RedwoodCoastCreative

LaLa @ Redwood Coast Creative Arts

Fair Oaks, California · 0 Sales

RedwoodCoastCreative

LaLa @ Redwood Coast Creative Arts

Fair Oaks, California 0 Sales On Etsy since 2007

Announcement   I create one of a kind, direct sculpted, fantasy figures, puppets, and art dolls. I also create hand made beads, jewelry, and natural, aromatherapy soaps.

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I create one of a kind, direct sculpted, fantasy figures, puppets, and art dolls. I also create hand made beads, jewelry, and natural, aromatherapy soaps.

LaLa Ortiz

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LaLa Ortiz

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Each creation is a one of a kind, created with love and care. Whether it is a bead or a sculpture I put a tremendous amount of care into each detail

A little bit about me:

I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I feel fortunate to have grown up in an environment surrounded by so many interesting people and places. The early exposure to so many limitless possibilities is part of what has given me the open outlook on life and all that it has to offer. Pure magic!

As a child I loved nothing more than to run off into a quiet corner by myself and make things.
I used to hide in the closet after bed time to read and secretly work on my projects, usually toys, dolls, and puppets. Anything with moving parts were fascinating favorites (and still are)!

Art has the ability to transport me completely away from reality. Away from my regular, everyday life of alarm clocks, deadlines, and dirty dishes! Once I go off into my studio, “my quiet little corner,” all of the world just melts away. It is just peaceful and everything is right in my own little world! I still prefer to work in the middle of the night. The dark side of midnight is when my creative juices begin to flow. Self doubt and anxiety fade away.
Without this escape from I would just go nuts! Anyway, this creative outlet is what makes my day feel productive and that my life is worth living. It is the difference for me between earning a living and making a life. I know this sounds extreme but, this is my reality. Without it I would quickly perish.

I still love making toys, dolls, animals, and puppets. My favorite medium is polymer clay combined with anything I can get my hands on! I use a lot of aged and recycled materials. My creatures are not trying to mimic the plastic toys and dolls that you find hermetically sealed in fancy factory packaging materials. My creatures are actual beings that come into this realm through me. Just as each of us has a story so do each of these mystical beings that I have the good fortune of communicating with. As I sculpt the features into their faces they tell me their stories and histories. Sometimes they share bits of wisdom, peace and calmness, other times they come through sharing terrible amounts of grief, anxiety, or just plain bad attitudes! Such is the case with Sir Gibborous Grouser, The Royal Garden Gnome, he was a crotchety old sort to deal will. Then there are the Wild Caught Faeries who have come through with every range of emotion from elation and excitement to fear and rage. You never can know from one moment to the next first they are crying then they are laughing, and then they spit in your face and fly away! Such are the ways of the passionate faeries!

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    I am on of the lucky ones that gets messages from the Mystical Beings. My creatures are actual beings that come into this realm through me. Just as each of us has a story so do each of these mystical beings.

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