Monday, January 17

Pretty pictures for a grey day

The weather since Christmas has been cold, grey & rainy.
Perfect weather for hanging out inside & recharging my creative energy.
Yesterday I spent a great deal of couch time in front of the fire looking at some winter white eye candy. 

Love my European publications.

 This makes me want to just rip out my carpet & paint the floors white.
 Somehow I don't think my concrete sub-floors would look at cool!
And speaking of creative inspiration. 
Remember I hinted at a new project??

I'm so excited to be involved with Miss Mary Green's latest collaboration!
4 different artists, sharing 4 different books.
Hope Wallace Karney, Lenna Andrews, Mary & I each have our own style & approach to creating wonderful art books.

Here's a peak at part of mine. 
Go visit Mary to find out more & see the beautiful pages she's gathered.
One last thing......
did you hear?!!!
I am so happy & proud for Dawn!
I cannot wait to see her amazing art in the pages of Pam Carriker's book Art at the Speed of Life.


Amy said...

Those are great pics to show for a gloomy day.
Fresh and spring like.

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
It is snowing here today, so it is a low energy day for me... I am curled up with my cup of green tea and my fresh copy of Somerset Life...
I want to tell you how wonderful you are and how much I enjoyed your article. You are such an amazing talent and I so enjoy our friendship.
Blessings to you today

Linda M. said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for showing those pages from Country Living. White floors? You would have to put up a sign, "no shoes allowed!"

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i MUST get me to the bookstore and get that british edition of country living! so many lovely images! J'adore your sneak peek art book.....LOVE the black beaded trim..hmmmmm....wherever did you get it?? :)

Vicki said...

I just signed up for the class! I think it will be fun to learn some different styles and techniques. Have admired you and Mary for some time and look forward to meeting the other artists. Love a class that I can complete on my own time too if life gets too busy. Of course, I'll try to keep up and enjoy the blog participation. Love these rainy day pics you have shared!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Hope your new year has started off well. There is nothing like day dreaming through a lovely decor magazine and that edition of country living looks dreamy.
White floors in my house would soon be gray and brown with kitty hair! LOL!

Would be nice though.

Charlene said...

The weather has been YUCK! Not good for potty training a short little puppy. She's not fond of dragging her belly in the cold wet frozen grass. I wouldn't be either!

Love you sneek peek. I will have to check out the site. I just got the post from our November Bottle Class posted today. I'm not behind much!!!!! Yeah right. HUGS!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

project sounds really cool! cool and rainy here too- been reading the same mag- even mentioned on my current post- isn't it inspiring?


The Charm House said...

Thank you so much for your inspiring blog... It is raining here in Georgia today after a miserable week of snow and ice. Your blog brings sunshine to my day!
Thank you so much! Yvette

vintage girl at heart said...

love this pub..can we get it in the states?? we painted out concrete floors in our last home..i just ripped up that carpet and painted them!!! i loved it and we eventually put down wood floors but i would do it again in a minute!! i saw a blog today where she did it and stenciled them lovely!!! here is the link
looking forward to your crafty four endeavor!!!

sweetpea said...

hi sweet lisa! i saw that issue at b&n the other day and it is gorgeous! and congrats to all you uber talented ladies and your features!



Rustic Goods said...

what is the topper in window shown in the mag...I would love to have a copy of this mag issue!

Miss Sandy said...


I just saw the class post at Mary's, congrats on working with some amazing artist and what a great variety! I can't wait to get a copy of Pam's new book. I hope your week is filled with wonder!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Lisa, did you see the picture that Anne has of you and me? Those two donkeys...I told her it was the two of us cheering her on! And good grief, I can't keep up with all your press. Can't wait for May and the retreat in KC!
big hugs,

Paper Relics said...

I am very excited about our class! Can't wait!

Dorthe said...

Lisa, dear-hi!
I just got my copy of Sommerset Life, and your soo beautifull artickle. It looks gorgeus Lisa, congratulation sweet, I love it , photoes and text .
And your book here, looks fantastic in the mutet colors. I will go visit Mary, to see more .
Warm hug from me dear girl.

Suz said...

Dear Lisa,
I saw you in Somerset Life yesterday. You are just taking off like crazy, girl, and now this new venture with Mary green. I will head right over! The article was so beautiful! I knew right away that it was about you!

LizlovesVintage said...

I saw this post yesterday. Lovely! So, funny that I dreamed last night that my neighbor was replacing his OLD windows for new ones. I was doing the happy dance! lol! I was dreaming.. To Bad!
xx Liz

trash talk said...

I knew I had seen that dining room before, so I checked my style/file and wahlah...there it was! Loved it then...loving it now.
Congratulations to all of you for making art straight from the heart.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Mmmmm, pretty!
I've got that mag at home but haven't had time to read it yet.

Congrats on becoming even more famous and fabulous!!! ;-)


Karen Valentine said...

So many cool things happening to some amazing women!!! Congrats on your collaboration with Mary!!! I'm sure it will be HUGE success!!

Judy said...

I have so many page markers in that issue of Country Living! I loved it! In fact it changed my mind and I sent in my check for a subscription. That issue is a keeper and it is already dog-eared and well loved!

Storybook Woods said...

Congrats Dawn xoxo
Sounds like you are having WA kind of weather xoxoxo Clarice

The Feathered Nest said...

omy sweetie!!!! I think I may just have to spring for that copy of the British Country Living!!!! I'll have to hit a Barnes & Noble to find it :) I'm so excited for you to be involved in Mary's new class girl, and I have to say, I can't WAIT to get started! I hope you all are on the mend Lisa, I hate it that you guys have been sick ~ love you much, Dawn

Sue said...

I have that same issue of British Country Living! The pics are so lovely and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

June said...

All kinds of wonderful things happening for my favorite girls (you and Dawn). I am so excited for you guys. When you're famous, you'll still remember me right??!!
I loved my new British Country Living. The American mags had better get their acts together, or I'm giving in to the Europeans.hehe
I'm pretty much only buying a couple US ones other than going broke on the Somerset pubs.
Your artwork is crazy gorgeous Lisa!
hugs to you...

Carole said...

Wow I kept looking at the cover and thought it looked nothing like the Country Living I had seen. I let my sub run out. Now I just want that British one. I think I can get it at Borders?
Thanks for the inspiration. I want to paint the floor white too!

DeeDee said...

Love the book peek, and those photos are gorgeous. I want the white floors too! :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,
I just found your blog and have spent the past hour of this snowy day enjoying all of your posts and much vintage inspiration! Had to become your newest Follower...I'm sure I'll be back to visit often.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie, just a good evening here from me--(my evening :) )---
to thank you for putting my giveaway on your sidebar---
I hope you have a great friday -and that you are feeling good, and piecefull.
I will write you privat tomorrow.
Dorthe said...

Whoever had that white floor had no kids. Or dogs. But man, it sure is pretty.