Dear Laurel on Youtube
Inspiring You with Ideas to Explore your Own Mystical Creative Muse
Art and Folklore and Women’s History by Canadian Artist and Storyteller, Laura Daub
Art, Fine Craft, Creativity, Women’s Ancestry, Feminism and Women’s Empowerment, mixed with Magic and Myth, tales of Mystics, Witches, Healers and yes, Vampires. I hope you find my videos somewhere between the creative, soothing feel you get from watching a Bob Ross Video picking up some painting tips, while enjoying a little storytelling of empowered and magical women.
I have devoted my life to both learning and working in Art and Design. My formal training is in Fashion Design with an emphasis on Haute Couture methods and a love for Fashion Illustration, as well as in Multimedia Design and Interior Design. I have worked with many different mediums and in the most recent past, textile-based work, but in realizing my desire to use the time of Covid19 and isolation as a time to reflect on my work, I decided it was the perfect time for a reinvention. I have done this several times over my life as many artists do and as usual, I am totally refreshed with a new perspective that flows with ease into other areas of my life.
I’m currently concentrating on painting with acrylics. This work allows me to portray everything I want to share with the world through Visual Arts. My lifelong obsession with Mystical and Magical storytelling and a passion for Feminist messaging of Women’s Strength and Empowerment sometimes inspires me to write stories to accompany my work.
Dear Laurel, a wise Mystic, represents a woman who resonates with my soul.
My musings are written through her enlightened eyes.
I search for empowered women through family lineage
and stories of other strong women in our past history that inspire me.
I search for an ancestor who would have perhaps been considered a Suffragette, or some semblance of one,
possible great-great-great-grandmothers who could have been mistaken for Witches, Healers, Magical Women, Mystics.
I search in my Grand Dames heritage home for the ghosts of women who were Artists and Outliers, like I am today.
Women who believe in a World of Magic and the Power of Wonder, Courage and Strength.
I search with hope to find these mystics who were in power of their own destiny
and those who had a will strong enough to stand up against misogyny and patriarchy
as I believe to be, again, of the upmost importance today.