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Welcome to Be Herd Communications
I am Laurie Herd and invite you to be part of a creative journey in arts and culture, event planning and promotions, as well as, healthy living.
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WORK

Be Herd Communications has three areas of focus to serve YOU!

Art and culture—this work is creative, highlighting local with roots in the natural world! Browse the art on my site and see what went into the process of creating it!

Supporting local business and groups through event planning and promotion. Here I share events of interest: past, present and future, as well as, cultural activities that take place locally and beyond. As Creative Director I passionately promote local businesses and groups and discuss how their work impacts our area of Simcoe County; all with a creative approach. The work tells a story about people and events in my life and the community goings-on that are important to me.

And…being a healthy lifestyle advocate. It embraces healthy living as I discuss my journey with Young Living Essential Oils and how they have given me and others who use them a lifestyle alternative.

Overall, the mission of Be Herd Communications and the work shows the importance of building relationships, forming partnerships and supporting the people who live, work, play and learn in our community. The work shown here represents me and portrays the many ways that I can help you.

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SERVICES

ART

Let’s talk art! My subject matter is highly influenced by the natural world and the people I know and places I have visited. I work across landscape, still life and portraiture as well as mixed media collage as platforms for social comment or folly.
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Promotions

Be Herd Communications promotes your business activities and events with creative solutions via community and media engagement, partnership development, visual presentation, planning and writing and editing.

Essential Oils

Celebrate harmony between nature, body, mind, and soul. Natural plant based essences by Young Living used daily offer benefits in healthy living; in the home, for personal care, fitness and lifestyle support with these pure Seed to Seal Essential Oil products.
this is my art

ART

Let’s talk art! My subject matter is highly influenced by the natural world and the people I know and places I have visited. I work across landscape, still life and portraiture as well as mixed media collage as platforms for social comment or folly.

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Stay connected

Laurie would be pleased to keep in touch and share information about her art, promoting your business or incorporating essential oils into your life. Contact Laurie today and she’ll be in touch.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.
– Dr. Seuss
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
– Leo Burnett
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
– Albert Einstein
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
– Pablo Picasso
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
– Edgar Degas
You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
– Shonda Rhimes
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ABOUT

Laurie Herd is a self-taught painter and mixed media collage artist who lives and works in Orillia, Ontario. Herd’s paintings are inspired by the natural environment, especially the area surrounding Georgian Bay where her family cottage is located, as well as other Canadian settings she has visited.

Herd’s camera is her primary tool to capture reference images to paint, often from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle. Mixed media collage pieces often tell a story or infer a theme or meaning and utilize repurposed found objects or paper pieces and paint.

Growing up in a family of makers and participation in performance art over the years have influenced Herd’s art making through the exploration of colour, texture, shape, pattern and rhythm while Impressionist painting techniques have influenced Herd’s painting style.

Herd has shown her work in galleries in Orillia and Midland, Ontario.

Laurie Herd
Creative Director
I grew up in a home of makers where fibre art and textiles were part of my every day. I have been creating since I was a little girl using cloth, colours and paper for building imaginary worlds during play.  A strong background in dance and theatre strengthened my creative focus.

The heart of my work is storytelling and I attempt to evoke feeling through my use of texture, colour, pattern and rhythm. My preferred media are painting, collage and natural objects; each work composed and presented as an enticement to an observer to enter a scene that I have created.

My subject matter is highly influenced by the natural world and the people I know and places I have visited. I work across landscape, portraiture and mixed media collage as platforms for social comment or folly.

About
Be Herd Communications
Be Herd Communications was established in 2014, a company to promote local business and groups in their activities and events through a creative lens via photography, visual presentation and writing and editing. Creative Director Laurie Herd encourages partnership development and is experienced in community and media engagement to stimulate business and has worked extensively in Orillia and area.

Laurie Herd has been a Young Living Member (#3399040) and Ambassador since 2015. Using essential oils in daily living have provided natural and toxic free choices in her home, for personal care as well as fitness and lifestyle support.

Laurie would be pleased to talk to you and share information about her art, promoting your business or incorporating essential oils into your life through Be Herd Communications. Contact her today.

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.
– Stephen Covey
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
– Steve Jobs
I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
– Estée Lauder
The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.
– Orison Swett Marden
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
– J.M. Barrie
How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?
– Seth Godin

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PROMOTIONS

Be Herd Communications promotes your business activities and events with creative solutions via community and media engagement, partnership development, visual presentation, planning and writing and editing.

contact us now

Stay connected

Laurie would be pleased to keep in touch and share information about her art, promoting your business or incorporating essential oils into your life. Contact Laurie today and she’ll be in touch.

Millions around the world have discovered the benefits of pure essential oils, derived naturally from plants.
Essential Oils help, assist, and support. The world needs to be more like essential oils.
Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. 
Get lost in Nature and you will find yourself. 
– Young Living Essential Oils
How much or how little we know about essential oils doesn’t matter. Our intention to be healthy and well matters most.
Young Living offers essential oils, blends and oil-infused products with the optimal levels of specific, naturally occurring essential oil constituents to maximize their potency.
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ESSENTIAL OILS

Celebrate harmony between nature, body, mind, and soul. Natural plant based essences by Young Living used daily offer benefits in healthy living; in the home, for personal care, fitness and lifestyle support with these pure Seed to Seal Essential Oil products.

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OUR BLOG

The blog is a snapshot about the things I do or am involved with in the community in one of the three areas of my work…art, promotion and green living with essential oils.
Inspired with the Art of Apples

Inspired with the Art of Apples

​ There is a committed group of people with whom I regularly see at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) during Life Drawing sessions. We occasionally also get together to draw and paint and to socialize in a Library space or at a member’s home or cottage....

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Urban Sketching Group in Orillia

Urban Sketching Group in Orillia

The life of an artist can be a lonely existence especially when your studio is your office or kitchen/dining room table and you work by yourself.  Being with others and creating helps me to fill up my energy and motivation bubble so I often take advantage of group art...

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Women’s Day Art Show

Women’s Day Art Show

Women have been participating in the International Women’s Day Art Show since 1997. With various styles and mediums utilized, the work is a powerful platform to identify the theme of the year from a female perspective. I have had the honour to show work at this event...

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CONTACT US

Laurie would be pleased to talk to you and share information about her art, promoting your business or incorporating essential oils into your life through Be Herd communications. Contact her today.
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SERVING

Orillia and

North Simcoe County

PHONE

Phone: 705-323-2440

Text: 705-323-2440

MAIL

infobeherd@gmail.com

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