Sunday, February 14, 2010

secrets of being a woman

mixed media fabric collage constructed on a frame
from inside an old photo album cover.
layers of vintage lace, silk sari ribbon,
muslin and tapestry embellished
with crystal beads and pearl trim.

beneath the quote are layers of vintage and discarded papers
 including cardboard, tea bags, dryer sheets, text,
tissue paper and bird's nest.

it wouldn't be complete without a birds nest! 
made from wire and mohair
i've tucked a tiny egg-shaped white turquoise bead inside.

this piece is listed in my Etsy shoppe.


Diane said...

This is amazing, Lisa. You create the most beautiful fabric collages I have ever seen. You are such a natural at this. LOVE IT!!
Have a great day!

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, Lisa!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Wel done!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Lisa! this is absolutely stunning! I love how you have the text behind the quote, little secret bits of womanhood that are not shared! awesome! you rock!

Malisa said...

Bravo! Stand up and take a bow for your wonderful creation! Marvelous!

Deborah said...


Debrina said...

Hi Lisa - you've done it again! My god but you should be running your own workshops!!! I would sign up in a flash. Magic, magic, magic! I want to learn how to be an LJ magician now!

Diane said...

I agree--very beautiful and I just love looking at all the details!!!

Debby said...

This is so amazing, what a beautiful piece you have created. love it.

Elizabeth said...

I totally must agree with what Debrina said!!!!! Ready for some more snow????? (God help!!) us!
Warm hugs!!!!(higher than 32 degress for sure!!!!)

NuminosityBeads said...

Your interwoven lace looks like a tapestry, so artfully intertwined. A good nest for secrets.

Dorthe said...

Lisa ,it is a wonderfull piece.
So full of beauty and wonderfull materials, mixed up to be a beautifull, beautifull collage,so full of layers ,and things popping out all over
And as alwayes you links a great story to your creation, as though they were born together?
The saying from Karen Blixen -as her real name was- is wonderfull here.
Thanks dear friend, for showing.

Love and hugs Dorthe

druga szesnascie said...

I love this work!
the words, the colors, the textures, the depth, the softness, all the little secrets.
the discovery of your art really made my day.

Terri said...

Wowza. What a wonderful fabric collage! I may not comment on every piece that you do but I do adore your work. Truly inspirational!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I never tire of seeing your wonderful art. It speaks to me so much! Lucious layers and a lovely nest...perfect combo!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oodles of fantastic layers! I Love it!!!

Sanja said...

Love the quote. Beautiful fabric piece,Lisa!
Sanja xox

Kim said...

Once again a stunning piece Lisa! I really love your art lady! I'm with Debs, you really should run your own workshops! I am reminded of a quote from Zsa Zsa Gabor who once said that all married couples should have their own separate bathrooms after marriage as women should maintain some of their mystique! Loving the textures here! I must wipe up my drool, it is so NOT a good look, LOL!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh Swoon Lisa!!! This is scrumptious!

Gaby Bee said...

Every time I think I have found my favourite piece on your blog a new one appears. This piece is awesome, Lisa! Have a wonderful art filled week! Hugs, Gaby

Studio Sylvia said...

Such intricacy - just beautiful Lisa. Wonderful attention to detail.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Lisa, Just had to join your blog the instant I saw it....I was directed here by Dorthe...and I like to follow her advice about which blogs she loves too.
You use so many interesting materials to create your collages.
I am just getting started making am very interested in how YOU do them as well.
So lovely, layers and textures galore !


Anonymous said...

Gosh Mud Hound Studio...your work is so beautiful and wonderful! Just discovered you on the Evolution of Nancy. I have linked you to my blog. I have to know where you are now and what you are doing! Blessings...Eden

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

Lisa, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your collages are really stunning. I love your style. Everything has such depth and richness to it. I will be back, you are now bookmarked!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Gosh I can't believe I missed this one. THIS is gorgeous and all the layers and textures make my heart beat so fast!