Thursday, December 28, 2006

Alter anything to suit your style!

Sometime ago, a girlfriend brought me her shell necklace and asked if I could make it nicer. It was this shell piece on a string with three little beads. I took it home and took it apart. And that's the way it stayed until I could find the right beads and design to compliment the shell focal point. Then after collecting and matching different beads I came up with this tribal princess design. (well that's what it looks like to me!) I'm not sure if you can see enough detail on this picture, but my camera is too busy charging to work for me right now, so this will have to do!
Cheers, Lisa

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Sugar Plum Fairy

My dreams are filled with sugar plum fairies dancing around my head.
Cakes, cookies and candy all brightly colored and smelling sweet. And packages wrapped with papers from a time long ago.....the air is crisp and the wind is rushing around making my hair fly!!
May all your holiday dreams come true!

Cheers, Lisa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sugar Cake Memories

Having a little art break in the middle of my day....
Sometimes I cannot resist playing with the scraps on my desk.
The pieces come together and I realize I've created another page for my scrap journal! Cheers, Lisa

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mad Tea Party Art Necklace

Here's my latest art necklace.
Alice in Wonderland has always been an intriguing story to me, one of my favorites....

I remember that I grew up with a picture of her on my wall in my room! I will hunt it down and post it later. It's a cool vintage picture with Alice holding a pink flamingo
standing next to the Queen. ...

Ok, so on to the idea of a Mad tea party,
it seems like it would be so much fun to have one, don't you agree?? Wear your favorite hat and come over for tea and treats!! I can see it now, a long table with lots of different teapots and teacups along with a variety of sugars and special treats. Just mind your manners and no shouting!! Tea anyone??

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Feeling Blessed and Beautiful

Yesterday I receive this beautiful handmade purse from my friend and art sister Jenny Doh. This picture doesn't begin to show just how beautiful the purse is, but take my word for it, it's stunning!!
Later when I was prancing around the house modeling my purse and feeling beautiful, I began to wonder....
What is it about purses and shoes that make us feel so beautiful?
I'm not sure, but whatever it is.....I feel blessed and beautiful!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Come Take a Peek!

Here's a little look inside my world. My studio is where you can usually find me (unless I'm shopping at the Salvation Army!) I have been organizing my supplies and trying to create a comfortable workspace. It's a challenge to stay focused and not start making art!!
Can you see I've made some progress ??!
In front of the closet you can see my new stamping bar.
It's really a breakfast bar that I found at the Salvation Army for $10!
The red stool is originally from Pottery Barn, but I found it at the Salvation Army.....for $15!
You just never know what you will find there!

Next is my art board.....lots of artsister art here!!

Finally, here's my end for writing with the other end for sewing and fabric work. I do my jewelry design and construction in the middle and all over the place!!

Next year I hope to create and share more art!
Cheers, Lisa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Road Signs.....

Thoughts become things......
Think good thoughts.....

Both of these ideas have come crashing into my life. While on my art sister trip I was told about a daily message you could receive on your sounded interesting so I told my art sister Catherine to send me the link......well , of course she did and the message that is always there is......Thoughts become things.

Also during my art sister trip I went junking and salvaging with some girlfriends.
At one of the places we went to I reached my hand into a box of rubber stamps and found this simple word stamp: Just Think Good Thoughts.......

After coming home these ideas have become my new mantra....thoughts become things......Just think good thoughts.
Let me tell you it really works!

The other day I went to the Salvation Army and found this cool display frame / case. This is amazing, because this is exactly what I had been envisioning and dreaming of the days before. I had even been shopping and comparing prices on my computer!!

Was this the Universe sending me a sign to keep going and thinking good thoughts, or was it just luck?! What do you think?
Have a Great Day & Just Think Good Thoughts!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Dream Fairy

Here's a little dream fairy come to make all my dreams come true.....making art and living a creative life!
I've been working really hard on so many projects lately it seems like not much is actually getting done....but some more time will tell and it may actually surprise me! That's the Capricorn in me, wanting to do everything and all at once! LOL!!! Well, at least it sunny and beautiful!! HOpe you are having a great day!!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Life and ArT Journal Pages

What is it about the end and beginning of things that makes us crazy??!
We seem to be creatures that take comfort in the predictable and unfortunately beginnings and endings do not usually fall into that category! My journals always seem to chronicle the really happy great times in my life or the terrible and tragic ones....never the everyday stuff.
Now I'm working on a new altered art journal. Trying to do something just for the fun of discovery and chronicle my life's everyday moments and treasure those when life is challenging me with others! Take a look.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Postcard Swap

HEy! Check out this super cool postcard I received in the mail yesterday!
The artist is my art sister RoXanNe. She is so clever how she used this little window box that she found when we were out junking around in
San Francisco........Much love 2 You! x0x Lisa

Friday, November 17, 2006

Admit One

Here's the birthday card I'm working on for my husband.
I took the image of the couple dancing from a pocket flip book.
These are the perfect size for atcs or little cards! 40 plus pages for $4.

