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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Drowning Dog (painting + time-lapse video)

They usually don’t go swimming. I suppose they won’t go swimming anymore. That, or they’ll always be swimming. I guess I’ll know soon enough. I did all I could. —Jeffrey Kranz


The Vein Patterns of Leaves (art series)

Many leaves have beautiful and interesting vein patterns. In fact, almost all of them have some kind of variation on one of nine vein patterns—with a few exceptions. Here, I’ve created a chalk and charcoal drawing that depicts each one, which you can see below. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

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Transverse Venation (leaf vein pattern)

Transverse Venation is the ninth and final drawing in The Vein Patterns of Leaves series. Transverse Venation Transverse Venation—also known as “cross venation” or a “cross venulate pattern”—includes small veins that connect larger veins. They are not to be confused with reticulate leaf veins, where small veins create a web-like network between larger veins. Instead, these veins emerge from one large vein, then … Continue reading “Transverse Venation (leaf vein pattern)”