Prairie Hollow Creations
Laura Mead grew up in Shaftsbury Hollow, Vermont, and as a young adult moved to Kansas after falling deeply in love with the Flint Hills. Both landscapes -- the lush, wooded landscapes of the Green Mountains and the vast, rolling prairie of the Flint Hills -- have captured her imagination. These vistas inspire her to create art as a means of expression, understanding and connection with others.
Laura is a practitioner & teacher of meditation. She is a self-trained and intuitive artist. To Laura, the act of creating art is part of the meditative process. Her art is created to cultivate peace, stillness, insight, wisdom and compassion. Each piece of art Laura creates can be used as a type of talisman, invitation & reminder to cultivate those same qualities in and around ourselves each and every day.
Laura teaches classes and workshops to students young and old.
Laura provides individual and small-group sessions in her art studio
She enjoys creating with polymer clay and making botanical prints on paper and silk scarves with locally gathered grasses and flowers.
Polymer clay necklaces & earrings
Botanical prints on paper
Botanical print silk scarves
In this short video, Laura provides an overview of the process used in dyeing silk scarves.
Laura’s creations are now available at a number of retail outlets in northeast Kansas. You can find them in Topeka at Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop downtown as well as the gift shop in the State Capitol and at the Kansas Museum of History. In Manhattan, visit the Strecker Nelson West Gallery and the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
In Kansas City, her work can be found at Unique Finds in Overland Park. Laura also maintains a gift shop in her studio at Prairie Hollow. For the latest information on her art, meditation and musings, please visit her Facebook page.