Friday, January 30, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Altered art is always fun, especially when it's your own art you're altering. I get a real creative buzz when incorporating my two favorite crafts in some way. I do have a sewing machine, but I prefer to completely hand-stitch all my pieces. Hand-stitching gives it a more one of a kind feel and it never ceases to relax me when doing it. I love it!

I have so much fun adding embellishments. Buttons, beads, sequins, ribbons, flower appliques, lace, ... Oh my!

I've only been stitching for a couple of years now. There are still so many embroidery techniques & fabric ideas that I have to try. The trouble with that is the overload of ideas for stitching & painting. Where does all the time go?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thank you Mere!!!

Just wanted to share another sweet video surprise from Mere aka The Victorian Lady. Her daughter Madeline is adorable!!!

Thanks again SO SO SO much Mere & Mystele from Little Glimpses Studio. I'm very touched by your kind and lovely responses to your prizes, but most of all I'm so happy they are at home with you both!

Sending you big *H*U*G*S*,
Lisa :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thanks for thinking of me!

I've been awarded and tagged by all these lovely bloggers. Thanks so so so much for thinking of me! I really appreciate the love! Please check out their wonderful & creative blogs.

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Lemonade Stand Award from

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Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heart of Darkness

This painting was inspired and created for my Because We Believe-Art (BWBA) Group Challenge on ebay. In honor of Valentine's, the theme for January is "Heart of Darkness".

Size: 8" X 10" painting on canvas board within 11.25" X 13.5" ornate frame

Created using decorative paper, acrylic, & metallic paints.

A coating of beeswax was added for a nice dreamy texture.

I fell in love with this painting even more when I placed it into this frame.

I just had to decorate her hair!

I used an embroidered butterfly applique.

A perfect fit! Can I keep you?

Little hearts dangle from the black vines above.

Love is in the air! I can feel it!

Lisa :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

And the winners are...

I really appreciate the lovely response for my 1st Ever Giveaway! I wish I could give every single one of you something for your sweet participation. Unfortunately, there could only be three special winners for this event. No worries though, this is just the start of many more giveaways to come!

Winners were picked using a random calculator site.

1st Prize art doll winner:

2nd Prize ornie winner:
The Victorian Lady

3rd Prize 5" X 7" print winner:
Sherry Goodloe

A Big Congrats to all three of you! Please send me your addresses to receive your prizes.

Thanks again to everyone who joined in for this event!

Lisa :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


9" X 12" on stretched canvas

Mixed media collage painting

Created using decorative papers, oil pastels,

acrylic, metallic, & 3D paints.
Lovely touchable texture!

I also used glow in the dark paint on certain areas for a nice surprise!

Don't forget to Dream! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009! 1st Ever GIVEAWAY!

Happy 2009 to everyone! This is my 100th post since being here in blogland. Not only is this day the start of shiny new beginnings, it also happens to be my one year bloGIVErsary! Yay!

And to commemorate this special day, I'm having my 1st Ever GIVEAWAY!

Three lucky winners will receive three sweet prizes created by me!

1st place winner will receive an original hand-stitched art doll!
2nd place winner will receive a hand-stitched ornament!
3rd place winner will receive a 5" X 7" print of one of my original works chosen by me!

The simple rules to participate are as follows:

1. Leave a comment (on this post only)
2. Share my giveaway pic with my link on your blog for a second entry (Please comment here if you do that too)

It's that easy!

Polls Close:

11:59 pm PST on Sunday, January 11th 2009

Winners will be announced on Monday, January 12th.

A Big thank you to all who have come to follow me on this creative journey!

Good Luck!

Lisa :)


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