Sunday, August 22, 2010

Update and Surprise!

Hello my lovely bloggers! I can't believe it's been so long since
I've posted. I just wanted to update you on my art as well as a
little surprise at the end of this post. I did manage to create a
few paintings that kept me busy while I was away.


















As you already know, I love using mixed media in most of my art.
These two girlies turned out super cute. They were created on
stretched canvas. The painting on the left is a sweet angel that is
no longer available : ) ... of course as you can see at the top of my
blog, I couldn't resist in making her my new banner. I really enjoyed
creating both of these paintings. The angel was created using layers
of collage papers, acrylic paint and a crackle treatment for her wings.
She also has a tiny leather flower I added to her headband with a brad.


























(SOLD, thanks!)

Both paintings were sanded and distressed for the prim appearance
I love. The portrait piece above has an added lace trim as well as
a handmade leather flower centered with a decorative nail. You
can find her now listed in my etsy shop here.



















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Before I share more of my art, I wanted to thank
sweet and talented Kiki aka Victoria Pettella of http://awakewithcharmandspirit.blogspot.com/
for including me amongst many special artists in her
post "Creative Spotlight: You Inspire me..". Kiki manages
a few magical blogs where she inspires me with her
words and creations all the time. You can find her lovely
feature here. Thank you again Kiki!

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(SOLD, thanks!)

Here is another piece I created while I was away from blogland. A
cutie angel portrait. Her eyes are a bit larger than the ones I usually
do. I love the way she turned out.














(click to enlarge)

This one is also full of touchable texture! You can find her now
on ebay here.





 
















And the last piece I wanted to share with you today
is my newest witch painting. I think she turned out
spooktacular. Like the angel piece above,
this cutie witch was created on canvas board.














(click to enlarge)

The witch painting is packed with mixed media including
vintage dictionary pages I used as the collage background
as well as to make handmade flowers with too. She is
embellished with metallic paint and adhesive bling.


And last but not least...

I wanted to THANK all my kindred spirits that commented on my last post!!! It really meant
alot. And for that reason alone, these
special commenters were added to a ...













Yes, that's right! My first surprise
giveaway! Each and every one of
you really made my day with your
special comments. There was
no way I could choose the
winner all by myself. The lucky
winner was chosen using a
random generator.

So with that said, who won?




















Yay! Congrats Micki! You are the winner of my giveaway!
And to stick to the theme of this Surprise Giveaway,
you will get a lovely mystery prize from me. Just email me
with your address.

Thank you all so much! Each comment you leave means
more than you know. Well, hold that thought... at least you
know a little more about how much they mean to me now.
Heart your COMMENTS! :)

Thanks for your visit today!

I will make sure to have more SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS in the near future!

Blessings to you all!
Lisa :)

33 comments:

  1. Ooh I feel allo inspired now Lisa, thank you! I was just putting off starting a painting, not really knowing what to do, but then I saw yours and thought to myself - just go paint and see what happens. Sometimes we think too much. These are gorgeous. I love the embellishments you made, they really finish them off perfectly.

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  2. Lisa these are so beautiful! I LOVE them!!! The texture is amazing and I love the big eyes!! Great choice for the new banner! Just gorgeous!! :)

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  3. Lisa!! Wow..all your new work is gorgeous and stunning and very inspiring! I always love to see what magic you will create next! I love them all..i love the witch ..she is magnificent..fabulous creation!!

    Thankyou so much for your super lovely words..it touches my heart..you are so sweet and wonderful and it is deeply appreciated!
    hugs and sparkles!!
    Kiki~
    Congrats to the winner..lucky!!!

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  4. It looks like you came back from your trip with a lot of enthusiasm and some great new pieces. I've been meaning to tell you, I love the small tree hangers or pin cushions at the top of each post. I guess they can be whatever you want them to be but they are well done and charming.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I was looking through your awesome work and then all of a sudden there I was winning your surprise giveaway, how amazing is that?!!!
    I am super happy, I have loved your work for a long time now and am in awe of your amazing talent.

