• VANESSA LAURIN: Joyriding Through the Underworld

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • PEEPING THROUGH THE WINDOWS: 5

    PEEPING THROUGH THE WINDOWS: 5
    A new recording diary has been posted for subscribers of the $7+ tier levels.
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  • Coming soon: THE TENDER PARTS

    THE TENDER PARTS: Coming soon
    New photography series, coming to Patreon on April 5.
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  • Etsy Shop: Temporarily Closed

    ETSY SHOP: Temporarily Closed
    Due to the global COVID pandemic, Vanessa is unable to mail out items at this time. Stay safe out there, everyone.




  • Woodland Whimsy Collection on Etsy

    ETSY SHOP UPDATE: Woodland Whimsy Collection
    New statement pieces have been added to this collection.
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  • ONE FOR SORROW on Patreon

    ONE FOR SORROW: Ten for a Bird You Must Not Miss
    The final instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • One for Sorrow: Part 9

    BEHIND THE SCENES: One for Sorrow, 8 to 10
    Bright red lippy and a bird in a brolly. New post for subscribers of the $5+ levels.
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  • Peeping through the windows

    PEEPING THROUGH THE WINDOWS: 3
    A new recording diary has been posted for subscribers of the $7+ tier levels.
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  • The Witch's Garden collection on Etsy

    ETSY SHOP UPDATE: The Witch's Garden
    A new collection of amulets containing protective plants from Vanessa's garden.
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  • One for Sorrow: Part 9

    ONE FOR SORROW: Nine for a Kiss
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • One for Sorrow: Part 8

    ONE FOR SORROW: Eight for a Wish
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • New Moon Weekend Sale on Bandcamp

    NEW MOON WEEKEND SALE
    Take 25% off all of Vanessa's releases. Enter code MOONLOVE at checkout. Valid February 22-24, 2020.
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  • Peeping through the windows

    PEEPING THROUGH THE WINDOWS: 2
    A new recording diary has been posted for subscribers of the $7+ tier levels.
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  • The Clubhouse at the back of the garden

    BEHIND THE SCENES: One for Sorrow, 5 to 7
    A shadow cat, more glitter tears, and a crow funeral revisited. New post for subscribers of the $5+ levels.
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  • One for Sorrow: Part 7

    ONE FOR SORROW: Seven for a Secret
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • Fall Foliage collection on Etsy

    Etsy sale
    The Fall Foliage Collection, now 25% off. Free shipping to Canada.
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  • One for Sorrow: Part 6

    ONE FOR SORROW: Six for Gold
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • Full Moon Weekend Sale on Bandcamp

    FULL MOON WEEKEND SALE
    Take 25% off all of Vanessa's releases. Enter code MOONLOVE at checkout. Valid February 8-9, 2020 only.
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  • Recording diary 1

    PEEPING THROUGH THE WINDOWS: 1
    A new recording diary has been posted for subscribers of the $7+ tier levels.
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  • One for Sorrow: 5

    ONE FOR SORROW: Five for Silver
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • Etsy shop update

    ETSY SHOP UPDATE
    Garnet acorns are back in stock, with free shipping to Canada.
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  • Behind the scenes on Patreon

    BEHIND THE SCENES: One for Sorrow, 1 to 4
    A Patreon-exclusive backstage tour of this series been posted for subscribers to the $5+ tier levels.
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  • One for Sorrow: 4

    ONE FOR SORROW: Four for a Birth
    The latest instalment of this series has been posted for all subscribers. (Cropped detail shown above.)
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  • The Piano Has Spoken

    THE PIANO HAS SPOKEN
    Vanessa's ninth album and new tier levels have been announced.
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  • The Blue Moon Collection on Etsy

    SHOP UPDATE
    The Blue Moon Collection is now available on Etsy.
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IMPORTANT NOTES ON SKULL COLLECTING

Vanessa's work focusses heavily on the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. As a lifelong pagan and wildlife advocate, no living creatures have ever been harmed for the sake of her art. All skulls, feathers, taxidermy and other specimens in her collection are treated with the utmost reverence. They are non-CITES, non-SARA and non-MBCA species, and were ethically sourced through reputable, cruelty-free and trusted sources.

Conservation and awareness are crucial to preserving wildlife and wild places; therefore, if Vanessa's work has inspired you to begin your own collection, it's your duty as a responsible collector to educate yourself on the legal requirements applicable to your country of residence. For example, in North America, it’s illegal to possess live native songbirds/raptors or their remains (taxidermy, bones, skulls or feathers) unless you're a legally licensed wild bird handler or veterinarian. Please, just leave that dead sparrow for the carrion eaters.

Further reading
Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES)
Canadian species at risk and the Species at Risk Act (SARA)
Migratory birds in Canada and the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA)
Directory of Canadian wildlife, plants and species

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