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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
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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago at Lisa Hoffman
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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
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Oh my God, you guys...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
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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
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Sooooo. Let me just say this: I don't drink. Not really. I sip. Booze makes my post-west-nile heart go all wonky, so....no. 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Okay. I'll admit it: I have a little Pen Addiction. Being a Sketcher and having so many Mega-Talent Sketcher friends does not help ONE little bit. The person who slipped me the tip about JET PENS should pay for my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
Oh My GOSH!.....I'm over-the-moon at the thought of seeing so many amazing people posting their shelves! I'll come back every day to this section to see who links over. Am I the only one who loves to walk down a neighborhood street at dusk looking into the open windows of the cozy and beautiful homes?.....not in a creepy way I hope!...that's what this feels like, seeing the delightful and intimate side of brilliant and shining people from all over the World. Thank you for being the Curator of Cool and including me!
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My Good friend Michelle Ward is at it again! She took last years most popular word: "Selfie"...turned it on it's head and dove into her own inspired series of posts entitled: "SHELFIE" I love the way her mind works! Each... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Lisa Hoffman
OMG!...what a delightful cruise down the Avenue with and the adorable Kelly-Ward Women. I feel refresh and inspired!
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2013 on tis the season....windows at michelle ward
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Check out this video, music from Josh Ritter's new EP. Brilliant cuttings (12,000 pieces of construction paper- No s--t) from Sarah Graves and an army of Creatives. Josh Ritter - Love Is Making Its Way Back Home from Josh Ritter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Lisa Hoffman
Great pages! (as usual)... Thanks to YOU, I have all of my PL stuff lined up and ready to rock. Pictures in piles...and then? The Colorado Floods hit. Nothing lost but old carpet (good riddance). Just might take me a bit longer to get to it than I thought. Thanks for the continuing inspiration!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2013 on project life • week 24 at pamgarrison
what better place for two such Fabulous women?.......thanks for taking time to share ANYTHING in the midst of the reverie!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2013 on greetings from the desert at pamgarrison
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This is right about when the Summer Doldrums hit. There's been a very fun tidal wave of company here in Loveland, so seriously, no real TIME for the Doldrums. I'll give you a snapshot or two of my summer and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Lisa Hoffman
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Here's my latest favorite video clip. ALL commercial artists will be sucked in. Non-artists will appreciate the skill in a well made, 14 minute film. Wonderland | A Short Form Doc on Creative Commerce from Eskimo on Vimeo. Cool, right?....Bells... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Lisa Hoffman
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Greetings Earthlings!....reporting in from Mars (Loveland Colorado). Fighting the heat like a ninja. It was over 100 here last week and I wanna tell ya I am NOT happy about it. At ALL. Beating the heat has involved more paper... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Lisa Hoffman