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!
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!
The Stuffy Collection is an art project consisting of a challenge I gave myself in 2014 of creating on art piece for 52 consecutive weeks. I chose to base it around my stuffed animal collection by first taking a photo for inspiration and then create a painted portrait as well as a story. The installation has toured the The Salish Sea and can be viewed as we speak at The Co-op Café on Cortes Island alongside the art book I created from the project My Stuffies’ Secret Life. I decided to share Week 45 with you, as it seems like a good time to share Pearl’s story.
Pearl likes to stay close to her roots, so she does not travel far often. She does have an aunt who lives on an oyster farm much more to the south of where Pearl lives. Her aunt visits every year and each time, brings her many of her namesakes. Pearl loves to spend time with her aunt and marvel at what oysters can do with a speck of dirt! “It’s always possible to turn challenges into opportunities,”thinks Pearl.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange her return.
The rest of the collection misses her!
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.
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