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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! 
 
Christmas Kitchen Must Haves! 
 
It's December and our kitchens are filling with those delicious Festive smells as mince pies are filled, gingerbread men are iced and Florentines are slathered in chocolate! Not to mention that lovely Turkey dinner that awaits us! Well how about some friends to keep you company while you cook? 
 
Even better these helping hands won't try to sneak a lick of a spoon, just look mooootiful! 
 
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Can we get a YE HAW! 
 
IT'S NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY! 
 
Every 4th Saturday of July is dedicated to one of the most iconic characters in history, the Cow Boy.  
But what about the Cow Girls?  
 
Read the story of one of the most famed Cow Girls the world has known.  
 
 
 
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It's 14th July and you know what that means! 
 
IT'S COW APPRECIATION DAY! 
 
I got in touch with some of my favourite farmers from across the country to see why they love cows so much! 
 
 
 
 
I don’t know what the rule is when it comes to being a Mother. Does the baby have to be born yet, or does pregnancy count too? Well I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant and I’m calling it! Happy Mother’s Day to ME! 
 
 
 
 
howluckyami  
If ever you have a spare moment to read a blog post please make it this one. A tribute to a friend, gone but not forgotten. 
 

  Nathan Atkinson 1992-2019 

It's Valentine's Day!  
Love is in the air and I wanted to take a moment to celebrate my one true love... The COW! 
Artist Lauren Terry and Highland Cow
 
Lauren'sTop Picks! 
Cumbria Life Christmas Edition! 
 
This weekend we kick off the festive show season as we attend Cumbria Life Christmas. 
16th & 17th November  
Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria 
 
Packed full of Cumbrian crafts of all varieties this is a wonderful shopping event.  
Here are a few of the Lauren's Cows Favourites! 
Highland Cow Flower Jug
 
 
Bespoke Christmas Cows  
Just For You! 
 
Did you know that Lauren's Cows offers a Christmas Card personalistation service? Fantastic for businesses, large families or even Christmas Party invites. We will print your bespoke message inside the Cow Card of your choice, provide the envelopes and post them straight to your door. Then all you have to do is send them out! 
 
Tiny Art for a Tremendous Cause 
I am thrilled to announce that a completely one off, never seen before piece of Lauren's Cows art will be being auctioned off as part of this years National Doodle Day in support of Epilepsy. 
National Doodle Day 2019
 
WE HAVE FANTASTIC NEWS!  
 
We can now frame that picture for you! 
 
For a long time our customers have been requesting frames and we just haven't had the right equipment to do it! However after a lot of hard work and intensive research we think we have solved it!  
Canterbury Cathedral 
Cows and Cathedrals  
Just a stones throw away from the impressive Canterbury Cathedral sits a gallery full of unique artwork from top British creatives. And now, some Cows!  
The Lauren's Cows herd have taken up residence in Stark Gallery in the beautiful city of Canterbury.  
You can't compare an image on a computer screen to an actual painting in the flesh which is why we are so excited to be the featured artist at Stark Gallery this Summer. Read more about the exhibition here... 
 
The Cows of The Castle 
We all know that the queen loves her Corgis and is a very fond of horses, but did you know she also loves her Cows? That's right! Although we are used to seeing our monarch in her finery, opening hospitals, hosting foreign ambassadors and waving from her Bently State Limousin, Queen Elizabeth likes nothing more than wandering her 50,000-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands, watching an episode of Countryfile and of course, tending to her cows. 
 
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip  
with the Highland Cattle at Balmoral  
'When life seems one too many for you, Go and look at a cow...' 
 
This poem was sent to me by a follower on the Lauren's Cows Facebook page (if you're not following yet then you must!) and it may be my favourite poem ever. It was published in The Old Farmer's Almanac back in 1936 and is simply wonderful! I urge you to spare a minute to read it because will brighten your day! 
'Found You!' Cow Painting by Lauren Terry

Ode to A Cow 

Let's paint the day Purple! 
It's the 26th March which means the international day for epilepsy also known as Purple Day. On this day we all come together to raise awareness of this condition and help make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy. People such as myself. 
That's right I have epilepsy. It's not something I usually talk about as I think there's quite alot of fear around the word 'epilepsy'. It can feel as if people are watching you out of the corner of their eye just waiting for you to fall over! However the only way to help people understand the condition is for epileptics to tell their stories and help remove some of those stigmas associated with the condition. So as it's Purple Day, I am opening up to you all! Here is my story... 
Jersey Cow Painting by Lauren Terry
 
Melody's Story 
 
In September I had the pleasure of visiting a local Jersey Farm in York and spending an afternoon with a lovely herd of milking Jerseys. Since my trip one of Greyleys Jersey Cows has made it into the Lauren's Cows herd, with many more to join in due course. 
As you know, I love to know all about the cows I paint and who knows them better than the people who take care of the cattle every day. So without further ado, here is Melody's Story! 
Gift's With a Twist this Mother's Day! 
 
Mother's day is just around the corner  
Sunday 31st March 
But fear not Lauren's Cows have got you covered with a range of fantastic gifts to make your Mum smile! So here's a few ideas for prezzies that will earn you serious brownie points this Mothers Day 
Highland Cow Flower Jug
Gift's for  
Mum 
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GIRLS!! 
 
It's international women's day and to celebrate what is probably the most important event in our calendar, I wanted to share with you the women that inspire me most. There are so many women who have inspired me and shaped the woman that I am today. However there is one lady in particular that I look to in times of uncertainty. So this blog is dedicated to my ultimate female icon. She's a bad ass like no other, a lady of the night, a dead shot with an arrow, an actual Goddess, She's my idol... 
ARTEMIS 
The Night Before Christmas by Lauren's Cows 
Everyone knows the Christmas classic 'The Night Before Christmas' well I decided that we needed a farm yard version, featuring our favourite animal! The Cow. I'm sure it will be soon be read in every home at Christmas.  
I hope you're sitting comfortably....  
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 

It's time once more for York Open Studios!  
This wonderful art event is one of my Highlights of the year. It's a fantastic art exhibition that spreads all over York, showcasing some of the top artists in our city. Whether you're an art fan or not, its a great day out! If nothing else you can pinch lots of complimentary biscuits and cups of tea on your way round the trail. But one thing that I'm certain of is that you'll see a huge variety of artwork and get a chance to speak to some really interesting people. Including myself and the cows of course! Join us at Bar Lane Studios York, YO1 6JU for two weekends of fun.  
York Open Studios 2018
There's a new cow in Lauren’s herd and she’s our very first British White! 
I’ve always struggled to find British Whites out and about, so was delighted when, by a twist of fate I found H Chapman & Son on Instagram. Not only did they have beautiful photographs of their British White cattle, they also happened to be cousins of a close friend of mine and big fans of the Lauren's Cows herd. What's more they live about 20 minutes down the road from me! This painting was truly meant to be! It is my pleasure to introduce you to, Fieldhouse Hermione! 
Framed art print of 'Hermione' by Lauren's Cows
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