Are you stuck on the Okay Plateau?

December 14, 2015

Flying from Santa Barbara to Denver ©2013 Lou Ann Smith Textiles Lou Ann’s website How Do We Get Better Have you ever thought about why you never getting better at typing even though you might spend hours a day practicing this skill? They say practice makes perfect but if that were all it takes I […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Writing – aka The History of Lisa and Words

December 10, 2015

Writual Blessings Early Days When I was a little kid I loved to write short stories.  I have very few memories of any of any specific stories I wrote and instead I just have this vague feeling of really enjoying it.  I probably had dreams of being a writer. Those thoughts didn’t last long.  By […]

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Intentional Piecing – the joy of sewing for hours on end

December 8, 2015

Class sample – Intentional Piecing Piecing for Fun Prior to my days making art I was a traditional quilter.  I loved making pieced quilts.  I’d spend hours piecing together traditional quilt blocks to make bed quilts. [ Definition: Piecing (or ‘patchwork’) is an exacting method of sewing small pieces of fabric (‘patches’) together to produce […]

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The perfect gift for the teachers in your life

December 3, 2015

Portals #27 ©Lisa Call 4 x 4″ On stretched canvas $80   $56 through December 22 Available on Amazon Fine Art Rituals One of the annual events I used to enjoy with my kids was selecting a gift for their teachers for the holidays.  Some years we made things – like homemade jam or tie-dyed t-shirts.  […]

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What do I want to do today?

December 1, 2015

Kapiti Island   Hello again from New Zealand! I returned back to my home in the Wellington area in early November and have been heads down busy ever since. Admittedly much of that is doing fun stuff.  I’ve been to Auckland, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Riversdale, Castlepoint, Levin and a few other places since we […]

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The Postcards from New York – The city like no other

October 30, 2015

       Postcards from New York #16 and Postcards from New York #18 ©Lisa Call – 12 x 6 inches each – on stretched canvas Postcards from New York #21 ©Lisa Call – 12 x 6 inches – on stretched canvas Postcards from New York #23 ©Lisa Call – 12 x 6 inches – on stretched […]

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It’s time for my end of the year studio sale!

October 28, 2015

My end of the year 2015 studio art sale is on! Prices are available from October 28 through October 31. A bit earlier than usual as I’m clearing out my studio in preparation for my return to New Zealand. All artwork will be shipped on November 2nd – the day I get on an airplane […]

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Kapiti Island

October 15, 2015

Kapiti Island ©2015 Lisa Call 19 x 40 inches fabric, dye, thread, cotton Sold The Last Minute Textile Painting About a week before my current exhibit opened at Spark Gallery in Denver I sat down with my co-exhibitor to work out the final layout of the gallery walls. My exhibit is on one side of […]

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Endless Horizons: 14000 feet to Sea Level – The Artwork

October 9, 2015

Endless Horizon: 14000 feet to Sea Level September 24 – October 18 Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado Artist Talk – October 11 – 2pm Spark Gallery 900 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 Hours: Thursday 12-5 pm | Friday 12-9 pm | Saturday 12-5 pm | Sunday 1-4 pm sparkgallery.com   Exhibit Statement In April 2015 […]

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The Show is Open!!!

September 26, 2015

  My exhibit opened last night and I had a wonderful time connecting with friends I hadn’t seen in months.  Thank you to all who attended.   For those of you that couldn’t make the show I’ll spare photos of the full show later this week.   In the meantime here is the first piece….. […]

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