    Hugs

    Micki x

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  6. I love these beautiful girls! And the one for Halloween is gorgeous! Enjoy your Sunday, sweet friend! ♥

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  7. i love the texture on all your work - so unique and beautiful :D

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  8. Congrats to Micki! Lisa - All of your new work is just spectacular! I love them all! I can't decide which is my favorite, the Witch or the one just above with the big beautiful eyes! I can't want to see what you create next.
    blessings
    ~*~

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  9. Ahh! Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your touching comments! Have a beautiful Sunday, my creative friends! :)

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  10. Hi LIsa!!!!! What a wonderful works!!!I love the dress in the first one, and the big and pretty eyes in the second one. And this purple witch is amazing!!!! Well, another time more I fell in lov eith your work...

    Big hugs!!!

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  11. Congrats and beautiful as always Lisa.

    Smiles

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  12. Lisa, these are darling new paintings, so earthy and beautiful!

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  13. Lisa - They are all beautiful! I especially love the colors and texture of your Halloween witch. So adorable!

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  14. Congrats to Micki! :) And your new girls are adorable! I REALLY love the one with the long hair, flowing in the wind.

    Hope you have a super week.

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  15. Your girls are really lovely. Their faces are all so peaceful. And it's like there is a story somewhere waiting to be told.

    Looking forward to more. Congrats to Miki!

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  16. These paintings are all so gorgeous! Love that angel! And congrats to Micki for winning the giveaway.:)

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  17. Stunning and inspiring! Beautiful!

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  18. Hi there! I love your new banner! And of course love all the new artwork! You've been busy! My favorite is the beautiful girl with the leather flower. Gorgeous! Love all the textures on all of them. You Rock! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    xo Esther

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  19. Oh wow so wonderful new painting art Lisa.
    Absolutely special and really really unique. Love them all.

    Have a lovely new week my dear friend.

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  20. Lisa--I hope you realize how much you inspire us--your art is so freaking cool--I just have a smile on my face right now :)

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  21. Wow Lisa!!!! I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog from Cathy Bueti's!! You are an amazing artist... I am just seriously in love with your work. So inspiring and such amazing texture, colors, and details. Truly a new inspiration for me without a doubt!! Your blog and posting are exactly what I needed today!

    Krista

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  22. Lisa, you're girls are always so precious and sweet! Love seeing them!

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  23. it doesn't matter what you create......it's always enchanting, always magical, and always gorgeous, lisa!!! i love your new paintings.....and you can even make a witch look adorable!!! congrats to micki on your sweet secret giveaway!!! hugs, :)))

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  24. What a wonderful surprise for Micki! I must tell you that your witch painting is FABULOUS! I love the shades of purple - and she is just so beautiful. I don't know what else to say except that it truly took my breath away. Your angels are always so gorgeous, as well. Congrats on the feature by Kiki - it is well deserved. Theresa :)

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  25. Realmente eres una artista fabulosa tus obras tienen angel , esas expreciones de los ojos ,me recuerdan aunos que vi hace mucho....te dejo mi admiracion desde San Juan Argentina .countrymarcela.blogspot.com

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  26. OMG Lisa...my brain just went into a little Lisa art frenzy!!! OH MY GOODNESS, I didn't know what to oooh at first! I love them all, THEY'RE JUST GORGEOUS!!! Your new banner is stunning, Lisa! How I love that painting! Your girlies are always so charming, so beautiful, sooo perfect! ... and I'm loving all the texture and goodies you're adding to your paintings too! ...Congratulations to lucky Micki on your secret giveaway! (such a great idea!) Keep creating your wonderful artwork, Lisa...it brings such joy! Many kindred xoxo's Paulette

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  27. I am always in awe of your beautiful girls Lisa, and so blessed to own a small canvas of yours :) I only hope that if I practice enough I can some day be happy with my own drawings. I have noticed a big change in your work in the last year too, you are always evolving and growing and I think that is very inspiring too :)
    Love to you,
    Lynn

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  28. Your art is absolutely gorgeous!! :-)

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  29. your work is just beautiful....glad I found you :)

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  30. Ohhhh! Always so delighted to stop in and see you! You are so talented, and such a wonderful spirit. Sending love to you! oxoxo Zinnia

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  31. this is such a lovely post, each and every piece of art is lovely as can be. How very wonderful that you did a surprise give away. Yea to the lucky winner!

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  32. Soo many angels and all beautiful
    :)

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