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Lisa Hoffman
Northern Colorado
Interests: rubber stamping, sketching, movies., photography, drawing, painting, blogging, living the artful life, an indescribably eclectic interest in books and music, pop culture (excluding the goofball stuff), designer vinyl toys, the world of imagery as in: print making, stencil-spray painting, goco printing, a passion for interesting cities and architecture, book-making, storytelling and movies...oh yeah
Recent Activity
Hello Dear Readers!.... whilst I am laboring over my sticker release, I'm keeping a close eye on the fabulous, ever growing Asian Art Market. I've met so many artists and "shop keepers" around the World through my Instagram feed! Supportive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Lisa Hoffman
The handsome creature in the photo above is Peter Bellerby. He makes globes. BOY, does he make globes. After watching the beautiful video (the film makers are to be applauded) go visit his site. Trust me, you'll want to. Peter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Lisa Hoffman
I'll own it: refer me to a book that you LOVE and I'm in....unless of course, it involves bone-crushing pain (most Oprah Book Club choices) or violence towards anyone, especially animals...and then there are the PICTURE books. Still a sucker... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Lisa Hoffman
As many of my Face Book and Instagram friends know, I've been dipping into my sketchbooks and transforming some drawings into stickers. Yup, they're cool again, but these aren't your mama's kitty cat stickers. They're way cooler and used in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Lisa Hoffman
I've been away from this Blog while writing and helping design THIS one. Click over and hit BLOG in the upper toolbar. You might notice that the website is very professional, while the BLOG has a voice. Yup. That's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Lisa Hoffman
I've been drawing and running hither and yon. I have a LOT to show you, but whilst ("whilst" IS a word) I take photos and try to stop scribbling long enough to actually complete a post, look at THIS delighful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Bravo, my Vogue Comrad! Your work keeps me standing on my chair, clapping and fist-pumping the air. Onward!!!!
As I mentioned in the last post, Carol from the wonderful Blog TALL TALES FROM KANSAS is my Brave, Bold, Brazen and Brash companion in a project that we're calling The Vogue Papers. We're thrashing our way through the Vogue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Not long ago, I found myself on the road to Kansas City. Suffice to say, it wasn't a pleasure trip, but a mission. The high point (besides hugging family) was a visit with my friend Carol. You know Carol, right?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
I'm more than happy with your fabulous drawings! I'll be using one on my Colorado Drivers License... They're WAY better than the photograph. As soon as I shake off the road dust, I'll return the favor. My time with you was the best part of my trip. Draw onward my Talented Friend. P.S. YOUR bone structure is better.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2014 on these things happen at Tall Tales from Kansas
Well, Happy Late Summer! I'm a cold weather person, so I really have to clamp my hand over my mouth when everyone starts to moan about the absense of billion degree temps, the fried grass and burning asphalt going the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
I adore David Gentleman. He's a designer of the highest caliber. He's designed for centuries and anyone who studies the Graphic Arts will know him. If not, they've gone to a very bad school - just kidding, but seriously, he's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Oh, you're gonna thank me for THIS. In case you didn't know, PBS has launched "Vicious". It's a half hour of fast moving Farce. Micah and I couldn't hear the next lines due to the ear-splitting, Hoffman Guffawing. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Oh my God, you will NOT believe this. For all of my fellow Maira Kalman fans...heads UP. Those of you unfamiliar......Maira Kalman is a painter, writer, TED Talk speaker and artist in SO many ways. She's become a Cultural... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
I'm thinking that it's about time for a Summer Catch-Up!.....let's waste no time and get going, shall we? I know that I'll forget a million things, so I'll be back this weekend to update. If you've visited my Blog before,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Sooooo. Let me just say this: I don't drink. Not really. I sip. Booze makes my post-west-nile heart go all wonky, BUT!....I DO hang out with very cool people. I DO make a point of trying to show up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Sasha Pivovarova's face may look familiar. To those of us who cruise the pages of High Fashion for inspiration, she's a familiar sight indeed. A Russian beauty, Sasha not only models, but churns out stunning art on a daily basis.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
I try to keep the daily, non-personal e-mail count down, but I DO subscribe to VERY SHORT LIST. Here's why: "VERY SHORT LIST is a delightful e-mail that shares cultural gems from a different curator every day..." Okay, I'm IN.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
My beloved Maira Kalman has a very outdated website and NO BLOG. I guess she's busy doing something like LIVING and making joyful art. Well, we won't hold THAT against her. If you don't know the illustrator, artist, designer Genius... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Wonderful. I love the patchwork look and I feel like it has a rich and deep historical reference while staying modern. The mark of any well designed graphic. You're a graphic designer and who better to take us by the hand and lead us to The Back Story. Now, where do we get the jackets?
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on olympic graphics at michelle ward
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Way too late for the giveaway. Just here to say that your ideas, designs and that craft paper journal are sky0high brilliant. I'm signing up for your craft paper journaling class...whenEVER it happens.
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It's true. Everyone's Blogging about the deep freeze. I'm more worried that it'll be proportionately HOTTER this summer. What to do to thrash back the Winter Blues with a macheté?....sketch. Of course sketch. Keeps me distracted and even a little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Okay. I'm posting this sketch from my Rumi Sketchbook so that you can enjoy another piece of Turkish wisdom and see that in my haste to post, I haven't even done a final correction on the bottom of the glass.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
New Years Resolutions can be GROSS. There. I said it. It's taken me until NOW to "get" that the best resolutions are the ones that are extremely FUN and carrying them out equals nothing but Joy. This creates a cosmic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Have you met Al Letson? He's the genius (along with a super-hero cast & crew) behind the NPR program State of the Re:Union. aka: SOTR Go over and explore.....especially the "ABOUT" section. If you don't already know, I LOVE to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman