Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art Collage Dress

a project inspired by the arrival of spring
the little birdies...the blossoms on our cherry tree
...the buds in my garden
I assembled this dress from repurposed fabric and embellishments.
Fabrics and trims have been coffee stained for a vintage look.
Dress is embellished with my favorites...nests, hearts and
found goodies...

Front collage includes needle felted nest with beads,
a heart assembled from a tea bag,
lots of fibers, beads, buttons and fabric layering for an ethereal feel...
"Dreams" was created from hand sewn chenille ribbon
the words "fiber of life" refer to all the tiny bits that go
into weaving a nest...

On the back a fabric collage...
life begins...
a fresh slate for dreams and possibilities

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
~Anais Nin


Diane said...

Hi Lisa,
This is positively amazing!I am in awe of the beauty you create. Your work is definitely unique & I love stopping by your blog!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

Oh my !! it's stunning !!!!!!! I would like to know doing that !!!! *o*

Elizabeth said...

this peice is stunning!! I love how you have achieved such a glorious gentle touch with all of your collage elements!!!!
Simply stunning!!

deb said...

WOW, I'm blown away by this, it is so beautiful.

Terri said...

So wonderfully executed..truely inspiring!

Sanja said...

this is it!

Maide said...

Gorgeous work !!!
I will be from this moment a new follower :-)))

Greetings from germany

Charmingdesigns said...

Beautiful, Beautiful!!!! Laurie

Lorie M. said...

what a lovely piece! your work is really great, I loved looking around here!

Shelly said...

Just found your blog from the link at Mind Wide Open. Your work is fabulous and this piece is absolutely stunning !!

Debrina said...


Love Anais Nin too. Nice quote. She's so sexy!

Joelle said...

Hello sweet one! ; )
Im so Lucky to have found you on MMC!
I LOVE this piece & I LOVE all that you do!
Wonderful! Your blog is so inspiring too!
So Glad to be following you now!
It is so refreshing to find unique art!
Best Wishes ~
Joelle XOXO