Some Recent Art

Despite–or, maybe, because of–being in survival mode, I’ve had the opportunity to complete some art the last few days. First, I got to participate in a quick, fun Artist Trading Card swap hosted by the lovely Lauren. I got to send an ATC to Karen.



Because I like the Bible, calligraphy, crayon and embroidery, that’s what I used to make my card. Plus, I added some glitter. Clara had the brilliant idea of using the pattern of a tin ceiling tile as the inspiration for my design.


The card I received in the swap is from Lauren.


It totally made me smile.


The next piece of “art” I completed was something I had on my “to-do” list for several weeks. It is a thank-you card to my dad. It’s nothing special to see. It’s not very beautiful or artistic.


It’s not even intended for public viewing. In fact, it is, by its nature, quite personal. So I hesitated to put it on my blog.


But I hoped that if I included it here, someone might be inspired to write a big thank-you card to someone in his or her life. Before it is too late.


Then, I actually completed my first SheArt piece! Oh, my! I was so thrilled!


I have been waiting and waiting to use the ideas I learned in Christy Tomlinson’s class. (Which, btw, I highly recommend…take it if you have the least inclination!)


Everything she presented in the course was so foreign to me–from the layers and texturing to the quick pace. I mean, to think that I completed this in about an hour blows my mind.


It’s almost like stream-of-consciousness art.


I was determined to use every basic technique she taught in this first piece I attempted. I used paper, acrylics, spray washes, stamps, stencils, rub-ons. You name it.


And I love, love, LOVE the finished product. I mean, I LOVE it. I could not be more satisfied with it.


Now, I’m working on some ideas for more SheArt. Stay tuned!


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Joey said,

    All beautiful, like you! You know, I’m too hungry to be reading stuff like this…

  2. 2

    Karen Williams said,

    Thanks again for the ATC! Also, your Thank you note to your Dad is INSPIRING!!! ~ Karen Williams

  3. 3

    I loved seeing your art Lisa!! The She Art is aaaaaadorable….and I know why! She looks like YOU! XO God bless your Summer!

  4. 4

    Tessa said,

    Your thank you card is so heartfelt. I love it.

    And, whoa, the She Art is awesome!

  5. 5

    cassie said,

    the way you share your faith is so inspiring! l.o.v.e. the atc your made! such great texture!! And your other piece – your sheart piece – Awesome! I’ve seen many around blogland and this one is definitely one of my TOP FAVS!

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