XO-LP // Laura Palmer


Love Letters to a New Year.

Art Can Change Things

I had grand plans of writing about the creative process of building a 8 foot by 10 foot wall papered in illustrations today, but instead, I'm just going to put this out there.

"Isn't it amazing how art can change things?"

Last night my sweetheart and I (along with 400+ of our closest allies) attended the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's Big Event: Generations Strong. It was thoughtful and invigorating and very pink. The luminous Annette Bening came to Des Moines (on her own dime, might I add) and spoke with passion on choice and health and the power of accessible care for women. The women in the room were my dear friends, the women in the room were my mentors. Oh and Annette Bening said "You made this? It's beautiful. Isn't it amazing how art can change things?" and I felt my heart skip a beat. I sure hope I said thank you. 

Thank you for the amazing night, Planned Parenthood Team. You matter.

Back to that creative process: it was the first time I've ever drawn a uterus. And I went more science that whimsical with it which I think was the right choice. Don't you? Here are a few more photos of the illustrious ladies that planned, supported and attended last night's amazing event. [All of them standing in front of my drawings. I couldn't be prouder.]