When Fashion and Nature Collide – Every Dog has its Day!

HOME IS WHERE MY DOG IS.Home is where my dog is. They are a member of our family. A happy face to greet us with delight when we get home. A devotion like no other. The love of a dog changes you. They make our lives whole.  We certainly cannot forget about the art and fashion inspiration they provide. It is said we spend around 60 billion collectively on our pets. I can personally relate to this. Esme really likes her treats.

Welcome to our September edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see beautiful fashion and accessories styled and modeled by Dominique from 3C Style and original art made by me, Lisa from Lismore Paper that were inspired by Roda from Growing Self critter pictures and Darren from the Arty Plantsman flower pictures and his original art. For the full feature be sure to visit Dominique, Roda, and Darren. We also have a new model for our September edition!

A Rainy Day Fashion Statement

Every owner and their dog has to walk in the rain from time to time, more like most of the time. Why not do it with a fashion statement! This little pug couldn’t help but jump into the picture after seeing Dominique model this great September look. Inspiration by Darren’s flower, Spiloxene Capensis.Do and raincoat dog

Model – Dominique from 3C Style. Pug art by Lisa from Lismore Paper.

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Photography by Darren of the Arty Plantsman.

Every dog has its Day!

Creating the art for this edition was challenging, fun, and one of my favorite loves, dogs! Using watercolor, acrylic paints, digital scanning, and graphics I began to create these pieces back in July. Dominique had an idea for a t-shirt using some of our friends on WordPress furry family members. When she asked me to create art for this project, I was thrilled. Once she and Darren gained permission from all our friends, the painting started with one of my favorites, Walter. I enjoy the stories about all of these dogs of WordPress. (Check out the links to them below).  Our own Darren modeled with two beautiful dogs while on his trip. This tee paired with a jean jacket is fun and fabulous! I also like the contrast between the shades of jean material with the coloring on the doggie tee.

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Art by Lisa @ Lismore Paper, Model – Darren from the Arty Plantsman, T-Shirt design by Dominique from 3C Style, Collage by Roda from Growing Self. Copyright protected.

Let’s introduce the dogs of Word Press on their own Artist Trading Cards.

A big thank you to Linda, Paula, Roda, Ortensia, and Darren!
ATC Walter
ATC Boris
ATC Murphy & Ophie
ATC Kurt & Clara
ATC Molly
ATC Esmerelda
ATC Greta

I hope you enjoyed When Fashion and Nature Collide – Every dog has its Day edition. Make sure you walk on over to check out Dominique, Roda, and Darren at the above links! Here’s a sneak peak of what you will see.

Remember your local shelters. There are so many loving dogs looking for their special person. If you adopt a dog, you’ll be giving them the gift of new adventures and exploration. They will give you the gift of undying love and devotion.

Meet the team!

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The team: Darren Sleep, Dominique Nancy, Roda Shope and Lisa Lawrence.

Be sure to check us out on Instagram, too!

Next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide: October 17th, 2018

Much love,

Lisa

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Black Cat Graphic from 1876

Brick Red Cat 8 x 10

Antique graphics are the perfect medium to create signs, cards, or use for decoration. I am always looking for antique ads to decorate with. I thought this one would be perfect for Halloween with the black cats, color scheme, and dark sky. The only repair made was the color, I decided to leave the torn edges. I am going to decoupage onto a thin board and use for a backdrop to decorate with for the Fall season.

Click on graphic to save to your device. Size is 8 x 10 but can be resized to your project size.

Happy Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Summer’s Finale

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September is a transition month here in Michigan. The air has a nip, the trees lush green begins to fade, turning into the spectacular display of fall colors that we all love. Just as a preview, a few of the soft woods like the birch and sugar maples begin to glow with a hint of maize and red. As the daylight is noticeable shorter, the flower blooms begins to show fatigue, and the humidity fades. This summer has been especially hard on our favorite plants. Whether you loved the crazy heat wave that swept through or not, September finds us digging out our thicker socks and knit sweaters for that cozy feel. Saying goodbye, the finale of the season is never easy.

I always like to revisit my summer. I wanted to share a few today. We just planted two hydrangeas, thank you mom! They will be beautiful next year. I also included the friendly little walking stick that likes to hang out in the front garden.

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I hope everyone enjoys the last days of summer and embraces the joy and comfort of the fall season.

Much love,

Lisa

 

Vintage Living

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This Nerium Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. This image was extracted from a vintage garden magazine. The image has been recolored and repaired. There is a few spots that I could not get quite right because of damage but love the vintage look. Click on the image to save to your device. I really like these graphics printed on old or tea stained paper. They look nice framed, decoupaged, or for cardmaking.

Finding vintage treasures is on the top of my list of fun things to do. I had quite a fun birthday and holiday weekend with my family while shopping for treasures. Here are a few items that I picked up while on the hunt.

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This tin piece and the sign in the pictures above came from Peacock Park. They have many vintage and vintage like pieces.

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While going to lunch, we stumbled upon a sale of antiques. The couple are antique dealers in a nearby town. I believe they were trying to free up some space. I was really hoping to find some antique paper, but unfortunately on this trip, I didn’t see any. I enjoy decorating with these pieces. I also purchased an antique trunk from the early 1900’s that I fell in love with. It needs some work, it’s awaiting some TLC in the barn right now. I will share the restoration in another post.

