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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Pinky Has Gone MISSING!!!

The Stuffy Collection

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This is a photo of Pinky. Usually, this would be her favourite season because she can’t believe all the beautiful colours fall brings us. It’s such a cozy time of year too. the brisk autumn  air, the crisp sun… and sipping on hot chocolate while sitting on her comfy couch in front of a crackling fire are some of Pinky’s favourite things.

BUT!!! Pinky’s photo has gone AWOL and we are worried about her. If you see it anywhere, or have any information as to its whereabouts, please bring it back to the Co-op Café no questions asked or contact laurabalducciart@gmail.com to arrange her return.
The rest of the collection misses her!

THANK YOU!

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.

 

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,

A message from Bean’s “Don’t Be Caught Not Having Fun On A Sunday”

Bean likes to wander around in the Fall looking for as many different leaves that have changed with the season as possible.It’s just too much fun to roll around in piles of leaves with your friends.Do you want

to jump in too?

Bean is week 38 from The Stuffy Collection featured in My Stuffies’ Secret Life by Laura Balducci  and edited by Paloma Vita.

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Bean’s Photo Shot
Bean's Portrait
Bean’s Portrait

Raising Awareness With Art

Today is the day!!!

Portrait - Paddington Bear
Portrait – Paddington Bear

The art installation Paddington Bear from The Stuffy Collection is in a silent auction doing his best to help raise money and awareness for a cause dear to our heart in Victoria B.C. Please help spread the word.  

“Rain or shine,wind or snow; the weather does not matter if your ready to go.” Paddington Bear is the one you can rely on for embarking on adventure at the drop of a hat.And he is always prim and proper.

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

The Stuffy Collection Week 26 -Upsy Daisy

Upsy Daisy has a soft spot for flowers :fresh cut,wilted, or paper,you name it ! As long as it’s a flower,she loves it.How can a flower make a person so happy? “The work and energy it takes every plant to flower is living art and should be seen for the miracle that it is – and shared!”

Upsy Daisy’s Portrait

From “My Stuffies Secret Life” by Laura Balducci .Upsy Daisy’s art installation is still up for adoption with half the fee going to your choose the food bank or the s.p.c.a. $200 including the stuffy ,portrait and photoshoot.Share some flower energy today with your loved one’s.

Upsy Daisy's Photo Shoot
Upsy Daisy’s Photo Shoot