Lara learned to stencil while renovating a large Victorian house in CT, but found stenciling too much fun to stop there. She went on to stencil other rooms, floorcloths, and, eventually, greeting cards and gift tags. One of her proudest accomplishments is being hired to stencil the Palliative Care Room at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townsend, VT.
In her compositions, Lara strives for simplicity of design that exudes a sense of calm, joy, or wonder. Her greeting cards are clean and bright and feature iconic images – from individual flowers and maple leaves (fall) to a dog on a sled (winter). She also makes has some delightfully clever birthday cards.
Lara lives in West Hartford, VT and works out of her cellar workshop. She creates each design herself, and stencils each card by hand.