Halloween Art – Die Willy 1836

Halloween Blog

Quite a title, “Die Willy” is a piece from 1836. I really love so many things about this. The back ground characters are my favorite. Vintage Halloween art is fun.

In a scene worthy of modern-day Halloween, a young woman with long hair, wearing a knee-length dress strains to hear a sound or voice. In her right hand is a tambourine. She is surrounded by all manner of eerie and mysterious folk: a bat-like figure playing a violin; a dour female drummer; a black cat; the ghostly head of a bearded man rising from the earth. In the background, a chorus line of skeletons and spectral figures; a full moon illuminates all.

On Wednesday, October 17th, is the next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. We are having a Halloween of a good time! Click here to see a past edition. 

Hope your Sunday was spectacular!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

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The Power of Mother Nature

Birch Fall 2018

We all aspire to have a better life. Live with little stress and enjoy the efforts of our hard work. We need to look after ourselves, make sure we take care of our body and that includes our mind. We need to be in our right element to root properly, take shape, and prune away when needed. Life tends to get in the way sometimes with work, households, and family members who are sick and/or aging. I am learning this first hand.

Even though we learn while taking care of loved ones how patience and compassion helps in the caregiving/healing process. We need to extend this to ourselves. When we don’t, it stifles our minds and ceases the creative process.

This has hit home with me. I needed a refresher, a break from the fishbowl and the noise. Feeling overwhelmed with simple tasks, I needed a reset. Realizing this, I decided a visit with Mother Nature was needed.

Woods Fall 2018

Even though it has been raining here for days and days, I grabbed my camera, rubber boots, and began exploring by myself. I needed to feel the mist on my face, hear the graceful sounds of the forest floor, and breathe in the crisp air of Autumn. The colors are just beginning their show and I am anxious to repeat my hike within the next week to capture more of the crimson and golds.

With each step I took, the baggage of life began to drop. The virtual weight of boulders fell to the ground. All of my senses began firing again. Mother Nature has a way of nurturing the soul naturally. The stress build-up washed away with the rain. I felt refreshed again and able to create. I hunted for solace and peace, finding it just a few steps away. It soothed my restless soul. The Midnight Hunt was a product of letting go.

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A look at a few steps along the way…

Remember to take care of yourself on this Autumn Day! What is your favorite thing to do to reset yourself?

Much love,

Lisa

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Fall Treasures and Halloween Art

Halloween Paper White pumpkin Crow Butterfly 8 x 10 FrameOctober is just around the corner. Chilly air, colorful trees, sweater, boot, and scarves will be abundant. The harvest season is in full swing, mugs full of apple cider, orange and white pumpkins, cornstalks, farmers markets, and decorating. I am so inspired this time of year. The rich color palette are hues of the harvest.

One of my favorite pieces I created this year is now up in my shop. The white pumpkin is an original watercolor created by me. It was inspired by one of my favorite fall treasures. The poem “Night” is an ephemera find, the blackbird and butterfly were collected and touched up from vintage ads.

Here are a few more treasures that will most likely inspire more painting.

 

What is your favorite fall décor or tradition?

Much love and happy Autumn!

Lisa

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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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