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  • The last year (and a bit!)
  • Laura Shallcrass

The last year (and a bit!)

So I think it's perfectly clear that I am not the worlds most prolific blogger. Not even close, in fact it's been well over a year since I've written a post. I have had a lot of things going on (which I'll get to shortly) but really it just comes down to pure golden laziness, and for that I apologise. So to make up for it here is what I've been up to since I've been gone.


This right here is the biggest of my reasons (excuses!) for not blogging.

I felt pretty rubbish for the first 20 weeks, it was a hard slog but eventually I came right.

And managed to throw together another show at Kapa.

And just as I was feeling good and starting to get some work done this happened!

Two weeks early! Just when I had committed to new commissions which I thought I'd have plenty of time to finish beforehand. 

But I got there in the end and really loved the result.

So I thought I'd carry on the momentum and make my first attempt at portraiture. I've had in my head for a while the idea of doing a series of paintings around the idea of luck, omens and belief. This is the first. Lucky Red Shirt.

Because I didn't have enough to do, what with two kids, commissions, commercial graphic design and illustration work aaaand my personal illustration work, I decided to make some textiles! Cushions and kids tees to start with, mostly because I wanted them for myself!

I've been continuing to produce work towards a new show which I've tentatively titled Magic to be held at Toi o Tahuna in November.

 All while being mama to my now 4 and 1 year olds. So that's a year (and a bit!)s worth of blogging. It doesn't sound as busy as it felt when I condense it all down like that. Totally manageable.

So I'll leave you with where I'm at today. This is the underpainting for Citrine, the third in my crystal series and the 4th of what I'm hoping will be 17 works for my new show. What am I thinking!!? Oh and I've also taken a park time job doing graphic design for an agency in town. Because I needed more projects. 

Thanks for reading!


  • Laura Shallcrass

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