LauraYoungren

art & found - formerly "all about Pretty!"

Coaldale, Alberta · 4 Sales

LauraYoungren

art & found - formerly "all about Pretty!"

Coaldale, Alberta 4 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   artist, renaissance gal, repurposer, imaginationist, professional putterer, collector of bits&bobs, flower sniffer, luv me some pretty, dabbler'n this&that, story teller, always rescuing furry things, God girl, dreamer and lover of the old, worn, torn & tattered

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Last updated on 27 Jan, 2017

artist, renaissance gal, repurposer, imaginationist, professional putterer, collector of bits&bobs, flower sniffer, luv me some pretty, dabbler'n this&that, story teller, always rescuing furry things, God girl, dreamer and lover of the old, worn, torn & tattered

Laura Youngren

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Laura Youngren

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artist, repurposer, imaginationist, renaissance gal, professional putterer, always rescuing furry things, dabbler'n this&that, lover of the old, worn, torn&tattered, flower sniffer, story teller, God girl

my artistic journey has been a long & windy road with detours via interior decorating, esthetics/makeup artistry, furniture restyling & collecting antiques.  i have always been able to see beauty & purpose in junk and have been repurposing since my childhood. it started with restyling the kleenex box & upholstering mom's noxema jar into a sofa & stool for Barbie. my creations have evolved over the years but I'm true to my ADD diagnosis and have never been able to focus on just one medium or style. My family calls me "jack of all" but i prefer " renaissance gal".  i definitely jump around & experiment but my one consistent factor is a sense of nostalgia.

one thing I know for sure, I truly long for the days of old where simple beauty was appreciated and we cherished & cared for our things instead of just throwing them away.  a time when even a simple sentence was a delicacy for the ears instead of our abbreviated language of today. I often use poetry as my muse and consider my art painted poetry. I especially love the writings of William Wordsworth, Sara Teasdale, Jane Austen and Lucy Maud Montgomery. My secret desire is that the world would revert back to speaking like Lucy's Anne of Green Gables or Jane's Elizabeth Bennett, oh how divine that would be!

Because I love words so much I thought I'd use some to give you a sense of what my art is all about and the sentiments I hope they evoke:
art dolls, assemblages, collage, mixed media, oil, acrylic & encaustic paintings, repurposed anything & everything, art cloches, furniture design & painting, decorative accessories, restyled lighting, etc. etc. etc.
beauty, whimsy, nostalgia, nature, giggles, joy, pretty, serenity
shabby chic, scandinavian, bohemian, modern victorian, rustic with a dash of pretty (gritty pretty)
layers, texture, mica, lace, solder, bling, found vintage treasures, buttons, poetry, antique photos and tin types, charcoal and graphite, acrylics oil and chalk paints, encaustics and beeswax,, vintage books, ephemera, glazes, leafing, mica, aromatherapy, german glass glitter, vintage linens and lace, vintage bits and bobs
patina, blooms, faded, floral, vintage, fragrance, monochromatic, sepia tones, verdigris, colourful, shiny, tea stained, distressed, chippy

Tu-de-lu,
Laura

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  • Laura Youngren

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    artist, renaissance gal, professional putterer, collector of bits&bobs, flower sniffer, imaginationist, dabbler'n this&that, luv me some pretty, storyteller, always rescuing furry things, dreamer, God girl and lover of the old, worn, torn & tattered

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Last updated on 01 Mar, 2018
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Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale for art, handcrafted and repurposed items. Due to the nature of my work using vintage materials & being one of a kind I usually can't offer large quantities of certain items. Please message me for further information or with any questions you may have.

Tu de lu,
Laura

Custom and personalized orders

I do offer custom orders for art, handcrafted and repurposed work. Please message me with any questions you may have.

what is included in shipping charges?

Shipping Charges also include handling fees & packaging materials

Gift wrapping and packaging

If this is a gift for someone else I can drop ship directly to them if you wish. I can also do a special gift wrap if you request.