Sunday, May 23

Fabric Collage, Then & Now

I was looking for pictures of sisters awhile back, & Dawn sent me this! 
As soon as I saw the 4 school girls, a story began to develop in my head.
 I imagined a kinship between them.
It reminded me of the bond I feel with you.
 
We share our feelings, our joy & pain.
Our dreams & creations. 
Each time I post, I know I will get support & truthful feedback from my friends

It's like we have our own little sorority. 
So I took that feeling , & turned it into a mystic tale of sisterhood.


 They are bound by a secret & a devotion to each other. 
The secret sisterhood.


Rummaging through my storage unit, I came across my first tattered collage
A little beat up, but I remember it like I created it yesterday.

Self portrait, age 5.  Lovin' that burlap even then,
& still workin' that hair-do.
There's some comfort in familiarity.



Lot's of new things in the shop today.

48 comments:

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lisa, I'm so happy to see you up and around and back to your crafty self! Hope you are feeling fine. Love, love your collage! And the story. Your masterpiece from childhood is so dear. Hope your week is grand! ~ Angela

Tami said...

Beautiful Sisterhood hanging...the self art is adorable too!! Off to check out the shop.

Have a wonderful week!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your art, it's gorgeous!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

June said...

Hi Lisa,
I love the self portrait. It is so darling. The sisterhood collage is so awesome! What a great reason behind it as well. It truly is a wonderful feeling knowing that there are so many caring people out here who want us to succeed at whatever it is we do or try. I just love that about the friendships I've made here. This piece is a tresure!
hugs

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh Lisa, how wonderful...Love every bit of it! I had to laugh when I brought up your blog. I just posted a picture of 5 old friends! Check it out...not as cute as the 'sisters', but funny!
Your self portrait is priceless.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Susie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful collage, with a great theme; sisterhood! I love it.

Linda said...

Lisa~ your sisterhood collage is so lovely...and I love your self-portrait! Hope you are feeling well!

Beth A. said...

What a pretty collage! Your art really inspires me. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

oh, how adorable your self portrait is...too wonderful that you still have it...i love your sisterhood collage...it is gorgeous...the image that Dawn sent to you was a perfect choice to use for your piece...love it!!!

Jane said...

The sisterhood collage is beautiful! I love every detail. I have two sisters and just yesterday I purchased an old real photo postcard of three sisters for the purpose of creating something for each of them. Thanks for the inspiration with this collage.
Jane

A Vintage Chic said...

Love your beautiful collages, Lisa! (Especially your self-portrait!) Your sisterhood collage is perfect in every detail...love it!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Julie

clustres said...

Love your collage and the sweet self-portrait! This is very special!

The Crafty Crow said...

All I could do reading your post today was to smile and imagine, beautiful.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

melissadc76 said...

AAAAGGGHHH I Love the self-portrait. Your talent was apparent even back then.

<3 Melissa

Nelly said...

Love what you did with the vintage photo. I always enjoy your blog. I wanted to ask you if that line separator image you used here b/w roses, may I use that in my blog? If you know a source for more of those, I'd love to know. Thanks!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Sista,
Your back......The collage turned out great. Amen to all the wonderful sisters in blogland.
Blessingsxxxooo,
C.

Granny's Place said...

You did an amazing job on the collage.
I wish you a nice week,
Madelon

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Lisa, your collage is awesome! There are so many wonderful details to look at. Those letter beads are just perfect for the title and I love the quilting you did around the girls. Isn't it amazing that we both made a collage with 4 girls?
How did the surgery go? Are you feeling o.k. or do you have some pain? If so, I wish you speedy recovery!
Hugs,
Julia

Dorthe said...

Sweet Lisa,
this collage is the most beautifull thing, so gorgeus, and full of yesterday. I love it, and the way you have buildt it up.Love the sisters, and the thought behind, so wonderfull, Lisa.You have such big talent, dear.I`m alwayes looking forward seing new awsome pieces from your creative hands.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Diane said...

What a truly beautiful collage this is, Lisa! and how much do I love that self portrait!!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~
I love your sisterhood collage !! It is so true !
I was smiling at your hairdo ~ too cute !
xoxo
Lori

Diane said...

