Productivity + Creativity

I come up with ideas, and I make them happen. I’m driven to do more—and to do it my own way.

  • Laura Kranz Art


    I create surreal art.

  • Laura Kranz music


    I compose original music.

  • Laura Kranz work


    I run a strategy company.

If you can create something …

… no one’s going to create it for you.

If you never bring your ideas into being, what once was “potential” will never exist.

I’ve created more than 1,000 original art pieces and have written more than 250 original compositions. I launched a company that does five departments’ worth of work—with just five people.

When you bring productivity and creativity together, you can push creative output beyond what’s believed to be reasonable. And that’s what this site is all about.

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I’m Laura Kranz

I believe having creative ideas and skills is a responsibility. Neglecting to create what I’m capable of is wasting potential. That’s why learning how to do more, do it better, and do it in less time matters to me.

I build logical systems to enhance creative output. This site is where a lot of that output lives.

You can explore my projects, giveaways, how-to articles, and ideas on the blog.

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Colorful alphabet creatures (drawing idea)

If you’ve seen my article on getting surreal ideas, you’ll know that combining things that don’t usually go together is a great way to get your imagination going. In this drawing prompt, we’re going to do just that—combining letters of the alphabet with made-up creatures. This one’s a fun drawing exercise for both artists and designers.

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Parallel Venation (leaf vein pattern)

I’ve been working through nine different configurations of leaf veins to make a drawing series, called The Vein Patterns of Leaves. The fifth is Parallel Venation.

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Introspect (surreal mixed-media drawing)

You’d think introspection is like retreating to your room, Admiring and rearranging the trophies you’ve gathered, or trying to get rid of messes you’ve accumulated— A symptom of either self-obsession or personal responsibility (or both). I find it much stranger than that. It’s bigger than a room.  Bigger than a town. There are things I … Continue reading “Introspect (surreal mixed-media drawing)”