To a dear serving soul
(Sharing a moment: paper, acrylics and lace, available as print)
Of course I love you!
PAPER, you are the kindest, inspiring and very flexible friend. A true servant at heart and at the same time you have a way of glowing and owning your own beauty whether you are dressed up in fancy patterns, or worn and turned yellow from age. You are a beautiful soul in so many ways, connected to the planet through the growing trees you came from. Yes, I love you!
Here are some glimpses that tell the story of the two of us and why I fell in love….
Morning after morning you supported me when I wrote my morning pages and drank my coffee. Patiently you held my thoughts without judgement, good, bad, boring or bursting with inspiration. For that I am utterly grateful.
(Coffee and flowers are also important, signed prints here)
When I re-found my courage to create art from the heart you played a big role. You offered so many great starts on the canvas with your wonderful patterns and colors. Your beauty gave me a kickstart, and off we went together. And that has been the biggest joy.
(Circus of Balance, prints here)
And now we have entered a new level of connection: we are in business together!!!
Cards, prints, posters and calendars are created from you in thousands of copies. I appreciate the production partnership with you so much, it is a truly exiting journey!
(Wall Calender 2014, now sold out, but we´ll make a new one next year, you and I….)
But don´t think for a moment that that makes me take you for granted. Still, what I love the most, is sitting down just you and me, watching and feeling your beautiful structure with my hands whilst creating something new. You are a true creative servant.
(Above: card from Paperchase, arrived from a dear friend in my mailbox one day)
Dear gentle, faithful Paper, thank you so much for being part of my life!
Love from Lise.
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