It is the ultimate of casual attire. They started out as undershirts for the boys in the military. In the 1950’s after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire, the t-shirt finally achieved status as fashionable outerwear garment, and ever since, they have grown wild in popularity. Everyone has t-shirts worldwide. They are simple, comfortable, and easy to wash after a days work or play. The best part they can make a statement about who you are and what you love, support or believe in.
I am so excited to announce that Dominique from 3C Style, Darren from the Arty Plantsman and myself will be launching a new shop, Fashioned By Nature, on Threadless.
Every month we have been publishing our posts, When Fashion and Nature Collide. Our fantastic team has created many t-shirts over the past months that we believe in. We are so excited that they will soon be available to purchase under our label, Fashioned by Nature.
This is a teaser to our November Issue of When Fashion and Nature Collide. These t-shirts were created by Dominique, Darren, and myself.
#eyeCATching – Art by Lisa@Lismore Paper.
Pawerful – Art by Darren@Arty Plantsman. The Pawerful Cat is my favorite, I absolutely love it!
Catwalk Attitude – Art by Dominique@ 3C Style. Flowers on scarf by Darren@ Arty Plantsman. I will be sporting this tee proudly!
Our past edition T-Shirts.
Make a statement and Express Yourself – Fashioned by Nature. Available soon on Threadless
Hope you join us for our next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide – November Edition on November 21st!
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Explore. Slow down to appreciate what surrounds you. Enjoy the sound of the rain, look for the shimmer in the frost and snow, and the bursts of color nature provides. Keep a journal of ideas and scribble illustrations. Take pleasure in seasonal feasts and harvest. Tell stories. Mark your legacy. Cherish handmade. Try your hand at a new hobby. Wood burning, bird watching, painting, and gardening. Renew and restore something old into new. Everyday, take a moment to slow down to admire the moment of the season. Breathe deeply, live beautifully and choose kindness.
Taking in the simple pleasure of the season. An Autumn Frost.
Wishing you a beautiful day!
It amazes me how fast the landscape can change. How quick we can slip from summer into fall almost seamlessly. This weekend, the wind whipped through the trees changing the landscape once again. Many leaves have fulfilled their purpose and now decorate the ground with their fading color. So much work to do in the garden, but the fresh cold air will be a bit of relief after the humidity of this past summer. Nature seems to be taking hold in many parts of my life.
What I wasn’t ready for was seeing the big snowflakes that covered the ground in a thin blanket of white. With that blanket came an unexpected sense of peace. The responsibility of outside chores were washed away. The thought of driving anywhere had vanished. Perhaps winter is our time to slow down to appreciate the things around us.
As you can see, I have much work to do in my yard. The wind knocked down many trees this season, but I’m afraid it will be work to do in the spring.
For now, I have started a new ink drawing of an Ox Eye Daisy that I will share soon on IG. There is also a new set of four bird prints at my shop.
What do you like to do when the season keeps you indoors.
Have a beautiful week!
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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.
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.
Midnight Hunt by Lisa@LismorePaper
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?
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!
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.
Picture and flower information provided by Bing.
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!
Join us on Wednesday, June 20th for a Garden Party edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. You will see fashion, beautiful flowers, critters, and art. Until then, you can check out our past editions below with links.
I cannot wait to see you there!