
Just A Card Campaign
Find York's craftiest creatives this Christmas!  
 
The Lauren's Cows Christmas Roadshow is well on it's way. We will of course be attending our annual favourites, such as Ripley Castle Christmas Fair and Country Living Glasgow but we shall also be adding some new shows to the mix. One which I am very excited to be a part of is Etsy Made Local York. If you don't know Etsy, it's a whole online world of handmade treasures. From jewelry to dining room tables, it is an online marketplace crammed full of products made by independent makers all over the world.  
When it comes to Christmas however these makers come out from behind your computer screen and step into the real world so you can browse their creations in person. Better still they are all from York! So here are some of my top picks to see at Etsy Made Local, York.  
Etsy Made Local, York 2018
Pumpkin Pie Recipe 
I recently baked a Pumpkin Pie for a photoshoot to accompany my beautiful china pouring jugs. Since posting the photos I have been inundated requests for the recipe! So here it is! I found my original recipe on the BBC Good Food Website, and have adapted slightly to suit my own taste. Why not have a go yourself, it's nice and simple to make, and a really tasty Autumnal pudding. Thanksgiving is just around the corner so treat yourself. Then all you need is your Lauren's Cows jug! 
Pumpkin Pie Recipe, Lauren's Cows

Pumpkin Pie 

We all love a Highland Cow! 
There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned hairy coo to make you smile. They seem to be everywhere at the moment and for me it's the more the merrier, but I think it's important that each Highland painting has something special about it. It's own character and personality, not just another painting of another Highland Cow. Three ladies have recently joined the Lauren's cows herd and I'd love for you to meet them!  
Artist Lauren Terry photographing Highland Cattle
The Lauren's Cows guide to framing! 
 
So you've found the perfect Cow for your wall, now all you have to do is frame it. Unfortunately we are still figuring out how we can offer this service ourselves but in the meantime here's a little advice from us on how to choose the right frame. 
Framed Cow Paintings by Lauren's Cows
Meet the man behind the Longhorns! 
We all know how excited I’ve been recently adding my first Texas Longhorn family to the Lauren’s Cows Herd. I’ve been following Ross Ranch on social media regularly and was thrilled when he gave me permission to paint his photos. He also kindly let me bombard him with all sorts of questions! Farming has always been a big part of my life, so I love to learn the history and tales of farms from all over the country, and in this case the world! I just had to know about life on his Ranch so many miles away and what it was that drew him to work with such huge animals..... 
Lauren's Cows welcomes Ross Ranch Horns
Dites bonjour à Ivory, la Vache Charolaise! 
 
From now on I'll drop my terrible French and stick to English! But please say hello to Ivory the Charolais Cow. She's new to the herd and exceptionally beautiful. This is my first ever Charolais, Ivory and I love her. She has the most beautiful face and looks so gentle and endearing that you just want to reach into the painting and stroke her. I feel like I’ve known her all my life, but I know very little about the breed itself. 
 
So welcome to another episode of The Wonderful World of Cows! So what do we know about this French Fancy? 
Charolais Cattle in the Sun

         Charolais Cattle in the French Countryside, photo by Herd Book Charolais 

Friends from across the pond! 
I love photographing cows. There’s nothing quite like lying in the grass peering up at the big wet nose of an inquisitive cow. It’s the best way to truly know their personality, after all character is what my paintings are all about. However it’s not always possible for me to meet my subjects in person- or is it cowson? Especially when painting lesser seen breeds. I had my heart set on painting a Texas Longhorn for a while now but was struggling to find them in the UK. I was getting rather disheartened by the whole thing, until one day browsing Instagram! 
Texas Longhorn Cow, Ross Ranch Texas
A pocket full of birds.  
York Open Studios begins this weekend 14th & 15th April and hopefully many of you will be joining me to see the cows at Bar Lane Studios, York. But it's not only me who will be welcoming in York's public, I'm just one of one hundred artists. Today I saw a short video online from fellow York Open Studios exhibitor, Jane Duke. A painter and printer Jane's work is beautiful but there's something that gives her artwork that little extra... 
'Feed the Birds' by Jane Duke

Jane Duke at York Open Studios 

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