Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Muse



Inspiration can come from all over. You can get inspired from a total stranger, from an acquaintance, & from the ones you love. You can also get inspired from the many artists of today, as well as all the old masters. You can find inspiration from a dream, a book, the news, a movie, a poem, & even from a famous quote. The list can go on and on...

The many chances for getting an inspiring idea are there, sometimes you just need a little push to get things going. For me, music is a big inspiration. I enjoy listening to all types of music. You can find me listening to my ipod (singing like no one is listening :) and getting inspired while I create, especially when I paint. Today, music is my muse. Let your muse inspire you.



This is a mixed media painting that I will be listing on ebay later today.



8" X 10" on stretched canvas



I've hand-stitched directly onto the canvas using embroidery thread and painted fabric.



Created using oil pastels, rub-on transfers, acrylic, & metallic paints.



Full of touchable texture.



Sanded & distressed for a prim appearance.



I hope you find your muse today.

Creative Blessings,
Lisa

47 comments:

  1. Oh my god Lisa! Every time I want to say this is my favorite, but you keep creating beautiful pieces one after another! She's just breathtaking! Awesome job girl! You are so talented.

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  2. Absolutely drop dead gorgeous, you know how much I love your work :)
    Lynn

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  3. That is soo adorable Lisa.I cant say enough about it.I would love to own it.Its very nice!

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  4. I feel the exact same as buttercup! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

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  5. hi lisa! it looks like your muse has been keeping you very busy! you have created another masterpiece, sweet gal! and since i've had a hard time finding my muse, can i just borrow yours for a while (i'm SURE i like yours better!)?! :)

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  6. Wow, she is totally gobsmackingly gorgeous. I love also how you have sewn the embellishments onto the canvas - how clever. I really love, love, love this painting.

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  7. Lisa she is beyond lovely!!! It seems my muse was in Hawaii for several months - but has returned and is being a slave driver - looove it!!! Beautiful work. Sarah

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  8. She is so beautiful. Everytime I see one of your paintings, I wanna run to a nearby canvas and start painting again.

    Saludos,
    Yoli

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  9. Hi there! I came across your blog from Nancy's at "never enough time". I LOVE your paintings, they are gorgeous. There is something familiar about them, I'm not sure why that is... I am also inspired by music and have been hooked on a 10 cd set called flower power and can't get enough of it, lots of inspired songs from the 60's/70's. NICE post, thanks for sharing! Lisa C.

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  10. She is stunning. Such great work Lisa. I love that you hand stitched as well. She is really beautiful.

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  11. Just so beautiful! I love both of your latest paintings. Well, actually I love all of your paintings, but you know what I mean. Such pretty faces!
    Jennifer

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  12. If I had a muse i'd want her to be as beautiful as this painting, she is stunning!

    Micki x

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  13. Oh my god Lisa!this is one of your best paintings ever wooooooooooooooowwwww

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  14. Wow seriously Lisa every time i visit your blog i am more and more blown away she is stunning, i love her hair, one day, when i'm famous for publishing or more realistically when i go back to work i am going to treat myself to one of your peices they are outstanding :-) Wish my hair had gold peices in it!

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  15. HEY! :) I just read about you on Prim & Whismy! Congrats on the nomination!! :)

    Mere

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  16. Lisa, so pretty and I love the texture - especially the sewing on stretched canvas. Music is a great muse! Getting lost in music and art at the same time is pure bliss! Sing away!!
    Karen

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  17. Often music is my muse as well. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  18. Hi, Lisa! STUNNING! This is a total gorgeous wow! She would definitely inspire me! :-)

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  19. Wow,Wow,Wow! This is so gorgeous and I love the extra 3-d texture touch. Just beautiful! So inspiring.

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  20. Your art leaves me breathless. It is sooooo beautiful! You have such an amazing gift! Thank you for sharing your art!!! It is so peaceful!!!
    HAPPY DAY!!!
    ~Nina

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  21. I always love to see the beautiful faces you do....

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  22. I am going to need to read this again and meditate on it! It's such a stressful time right now that I need the inspiration! Thank you, sweet friend for sharing your beautiful art!

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  23. SWEET CUTIE
    She's amazing
    Love it!
    Love your comment about all sources of inspiration. Getting inspired from a total stranger, oh so true.
    Have a great weekend

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  24. Hi I just love this painting - the texture in the painting is really amazing and the colours are just gorgeous - I just love love love your style - beautiful artwork!!! Regards, Val

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  25. Hi Lisa. Your art just keeps on being primo! This latest one is so pretty, your embroidery is perfect, and I don't know if its her eyes or her expression...she kinda reminds me of a young heather locklear. have a great weekend!

    xoxo,
    aimeslee

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  26. I really love your work. The faces you paint are beautiful!! Thank you for joining my site. You're an inspiration.

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  27. This painting is beautiful - I love the texture (I am texture mad too) - all your work is great, the compositions, the colours, design, just lovely. Love your work! Cheers Val

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  28. Beautiful!! The eyes are so expressionfull!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  29. Very, very touching painting.
    My daughter Lisa, and other children - in delight. Thanks

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  30. Lisa,
    I love this one, very well done! I use to sew on canvas as well and other things.
    Your art is just awesome!
    Cat

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  31. Ureal Lisa you are so talented.. I can say I wish I could do that but I don't think anyone else can make their girls as beautiful as yours!

    Have a great day,
    Smooches
    Steph

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  32. Beautiful! love the textures. really great.

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  33. Beautiful! It's been a while since I stopped by you now, buyt I still love your work! Thanks for sharing your thoughts around the theme inspiration! :) Love, Hege

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  34. your painting is AMAZING.. love it!

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  35. I just LOVE your work! very inspiring!

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  36. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and please enter me!
    Micki
    #123

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  37. She's so beautiful!! All of the ladies you draw are exquisite. They have a yearning look in their faces. When you are drawing and creating their faces I wonder what their expressions mean to you and what they are feeling. Love your works of art!!

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  38. What a talent you have! Unique - and I love the eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I absolutely LOVE your work... so glad I stumbled upon your site! Beautiful!

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  40. I love her hair sparklies... she is so beautiful. I'm going to your etsy store now... you are amazingly talented.

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  41. She is absolutely beautiful. Magical. I love how you painted her hair. I'm really wanting to start using colour in my work but my tiny venture that way wasn't what I'd hoped. When I look at your work though I really, really want to try again...lol.

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