Sunday, August 19, 2012

Get ready to fall in LOVE...with the art of Lia Lane!




I think that when you have a favorite artist it is so very important for you to share them with the world. Well, that's the way it is for me. Not only do I feel that I owe something to the artist for touching my soul in such a way...but I also owe it to all those who are close to me...to pass on this gift that keeps on giving. Plus, I feel like art is the window to one's soul...knowing my tastes in art is almost like reading an "about me" page. So, let me get to the sharing...for my sake, for your sake, for art's sake.  I've been putting off sharing for some time because I was waiting until I had some more of the pieces hung...and maybe I'd even buy a few more pieces. ;)
 The day I first came across the work of Lia Lane, my eyes popped open wide, and after a few minutes of looking I realized that my cheeks were aching from smiling so much. I think I may even have spit some seltzer! 
I know for sure that in no way does Lia sit down to paint with the idea of being a "comedy painter". But I must admit...her work makes me laugh SO much!
 I swear I look exactly like the girls she paints! We're like...still trying to pull it together, with our pink hair and cute bows and lipstick...but mannn these long hours are running us a bit ragged...haha! Aaron swears the above painting is totally "Jenny in the morning"  :)

As many of you guys know, if you are an artist yourself you'll have a certain level of appreciation for all art. Even if it's not your thing you'll have a more in depth understanding of what goes into it. You can see behind the curtain a bit...you can see where the artist is coming from...their unique style, vibe, color choices. So I feel like it takes something really special to bowl me over and have me fall in LOVE with it. And Lia's work has done it. It has found a place in my heart...and an even trickier feat...it has found a place in my home! Being that me and Aar started out in the decor world, a big part of the appeal for any given piece of artwork has to do with how well it fits into our home esthetic. I am so very picky! That said, to say I'd plaster the walls of my home from floor to ceiling with Lia's work...is an understatement!  She is totally my favorite "not yet famous" artist!

Lia describes herself as "awkward"...umm, isn't that a selling point these days? She's a huge music fan, and loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Her paintings are all covered in beeswax, it gives them the dreamiest look, feel, and smell! She combines, paint, papers, wood burning techniques, as well as some doodles, glitter and shimmery stars underneath the layers paint and wax.


Let me share a bit of my growing collection with you!




Lia made this one just for me! eeeee! She even added our "Keep Calm And Have A Cupcake"...and how did she know that I walk around with cupcakes on my head? 



Tres Cool is one of my newest pieces. Once again, the colors couldn't be more of a perfect fit in my world. 





I picked up this frame at Ikea and I couldn't believe how perfectly this trio of girls with pastel hair and adorable headbands fit.


Some of her newest paintings are of "twinnies". I absolutely adore these tiny gals.



A small portion of a "gallery wall" in our studio.




  Lia's art makes our house a home. It is everything I love about Art! In my favorite spot when hanging out in the living room...whether I'm watching a movie or doodling in my art journal...I can stare straight ahead and see that blonde gal...or I can look over to my right into the studio and see my mini gallery wall. I must confess that I contacted Lia yesterday to let her know that I'd be blogging her today. And the stingy 7 year old in me got all Art Monster and begged her to please reserve some pieces in her shop for me...since I knew you all were going to fall head over heels in love with her work...and would snatch up everything in her shop! ; ) Yes, I'm willing to share...but the sharing only goes so far. I'm not gonna let you guys come in and take away all the Lia pieces that I've been coveting for so long! ; )

I swear, all I can say is: I LOVE Lia Lane's art! And I think you will too!

Find Lia on Facebook.

Start your very own collection by visiting her Etsy Shop!

xo Jenny

15 comments:

  1. Lia ia also one of my favourite artists and i now have a few pieces to call my own. LOVE your pieces Jenny, they look amazing in your sweet abode xxxx,

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  2. Oh gosh...She is just fantastic! Her work speaks to my hearts, soul and funny bone!! :)

    Thanks so much for popping in and for your sweet words! :)

    Happy to meet another Lia Lane fan!

    xo

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  3. I like your taste in art. Lia's work is lovely. And I think your walls are a work of art. It makes me want to do a few more paintings to add to my walls.
    Have a lovely day.

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  4. Oooh my gosh Jenny!!! YOU are sooo sweet to me!! I love this post soooo stinkin' much and now I am sitting here with THE dorkiest smile of all time!! Thank you!! I heart you sooo much and you are definitely a muse!!
    xoxoxoxoxo
    LIa

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  5. @Melissa G Isn't she great?! Thanks so much for the kind words! Clustered art walls make me so happy! :)

    Happy painting!!
    xo

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  6. @Lia Lane haha. oh my gosh...I just LOVE you to bits!!!! You are so welcome!! Thank YOU for RULING!!!!!
    XOXO

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  7. You ARE the girl with the cupcake on her head!!! Thank you so much for sharing this artist. I'm definitely checking Lia's art. :-)

    Carmen

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  8. @ Moonlyf haha...well thanks!! :) You and Aaron agree! :) I'm happy to share Lia's talent! She rules!

    I just popped over to your blog...I saw some super Yummy recipes!! :) Those strawberry ice pops...yowza!

    Thanks for visiting!

    xo

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  9. She is amazing!! I love her creations!! And I agree... that first one looks like you!! LOVE IT!!!

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  10. Lia's art is sweet--like yours. Also sweet is that she painted a work just for you. :) I love that. ♥

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  11. What beautiful work Lia creates!! Your home looks beautiful!! Such a sweet space! xo Heather

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  12. hi jenny, i've just find your blog and i must say you're the cutest creature i know! i'm in love with your pastel hair and your sweet creative work! lovelovelove your blog, will definitely follow you!

    Stop Whispering

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  13. Oh, wow Jenny! Her work makes me smile, too! And maybe giggle a bit! I really love the Jenny one with a cupcake on her head! And I think the blonde one with a bluebird on her head is me first thing in the morning! haha! Thanks for sharing this fabulous artist with us!!! Now I must check out her shop!
    Michelle xoxo

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  14. I love this post! Lia is one of my favorite artists in the world! Last Valentines Day my sweetheart bought me a big one of her paintings and it hangs in our living room. The moment I saw it I knew it was meant for us and that my kids and I just needed it in our lives to make us smile. Her art is so unique and fun. It's so nice to see that others appreciate her as much as I do. :D

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  15. Very cool post, I loooove her work! The one she did of you is just too sweet. I really like Tres Cool especially because I'm always sporting the pink hair and heart-shaped sunglasses! I love it all though!

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