Sometimes we need to take a look back…


to understand some creative processes.  This was the very first bird carving/painting I ever did.  I was attempting to create an original show for my friends, Alison & Andrew at Mirabelles Cafe in Burlington, Vermont.  Someone had cancelled their show that month and they needed artwork fast.  Oh, how I love the challenge of a deadline.  I prefer to show new work so I created this show in about 48 hours.  I went out to the dumpster behind my studio in 2008 and I found some old pallets. I carved the birds on this pallet using a screwdriver because I’d never done this kind of work before and I didn’t have any tools. I created six new pieces and hung the show. It was the beginning of an entirely new process for me.

If you’re ever in Burlington, Vermont—I highly recommend Mirabelles for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and pastry.  Please tell them Lisa sent you.

http://www.mirabellescafe.com/

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2008 pallet carving/painting

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2012 piece titled, “Community” carved & painted on a counter top piece from a renovation site in a friend’s neighborhood.

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One thought on “Sometimes we need to take a look back…

  1. Hi Lisa. Are these your creations? I love them. I knew your cousins the Lillibridges who lived in Murdo, South Dakota. I’ve written a number of blogs about Murdo and posted at least one photo that included Cheryl, Marce’s daughter, who was my sister’s friend.

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