12 Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas by Lismore Paper

It’s officially the start of the holiday season! I hope all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, had a very blessed day. We had a wonderful holiday with family, of course we ate way too much. My mom sent us home with my favorite Christmas cookies. We have been busy cleaning out gardens before they go to sleep beneath feet of snow, and decorating for Christmas. I will share some more of our holiday decor here later this week and on Instagram.

With the holiday season upon us, I wanted some festive planner stickers for my bullet/holiday planner. These are great to use for planners, bullet journals, calendars, cards, and crafts. Please feel free to use this digital collage sheet, The Twelve Days of Christmas, for personal use. They print out on (1) 8.5 x 11 inch paper, but this PDF can easily be modified to your paper size of choice.

Twelve Days of Christmas by Lismore Paper

I’m excited to see the decorations, the traditions, and the joy you share this holiday season. I wish all of you happiness during this season.

With much love,

Lisa

 

 

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Art and Medicine

Art based on Science. Medicine is an art. Brilliant people in history have spoken about the importance of the arts within science. Albert Einstein ingeniously stated, “After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.”

For me, it is an art form near and dear to my heart (no pun intended :). When I worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic, the love of medicine, not to mention staring countless hours at anatomical art (diagrams) is how we learned. When I see the vibrant colors and fine details in the intricate drawings, it brings back many memories. That is why I create medical art today.

This week, my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We worked on the same department, I assisted the instructor in his First Responder class. It was in that class, over anatomy diagrams and medical acronyms that we bonded, forming a friendship. We experienced many things together that gave us a deeper appreciation of life and trust. I still have the medical art that we used to teach that class a little over 22 years ago. It’s where my adult life began.

Today, I created a paper that mimics red blood cell travel through the body. I am a science geek, I just can’t help it. Anatomy of humans, animals, medicinal plants make me long to keep learning. I love medical ephemera and chemical compounds in medicine that heal us. Medicinal plants are extraordinary. Some of these pieces will eventually make it to the Lismore Paper Co. site early next year.

I made this today, with the paper I created. I thought I would use it for a journal cover or clip art for another project. It is set on an antique chemical compound chart, tea stained paper, and a silhouette of a human heart, stethoscope from the early 1900’s, and line art of normal sinus rhythm. Please feel free to use it for personal use.

Heart Art 8 x 10

With much love and happy holidays,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemera Love

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I LOVE ephemera! Actually any vintage graphic that I can add to or modify by sketching or correcting. Restoring anything vintage is what I love to do (as long as it is public domain).
Ephemera are items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc. They are now widely used in art journals, printables, atc’s, cards, etc. The typography is beautiful and usually needs a little love, but it is worth the time to restore.
I have been making Christmas paper for Lismore Paper. I especially love the holidays, but have set aside some great little treasures for Valentine’s Day. It’s hard to not lose track of what holiday your supposed to be concentrating on. 🙂
To kick off the holiday season, I am posting this Christmas Paper made by Lismore Paper Co. Vintage ephemera can have a slight blur to it from the printing process back then, but it is still so beautiful and when you add countless layers of  paper with it, the image blooms into something new.
Vintage Girl with Berries for Christmas 8 x 10 JPEG
With much love,
Lisa