The 2 of US

Today was a day for cleaning and organizing my studio and supplies.
Everything was going well until I started playing with a box of scraps!
Oh well, I challenged myself to come up with a quick little project and here it is.....cardstock sewn over a cardboard form and then collaged.
The weight is nice and the size is oh so sweet! (1 1/2 x 3)
These could make nice little gift tags and enclosures....or add a ribbon and it could become your favorite bookmark. Cheers, Lisa

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Working in paper is always fun! Here I'm just using up scraps.
I think this could be the start of a different kind of scrap book!
Cheers, Lisa

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Shrink Art in Somerset Studio Workshop 3

I just wanted to share the news that I will be teaching shrink art in Somerset Studio's Workshop 3! I'm very excited to show you what I've learned and also take it to the next level!! For now check out Somerset Studio Workshop 2 to see great projects and art by Connie Govea Stuart, Jen Osborn, Cher Lashley and Sandra Evertson! Cheers, Lisa

ArT Journals & Adventure

Here's the journal I made and an entry by Kim.
Amazing Adventure doesn't even begin to cover it!!
I'm off to work on my art......have a great day! Lisa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trick or Treat??

I'm off on an art adventure for some much needed art thereapy!!
I'll be traveling to Northern California and meeting up with old & new art friends, my art sister Kim and MoM Skip.
I also plan on meeting the incredible
Connie Govea Stuart
and the talented Mrs.Catherine Witherell!
This is going to be a great adventure.....First we fly in on Wed. to stay with Judy our artfest buddy and then on Thurs. Kim is going to teach a fantastic purse class -YUM! -Fri. & Sat. we will fill with art friends & fun!
We will also have to say goodbye to dear Martha xoxoxox
Live LOVE and Laugh

Monday, October 23, 2006

Playing with Fabric

Here's another art sister piece......Leslie Riley is the artist inspiration.
I will post Kim's art later.......

Saturday, October 21, 2006

ArT SiSTeR Swap

This is an art piece I made for Kim recently.......the artist inspiration is Nina Bagley.....who continues to speak soft words my spirit loves to hear!
Check out her blog!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Here's a sample I made using TSUKINEKO VersaCraft Ink.
It's by far my favorite ink! Working on paper or shrink plastic this ink has a great look and feel!! Here's the link to their site:

Monday, October 02, 2006

NeW FaMiLy PhoToS

The other day I bought a wonderful vintage photo album in an antique of my favorite ways to spend money!
Here is one of the photos.......I wonder what her name was and what she did with her life?!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

We're All oN A Journey

This has become one of the mantras for my life!
We are spirits that are always learning, changing and growing......trying to become our best self.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Little mermaid paper doll.

Monday, September 25, 2006

THANkFuLL 4 all of YoU!

Dear Friends and Family,
I am so thankful for all of you! It may not always seem that way, but it
is true. I hope to share my art and life with you in person, but that is not always possible, so please come visit me here. I will try to post more has been a crazy summer, but that's expected, hugh?!
I'm working on some exciting projects and will post and share about them soon. Until then, know I am keeping you in my heart. xox Lisa

Friday, September 22, 2006

Feeling Connected

We never know who or what will influence our life, while living the daily adventure of our journey.
It was my first year at ArtFest when I crossed paths with Martha Dempsey. She was immediately friendly and invited me back to her room for a little happy hour art social! We had so much fun hanging out and sharing our lives and art!! Every night after, somehow ended the same....our group hanging out having fun!
Martha had such an easy way about her, life was just fun with her around! Last year Martha couldn't come to Artfest, because she was busy battling cancer. I'm sorry to say this week Martha passed away.
Thank you dear Martha for making me feel connected!! I will miss you untill we play again.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Postcard Swap

Here is my first postcard, finally finished and ready to mail!