When Fashion & Nature Collide – Holiday Edition

Hugs, Comfort & Joy

Hugs equal love and also give us strength. They heal us, relieve loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Most important, hugs create comfort and joy. It’s wonderful to get a hug from your favorite person. What else is wonderful…the hug of a soft blanket, or scarves and gloves that keep us toasty warm. A nice cable knit sweater, warm socks, and a fuzzy hat that snuggle up just like a hug.

Welcome to our December and holiday edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide, Hugs, Comfort & Joy. 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. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition.

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The Polar Bear

Dominique via Darren found these great wildlife photos with this polar bear. The wildlife brings great happiness to our hearts. The polar bear is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. Lets not forget about Canada. It is home to approximately 16,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the global polar regions. Look at Domenic, she and the polar bear are enjoying their environment. I was inspired by the footprint of this enormous bear and Christmas. Darren’s flower, Hepatica Japonica, inspired the purple recolor of the hat, scarf, and gloves.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Mr. 3CStyle and Darren from ArtyPlantsman. Paw Art and Recolor by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman and LismorePaper.

The Snow Owl

Such a beauty. To see a snow owl in the wild takes your breath away.
The snow owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snow owls are native to cold regions in North America. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of black plumage. Juvenile snow owls have black feathers until they turn white. Such beautiful feather patterns that inspire artists, pattern makers, and designers around the world.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Snow Owl-Pexel and Owl ephemera/foliage art restoration and post card collage by Lisa@LismorePaper, Copyright by 3C Style and Lismore Paper. Snow Owl postcard for personal use.

Snow Owl Postcard

The White Moth

White as Winter. The purity of the white moth never escapes me. I love the myth, this is why I was so moved to assist in the making of the first photo below. Because of different beliefs surrounding this, I only want to suggest you look up the myths if interested. Moths are similar creatures and their differences abound but all of these insects fall under the encompassing order name of Lepidoptera. Similarities between Butterflies an Moths include their scale-like hairs that cover their respective bodies and deliver their various recognizable patterns and colors along the wings that we see. (internet).

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography of Dominique by Marie-Claude. Photography of Moth by Darren from ArtyPlantsman. Moth art by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman and LismorePaper.

Comfort & Joy – Tags, Gifts, and Style

Pretty packages to our family and friends brings us joy. Cable knits and warmth bring us comfort. With the holidays upon us, we take care in decorating our homes with special trinkets that hold holiday past, present, and future. Just like my favorite holiday story by Charles Dickens, The Christmas Carol. Paper goods and soft lighting are some of my favorite things. I also love homemade paper tags.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Tag art by Lisa@LismorePaper, Copyright by 3C Style and Lismore Paper. Tags may be used for personal use.

Make your tags with curling ribbon and these tag printables.

Gift Tags PDF

Joy Tags

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Here are a few more of my favorite things…made of paper of course πŸ™‚

I wish you and your family the warmest and happiest holiday season. Many hugs, comfort & joy.

Our next edition When Fashion and Nature Collides will be on January 16th! Happy New Year!!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

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Happy New Year!

Unicorn and Stars

There is something so inspiring about starting a new year. There are many goals to tackle, blank pages to fill in journals and sketch books, a clean slate. So where do we start?

Trust the magic of new beginnings! Dream a new dream for the story is yours to write. This year, I am going to trust in myself, create my own happiness, and be in the moment with a smile. One smile from a stranger can open an unhappy heart.

For a sprinkle of inspiration, I have attached a free Unicorn and Stars PDF printable. Great to use for journal covers, tags, canvas, cotton, decoupage, nursery art, etc.

Unicorn and Stars

I wish you all love, peace, and happiness in 2018! I dare you to believe in yourself!

Magical Time of the Year

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Lights are twinkling, snow is falling, blanketing the ground in glittery white, at least where I live. The hustle and bustle will soon be calmed by everyone coming together in their own traditions. Each is unique and special, reminding us it’s the time of year for reflecting and setting goals. It’s also the perfect opportunity to make changes around the home, maybe even personal and professional ones.

I love the family time between Christmas and New Year, it’s like hitting the reset button. It’s also the time I take to reflect on the improvements I need to make. I have always feared judgment, it’s often hard for me to not be guarded. This is an improvement I need to make in 2018. My creativity suffers because of this and I plan on changing this. Perhaps creative therapy 🌞

I have been so inspired by many of you. You know who you are, I read and comment on your blogs daily. Thank you for making this community so much fun. You put magic into everyday life with your stories and projects. Inspiration is key to a peaceful soul. All of you have been a blessing beyond words and the talent out there is spectacular.

I wish all of you the most glorious holiday season and many blessings πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰

 

 

 

 

You Can Say I’m a Dreamer

I have really enjoyed the start of 2017. Writing and working on new art for the studio is where my time has ticked away. Maybe a little reading, too. Well no, I should confess, a lot of reading. They say it makes you a better writer. Hard to believe it is almost February! I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the new year.

Stop on by the studio, here’s a little preview of what I have been up to. A little vintage mixed with original watercolors. I also included a few dreamy boards. Just feast on the lake view and those studios…if only! You can say I’m Dreamer, come join me (:

 

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Happy creating and dreaming!

With much love,

Lisa