When Fashion and Nature Collide -Feline Good

Feline Good

Feline couture is feline good! Cats flourish at being the ruler of their domain. Who cannot relate to being King or Queen of their castle. The power of animal fashion is everywhere in pattern. It has purred its way into print and our hearts. Cats have been featured on runways for years as cat motifs have ruled many fashion lines. The cat inspiration hit us and we fell in love with many famous cats, wearables, and products.

Welcome to our November 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. Soon we will be opening a shop on Threadless which offers our products under the Fashioned By Nature Label. Crossing our paws it will open December 1st just in time for Christmas! If you missed the t-shirt post, click here.

So what’s all the purring about…

GARFIELD

I am partial to this feline. I remember receiving a stuffed toy in the 2nd grade and cherishing it for years. A little secret, I still have it. Creating art inspired by this famous cat was fun. Watercolor and digital enhancement made this #eyeCatching piece a bit art deco. I completed a few different versions. I enjoy adding eyelashes to everything I can, as you can see in the first photo above. Darren’s flower the Calochortus barbatus hit it on the mark, it’s a beauty. Dominique’s style from the cat print shirt and perfect complimenting hat mimic Garfield. Doesn’t she look gorgeous!

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CollageFlower&3C+ArtModel and Style, cat art hashtag, collage by Dominique from 3C Style, Flower picture by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Original art by Lisa from Lismore Paper. Copyright by 3C Style, Arty Plantsman, and Lismore Paper.

CHESHIRE CAT

The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularized by Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This cat is mostly remembered for the wicked smile that I just love. The incredibly witty character has the most wonderful quotes. My favorite quote, “Every adventure requires a first step.”

Dominique looks beautiful and the colors match this Cheshire Cat perfectly…look at those cattails! Darren’s flower looks like a wonderland creation, I love the bell shape. For the quote art, I layered paper and you can see Dominique’s colors have been placed on top then blended into the paper. The eyes are layers of water color splotches with colored pencil on top and the smile was created using the technique of dropping water onto the paper in a pattern then letting the color fill in. I scanned at high quality, then added the pupils and shadows digitally along with the lettering.

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DOMINIQUE’S DIY TEASER

Look out for Dominique’s DIY using this cat image. I think she may even have a dog in this DIY, we will have to wait to see.

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I hope to create a fuzzballs t-shirt. Dominique and I love these happy little cats. Who knows maybe other Fuzzballs will appear! Feline Good!
FuzzballsFor more famous cat’s make sure to visit Dominique and Darren at the links above.

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CollDamascenaWith3CModel and Style, collage by Dominique from 3C Style, Flower picture and photograpy by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Copyright by 3C Style, and Arty Plantsman.

I hope you enjoyed our edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Don’t forget to visit Dominique and Darren for the full edition. Our next edition will be on December 19th 🙂

Much love and hugs!

Lisa

The Happy TrioThe Terrific Trio 🙂

 

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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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When Fashion and Nature Collide – July Edition

Scooter ArtThe summer months call us outside to enjoy our surroundings, let us feel the warmth of the sun on our skin. This year it’s been especially hot all over the world. It’s a perfect time to put on your favorite hat for a little shade, enjoy the music – perhaps your favorite song or natures music of chirping birds and the buzz of wildlife. Sweet frogs singing in the rain or lush leaves acting like a chime in the wind. There is nothing like the natural song of Mother Nature. Grab your favorite hat and take a spin with us.

When Fashion and Nature Collide, is a monthly project collaboration with me and three wonderfully talented WP friends: Dominique from 3C Style, Roda from Growing Self and Darren from Arty Plantsman. The third Wednesday of each month you will see art from me that was inspired by outfits styled and modeled by Dominique, critter photography from Roda, and flower photography from Darren.

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Roda’s photo collage and dragonfly photography. T-Shirt art copyright Lisa Lawrence Lismore Paper and design copyright Dominique Nancy 3C Style 2018.

Our first stop lands us in Maine with the Dragon lady! This piece is dedicated to our friend and fellow WP blogger Linda, Maine Paper Pusher a.k.a fast flying dragon lady! There was much inspiration surrounding this art piece and was crafted out of love. Roda’s photography inspired the look of the dragonfly, make sure you visit her post for more on this gorgeous critter. From the big round eyes to the tip of the tail, it’s all in the details that Roda has captured through her lens.

This second piece of art came late in the month after Linda posted this, A Critter Quiz, as I was working on my art. Dragons are magical and they start their life in water! Thank you, Linda for inspiring this piece, Metamorphosis – Birth of a Dragon. Let’s head to our next stop.

Birth of a Dragon 5 x 7

Artwork copyright Lisa Lawrence, Lismore Paper.

Our second stop takes us to a walk in the park. Nature inspires so many things from clothing, pattern, and color, to items like journal covers and paper. Make sure you visit Darren and Dominique’s post for more on this beautiful fashion, architecture, and botanical drawings. They are going to be used for a special project that all of you fashionistas are going to love!

Book with Dragonfly and flowers

Darren and Lisa Art Book

1st – Photograph of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy – Flower Art by Darren Sleep – Dragonfly Art by Lisa Lawrence. 2nd- Photograph by Marie-Claude Viola – Flower Art by Darren Sleep – Dragonfly Art by Lisa Lawrence

Our third stop takes us to the above art, Let’s take a Spin. This was inspired by this series of Blue Orchid art and styling on a scooter. It feels carefree, reminding me of streets lined with flower shops, bistros, and feel good living. Dominique is modeling one of my favorite hats. The color of the blue orchid is carried into the flower scooter. You have to see what Dominique is up to at our next stop.

