When Fashion and Nature Collide – July Edition

Scooter ArtThe summer months call us outside to enjoy our surroundings, let us feel the warmth of the sun on our skin. This year it’s been especially hot all over the world. It’s a perfect time to put on your favorite hat for a little shade, enjoy the music – perhaps your favorite song or natures music of chirping birds and the buzz of wildlife. Sweet frogs singing in the rain or lush leaves acting like a chime in the wind. There is nothing like the natural song of Mother Nature. Grab your favorite hat and take a spin with us.

When Fashion and Nature Collide, is a monthly project collaboration with me and three wonderfully talented WP friends: Dominique from 3C Style, Roda from Growing Self and Darren from Arty Plantsman. The third Wednesday of each month you will see art from me that was inspired by outfits styled and modeled by Dominique, critter photography from Roda, and flower photography from Darren.

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Roda’s photo collage and dragonfly photography. T-Shirt art copyright Lisa Lawrence Lismore Paper and design copyright Dominique Nancy 3C Style 2018.

Our first stop lands us in Maine with the Dragon lady! This piece is dedicated to our friend and fellow WP blogger Linda, Maine Paper Pusher a.k.a fast flying dragon lady! There was much inspiration surrounding this art piece and was crafted out of love. Roda’s photography inspired the look of the dragonfly, make sure you visit her post for more on this gorgeous critter. From the big round eyes to the tip of the tail, it’s all in the details that Roda has captured through her lens.

This second piece of art came late in the month after Linda posted this, A Critter Quiz, as I was working on my art. Dragons are magical and they start their life in water! Thank you, Linda for inspiring this piece, Metamorphosis – Birth of a Dragon. Let’s head to our next stop.

Birth of a Dragon 5 x 7

Artwork copyright Lisa Lawrence, Lismore Paper.

Our second stop takes us to a walk in the park. Nature inspires so many things from clothing, pattern, and color, to items like journal covers and paper. Make sure you visit Darren and Dominique’s post for more on this beautiful fashion, architecture, and botanical drawings. They are going to be used for a special project that all of you fashionistas are going to love!

Book with Dragonfly and flowers

Darren and Lisa Art Book

1st – Photograph of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy – Flower Art by Darren Sleep – Dragonfly Art by Lisa Lawrence. 2nd- Photograph by Marie-Claude Viola – Flower Art by Darren Sleep – Dragonfly Art by Lisa Lawrence

Our third stop takes us to the above art, Let’s take a Spin. This was inspired by this series of Blue Orchid art and styling on a scooter. It feels carefree, reminding me of streets lined with flower shops, bistros, and feel good living. Dominique is modeling one of my favorite hats. The color of the blue orchid is carried into the flower scooter. You have to see what Dominique is up to at our next stop.

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Collage by Roda, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy – Artwork- Lisa Lawrence, Blue Orchid Photography Darren Sleep

Our fourth and final stop, hold on to your hat! We are loving them this month! Dominique is even playing the piano for us!! What kind of music is she playing?

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WFNC Hats & Music
1st – Photograph of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Stylist/Model: Dominique Nancy 2nd- Multi media art by Lisa Lawrence using photos by Roda, Darren, Dominique, and Lisa.

I hope you enjoyed this spin through the July issue. Like the ocean? Our August edition takes us there!

Make sure you are reading the full edition. Visit Roda, Dominique, and Darren. It’s where Fashion and Nature Collide!

Much love,











56 thoughts on “When Fashion and Nature Collide – July Edition

  1. You bring us with you in a pleasant adventure Lisa. I like the rhythm of this post. Full of creativity. I am always amazed to see what each of us will do with the pictures and the artworks. Excellent presentation. Just love working with you all.

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      1. Next adventure? The ocean! And in a way you are coming with me to Mexico dear friend as I’m bringing the special “thing” you made for our August edition. 😍.

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  2. You knew how much I would love this post but I love it even more than you thought! I can’t believe you put the dragonfly larva in there! Haha! That truly made me laugh. I appreciate all of your kind words and it’s truly an honor to be spoken of in such a beautiful post. Your talent is unparalled! Sending hugs!!!

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    1. I am so happy that you love it! Your post tied in so well plus I had no idea about how they started their dragon lives. I can’t think of a better teacher than the fast flying Dragon lady herself! I couldn’t help but add some larva in there. Thank you for the inspiration! Feel better my friend sending hugs and love right back to you! πŸ²πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

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  3. Thanks for liking my post (pushed)
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    It shows your concern for such post.


    I still remain Β the simple blogger…..

    Peace ✌and Love ❀

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    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

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    I still remain Β the simple blogger…..

    Peace ✌and Love ❀

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  5. Omg!!! You guys are rockstars!!! D looks too at home in that hat! Lol! You ladies rock the sexy in them!

    I love dragonflies and honestly I got teary eyed with the dedication. I adore Linda!

    Lots of love and hugs to you, Lisa! This was a wonderful piece. So inspiring and full of life. Will catch up to everyone else in a bit. πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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  6. What a fun collaboration Lisa– like you each play off of each others talents. My favorite– the dragon fly shirt!! Did you actually make one– or is that a computer image?? so cute and summery! Hope you’re doing well– any summer outings ahead?? hugs!

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    1. It is so fun! Thank you! We ran out of time to have the shirt printed but plan on it and perhaps a few more item with the image. So happy you like it. We plan on staying home and working on our yard. Looking forward to it! Hope you are doing well, looking forward to your posts! πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸ’—

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  7. Beautiful post, Lisa! Love the flowery vespa!! And the dragonfly is magnificent!! And all those hats! I’ve got a soft spot for headware. πŸ˜‰
    Have a happy and creative summer! πŸ’•

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