coffee + cre8tive {may 25 ’06}

May 25, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {may 25 '06}

coffee + cre8tive {may 25 '06}

I’m so sorry I’ve been neglecting you guys, I’ve been crazy busy with a few clients and a website I had to overhaul for a friend (thank goodness for that web design certificate, although I’ve not done much with it since). I also met up with my pals Lisa and her sister Ellen + Evie. (Ellen and I worked together in the corporate world and both took design classes together – she left the corporate world to have her adorable 6 month old daughter Evie) I commissioned 6 paintings from Lisa and so they came over today to deliver them and chat. After they left, I was quite eager to install them. I snapped a few photos of them up on my wall so that you can take a peek.

These paintings are each 12 x 12, so I installed them so that they’d have 1.75″ of breathing space in between each of them. They occupy approximately 39.50″ x 25.75″ of wall space. I gave Lisa images and all of the colors that I wanted her to incorporate into these paintings, each tells a personal story about my life. You can see chairs in a few of them, a girl that resembles me sitting on a eurostar sipping latte looking out the window, a christian lacroix illustration, shells, and lots of other embedded images that you really have to look for to see.

If you are interested in seeing Lisa’s artwork up close and personal, you can make an appointment with her art dealer at Jule’s Place located in Boston’s South End. To view some of Lisa’s paintings, you can visit Jule’s Place or Anderson-Soule. Her paintings range between $600 – $6,000 depending on size.

I’m so happy to have her work in my home. These are directly over my dining room table which shares the same space as my kitchen and living room since I have an open concept floor plan in my main living space.

I have a meeting in 5 minutes, so I need to get on a call, but I’ll be back with some lovely things I’ve been saving up to show you. :)

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coffee + cre8tive {may 25 '06}
coffee + cre8tive {may 25 '06}

(images copyright decor8 2006)


  • Reply Anonymous May 25, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    I took a class from Lisa years ago at the Art Institute in manchester.

    She was one of the best teachers I ever had– hands down.


  • Reply trudesign May 25, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    What beautiful paintings, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Courtney May 25, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Those are beautiful!

  • Reply Anonymous May 25, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    ooooh, i am in love. those are gorgeous!

  • Reply decor8 May 25, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    Wow Elizabeth small world, huh? She is doing a residency this summer somewhere out of New England, I can’t recall where now… Yes, she is so super talented and full of life. She is very savvy and quite well-known in New Hampshire and New England in general. Did you see her in April’s NH magazine? She had a full page spread.

    trudesign and courtney, I’m so happy you like them. It’s nice to get a high five, especially on something that I helped ‘design’ in a small way. It’s very personal to me.


  • Reply Alicia May 25, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    So beautiful. Lovely colors!

  • Reply Design Out Loud May 26, 2006 at 10:45 am

    this is beyond creative!
    using collage and colors in a very abstract yet new ways ( glaze) .. i love her art.. I am a fan! thank you so much for that information

  • Reply Anonymous May 26, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    it would be so nice to see the rest of the room and how they work with that!and how is your other room going along? no photos for so long of that!

  • Reply decor8 May 26, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    alicia and design out loud – I’m glad you like them.

    anonymous – oh no worries… I’ll be posting home photos soon! Just after we have the tag sale and things aren’t everywhere. I’m working on the prices this weekend, and I need to paint some furniture, so I’m targeting some time in June to have the sale and so I’ll post photos around July!

    Thank you for asking!


  • Reply Asliee June 11, 2006 at 3:18 am

    Holly –
    I love these!!

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