New MODbotanical Wall Hanging — Aviary

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New MODbotanical Wall Hanging — Aviary

Once again, nature inspired this new MODbotanicals wall hanging which I am calling – Aviary.  With all of this snow lately, my morning ritual has been standing in my kitchen, sipping coffee and watching the birds congregate at the bird feeder which I keep filled with black sunflower seeds. It is such a rich array of various […]

March is here… Countdown to Spring

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March is here… Countdown to Spring

I can’t believe it is already March, although I welcome it because it means that Spring is that much closer. Gina Weathersby chose this gorgeous shot of purple asparagus because it is one of the first things that start to pop up in the garden and hopefully in your nearest market. My favorite spring dish […]

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

I always say…”my job is so much fun!” and here is a perfect example. Queen City Cookies was opening a coffee/bakery shop at its manufacturing complex and Peggy Shannon, owner, wanted it to be a magical place where people could gather. We had established a fantasy brand full of whimsey and color and elephants, so […]

A frill•d Valentines

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A frill•d Valentines

Valentines Day is here again. How do you show your love? Well here is the frill•d way!

frill•d in the Works

frill•d in the Works

I am having fun this weekend working on some style directions for frill•d. Gina Weathersby shot this natural craft frame this week and I added the Wildflower Sprig artwork as a border. Weathered wood, natural Kraft paper, stamped type and greenery sprigs will be the key visual elements of this image grouping. This will be part […]

Loving Your Fears

Loving Your Fears

My Mother always told me, “eat your peas!” Now, this might sound like a happy-go-lucky passing comment that she might have thrown out as she continued the daily routine of clearing the table after family dinner, but from my perspective, it was a sharp slap ringing in my head. I struggled to overcome this hurdle so I could […]

Sweet February – Frill.d Calendar

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Sweet February – Frill.d Calendar

Another month, another image! Gina Weathersby created this Sweet concoction of plums with anise and I was immediately inspired to add my own touch. I love how this subtly harkens to Valentines without being so obvious. Would you like to download this calendar image to your desktop?  → then click on the image below to link you to […]

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Being surrounded by cold and snow, I have found myself dreaming of the days when our yard is dotted by the cheery yellow polka dots that everyone else considers the scourge of suburbia…the dreaded DANDELION! Being the weird artist that my family calls me, I have always appreciated the beauty of the dandelion. One person’s […]

Inspiring Pinecones, a new MODbotanical

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Inspiring Pinecones, a new MODbotanical

I don’t know why, but I have collected pinecones for years. The myriad of shapes and patterns inspire me. I love finding these treasures as I walk through forests wafting with pine scents, each one with its own character. Gina Weathersby shot my collection of pinecones in a beautiful light blue bowl and I was thinking that […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Since it is so cold outside, I thought this image from Gina Weathersby Photography captured the beauty of being frozen. You can look at the cold of winter as an annoyance, OR you can see the beauty of it all. Another sample of a frill•d photo border. The product line is in the development phase and I am having […]

DIY Wall Decor: Freeform Stamping

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DIY Wall Decor: Freeform Stamping

I was hired to design an entry wall at Leslie Salon, a hair salon in Cincinnati, Ohio. Leslie Holtmeier had been searching for a unique treatment for the curved wall entrance. I chose a DIY Wall Decor technique I call Freeform Stamping which gives character and design flexibility while keeping costs to a minimum. Years ago I would have […]

Hope for the New Year

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Hope for the New Year

I am so excited to start 2015! L I S A Lounge and Gina Weathersby Photography are introducing our new collaborative adventure we are calling  f r i l l • d  Artisan Embellishments for Visual Content! Look for more to come in this new and hopeful year. Gina and I are starting this venture with our […]