Hi! Welcome to my e-store. This is where I display and offer my creations to you. Should you decide to come back a few times, hopefully, you will see how the items in the store are always changing and how I am evolving within my art and abilities.
A little bit about me. My name is Lori Prentice-van Luven. My husband and I "retired" to Digby, NS in August of 2019. We fell in love with Nova Scotia after visiting from Ontario and decided to make it our new beginning. We left behind all of our family, including 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. The grandchildren were the most difficult to leave behind. ;-) Our home is now in gorgeous Digby and we have a magnificent view of the Bay of Fundy which we enjoy with our 2 Standard Poodles - Maddie & Max!
I have always been creative and loved doing crafts. Before we made our move to the east, I did a lot of research into the art of working with concrete. This is what I wanted to do, create new out of old. The process is enjoyable, relaxing and very therapeutic. Not to mention, it is great fun to see what can be created from an old piece of clothing. From here, I moved onto epoxy resin. I was really hoping to be able to combine the two mediums and create unique items. This is still a work-in-progress as it is not as easy as I first thought. So, never one to give up, I discovered the secret of using moulds for the resin. Well, add in the glitter and fab colours, and I am now addicted! Resin is a very versatile product and can be used for so many things.
Not wanting to be limited by moulds, I mean really, why would anyone want to be limited?? I dove into free-form design. Now, this is something that is really enjoyable. Basically, once the resin has become pliable but no longer sticky, you shape it into the end product. Once the curing is done, I now have an item that is 100% uniquely mine. For the most part, I have been creating bowls, but am now venturing into tea lights and other interesting objects. Then came paintings. Painting with resin is amazing because it is so much fun adding in texture. The texture can be with sea glass, real shells, stones, driftwood and beads. The only limitation is my imagination. What is next? I'm so glad you asked! I'm now progressing into wood and resin. This includes cutting boards, serving trays and boards, maybe even some tables!!
This new adventure that I am on is ever-changing and educational. I am learning about myself and my new skills. Life is something that needs to be grabbed and enjoyed. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of my site as I have. Please feel free to reach out and say Hello! I am always open to new ideas, suggestions and just a plain old chat!
Have a fantabulous day and make it the best one yet!!