When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Tails, a Secret to Share.

Ocean Tails on Postcard 5 x 7

Just imagine your bare feet slipping into warm sugar sand. You are in your swimsuit, a beach tote in hand, soaking up the sun. You look to the left, then the right, and forward, you see nothing but turquoise. Your senses fill with a hint of salt and sea, the waves crash in, coming to rest in front of you. The rhythmic sounds of the ocean seeps into your soul with enchanting grace, releasing weight of built up stress. The beach is sprinkled with beautiful fashion, flowers, and critters, perhaps you will even catch a glimpse of a shimmering fin. Order your favorite drink and settle in under the umbrella. Let’s go to the sea.

On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition ofΒ  When Fashion and Nature Collide. You will see beautiful fashion and accessories styled and modeled by Dominique from 3C Style and original art made by me, Lisa from Lismore Paper that were inspired by Roda from Growing Self critter pictures and Darren from the Arty Plantsman flower pictures and his original art. For the full feature be sure to visit Dominique, Roda, and Darren. Let’s take the plunge into our Ocean Edition!

Dive Girl

Grab your gear and let’s go explore the deep blue. Tropical pink hibiscus flowers and succulents make this diving mask and regulator watercolor. Mixed with fun script and signature eyelashes, it’s a fun way to show a bit of your adventurous spirit. Dominique is a dive girl making a splash in the pictures below. There is also a secret to share later in the post.

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Model-Dominique from 3C Style, Art by Lisa from Lismore Paper, Inspiration flower by Darren’s wife, Susan from Arty Plantsman, Collage by Roda from Growing Self.

Make Waves – Protect the Ocean

This is one of the most meaningful pieces of art I have ever created. Using watercolor succulents and a variation of flowers and leaves, inspiration came in many forms. Roda’s beautiful sea turtles and Darren’s blue flower, Tecophilaea Cyanocrocus, are a wonderful inspiration point. Dominique and I emailed back and forth until this slogan fit our views just right and her brilliant lettering made this a piece to remember. This is such an important topic. Disposing of trash and recycle properly is key. We need to protect all of our critters in the ocean. When you do the right thing, it makes waves, they travel far and do a lot of good for every soul on the planet. The turtles will thank you with their beauty and their endless work of seed dispersal, acting as the clean-up crew of the ecosystem, and some even create a habitat for hundreds of species of animals from invertebrates to mammals.

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Turtle Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, Design by Dominique at 3C Style, Sea Turtle Photography and Collage by Roda at Growing Self

Speaking of the turtle, look at this outfit…

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Model and clothing by Dominique of 3C Style, Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, and turtle photography and collage by Roda from Growing Self.

Ocean Tails – A Secret to Share

The ocean holds many creatures. Some we have known about since the beginning of time, some have been recently discovered, and some special ones, are what dreams are made of. There are timeless tales, but there is one mystical creature that we long to see and hear, the Mermaid. What I didn’t know, there was a beautiful mermaid amongst all of us this entire time! Before I show you the proof, I want to share with you the post card made by me set on a 5 x7 vintage piece and using several different forms of mediums: vintage, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. Darren’s wife, Susan, photographed theΒ  beautiful hibiscus flower which I used in the mermaid’s hair. Click on the image below to save to your device, for personal use only.

Mermaid with darrens flower on Postcard 5 x 7 JPEG

Now for the secret…

Dominique is a mermaid!!

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Mermaid Art by Lisa at Lismore Paper, Flower by Darren’s wife, Susan of the Arty Plantsman. Model, and our very own mermaid Dominique from 3C Style. Collage by Roda at Growing Self.

I hope you enjoyed When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Edition. Make sure you swim on over to check out Dominique, Roda, and Darren at the above links!

New discoveries our made everyday in the deep blue. Please do your part to Make Waves and Protect the Ocean!

Much love,




68 thoughts on “When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Tails, a Secret to Share.

  1. I like the way the theme of the month is approached. The description and the story install us right on the beach. Ah, I just want to go back to Mexico, but this time with you, Darren and Roda! He would have a good time with in the company of three mermaids. And we could take him on a trip underwater. He would be so fascinated by algae, corals and marine life. You have very well described the importance of turtles for the environment and other species. I love this sea turtle that you created. Stunning, simple stunning. Looks like a character from an animated movie. Bravo! Much love dear friend. xoxo

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    1. This has been my favorite! We would have a fabulous trip and he would be fascinated with the beautiful marine life. It’s so amazing when you see it with your own eyes. Thank you my dear friend, it was such fun to work on this with you, Darren, and Roda. You provide an endless amount of inspiration. Your style and fashion this month were impeccable. Much love and hugs to you! πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸŒž

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      1. I feel the same, Lisa. Your artwork is so impressive. Every month I am surprised to see our creativity and the work that we managed to kill even by working remotely. I am very proud of our product but above all of our positive attitude towards each other. It’s the key to success. Muah! my friend.

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      2. It’s amazing what can be accomplished together. Across the sea and border we come together just as if we were in the same studio working. Now that would be a dream. All of you are incredibly talented and like my family ❀️😍🌿

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  2. L-I-S-A-my dear friend. Just wow. I love the way you drew the sweet green turtle and his/her paws are delicate leaves. So clever. The ocean is magic and all your friends are helpful, of course. The supermodel is beautiful – our own, Dominique :)-Hiiiiiii brave girl.
    Lisa, you are the most creative person and kind to top all of it. Thank you for this amazing share. Kisses and hugggggssssss.

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  3. I’m a turtle kind of girl (I suppose because I’m landlocked here in Oklahoma), but I love all of these! What creative talent you have… I’ve been checking out more of your blog and work lately. Just FASCINATING!!! ~Lori

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  4. Lisa, I love your text almost as much as I love your artwork…almost! Haha! The mermaid tail and the turtle. yes, we must certainly save our oceans. Dive girl is the perfect t-shirt for out Dominique! And how fun that Susan has joined the fun! Fantastic all around!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Do, is the perfect mermaid and Dive Girl πŸ™‚ Yes, and Susan has joined in the fun, I am so pleased! I hope you are doing ok. I am working on Septembers issue. Walter is a heartbreaker, I just love him and of course Greta, too. I hope they are doing ok, too. Much love and hugs!!

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  5. I am glad to find someone else who is aware of how crucial the health of our oceans is to ALL of us. I love your turtle artwork, and I like this sentence from your blog post in particular: “When you do the right thing, it makes waves, they travel far and do a lot of good for every soul on the planet.” We all need to wake up to the larger patterns (many of our own making) unfolding around us.

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    1. I wish that everyone could see the impact that our lifestyle is making. Thank you so much, you have made my day! I truly believe if we just modified our ways, it would certainly make waves. The water all over the Earth would benefit greatly. πŸ˜€β€οΈ


  6. I so love your wonderful project When Fashion and Nature Collide! It’s everytime like opening a box of treasures to see what each of you created for each post. I totally agree about every point you made here, we have to protect the oceans and every living being in them. Your turtle is so lovely, such a wonderful design, Lisa! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ’

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