Ah....the roots were planted quite awhile ago I see! ;-)

Love your Sisterhood creation, Lisa!
Amazing what stories those old photos tell.

Blessings!
Diane

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I'm so happy to be part of the "Sisterhood." Afterall my name is Sissie and I love all my bloggy friends, especially you. Who could not love someone who writes you poetry and says nothing but nice things about you. I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
(Big squooshie hug here)

You were even a great budding artist at the age of 5 and I can't imagine what you will be like when you are old like me!

hugs
Sissie

diane said...

Secret Sisterhood hits so close to home with me! What a beautiful piece...and to see your very first one~well I see incredible growth! Isn't it a beautiful thing to see where we began~and where we are now =)
Love it....

Zuzu said...

Ahhh, such a lovely post, Lisa!!!

& I love the layers in your fabric collage.

Have a great week,
Zuzu

TinyBear said...

love you sisterhood collage Lisa.
It´s so beautiful and unquie. Love your self portait collage too. How cool is that :D
xo Tina

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Lisa what a charming piece. I LOVE so many elements to this collage !!!! Clarice

Charlene said...

LOVE that piece!!!!! Are you selling that piece or was it a custom order? I was in Round Top this weekend & thought of you. And our wonderful week there last fall. Can't wait for this year. I will try to give you a call this week. Is your mouth better? Are you all done?
Charlene

Deborah said...

Your sisterhood collage is lovely!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Love the self portrait, but I always picture you with a bigger smile...

How cool that you still have a childhood work of art! I have a couple of high school pieces in my studio, they are VINTAGE, but I don't any from earlier.

Debby said...

Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous collage, love everything about it. I also love your first self portrait, amazing.
Your new shop goodies look so yummy!
Hugs,
Debby

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Lisa,

I love your artwork and blog; and I love that you are a storyteller. I first found you through Julia at Vintage With Laces and now I'm a follower.

Susan

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I got your box, THANKS!! I'm in. Thanks for thinking of me.

K

Yitte said...

Your sisterhood collage is very lovely!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is so beautiful, Lisa! It certainly makes me think of sisterhood...of many kinds!

Thank you!
Suz

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

GREAT PEICE OF ART!!! That really does describe us bloggers! I love it. Hope you are feeling better and hope all that dental work is over. Seems like I have been busy or tied up for the last couple of weeks. Maybe I can catch my breath next week.
Again, Love the post!!
Hugs, Pat

MosaicMagpie said...

Even way back when you had the collage bug.
Debbie

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Sorry I have been missing but I have been on the road and busy!
Your collage is wonderful... as always, I love your work!
The first one is fabulous also!
Many Blessings to you
Rebecca

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Lisa, I wanted to thank you for visiting our blog, and for your sweet comments, hope you will visit again soon!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

English style said...

Hi Lisa,

what a lovely blog you have, love the victorian shoes above your blog
i also have several pairs, so lovely
your sisterhood collage is also a beauty !!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne

Lovey said...

Wow Lisa I love the Sisterhood Piece! Very nice! I love the trims on it too! You are one of a kind! I love what you're doing!
The self portrait...too cute!

vicki said...

Love your beautiful shop Lisa - I may have to spend some time and $$ there - fabulous vintage finds!

Your sisterhood collage hanging is just wonderfu - it is a true treasure. You are so inspiring!

Vicki

Becca said...

Love you collage, and beautiful finds! Have a great weekend! Becca

Karen said...

Lisa - very fun! I love the self-portrait. Isn't it fun to go back in time and see what we've created over the years? LOL.
Love the hanging . . . it's so pretty.
have a wonderful weekend!
Karen

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Great work, interesting blog; big thanks from an ex Londoner living in France and working as an artist/antique dealer...Also love the sewing box shot, am a real sucker for button boxes etc. Please feel free one and all to pay me a visit via the blogosphere. Take care y'all abientot Linda

MemoryKeeper said...

You have amazing art! I am so impressed, I love your blog too!

Here's to more happy scrapping, and
Hugs from the he♥rt,
Jeanette

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Erica said...

This is so fabulous, as usual! And love that self portrait. What a talented girl you've always been!

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