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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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thank you so much Mel from Fiction In My Head for nominating me! Mel is so talented! So if you are not following her you are missing out. I had an opportunity to create a piece of multi media art for Mel this year, thank you, Mel! I had a great time creating it! I absolutely love her fiction posts based on pictures taken by Darren from the ArtyPlantsman this is my way of begging for more you two, please 🙂

Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you. Thank you, Mel!

Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post. – See above
Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you. – See below
Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to. – I nominate anyone who wants to answer. So Mel, right back at ya!
Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own. – Mel’s are really good, so I will do my best.

So let’s get to it. Here are Mel’s questions and my response to each of them.

1. Naked or not or both (think carefully)? Well…it really depends on the situation. In the ideal situation naked (no mosquitoes in sight)…free as a bird!

2. Spaghetti or Fettuccini and why? Thin spaghetti. Like it about twice a year. I know…how weird. My husband would have it every day.

3. What sauce would you use up there for question 2 and why? Garlic and Cheese…lots of cheese.

4. Harley Davidson or Vespa? Explain. After working rescue for a number of years, I will not ride either. I will stick to creating them.

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5. Leather or lace with that drink? Is this a trick question, Mel? I think I can hear her giggle. Leather for me.

6. Where would you do it? Oh, you mean where I would have a drink. lol. A sports bar, most likely watching hockey.

7. With whom would you do where you would do what you do, did, done did from question 6? Mel, you are trying to get me in trouble 🙂 Going with the Super D answer, they know who they are.

8. What drink would you have with the Leather or Lace from question 5? Blue Chair Bay Rum, 90 miles to Cuba.

9. How would you disguise yourself if you had to sneak in to your employer’s office in order to retrieve important incriminating documents? Mock rescue and smoke machines. Full turnout gear.

10. What did she say exactly? You know… after you did what you did when you did that thing you did while you were doing it. (*wink*) Let’s have another 🙂

11. How was that thing anyway? Amazing!

12. I know I am, but what are YOU doing the rest of your life? Not holding myself back!

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. What are you reading right now/or what is your next read?
  2. The most adventurous thing on your bucket list?
  3. Song that makes your soul dance?
  4. Superman or Batman?
  5. Leggings, tights/nylons, or nude?
  6. Potter or Twilight?
  7. Cat or Dog or something more exotic?
  8. Favorite vacation spot and why?
  9. Make-up or Natural?
  10. What makes your heart skip a beat instantly?
  11. Action or Romance?
  12. Favorite date place?

MY NOMINEES…no running away!

I do not like to pick people for these type of awards, but I do encourage my followers to answer. Mel, I’d love to read your answers! So many of you out there that I’d love to learn more about. Come on…just a few questions, no pressure 🙂 Please link back with your answers OR answer one of my questions in the comments.

Thank you again, Mel!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Fashion & Nature Collide – Mixed Media

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Mixed media is a technique involving the use of two or more artistic mediums, such as ink and pastel, digital painting and watercolor, photos and line layering that are combined in a single composition. Decorative paper can be used as a filler background between the different layers of mediums. Antique book plates and stained paper can be used as a part of the foundation or placed over an object to give it an aged patina. This type of art provides endless possibilities. Just an example is altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs), tags, art journals, and book/journal making.

This month we had so many choices for this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. The above image is my contribution to the project. Sketching and creating smart objects to place about is one of my favorite things.

I was instantly drawn to these pairings for this month. My art inspiration was fueled by these wonderful images by Dominique from 3C Style, Darren from Arty Plantsman, and Roda from Growing Self. Please visit their sites to get a fantastic view of When Fashion and Nature Collide.

Let’s talk about inspiration!

This Partridge Plymouth Rock, Silk dress, Venetian mask from Italy, and vintage feather hat sparked so many ideas. Even though the mask didn’t make the final piece of my art, it’s a fun piece that looks great in a 5×7 as an accent piece for a grouping, or for an art and craft.

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Mask 5 x 7

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Mask 5 x 7 PDF

This won my heart at first sight. The yellow coat, blue butterfly, and the moraea flower blend together like they were made from the same fabric. The stunning colors play off each other perfectly. That beautiful blue is my “it” color this year. Visit Darren’s site Arty Plantsman for his better than life drawing of  the moraea. I am in complete awe of his artistry. I am just over the moon about this. This is also the color portion of my contribution and one of the sketches Leopard Fray on vintage lined library paper below.

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Fashion Illustration Leopard Fray 5 x 7

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Fashion Illustration Leopard Fray 5 x 7

Pink! I love pink, so this struck a chord with me. The whole look of the flowers that I want in my own garden, amazing jeans, and a handbag that is beyond beautiful. I could not help but want to sketch these jeans and shoes. Two of the three sketches are part of the contribution and all can be used as a set.

 

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Fashion Illustration Pink Passion 1 5 x 7 JPEG

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Fashion Illustration Pink Passion 1 5 x 7

Fashion Illustration Pink Passion 2 5 x 7 JPEG

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Fashion Illustration Pink Passion 2 5 x 7

I hope you enjoyed this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Next edition is June 20th and do we have some surprises for you!

Much love,

Lisa

 

Spring Visitor

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I didn’t think spring would arrive this year. Just a week ago, we listened to the ping of freezing rain hit the windows and then leave a gift from Mother Nature of snow and ice behind. Although we still have some snow in the woods where the sun can’t break through, there has been a shift from white to green.

The birds are singing in harmony again. There are no brisk winds and the air has warmth to it – refreshing. The days are longer, the earth is unfreezing allowing green shoots to poke through like a promise of good things to come. For me, it was a happy day, we had a spring visitor. He is one we look forward to seeing after a long winter.

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Out the front door, we had another visitor. One lone turkey scratching away.

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I love to see the green emerge from a long winters nap.

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Happy spring! Enjoy the sun 🙂

Much love,

Lisa