March 10, 2014
Hello! and welcome to my post about wonderful paper for the blog hop PAPER LOVE.
You have probably just visited Shells in the Bush, the amazing mixed media artist Michelle Reynolds,
who lives on several acres of the Australian bush!
Upon participating in on this blog-hop I knew it had propelled me into a bit of unknown hop, hop, hop territory.
Most of my artwork already involves lots of papers of all kinds.
I love amazing, beautifully stained, sewn, manipulated paper!
Plus, I had been saving teabags for about 2 years now,
for some special steeping of a creative idea…
…so I decided to give them a hop!
I concocted a miniature tie-dye,
by using a Itajime Shibori technique with paper clips instead of clamps…
… and then with much care I rendered with pencil some imaginary flowers and creatures!
All this fun will lead to the creation of a stitched postcard for the international postcard swap;
which takes place later this week. I will be posting the final result then.
A glimpse of the preparatory layering of papers for the assembly of this stitched postcard.
Please come back Thursday, March 13 – 2014, to see it!
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Your next destination on the Paper Love Tour is the inspiring, Angee Robertson at Sheic Journals. Enjoy!
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
~Vincent Van Gogh
The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper!
Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight.
Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly / Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul / Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer / Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas / Angee Robertson / Natalie Ryan / Aisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu / Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood / Amelia Woodbridge
And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31).
Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers.
Find out more here.
March 8, 2014
A mandala depicting a layout of an “English Garden” and a Pear Tree! (-fruits are just flying colors-)
“El Jardin” (The Garden) • digital collage – limited edition – 10.5″H x 10.5″ W • Lisa Rivas ©
February 24, 2014
At times items that I have for sale on Etsy, let it be “a Botánica”, or “an e-Stamp” get picked picked to be featured in a treasury from another Etsy seller like myself. These treasuries are curated by these sellers and to have an item featured is really an honor and it also helps promote beautiful unique items for sale to the internet community.
Suzanne from “Earthly Baubles” did a great job in selecting and putting together “LATE WINTER BLUES”.
I was lucky to have “my water-bottle Blossoms” chosen to be featured among all these beauties in this treasury!
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I love these light blue Angelite earrings Earthly Baubles has in her shop.
She says that this color reminds her of the glaciers of her childhood home in Alaska!
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“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
~ Yoko Ono
February 14, 2014
Little red tips of hearts,
are showing up out there, all over.
They are like a Valentine Greeting!
…from The Earth
Make sure you show appreciation
& love to the ground you walk on,
it is what supports you.
Valentine Greeting, by © LisaRivas 2014
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
February 7, 2014
A large ribbon was cut last year at one of Nashville’s largest business endeavors, the Music City Center!
This convention hall was inspired by one of the city’s leading industries: MUSIC!
Here’s a glimpse of some of it’s very amazing spaces!
This state of the art “convention center” had a $2 million budget for art and specially commissioned pieces.
And in June of 2013 it had a special luncheon for the artists that had art permanently housed in its walls.
When I heard the word visceral, it meant deep, dark and with a heart.
I then thought of microscopic specks of life dwelling within nests of soft petals.
These minute sparks of light then glowed, twisted and turned,
to bring forth a fertile world into our immense cosmos.
And thus the birds and creatures sung, …and music it was!
~by Lisa Rivas – 2012
My painting “NASCENT SEEDS” was among the purchased artwork, a 2 fold painting with a long gestation period.
Here I am seated, feeling ever so lucky to have a bench, an artist appreciation medal
and a satisfied heart knowing my painting has a fabulous home!
There will be a book called UNCONVENTIONAL, more on this later!
GreenBiz.com put Nashville in their list of Top 10 U.S. Cities for Green Meetings in 2014.