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Lisa
In my craft room
I am a self taught artist. I began when I was 5 by creating a mural on my parent's newly painted bedroom wall. I am now 44 and still find myself creating art in one form or another.
Interests: dollmaking, painting with acrylics, scrapbooking, crochet, interior design, sewing and quilting, floral arranging, and writing short stories., my interests include needlework
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I can't believe how fast they have grown! Their new "thing" is to grab hold of eachothers hands, it's a tug of war to see who's mouth is going to win, lol. I hope being so close in age will make them be the best of friends as they get older. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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My Cricut machine made finishing these canvases so much easier than my first attempt at a penny rug years ago when I manually cut out the fabric circles and sewed around a cardboard "coin" to create each calico yo-yo. Working with scrap paper has been as much fun for me as the patchwork sewing projects I have created in the past and because I am such an instant gratification kind of crafter I have loved how much faster my projects have been completed! You can now view and purchase my art here: http://www.artfire.com/users/TheAccidentalArtist Check back often as I will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
What was your favorite childhood toy? Submitted by A Pretty:Simple Life. My box of crayola crayons and a tablet of paper, sometimes the wall if I got brave enough :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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These little dolls are adorable, but they are the most time consuming project I have been working on; from searching outdoors for the acorn caps, handwrapping all of the armatures, and dressing them in tiny little clothes and tutus... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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I love these little books made from a sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock and embellished with torn scrapbook paper. They would be easy to finish off with a few small pictures, journaling, or embellishments. My nine year old neice fell in love with these when she came for a visit recently; needless to say when she went home I was a few short in my inventory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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What little girl (or big girl) wouldn't enjoy having one of these cute little angels hanging on her wall? I am really not sure if angels paint their toenails and fingernails, but it sure was fun pretending that they might! I am searching for further embellishments to bring out each dolls personality, and then they will be for sale on my artfire site... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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I have been working towards putting my art online for a few weeks now. I really just need to find the time to complete the projects I am currently working on, take the pictures of that and also my new craftroom, and I'll be well on my way. I am working on some really neat miniature acorn fairies and had so much fun collecting the acorn caps with my neice over the weekend for them. I am making miniature and paperbag scrapbooks, wood angels, crocheted scarves, and I need to finish the quilts I had started for both the babies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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Lydia and Carsyn, my beautiful little grandaughters. Both born in April, just 11 days apart. This picture cracks me up, they are heading to the mall with their moms and g'ma, and they both look so excited about the trip, lol. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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The home we were currently interested in has been sold...Really upset with the bank for taking so long to get our paperwork together for the required preapproval letter. We started searching again over the weekend and have a couple of possibilities if all goes well. For some reason I am being drawn to mid-century ranch type homes this time around, thats a first for me but I have discovered that much of the decorating styles I have been drawn to in the past are from this period as well. I can remember the very first bedroom suite I had bought... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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Ever since I was a little girl hooked on LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, I have dreamed of owning a log cabin one day. I came close several years ago, going as far as choosing land and drawing up the plans before discovering how hard it was to build anything in Hendricks County that didn’t have brick on it. So, I added a log cabin home to my vision board and I am still waiting for that dream to come true. I can see myself owning a quaint little cabin in a wooded area where I can get lost making... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
My first childhood memory occurs sometime between the time I was 2 and 3. We lived in Tennesee because of my dad’s work, and the only contact I had with my granny at the time was through the post office. Everyday my mom and I would walk there in the hopes of getting a card or letter, or in my case a small gift, from home. On our way we would pass a taxi driver who would be leaning against a post in town that had a telephone attached to it. Every day this man would call out to me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
When I was five I learned the world didn’t just revolve around me. I was hearing talk of a new baby being on its way, and was certainly curious with my mother’s growing belly. Odd things started to appear, a new crib in the corner of my room, a high chair in the kitchen, but the last straw came when I discovered that someone had hung baby clothes in my closet! I plucked each and everyone of those little boy outfits off the rod and let them fall to the floor. You can imagine my surprise when my mother didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2009 at The Accidental Artist
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