Hello! I'm Laura.
I make systems and resources for creative people, so they can grow their great work— the kind that supports their lives and shapes the world they want to see.
My business draws heavily on my experiences and skills as an artist, director, and dance maker:
A reverence for how small details connect to the bigger picture, a knack for seeing other people’s superpowers, reverence for movement and the body, comfort with experimentation, and a love of building something out of nothing.
For a long time I had a dysfunctional relationship with art making: I found myself continually burned out from throwing my energy in every direction, but was still never satisfied. I gave into the myths that artists should be poor and exhausted, and that being an artist needed to look a particular way. I was a freelance everything, but there wasn’t a common thread weaving together my work. I was anxious, and so tired.
In 2011, after a particularly draining performance project, I took a break to reevaluate my working methods— to ask, is there a more sustainable and satisfying way to create than saying ‘yes’ to every project and climbing the grant ladder? I read a lot of books, interviewed dozens of colleagues and friends, and thought long and hard about what was and wasn’t working for me.
What I’ve learned since then is that creating our great work— the stuff the fuels us and reflects our gifts— starts with getting honest about what we need and value.
Since our values are completely one-of-a-kind, our approach to creating needs to be, too.
When these pieces are aligned- needs, mission, and work- the result is both satisfying and impactful. We create what only we can make; that is a powerful thing.