Fashion and Nature flow together seamlessly. I love the texture and vivid colors paired with a vintage flair that spans across decades. Timeless pieces regardless of the trend. Nature is an inspiration for my art as it is paired with elements of texture, ephemera, and pieces like lace and etchings. I also love to walk outside and take in the world around me. The palette that surrounds us in life is full of magic. Mother Nature truly allows for endless possibilities. If you take a look in your closet, you will find the same. Textile artists have captured the same feel and have used those same color palettes for centuries. I can only imagine that they were also inspired by their surroundings so many years ago. Take a look at how they pair…
In my art, I use the layers to achieve the collision between these worlds. It amazes me that a flower or a critter grows to be breathtakingly beautiful with lively colors that would not be paired together normally. It isn’t until we see them in bloom or running in the wild that we pair these colors together. We use them in so many ways without thinking about the a original inspiration.
On the third Wednesday of each month, you will see the collision of fashion and nature. My portion of this wonderful collaboration is an art piece that brings all the elements together. I will also include an item or two collaborated from the pieces of the members of our team. I will also share posts here on my blog from Darren, Dominique, and Roda. Please visit these fantastic sites, they are so incredibly talented.
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I am so excited to announce a collaboration with three amazingly talented, beautiful, and beyond creative friends; Darren, TheArtyPlantsman, Dominique, 3CStyle, and Roda, Growing Self. When I was asked to create art for this project, I cannot even begin to explain how passionate and excited I am to be a part of this team.
Dominique explains the project beautifully, “When Fashion and Nature Collide, which showcases our love for critters, flowers and art. Our passion let it be photography, drawing or fashion is nurtured by the beauty and harmony of nature, shared friendship and a common desire to stay connected in order to keep growing and blooming. Each month starting on March 21st you will see outfits styled by me, and art from Lisa, that were inspired by Roda’s critter pictures and Darren’s flower pictures. Each one of us will post a specific blog post describing the species or in my case the clothing. It’s a rendez-vous we hope you won’t miss it and that it will encourage you to seek inspiration from Mother Nature.”
Please visit Dominique’s launch post for more information and learn more about me, my interview, with her at 3CStyle.
Click on the link to save the art as a PDF When Fashion and Nature Collide March
On March 21st, each of us will publish a new, linked post for this collaboration. Can’t wait to see you there!
Meet the team!!
Calodracon nobilis, also known as the Cabbage Palm, Good Luck, Palm Lily.
This plant makes for remarkable botanical art, but I was pleasantly surprised by this plants medicinal properties. The root placed in vinegar is used for preparation against bleeding. The leaf, in form of infusion oil, is used to treat wounds. Infusion of three crushed leaves of the purple cultivar is used for a hypotensive drink. Proximal (lower) portion of leaf is macerated in olive oil for a cataplasm (spread over skin) for wounds. The chemical compound contains steroidal saponins.
This would look wonderful decoupaged onto wood since it has rich color. It also looks fantastic in a frame, I just printed this out for my home.
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Originally, I was going to post about doodling and my favorite artist pens by Faber-Castell. Then, I ran across this Blue Pincushion (Brunonia australis) from an 1840 gardening magazine. The star shaped petals add so much texture to the drawing and I love the color. Some of the leaves had to be restored because of water damage, but it gives it character. I placed the restored botanical on invoice paper, added an architectural render, and butterfly to create a new piece of art from ephemera.
This would look lovely in a frame, decoupaged onto wood or furniture, or as a scrapbook page. I have recently seen material created from these types of prints by Spoonflower. When I clicked on their site, I see you can order fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, home decor, and children’s clothing (cut & sew) using your own design. I am going to look through my paper and give it a try, I especially love the pillows. I will post about my experience once I try it.
Right click or highlight to save paper to your drive. I have sized it to print as 8.5 x 11 or A2. For more like this, please visit LismorePaperCo.com