“When snow falls, nature listens.”Antoinette Van Kleeff
Winter is a lingering season. It’s the perfect time to embark on adventure. Put hibernating aside and breathe in the crisp, fresh air. Silvery snow invites us to take part in activities like snowshoeing, skating, and skiing. To live for fresh powder is a life of bliss, to dance on ice is freedom, and to see the forest under a blanket of white is breathtaking.
Welcome to our January edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories styled by Dominique from 3C Style, flowers and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman, and original art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition.
Ski – Under a moon lit sky
Skis, boots, bindings, backcountry gear, and outerwear. Of course I cannot forget about the fresh falling powder. I am so inspired by this sport. When I was younger, I loved to ski at night, breathe in the chilly air while sailing down the hill. The lights and the moon illuminating the slope made me ignore the cold temperature. The colors of the outerwear splashed across the side of the hills against the white palette. Inspired by Darren’s flower, Gentiana Acaulis, the blue color pops, making a lovely statement on the slopes. Dominique’s scarf is a perfect match. Who doesn’t love a patch that depicts a winter sport. This pen and ink creation is part of an Adventure series.
Modeled and styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Flower Photography by Darren from ArtyPlantsman. Ski Art by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman and LismorePaper.
To dance on ice is freedom. My favorite sport is hockey, so the ice has always held a special part of my heart. To rush end to end on a frozen lake on a pair of blades is pure genius in my eyes. Dominique is having fun dancing on ice. My love of vintage also makes an appearance. A fantastic vintage patent print fits perfectly. Look at how the color of nature inspires so many items we wear and create with. The color of the Puya Berteronian Flower is quite an amazing specimen.
Modeled and styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Skate Patent is part of the public domain. Flower photography used with permission of https://strangewonderfulthings.com/htm.
Snowshoeing and Onions
Snowshoeing is a form of hiking. It’s an ideal way to float across the deep snow. So many winter discoveries can be made while participating in this sport. Your eyes really get the treat while traveling through the wilderness with this mode of manual transportation. It’s also incredibly important to dress in layers to stay warm. Speaking of layers…I was completely delighted when the layered art idea was presented to Darren and myself by Dominique. Darren had created the life like drawing of the onion. Dominique had said it was like an anatomical human eye. She asked if I would draw the anatomy of the eye over Darren’s art work. I,of course, was thrilled. I have a love of anatomy and science. With that, the “Onion Eye” was born.
Styled and Modeled by Dominique from 3C Style. Photography by Marie-Claude. Onion Art and flower photography by Darren from Arty Plantsman. Anatomy Art by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman, and Lismore Paper.
The Perfect Winter Accessories
You can find it on an Alpaca Farm. Yep…you read it right! Those beautiful creatures are known for their amazing fiber. Did you know Alpaca fiber is used for hats, mits, scarves, gloves, and sweaters. How can you not fall in love with them.
Styled and Modeled by Dominique from 3C Style. Photography by Emma. Alpaca Postcard Art by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright by 3CStyle and Lisa@LismorePaper.
I hope you can get out and start your winter adventure!
Our next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide is on February 20th.
Much love and creativity,