Elenor Finds Her Forever Home

Elenor from The Stuffy Collection has found her forever home in Vernon B.C. I believe she is going to be treasured for many years to come and this warms my heart. Her new human is named Frankie – a young lady who is having fun embarking on her newfound love of art collecting.

The Stuffy Collection was an art challenge I gave myself in 2014, which consisted of taking a photo, creating a portrait inspired by it, and write a short story for each of my stuffed animal in my collection. Here is Elenor’s story from the book I made from this project, My Stuffies’ Secret Life.

Elenor is always looking deeper than the surface, reading between the lines and connecting with the space between things…”There is always more than meets the eye” in Elenor’s world!

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Forever Home For Chinetta

Chinetta – from the Stuffy Collection – has found her forever home on Cortes Island just in time for the festive time of year! Let me share a little insight on Chinetta taken from my book, My Stuffies’ Secret Life where you can find the full collection of 52 portraits, photos, and stories.

Chinetta has a personality that makes every room light up. When she speaks it’s like a pop of entertainment that sparkles with fun and laughter. Chinetta gets invited to all the parties!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – H2O

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In 2014, I gave myself an art challenge: Make one portrait a week for 52 consecutive weeks of my Stuffed Animal Collection. (You can view more on this project by visiting my Stuffy Collection pages on my website.) Each week, I took a photo of one stuffy for inspiration and then painted a portrait and wrote a story. For this week’s challenge, I share Mr. IloveH2O’s photo, portrait and story.

Mr. IloveH2O knows that water is the most important thing on Earth. “Without it, nothing would survive!” he is fond of saying. And then he invariably adds: “It takes 460 gallons of water to grow one pound of chicken and 31 gallons of water for a single pound of potatoes!”

Mr. IloveH2O would like you to think about water every day.

 

Happy Chinese New Year

I have always been drawn to this day.It really makes great sense to me.The Year Of The Monkey begins now!!! It’s time to get your A** in gear clean up the old and move forward with the new,get that clutter out of your world and clean up the yard cause spring is on its way.I wish everyone a wonderful new year with new desires and dreams.Today I share “Snapper” from “The Stuffy Collection”.It was this week last year I showed the full collection and had my art book launch for “My Stuffies’ Secret Life”.It’s been a great last year and I look so forward to another.

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Snapper’s Photo shot 

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Snapper’s painted Portrait

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision is one of my new painting being shown for the first time at the Undy Hundy Art Show this weekend in Victoria @ The Ministry of Causal Living.The show is open all weekend with entertainment and so much more.You can also get one of my art books “My Stuffies’ Secret Life”.

10 x 10  wood panel,polymer clay ,collage,acrylic,molding mud and vintage penny’s $100

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You can also see The Card -$100

14 x 14  – Canvas , Acrylic ,Collage ,Kroma Crackle ,Recycled FrameIMG_1177

 

 

Week 50 – Chinetta

Can you believe it’s already week 50 of 2015 !!!This week I bring you Cinetta from “My Stuffies’ Secret Life”  an art book featuring the story’s from The Stuffy Collection.

Chinetta has a personality that lights up a room.When she speaks,it’s like a pop of entertainment that sparkles with fun and laughter.Chinetta gets invited to all the parties.

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My Stuffies’ Secret Life

“My Stuffies’ Secret Life”is now available for kids of all ages. An art book of dreams , wishes and aspirations of my stuffed animal collections 52 week journey.  In 2014 I took The Stuffy Collection out ,one a week for a photo shot to inspire their painted portrait and wrote a story a week of the adventure.I had so much fun creating this project ,I refer back to it often and can remember the fun The Stuffy and myself had every week of the year.

 

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You can now get your own copy by email laurabalducciart@gmail.com or at the following stores.

Ecossentials ,
Pollen Sweaters Inc.,
Gorge Harbour Marina Resort,

What The Hell They All Say They Love Art

It is a mail out kinda day and My Stuffies’ Secret Life is making the rounds.If you don’t no one else well this is my attitude towards shameless promotion.They all say they love art so what the hell does a stuffy have to lose. Justin ,Oprah ,Ellen ,and Gwyneth I look forward to hearing which Stuffy is your favorite.

You to can get a copy of My Stuffies’ Secret Life an art book of dreams.wishes and aspirations.Perfect gift for all ages $30 including shipping.Just email me for more info  laurabalducciart@gmail.com IMG_0987

Season – “My Stuffies’ Secret Life”

Season was brought up to have love in his heart, be thoughtful of others and spread compassion. He shares his vision and hopes to spread it around the world to everyone he meets. At the solstices,Season counts his lucky stars and has faith that peace is just around the corner.

Season is in Paris to day at The Louvre for The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Event.

I would like to say thank -you to my editor who I worked with on my art book – “My Stuffies’ Secret Life” –  with her encouragement and skills she made it possible to take this project to the next level. I look forward to working with Paloma Vita again in the near future.

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Season – Portrait
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Season – photo shot

The Stuffy Collection is Celebrating

On July 13, my stuffy Season – week 52 from The Stuffy Collection – will be shown at The Louvre in Paris alongside many other artists in a digital gallery display during The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Event.There will also be a photo book that will be handed out during the event that will feature my photo.To say the least, I’m thrilled to be involved and shown with many artists from around the world at The Louvre.

I would like to send a Thank You to all of you who have supported The Stuffy Collection and my art over the years.You can now find Season and the full collection of portraits, photos and stories in my new art book called “My Stuffies’ Secret Life”. You can go to my Etsy store to order your very own signed copy!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/laurabalducciart

Season from The Stuffy Collection
Season from The Stuffy Collection