Thursday, January 28

Spending time with friends


I'm still tweaking my little studio , I saved space on this wall for a special piece of art from a dear friend.  Can you see it?


Dawn's wonderful collage. I love the message it contains. When I re-did my art space, I wanted room to have my friends over. Not just my local friends , but my blogland friends too. 


It started hereDorthe's amazing angel who watches over me & inspires me every time I look into her sweet eyes.


And if I forget where she lives....I look at her lovely tag.
You guys are all so talented in so many ways, whether cooking, sewing, making a beautiful home, growing things, taking gorgeous pictures & making the most extraordinary art. I love the thought of having little bit of you here in my workspace urging me on when my creative reserve runs dry. 

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Look what I found at GreenPaper, last month. A CD containing images from an old Tennyson calendar.  Each month is lovelier than the last, just darling little birds & flowers.  I couldn't wait to make something with it.


I printed my favorites, added a couple of old wallpaper scraps & turned a plain Ikea organizer into a thing of beauty.
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Speaking of Mary, have you heard about her latest giveaway??
Check out this scrumptious pile of craft love, imagine having all of this to create with!

 She is part of Lisa's  One World One Heart Giveaway, which you can read about on here.

It's a very cool way to connect with artists all over the world & win some pretty sweet stuff.
I saw that my dear talented friend Dorthe of Den Lille Lade is also participating.


Here's another chance to win one of her magical dolls!
If that doesn't convince you to check it out, looky here..


Julia at Vintage with Laces is playing too. I am crazy about her adorable Victorian collage.
I don't think it's too late to get onboard if you want to play.  When I checked last there were 763 participant's.  With those numbers surley I'll win something!

28 comments:

Zuzu said...

OMGosh, Lisa, your Ikea organizer is a knockout! I'm dizzy, it's so pretty!!! I can only imagine what goodies are stored inside. Sigh.
So many beautiful things in your post today. Your studio is fabulous, and displaying art from your friends makes it that much more special!

Have a lovely day,
Zuzu

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

The organizer is delicious. I love little boxes, jars, tins, any thing that holds other things, and that's the neatest one I've seen. You outdid yourself. Pat Winters had some Green Paper things on her blog this week. I love the bird and flowers.
See you soon.
Hugs & love, Pat

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, I't wonderful to see Dawn's beautiful collage and Dorthe's so sweet angel decorated in your studio! Your IKEA organizer turned out very pretty! I like those too. One of mine is filled with buttons sorted by color and in the other one I keep all kinds of paints.
You are such a sweetie to post about my giveaway :-)! Thank you very much, dear friend!
xoxo, Julia

Dorthe said...

Lisa, dear, dear friend,

Your organizer has become so very beautifull, with Mary`s sheet, and what you showed this last dayes on your blog, is all so fantastic. I love your style, and the way your art looks like old time creations.

And the collage from Dawn is so wonderfull, I would love to have it on my wall too.

Lisa, it makes me so happy to se my angel in your room, looking as if she settled down happily,- and thankyou for showing my giveaway for OWOH together with Julia`s wonderfull collage.

You are a very dear friend.
Sending you love and hugs.
Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Lisa, dear, dear friend,

Your organizer has become so very beautifull, with Mary`s sheet, and what you showed this last dayes on your blog, is all so fantastic. I love your style, and the way your art looks like old time creations.

And the collage from Dawn is so wonderfull, I would love to have it on my wall too.

Lisa, it makes me so happy to se my angel in your room, looking as if she settled down happily,- and thankyou for showing my giveaway for OWOH together with Julia`s wonderfull collage.

You are a very dear friend.
Sending you love and hugs.
Dorthe

Kim said...

