When Fashion and Nature Collide – A Garden Party

Beehive Lady Postcard

In this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide we invite you to a garden party. Imagine strolling through a manicured garden filled with lively colored flowers, beautiful critters collecting pollen, and butterflies putting on a show of their own. Linens topped with English lace tablecloths and beautiful flower arrangements adorning the tables. Fine china with tea sandwiches and our favorite summer salads. Well plated desserts and flower infused ice in the refreshing spritzer. Beautiful fashion and show stopping accessories, friends and family mingling with smiles. Take time to enjoy the warm, sweet feel of summer. We are in full bloom and working hard to get the garden ready.

The above piece is set on a 5 x 7 post card. The blond girl has a bee hive for hair, a peony flower dress, and surrounded by her sweet honey bees made of water color flowers and leaves. Roda’s bees including her 2 Queens, Thelma and Louise have been a great source of inspiration. See Thelma on the hair and Louise on the shoulder. More to come on one of my favorite pieces, the bee.

My contribution to this months edition is a whimsy one. Using mostly watercolor paintings and the computer, I created many pieces inspired by Dominique from 3C Style, Roda from Growing Self, and Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Make sure to click on the links to complete this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Find the links below to download the art in this post for your own personal use.

Let’s take a walk through the garden gallery…

BEE CUZ! I had so much fun creating this bee using watercolor flowers, leaves, and careful placement. The best part about this, Dominique and I were able to collaborate on this particular piece, she made this into a fashion statement with the tee design and slogan. I love it so much! Stay tuned to where you can purchase this fantastic tee!

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The pattern of this particular butterfly captured us so much, a Kitten Heel shoe design was created. The color of the flower and butterfly blend so nicely. Look how the outfit matches perfectly. It’s only natural to want shoes πŸ™‚ Using colored pencil, I was able to capture the circle pattern of the butterfly.

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Butterfly Kitten Heel and Inspiration

What is a garden party without butterfly wings. This watercolor girl needed a bit of whimsy added. This piece is set on a 5 x 7 post card and the shoe pattern textile. The dark-haired butterfly girl has a watercolor peony flower dress, and has colored pencil butterfly wings.

Butterfly Lady Postcard

Want to take a piece of our garden party with you. Place cards add a personal touch to your party and can even be made into labels. Look how great Darren’s flower ties this all together!

Garden Party Place Card PNG

You can click on these links below and download to your device for personal use.

Beehive Lady Postcard PDF 5 x 7

Butterfly Lady Postcard PDF 5 x 7

Two Garden Party Place Cards and directions PDF

Thank you for attending our When Fashion and Nature Collide Garden Party! Don’t forget to visit Dominique, Roda, and Darren at the above links.Β When Fashion and Nature Collide

Much love,







131 thoughts on “When Fashion and Nature Collide – A Garden Party

  1. Love, Love, Love. So much artworks this month. I had already seen all of them except the finishing touch of the brown hair flower girl. Gorgeous wings! Wonder if her hair turns blue like the Blue Morpho wings? And wow these shoes are so elegant. They could be the next big thing among fashionistas.

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      1. I share the same feelings Lisa. It brings me warmth just to think how natural and easy it is to work with all of you. Many more projects to come… Much love. 😊

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  2. This work is just SO beautiful Lisa πŸ™‚

    Love all of it. Your coloured pencil work on the butterfly is incredible – and I work in coloured pencil so I know how hard it is to match those tones so well. Completely in awe my friend! Dx

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    1. Thank you so much, Darren! That is such a compliment coming from you. I added a bit more blue than the original but I just had bought a new pencil and it got away from me. Lol. It’s been such a pleasure working on this collaboration with you. Love to you my friend! πŸ˜˜πŸŒΈπŸ’Ÿ

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      1. Which blue did you use Lisa? It would be a useful one to remember. It seems perfectly matched to me.

        Always a pleasure working with you too. Your love and enthusiasm are infectious! Dx

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    2. Darren the colored pencils I used were PrismaColor Premier Powder Blue1087 for the highlight and a blend of True Blue 903 and Light Cerulean Blue 904. I used a blender on 903 and 904 as the color wasn’t quite where it needed to be after I went a little crazy using the new Powder Blue, it’s my favorite. Thank you so much again for your comments it means the world because I am in awe of your work.

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  3. Lisa!!! Thelma and Louise will be so excited to see these adorable postcards! I am going to print and frame them! Wow!!! I can’t tell you how much I love your art! And the bee on that t-shirt…I want it printed, poster size!

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    1. Thank you so much, Roda!!! This means the world to me! You were the inspiration to that piece πŸ€—, I adore your bees and you are the ultimate beekeeper! I’m so happy you like the flower bee. I was so excited about it since the 4 of us love them so much. Much love to you my friend! I hope your trip is wonderful and you are capturing a bunch of critters through your lens πŸ€—πŸπŸŒ»β€

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      1. The critters have been so kind to me! I will have so much to share, when I return. I keep thinking of you and Darren when I look at all of the flowers in the tundra. I think you will love their tiny, delicate beauty. I am taking lots of macro shots for you!

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  4. One more thing Lisa… Your bee would make a beautiful brooch and earrings! I will definitely print the flower girl postcards and have them frame too. I know exactly where to hang them. Thanks.

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  5. OMG!! I am in love with you guys! Thus was absolutely sweet and delightful!

    I am of course, partial to the butterfly. πŸ˜‰ I loved everything here! You are a breath of fresh air! I adore this theme and the idea of place cards. I feel inspired. I’d probably write a poem on them for each of my guests! OMG! You could write quotes on them. Love!!!

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  6. OMG! LISA, DEAR, YOUR CREATIVITY SUPERSEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. ANYTHING WHIMSICAL IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT IN MY BOOK. I LOVE THE BUTTERFLY AND GORGEOUS FEMININE GIRL. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK OF SUCH DESIGN!!! Will save and print those cards. You are an inspiration to all of us. Needless to say, I love the butterflies, they are the pixy messengers to us, humans. Just wow.

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    1. Thank you so much, Luda! So happy you like them. I’m so inspired by your comments 😘 πŸ’Ÿ Throughout the month Dominique, Darren, and Roda really fuel the fire with their work. Butterflies and bees are a great love of mine. I completely agree, butterfly messengers are a gift!

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  7. Another beautiful and breathtaking collaboration. Every time I think it’s not possible to top, you all manage to do so and indeed you are the fabulous four.
    Your artwork stuns Lisa and I love the whimsy and playful feel. A perfect companion to fashion itself that should never be taken too serious. Bravo ❀️

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  8. Hi Lisa, I’d like to thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, and I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers. Ivor 🌏

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  9. Lisa, I so love your designs!!! Both the girls look fantastic – I absolutely adore the combinations and minute details! And the bee for the tee is so adorable! Wonderful way to raise awareness bees need our support. πŸ˜„ Can’t wait for the next edition – you four are awesomely creative and inspiring! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ

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    1. Sarah, thank you so much! That means so much to me coming from you, you are such a talented artist. I really enjoyed creating the bee, especially since all of us love them so much. I know all appreciate your comments. πŸŒ»πŸ’—πŸ˜˜

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  10. You’re very welcome, Lisa! I also love bees and and always behave a bit like a paparazzi around them when I notice how busy they are on my flowers. πŸ˜‰ So lovely to know I’m not alone in this! πŸ˜„πŸ’šπŸŒΌπŸ

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      1. There’s something calming watching them happily at work, isn’t there? I can do it for hours! πŸ˜„
        Have a lovely and creative day my friend! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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