It’s always fun to do some vintage living. Unfortunately, we don’t have the opportunity to do this often, but it made my birthday weekend special.

For more vintage fun, visit my Pinterest account by clicking on the icon, Lismore Paper.

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I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Garden and Fashion Ephemera

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Besides looking for the next new art supply to try, I’m always on the hunt for ephemera. Antique illustrations have a patina that make them special. Finding old garden periodicals that have hit the public domain are like Christmas. Many are in need of repair from age, light, or water damage. Once they have been restored, they make such beautiful clipart to create a new piece.

Last night I stayed up way too late to work on the wine colored dahlia that I have layered into the piece above. Bees, fashion, and art are some of my favorite things 🙂 The dahlia was pulled from a garden periodical from the 1800’s. The color has been restored and some of the petals on the bloom and foliage were repaired.

This is set to print as an 8 x 10 but can be resized. Free for personal use. Click on the image to save to your device.

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Poppy Botanical Post Card

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There is just something about the beauty of poppies, commonly known as the Black Opium Poppy,  Papaver somniferum, or the breadseed poppy. This is a species of a flowering plant in the family – Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens. Its native range is probably the eastern Mediterranean, but is now obscured by ancient introductions and cultivation.

The Black Opium Poppy is a gorgeous purple that is so deep in color, they are almost black. See it in its natural state. They offer such a beautiful addition to the garden.

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Click on the post card above, size 3.5 x 5 inch (post card size). I am offering this free for personal use. These are great for small art piece, decoupage, scrapbooking, card, or large tag.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Tails, a Secret to Share.

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Just imagine your bare feet slipping into warm sugar sand. You are in your swimsuit, a beach tote in hand, soaking up the sun. You look to the left, then the right, and forward, you see nothing but turquoise. Your senses fill with a hint of salt and sea, the waves crash in, coming to rest in front of you. The rhythmic sounds of the ocean seeps into your soul with enchanting grace, releasing weight of built up stress. The beach is sprinkled with beautiful fashion, flowers, and critters, perhaps you will even catch a glimpse of a shimmering fin. Order your favorite drink and settle in under the umbrella. Let’s go to the sea.

On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition of  When Fashion and Nature Collide. You will see beautiful fashion and accessories styled and modeled by Dominique from 3C Style and original art made by me, Lisa from Lismore Paper that were inspired by Roda from Growing Self critter pictures and Darren from the Arty Plantsman flower pictures and his original art. For the full feature be sure to visit Dominique, Roda, and Darren. Let’s take the plunge into our Ocean Edition!

Dive Girl

Grab your gear and let’s go explore the deep blue. Tropical pink hibiscus flowers and succulents make this diving mask and regulator watercolor. Mixed with fun script and signature eyelashes, it’s a fun way to show a bit of your adventurous spirit. Dominique is a dive girl making a splash in the pictures below. There is also a secret to share later in the post.

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Model-Dominique from 3C Style, Art by Lisa from Lismore Paper, Inspiration flower by Darren’s wife, Susan from Arty Plantsman, Collage by Roda from Growing Self.

Make Waves – Protect the Ocean

This is one of the most meaningful pieces of art I have ever created. Using watercolor succulents and a variation of flowers and leaves, inspiration came in many forms. Roda’s beautiful sea turtles and Darren’s blue flower, Tecophilaea Cyanocrocus, are a wonderful inspiration point. Dominique and I emailed back and forth until this slogan fit our views just right and her brilliant lettering made this a piece to remember. This is such an important topic. Disposing of trash and recycle properly is key. We need to protect all of our critters in the ocean. When you do the right thing, it makes waves, they travel far and do a lot of good for every soul on the planet. The turtles will thank you with their beauty and their endless work of seed dispersal, acting as the clean-up crew of the ecosystem, and some even create a habitat for hundreds of species of animals from invertebrates to mammals.

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Turtle Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, Design by Dominique at 3C Style, Sea Turtle Photography and Collage by Roda at Growing Self

Speaking of the turtle, look at this outfit…

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Model and clothing by Dominique of 3C Style, Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, and turtle photography and collage by Roda from Growing Self.

Ocean Tails – A Secret to Share

The ocean holds many creatures. Some we have known about since the beginning of time, some have been recently discovered, and some special ones, are what dreams are made of. There are timeless tales, but there is one mystical creature that we long to see and hear, the Mermaid. What I didn’t know, there was a beautiful mermaid amongst all of us this entire time! Before I show you the proof, I want to share with you the post card made by me set on a 5 x7 vintage piece and using several different forms of mediums: vintage, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. Darren’s wife, Susan, photographed the  beautiful hibiscus flower which I used in the mermaid’s hair. Click on the image below to save to your device, for personal use only.

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Now for the secret…

Dominique is a mermaid!!

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Mermaid Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, Flower by Darren’s wife, Susan of the Arty Plantsman. Model, and our very own mermaid Dominique from 3C Style. Collage by Roda at Growing Self.

I hope you enjoyed When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Edition. Make sure you swim on over to check out Dominique, Roda, and Darren at the above links!

New discoveries our made everyday in the deep blue. Please do your part to Make Waves and Protect the Ocean!

Much love,

Lisa