Inspiring Pinecones, a new MODbotanical

Posted in Inspiration, Patterns
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

Posted in frill•d
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

Posted in How To
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

Posted in frill•d
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 […]

A Wish to All

Posted in Photo Borders
A Wish to All

During this Holiday Season, Gina Weathersby and Lisa Ballard wish you P E A C E in your lives and we hope that your own peace expands into the world around us all. H A P P Y  H O L I D A Y S

Merry MOD Pom Pattern

Posted in Patterns
Merry MOD Pom Pattern

I am trying to get myself in the Holiday Spirit, so I am working on some patterns to go along with my Merry MOD wall hanging. I started this pattern last year and I figured it was a good time to finish it up. I think these will make some cute kitchen towels! Merry, Merry.

A Gift for Gifts!

Posted in L I S A Lounge
A Gift for Gifts!

If you are like me, you are pretty stressed that the holidays are way too close for comfort, and you are no where near ready! So, the thought of getting everything wrapped and under the tree (which still needs to be put up and decorated), is adding to your stress. Scott Hull and his merry group […]

Winter Decorating

Posted in Wall Hangings
Winter Decorating

Just ordered this new MODbotanicals wall hanging for my holiday decor. I love hanging these wall hangings in my hallway because I can easily change them out for the seasons. Right now I have my Good Gourds design in the hallway, but it is time to change it for Christmas. I think my decorating theme […]

New Ideas for Old Traditions

New Ideas for Old Traditions

Thanksgiving is a holiday of tradition and I have been trying to visualize all of this in a more modern way. When I found this gourd-gous (haha) photo shot by Gina Weathersby, I was inspired by the rich color and graphic simplicity and paired it with a MODgeosquares border pattern. I am Giving Thanks to my wonderful friend, Gina and […]

I N T R O D U C I N G

Posted in L I S A Lounge
I N T R O D U C I N G

The day is finally here! I am launching my MODbotanicals line of illustrations and patterns into the universe. It was about nine years ago that I created my first MODbotanical. With the help of many friends, my vision has become a clear path. I can finally share my original illustrations with all of you. MODbotanicals are large […]

Nature is My Muse

Nature is My Muse

I can’t begin to describe the excitement I experienced when happening upon this beautiful turtle shell during a hike in the woods with my friends! This is nature’s design at its finest. The patterning and colors placed into such clean geometry epitomizes what MODbotanicals are all about. A new wall hanging is already whirling about my […]

Beginning With Thanks

Posted in Life
Beginning With Thanks

I wanted my first message for this blog to be all about gratitude and the power of friendship. Without the creative collaboration of cherished friends, photographer, Gina Weathersby, set stylist, Nora Martini, and food stylist, Jeff Martin, this whole endeavor would just be some files on my computer. The best thing about getting older is that you […]