Today I feel like I have achieved a personal Victory .Back in the Spring I attended a very fun and awesome workshop by Kate Church .We learned how to create art dolls her way.She took us step by step and it was very intense .We all walked away with new friends and fresh ideas to take home to our studio’s.In the summer I went to a natural dye workshop on Cortes Island by Heather Young which also got me working and creating my own textile art.Using the skills I have learned this year has given me an opportunity to try my hand to create my own art doll with a body suit I naturally dyed using onion skins.I love making these art dolls its a small scale of combining all my different trades in to one hair ,make-up ,fashion styling into one art piece.Today I celebrate A Personal Victory to dress my first art doll I created on my own.She is stuffed and ready. I look forward to sharing her all dressed. Her name is Laurisa and well be part of my new art installation called That Wall along side 12 other art dolls and so much more.I share a photo from the photo shoot last nite.
This Saturday Aug.15th my first art doll well be shown in About Face! a selfie art show @ Martin Batchelor Gallery . That’s right I made a selfie art doll named Laura.This is a very exciting group show with over 100 artist submitting.
On Aug 21st my second art doll and first wall hanging incorporating polymer clay features will be unveiled at The Old School House Art Gallery on Cortes Island the show is called The Artist’s Feast.This is the annual members show held each year.I well share the poster next week.
Its been a very exciting Spring and Summer and there still is more to come.It all started back in May when I attended a workshop with Kate Church learning how to make art dolls with polymer clay.Please visit her website to see more https://katechurch.wordpress.com/ . I also attended a workshop that taught natural dying by The Craft Lab run by Heather Young on many different textiles which I well incorporate in to my future art dolls.To learn more about The Craft Lab please visit there website http://www.thecraftlab.ca/ .I learned so much during this 2 work shops and I am very excited to continue working with the techniques. I would like to encourage you to continue taking workshops there an inspiring way to keep growing your artistic/growing path ,meet new friends,and be energized by fellow attendees.
Earlier in the summer season I am honored to have been involved in a group photo exhibit at The Louvre in Paris for The See.Me Expose Yourself Digital Gallery there was 191 artist shown and viewed during this exciting event.I well frame my letter of recognition as 4 years ago I was in a workshop with Ruth Payne the curator for the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver.She said make a 5 year goal Laura.Getting to show in Europe was one of them.
The summer has been filled with time in the studio creating art,gardening,paddle boarding and many guests on Cortes Island.I have also had the opportunity to start working on 2 new projects.That Wall a 13 pieces art installation and a new book.In the mean time please enjoy the rest of your summer and I well keep you updated on my process and the things that inspire me.Thank you for continuing to visit,share and support my creativity xoxoxo Laura