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Collage by Roda, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy – Artwork- Lisa Lawrence, Blue Orchid Photography Darren Sleep

Our fourth and final stop, hold on to your hat! We are loving them this month! Dominique is even playing the piano for us!! What kind of music is she playing?

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1st – Photograph of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy 2nd- Multi media art by Lisa Lawrence using photos by Roda, Darren, Dominique, and Lisa.

I hope you enjoyed this spin through the July issue. Like the ocean? Our August edition takes us there!

Make sure you are reading the full edition. Visit Roda, Dominique, and Darren. It’s where Fashion and Nature Collide!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Esmerelda

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It was brought to my attention that most of you didn’t know that I have an amazing side kick, Esmerelda. We call her Esme for short. When I realized I had only made remarks in posts about having a dog, and never sharing this hairy beast, I had to change that.

Esme is eight years old and a black German Shepherd. She is faithful, loving, and has such a kind heart. There is only one drawback, if you knock on the door, she goes into I didn’t invite you mode. Now, if you have a Dream Bone in your hand or something really tasty like a Ham Sammy, she most likely will let you in if you toss it to her and immediately sit down. She’s not quite Cujo unless she sees a chipmunk. I have to pause in writing this post because someone wants to eat.

Esme at 11 and 13 weeks old. She stole my heart as soon as I brought her home.

Esme and her sister Esther became a part of our family after our beloved chihuahua, Marge, passed away. I never thought in a million years I could ever love a dog as much as I loved him. Marge was a boy, I know…odd, but it fit. I was wrong, I love her endlessly and is truly a best friend. Unfortunately, we were only blessed with Esther for five years before illness took her too soon.

Esme and Esther, they were truly sisters. Fight one minute and love each other the next. So Linda, I can completely relate.

Esme has changed a bit since Esther has passed. She is more spoiled, vocal, and she has learned some sign language. It’s fun to be able to communicate without words, I twirl my finger in a circle to tell her to wipe her feet at the door. Now if she could hold the doggy wipe and wipe her paws when raining it would be amazing!

So when I am creating, she is laying beneath my desk with her head on my foot. I don’t think my creations would be quite the same without her by my side. There is nothing better and more pure than loving and being loved by a dog. I love seeing everyone’s pets and the crazy things they do. I hope you continue to share your pets with all of us.

 

We hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Much love.

Lisa & Esme

 

 

 

 

When Fashion and Nature Collide – A Garden Party

Beehive Lady Postcard

In this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide we invite you to a garden party. Imagine strolling through a manicured garden filled with lively colored flowers, beautiful critters collecting pollen, and butterflies putting on a show of their own. Linens topped with English lace tablecloths and beautiful flower arrangements adorning the tables. Fine china with tea sandwiches and our favorite summer salads. Well plated desserts and flower infused ice in the refreshing spritzer. Beautiful fashion and show stopping accessories, friends and family mingling with smiles. Take time to enjoy the warm, sweet feel of summer. We are in full bloom and working hard to get the garden ready.

The above piece is set on a 5 x 7 post card. The blond girl has a bee hive for hair, a peony flower dress, and surrounded by her sweet honey bees made of water color flowers and leaves. Roda’s bees including her 2 Queens, Thelma and Louise have been a great source of inspiration. See Thelma on the hair and Louise on the shoulder. More to come on one of my favorite pieces, the bee.

My contribution to this months edition is a whimsy one. Using mostly watercolor paintings and the computer, I created many pieces inspired by Dominique from 3C Style, Roda from Growing Self, and Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Make sure to click on the links to complete this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Find the links below to download the art in this post for your own personal use.

Let’s take a walk through the garden gallery…

BEE CUZ! I had so much fun creating this bee using watercolor flowers, leaves, and careful placement. The best part about this, Dominique and I were able to collaborate on this particular piece, she made this into a fashion statement with the tee design and slogan. I love it so much! Stay tuned to where you can purchase this fantastic tee!

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The pattern of this particular butterfly captured us so much, a Kitten Heel shoe design was created. The color of the flower and butterfly blend so nicely. Look how the outfit matches perfectly. It’s only natural to want shoes 🙂 Using colored pencil, I was able to capture the circle pattern of the butterfly.

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Butterfly Kitten Heel and Inspiration

What is a garden party without butterfly wings. This watercolor girl needed a bit of whimsy added. This piece is set on a 5 x 7 post card and the shoe pattern textile. The dark-haired butterfly girl has a watercolor peony flower dress, and has colored pencil butterfly wings.

Butterfly Lady Postcard

Want to take a piece of our garden party with you. Place cards add a personal touch to your party and can even be made into labels. Look how great Darren’s flower ties this all together!

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You can click on these links below and download to your device for personal use.

Beehive Lady Postcard PDF 5 x 7

Butterfly Lady Postcard PDF 5 x 7

Two Garden Party Place Cards and directions PDF

Thank you for attending our When Fashion and Nature Collide Garden Party! Don’t forget to visit Dominique, Roda, and Darren at the above links. When Fashion and Nature Collide

Much love,

Lisa