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.

Hugs-What we love

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

Joy Tags 2

Here are a few more of my favorite things…made of paper of course 🙂

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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French Botanical Paper Gotu-Kola

Gotu Kola with drangonflies on French Kitchen Paper 8.5 x 11 JPEG

Recently, I learned about this herb, Gotu-Kola and it’s amazing properties. I love to learn about medicinal herbs and their endless benefits. Luda, at Plants and Beyond is one of my favorites. She posted this great article about Gotu-Kola. Click on the links provided to read the benefits.

I was inspired by her comments and created this French Botanical. Set on a French Kitchen bookplate from 1882, I added the Gotu-Kola and a pair of dragonflies. This is free to use – personal use only. Click on the link and save to your device. This is great for kitchen art and crafting.

Gotu Kola with drangonflies on French Kitchen Paper 8.5 x 11

You never know what you can discover outside of your front door!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

Blooms

Mem Weekend Chives 2

The perennials have decided to show their beautiful blooms this weekend. The perennials are the backbone of my gardens because of the zone. I need hardy plants that withstand subzero temps in the winter. Planting roses on top of the septic tank was suggested by several when I moved here, my sideways look of ‘what’ has turned into ‘it works’.

Soon, it should be safe to plant the annuals, but I plant minimal. I try to find unique perennial bloomers to add to my existing garden of Shasta Daisies, Ornamental Grass, Butterfly Bush, Lilly, Herbs, Echinacea, Hydrangea, Black Eyed Susan, Phlox, Hibiscus, Iris, Missouri Primrose, and roses. It’s a nice blend of color that I can count on year after year.

I was gifted a bird house over a year ago for Christmas, I rearranged the front garden this year, and finally picked a spot, putting the posthole digger to work. My next purchase will be a clematis vine. It has full sun, but enough shade from the other plantings to keep the feet cool.

Mem Weekend Bird House

Here are a few more shots of plants and blooms that made their debut.

Mem Weekend ChivesMem Weekend Closeup IrisMem Weekend Iris PurpleMem Weekend Iris Yellow and PurpleMem Weekend LilleyMem Weekend Lily of the ValleyMem Weekend PhloxMem Weekend Purple Iris FGMem Weekend Rhod budsMem Weekend Rhoed BloomMem Weekend Rhoed Full BloomMem Weekend Spiderwort

Happy gardening!

With much love,

Lisa

To Cultivate

Rock Flowerbed

I am still mulching my gardens in an attempt to freshen up the look. Pulling weeds, prepping the ground, and shoveling mulch…lots and lots of mulch. Cultivating provides a sense of contentment. There is definitely a feeling of satisfaction when you stand back and take in your work, especially when you power through an invasion of black flies. As I shoveled, I thought about cultivating more areas of my life: relationships, finances, work, writing, and art. There are many I need to freshen up. To take it to the next level, to really be satisfied with my journey. There will always be bumps and bruises along the way, but we are so lucky to wake up each and every day. You never know what might boom next. Here is what is blooming in my yard. Still waiting for those lilacs to open. I cannot wait to breathe in the heavenly scent of divine happiness!

Spring LillyMaple budsLake 2Full bloomChivesBlossom pink

Happy cultivating!!

With much love,

Lisa