It is a season of renew, blooms, a spring palette of neutrals, pale hues of pinks, greens, and purples. There is a need to discover nature's wonders and to inspire the artsy soul. A simple kind of beauty makes this time of the year magical. Whimsical delights dance in the changing air. It's March, a month that marks change. This year it is extra special to me, it also marks, When Fashion and Nature Collide, first anniversary.
Copyright Lismore Paper 2019 Today, I would have changed this beautiful quote that I treasure to, "If you truly love Nature you'll forgive her." I woke just after 5 a.m. to the power going out. We had an ice storm with high winds and that is not very kind to the trees nor the powerlines. … Continue reading If you truly love Nature
I have been dreaming of exploration and inspiration. Our winter has a firm hold on us here in Michigan. My yard and gardens are adorned in a palette of white. The only green is held by the snowy pines. I have enjoyed seeing the gardens of others. It allows me to dream of spring. I … Continue reading Lets take a walk in the woods
I have been testing some layered backgrounds for new botanical prints. There is an endless amount of script ephemera out there in the public domain that I personally can never pass up. Sometimes the perfect script requires some work, removing the background on these documents can take minutes to hours, but the end result is … Continue reading Botanical Sampler
Nature is deeply healing to our soul. Fresh air, flowers, and trees has a direct link to our wellbeing. Stress and anxiety seem to melt away under the sun, by the water, and amongst the trees. It increases a positive mood, emotionally and physically, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of … Continue reading When Fashion and Nature Collide – LOVE
I cannot think of a better quote to sum up my weekend. I could not be happier than to finally have my camera at hand when the bald eagle visited the lake on Saturday evening. I took these from my kitchen window. Although these are not the best pictures, my lens was not quite large … Continue reading We Can Never Have Enough Nature
Happy Valentine's Day! It's a day to celebrate what you love. What absolutely sets your soul on fire. Today is about recognizing that passion and celebrating it. One thing you should know is the Fashioned By Nature Team, Dominique from 3CStyle, Darren from the ArtyPlantsman, and myself, love and have a deep respect for nature. … Continue reading What We Love