Thursday, 30 August 2018

Ophira :: A work in progress

This is a painting of many layers . I've been working on her for about a week .She has changed so many times as her story is unfolding .I started this painting with no certain direction in mind , just letting the paint speak . I added a little whimsical bird and then came the bird houses on her head . Sometimes I feel it's the bird telling me this story ?!

 This is going to be a gift for my Nan . My Nan has always listened to me growing up . she knows most of my secrets and the pain I have endured . My Grandad was the world to me growing up as a kid .He passed when I was 15 . while I always loved my Nan my Grandad was my rock .He knew exactly what to say to me . After his passing I became lost and my Nan would sit and listen to me . My Nan told me things about her self that I had no idea about .She told me of her life and of the way she grew up . I realised then in that moment that she wasn't as tough as she made out to be . I saw her strength and her courage .

{ Here's where I'm at with this painting below }
 
“People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
                                                      -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Hugs xoxo
Lisa - @ studio Lee

Friday, 24 August 2018

Primitive ATC : Day dreamer

Working on a self paced workshop Primitive portraits by Mindy Lacefield

It's very hard for me to loosen up but I'm really liking this girl . She reminds me of myself when Im off in day dreaming mode .

I will leave you with a Quote I'm loving today ..

                       " To Live a creative life , we must lose our fear of being wrong. "
                                                       - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Hugs
Lisa xoxo

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

She Cried Golden tears

Last week was Art class. I took my 12 year old daughter with me for Mother Daughter date night .
We booked in to Golden Tears a painting inspired by Gustav Klimt .

We spent 3 hours playing with spray paint , stencils ,drawing and learning new Artsy techniques . We played with Gold leaf . I had trouble working with gold leaf is so fiddly . I don't like the way I have done the tears  but its  better then the last 3 goes !

Below is my girl .
Below is my 12 year old daughters girl .

Thanks Em for another great art class .

Do you have a favourite Gustav Klimt painting ? I love His painting The Three ages of Women

                                           " Art is a line around your thoughts "
                                                         - Gustav Klimt

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Painted Kraft Box

I had a large Kraft box sitting in my room waiting to be used . My Daughter had a birthday party coming up that she was invited to . I decided that this Kraft box was perfect !

I painted a whimsical style girl on top of the box lid with flowers in her hair .
I added Gold leaf tears !
and lots of texture in her hair .I usually don't do eye lashes but felt she needed them .I took Inspiration from Art class last week when we painted the Golden Tears girl inspired by Gustav Klimt.
Inside the box I filled it with different kids of chocolate and candy that I found down the Imported section of my local supermarket .I added a few cans of cool drink .
The box was a hit !

                  "Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness "
                                                                  -Anni Albers

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Banksia on canvas

Last night I treated myself to another Art class .I love going and picking up a few new tips and really just being out in a creative environment awakens my soul .I find the 3 hours so relaxing. Em is such a awesome teacher .

Last nights class was a Banksia flower.

I had so much fun playing with spray paints and paints in general and for once I didn't cover my self in any !!
 
 

I have another Art class to attend to tomorrow night with my 12 year old daughter .

Hugs xoxox

Monday, 6 August 2018

Mr Owl

Hello Mr Owl .Will you tell me a story ?! I bet you have many to tell ?



Last week I went to Art class at night . Its been along time since I had any artsy time .I have a daughter going through depression so its been a little stressful ..

I lost my self in the whole process .3 hours nearly of artsy fun ! I completely switched off my worrying mind and went into calm lets enjoy every brush stroke .



After living on a farm for 2 years . Hubby and I made the decision it was time to move back home .The long driving time back and forth to take my daughter to Dr appointments finally took its toll on me .

Im loving being back in my home town and being able to 'go to things like art classes .

Hugs xoxo
Lisa

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Monday, 7 May 2018

10 Swap postcards

I joined iHanna's spring DIY postcard swap - spring 
I had no plan when I started this lot of postcards ! The first batch of postcards I had them all planned out but I was never happy with them sooooo I went back to my studio and just played .

I'm really happy with the end result .I did want to finish off with a Black sewn boarder but as I live on a farm and no where near a shop .I only had white thread left and I went with that .I actually don't mind the white seeing as though I had white aspects on the postcard .


all 10 postcards have been sent out . I'm looking forward to seeing happy mail in my post box .

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Mail Art for my Nan

I don't often send family members ART .Not sure why ? I just don't . My Nan has been my biggest fan .{Thanks Nan} .

I started this girl off with the intention to be Fairy like .She took on her own Character .
I gave her a crown at first .It just annoyed me . I felt like she needed something different .My nan loves flowers and after seeing a collage piece of a sun flower I added that and added my own flair with some oil pastels.

I LOVE WINGS !! I seem to add them on all my art work .I actually can not remember where these wings came from BUT I really need to get some more .
I love doodling into paint .I find it freeing for my soul . I added the Quote "Dream big " as I'm sure even at her age she has dreams .?!
I lover her thin neck .Makes me giggle .I seem to do all my girls well at least most of my girls with large heads and big eyes.

My Nan loves my post card .The best part was I didn't tell her that I sent her something so it was a great surprise .Nan rang me to thank me and that sure did make me smile .

In a world filled with technology and instant emailing and texting . Happy Mail seems to be too far and in between { unless you are ordering yummy things like art supplies } then its mostly bills that arrive in the post . I say lets send more Happy mail !! write a note to someone special to let them know you are thinking about them. Take the time to practice your handwriting ..{ I worry that beautiful handwriting will soon be a thing of the past ! }
Or paint a post card and send some mail art .

Hugs Lisa xo

Postcard : To create is to breath ....

I love making small artsy pieces . Especially postcards .They are quick and easy and I find I'm not sitting there thinking about every process .I just go with it .

I find it a great way to practice whimsical girls .

This one I made for a personal swap on Instagram .






Hugs
Lisa xoxo

Mail Art :: Post cards

I made these postcards for one of the Ihannas diy postcard swap .

I LOVE each and every single one .










Do you have a favourite ?
Hugs
Lisa xoxo

Friday, 26 January 2018

There's a Fairy in my garden

Well there's actually quiet a few Fairies that live in our garden. Just ask my 4 year old . We have spent the last few weeks making a special spot in the garden for all the Fairies to live and play .

I have been working on the Art journal page Tending to your dreams : Garden Fairy . From Life book lesson 2018
This lesson I absolutely love .I spent a few days on and off  working on my garden fairy just taking my time and enjoying the process .

I love the colour pallet . Soft with a pop of colour

Below my Art journal page ::
Art Journal page by Studio Lee :: Garden Fairy 

Art Journal page by Studio Lee :: Garden Fairy 
Are you taking part in Life Book 2018 ?

Hugs
Lisa xoxo

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New year :: New Journal page

I decided 2018 will be a ART filled year . A year to do more ART. A year to LEARN more , PRACTICE more and to have the COURAGE to play even if it means I don't like the end result in my art project .

A Christmas gift from my family . A year of LIFE BOOK 2018 over at Willowing .

The lesson I worked on was Make your mark journal page .
I didn't like my first layers and it seemed like I was just making a mess. I told my self that's ok . Breath..... and start again .Instead of throwing out the page I took out my papers and re collaged over the top and re visited the PDF and video lessons to help guide me.

I made a huge mug of tea and enjoyed the artful play time in my studio .I LOVE the end result .



Art journal page :: Make your Mark 

Hugs
Lisa xoxo

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