Lisa, what a great post!! Love your organizer as well as all the other artwork you have acquired! hugs,Kim

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, I laughed this morning when I went to visit Dawn's blog because I had a note in my ideas book from when I saw it in your studio redo post...I wrote, email Lisa and ask about beautiful cabinet with drawers and beautiful pictures..ask where to get...or how to make...and there on her blog was the cabinet I was thinking of :) I am so glad she did that though because I hadn't emailed you about it...I forgot with everything going on :) Soo how did you make it look so beautiful like that??? I am thinking tutorial for us novice art people :) You know.. like me that doesn't know what kind of glue to use or how to antique the images etc..etc.. lol Besos, Rose

ps...your studio wall looks gorgeous and Dawns artwork looks beautiful there along with all your other lovely treasures! Thank you for the giveaway info!

The Feathered Nest said...

LISA!! OMGosh girl....I am so loving your studio!!! (not because of my art :) There are just so many lovelies there....I feel the same way Lisa!!! I love having others artwork surrounding me, their artwork lifts me and envelopes me ~ I hope you didn't mind about me blogging about your organizer...I'm just IN LOVE WITH IT! Such a great post Lisa ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Coleen said...

Wow!! i came here via Dawns posting about your organizer....how kewl is that!! I will surely be a frequent visitor!!!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lisa! You are a very lucky girl to have all that lovely art from friends! That is something I am going to work on during 2010. I would love to do some one on one swaps with some of my favorite artists. (That includes you!!) Let me know what you think. And have a wonderful weekend!!!

Karen Valentine said...

Oops!! by the way, I LOVE the organizer!

Linda said...

This post is SO charming- and your studio is wonderful! Your organizer cubby is to die for...beautiful work!!

Charlene said...

Your post was wonderful as always. Thanks for the note of cheer. I LOVED the bird images too. The colors are wonderful. I can't believe how many artists are participating in that event!!! Imagine over 700 WOW! It must blow Lisa's mind. Have a great day & stay dry. HUGS! Charlene

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Every scroll down the page got better and better! Your little organizer is over-the-top pretty with the paper embellishments.
Everything is beautiful and it is so sweet how you have little reminders from all your blogging friends.
Did you know that I won one of Dorthe's dolls in her giveaway.
I'm so excited to get her.

Speaking of giveaways, I better get on over to the other blogs.

Hugs
Sissie

Chrissy said...

Hi Lisa....hello talk about talent...you have it my friend,big time!! I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment you left me,but I think I could learn a thing or two from you!! Hope you will keep coming by,all the best,Chrissy

chicroses said...

Just discovered your blog via Dawn..Love it Loveit..I adore that craft drawers...Now I will go back and see more....Sally

Picture That said...

You did a great job on the organizer. You took something very plain and made it fab!

Keep up the good work!
Love,
Sandy

Rustique Gallery said...

Hi Lisa, I just ADORE your organizer. The images are the kind that make my heart skip a beat. I gotta get to Ikea! I love your studio filled with your friends' art.
Sherry

chicroses said...

So happy to get a comment from you. You asked of Hattie was my granddaughters name.Yes it is..Hattie Jane...She is my only grandchild and Ive been in heaven since.I babysit her 4 days a wk..Yes I did paint the bird in the cup. I get frustated that I dont get more painting done and posting on my blog...I have even planned on making some of the projects like some of you gals do. I buy and sell antiques(well Junk) and so I usually paint roses on different old pieces I find..So fun...Thanks for visiting. Sally

Rebecca said...

Hi
Love this post... it is so inspirational! Thsnkd for sharing.
Blessings

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love the organizer! Simply stunning.

junkdreams said...

What pretty, pretty things you get to look at in your studio. Very inspiring!
Happy day.
xojanis

Tami said...

O my gosh....I have just spent the last half an hour drooling over your blog posts!! You do have the most dreamy art studio and your creations are so adorable...what an inspiration!! I am now a follower. ;o)

Donatella said...

Your studio is lovly! so talented!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is gorgeous! Your creations, your studio and lovely gifts from friends. Gorgeous one and all. Blessings, Tammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think I got here in the midst of you changing your background. Now I can read your post! Love what you did to the drawer fronts on that organizer - so pretty. laurie

Storybook Woods said...

I love the cubbyhole you redid, very charming. Your midas touch worked again. Clarice

marie said...

I really love your IKEA organizer ~ what a super idea. Function and beauty!!