Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and wanting to know a bit more about me, Laura, or the crafty collage business (now my fulltime job) Gooseglitters.
I've always had a love for paper products - buying a new diary was the hightlight of my school year, and scraps of wrapping paper, sticker sheets, and vicotorian die cuts were treasured in old shoeboxes to reuse some day. I've always been drawn to kitschy imagery, glittery maria's and colourful, quirky illustrations - looking back at my younger self, I can totally see why I do what I now do!
After years of working in the corporate environment, I decided to chase my bigger dream - being a fulltime collage artist and show the world what beauty we can find in those old, vintage papers. It has become my mission to save as many secondhand books as I possibly can (before they end up in landfill) so you can often find me wondering around carboot sales and flea markets, hunting down new treasures.
Making new art from these old, used, sometimes ripped and stained, scribbled on, gorgeous papers makes my heart truly happy. Reusing and repurposing what is already with us - celebrating the life they have lived, the conversations they've been part off, the households they've lived in. I seriously believe these books and mags need to be seen again.
What makes me almost happier than creating collages myself, is introducing others to this beautiful craft - have a look on my workshop page for more information. On a more personal note, collage has always helped me reducing stress and anxiety and it's amazing to hear that workshop participants have experienced that same calming effect.
To find out what's new on a daily basis I'd recommend you to check out my Instagram. Besides showing new collage designs, I chat about my latest book finds, collage processes, workshop and market dates, brand collabs and so on!
If you ever wish to contact me for commissioned work or a collaboration, private workshop requests, tips on collaging or just a general chat: use the contact form on my website or send me a dm on Instagram. Would love to hear from you!
Have a wonderful day,