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Long story short, I'm losing The Great Loftspace.

The loftspace is the photography room that exists in my parents house, and I have moved out to live in Vancouver.
Now, that house is being sold, and so it is the end of the lovely grey loft with the big natural light windows.

But that's not the end of my as an artist or photographer, it's just a time of growth and change
I've spent six months in the city intensely studying acting, and working towards becoming a working actor and model.
I've made lots of new friends in the city, and it's really opened up new doors for me.
As much as I love the country, there is just not a strong enough arts community to thrive here.

And I want to say, that, while I've been quiet for a long, long time, I have struggled with illness, both the physical illness of my mother and my own depression and anxiety about not being good enough. But this spring feels different. It feels happy. I feel like my joy and creativity have returned. I want to draw, and paint and photograph again. This feels like a time of great healing and growth for me.

I suppose now is the best time to finally tell you guys my real name. I'm Laura Auffray.
Wow. That was easier than I thought. Yep, I have a name, and now I'm trying to get it out.

If you'd like, you can check out my new facebook page
www.facebook.com/lauraauffraya…

And if you view my demo real, you even get to hear my real voice ^^

Moving ahead, I'm really not sure what the future holds for me, but I'm looking forward to it. It feels like things might just turn out ok.
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gingersketches Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Laura is a lovely name :)  Best wishes as you pursue an acting and modeling career.  You have already demonstrated with your stock photos an ability to capture movement and portray emotion well - it shouldn't be hard to translate those skills to these other fields.
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N0rgel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Best wishes Laua ;D
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IcarusJaniese Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
You'll always be Thomas to me.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Yarr.
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AdiSinner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Long time I know your name is Laura, because I saw that on a photo-essay of you, in somewhere in internet. You have a nice name.
I just watched your demo video; you're great.
I wish you the very best of luck.
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echomrg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Laura, pleased to meet you.
Good luck with your acting career and have fun :nod::giggle:

Marcello
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grimalkn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic :) It's nice to meet you Laura! 

I'm glad that you're feeling better and  I hope you continue feeling this way.  I think things will work out "ok" for you as well and I look forward to seeing your work! 

:rose: 
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silamir Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   General Artist
Good luck! :)
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Kat0tonic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Use to live in the country out in the middle of no where. The city is definetly a better place to be! :) I wish you luck in your endevors!!
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Wishing you all the luck you can handle! hehe :)
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you so much!
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abdelrahman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Good luck to you .. And sorry to hear about your sorrows, I hope they're way past you now ... I like your real name also, but I like to keep thinking of you as RobynRose ..
Now go and get artsy :)
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Life is an ongoing journey. ^^ From what I've experienced, I've learned that you can let the bad stuff crush you, or you can let it inspire you to make things better. )
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Vyoshere Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations and wishing you all the very very best in your endeavors!!
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you :)
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imtheartisan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I'm your fan! You'll you will do a great job :D 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you so much!
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annaoi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you success, Laura :)
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TheDM1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
That is really, really brave of you to share your real name with us!  ... though of course we all see your point too, getting your name out there is a good thing if one is beginning a career as an actor and model I imagine :)  ... I'm sure there's a lot of people who will agree with me when I say between your gallery (both here on DA and on facebook) and your demo reel that you have plenty of talent and we're all very confident that you will succeed and do well (i.e. of course it's normal to feel some anxiety about "not being good enough" as you mentioned above when starting out in this sort of field .... unless one is some sort of self-obsessed prima donna that is and I think people who have followed your DA journals over the years know you well enough to know that is definitely not you!  ;)  ... but I think you're going to find that a lot of people here on DA will be of a similar viewpoint -that you're going to do quite well !  :)  ) .. 
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Caliban2017 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Hello Laura and welcome to a new chapter in your artistic life! :)
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photorip Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy you are becoming an actor and/or model...... Based on your photos on DA, I believe you could be an excel actor/model  :dance:

BTW, I do not know if you have seen this site for models - link below. It is like DA of artists but it is an international site for models, photographers, makeup artist, actors, etc. You can input your portfolio and could be contacted for jobs.

www.modelmayhem.com/
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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Rincs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   General Artist
Hurray for your strength and change! Good luck and I hope your path remains true! :D
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81Scorp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Sucks about the loft but glad to hear that you`re feeling good.:heart: :tighthug:
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Laura! Spring is coming :)
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Well, technically since we passed the equinox, spring is already here. ;D
But maaaaan you should see the cherry blossoms all around Vancouver!
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Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to! I am in Qatar, were all we have are dust storms!
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww all the best one way or another :D
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you. I will bring new art and new knowledge to DA wherever I travel to!
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad things seem to be moving in a new exciting direction for you :aww: Best of luck! 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you so much. I'm really looking forward to the spring and summer. Maybe you'll see me on TV one day ;D
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'll look forward to it! :D
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thelastmaze Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Laura! Thanks for sharing and being brave!
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FabianCobos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
What a post!, I wish you the best for your future, and thanks for all the amazing stocks you give us, :)
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sweetsnowxtreme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Transitions are really hard, especially when there's drastic change. I'd like to follow and support you on your journey, though I don't know how much worth my humble opinion is. I know little to nothing about modeling and acting, but I know its one of the hardest professions to get into. So a lot of my respect goes to your ambitions. Also, you seem to have a great drive and a survivor mentality. I'm sure you will go really far with that along with your fantastic talent. The best of luck to you and I'll be one of many cheering from the sidelines!
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neomeruru Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, Laura!

Good luck with this. It's a season of change... I'm taking the leap to freelancing, myself. Thinking good thoughts for us both. :)
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Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eager to see what your newfound creative muse will produce...
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Secretsofaphrodites Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Good luck Laura!
And congratulations on overcoming the problems and everything.
Thanks for sharing :D
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MustLoveOme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I get you, but this changes are always for the best. You have a lovely name btw <3 Wish you the best!~
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aegis-of-justice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Laura, nice to meet you! ^^
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Nice to meet you, too ^^
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Sinlaise Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well lovely to meet you, Laura.  =) I hope the move has gone well and I cant wait to see where your art takes you =DCupcake Icon | F2U 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Thank you. and the great thing about the internet is that so long as I have a half-functioning latop and some wifi, I can take you guys with me!
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Sinlaise Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True story! =D
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
How wonderful to see you around these parts again. It's a pleasure to meet you, as Laura, and I can't wait to see where your talent takes you. 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure to hear from you, Laura! I'm Sarah. :D And I'm looking forward to seeing what you make! :la:
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JeticaForever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish you the best of luck with the new space, your health, and your art :)
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Good luck... but sorry about the loft!  I remember having to leave my metal shop and how different everything felt...
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Yep. It's hard to give up a familiar space. But I'm sure I can find some shooting space in the city somewhere!
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