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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Shapes in the wrinkles (art idea)

Sometimes, mundane objects can become interesting or even beautiful if you just zoom in. That’s what you’ll do in this drawing exercise where you find interesting shapes in the wrinkles. You’ll examine something you see so often that you forget it’s even there—and you might be surprised by how interesting your art piece turns out (even … Continue reading “Shapes in the wrinkles (art idea)”

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Facts [an organic form drawing]

Facts are passive, like plants. They pretty much sit around. You can harvest bits of them, sprinkle them into some kind of salad—and most people don’t mind sampling a few bites. They’re so ubiquitous I sort of forget about them, like how you forget that you’re hearing the refrigerator humming. They’re mysterious, too. Like fungi or ghosts. … Continue reading “Facts [an organic form drawing]”

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She Wipes Her Mouth (Proverbs 30 drawing)

The Proverbs 30 Art Series is a sequence of about 40 small pencil drawings, each based on a small bit of text from the book of Proverbs. All of them use a somewhat surreal technique. This drawing, She Wipes Her Mouth, is the 30th in the whole set. It’s based on Proverbs 30:20, which says: