Lisa / Extra Endeavors

  • January Fun- Personal Projects

    I love January, it gives me time to reflect, design and of course work on personal projects that I did not get to during the year.  I have been wanting to create a new watchband for my beloved Schmutz Rabbit watch.  This watch is special not only because it was a gift, but I do not think the Schmutz company is in business anymore. If they still are, please let me know so I can tell them how much I adore their watches.  the finished watch band
    I needed to decide what color I wanted my new watchband to be. I choose a color from the water stain swatches I use in my collection
    I decided to use the color burgundy, it reminds me of a cabernet, plus it brings out the colors in the rabbit. First, I cut the leather, distress it, shape the watchband with my leather punches and apply the water stain. 
    After applying leather balm and shining the leather on my rag wheel, I am ready to begin. I wanted to keep the original buckle, because it has the Schmutz logo engraved on it. I wrap the band around the buckle and watch springs, and start sewing everything into place.
    Finally finished, I can't wait to start wearing my delightful Schmutz Watch again. 
  • The Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh

    The Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh
    Andy Warhol
    When I am in Pittsburgh I love to visit the Andy Warhol Museum. Its an amazing space with so many familiar pieces of artwork and plenty of Warhol's personal belongings. When I walk through the exhibits, I am continually struck by how Warhol transitioned into a fine artist, by using only the techniques he learned as a commercial artist to create these beautiful pieces and redefine what art is.  
  • LPDstudios - Extra Endeavors - Giving Back - Waterford Craft School Fundraiser

    Waterford Craft School Virtual Workshop
    Waterford, Virginia
    LPDstudios is so honored to participate in this years Waterford Craft School Virtual Fundraiser.  As we all know Covid-19 has made us all have to think on our feet, this year the Waterford Craft School has decided to bring their workshops to you, virtually. This historical school helps to preserve traditional methods of craft through hands on instruction. This once a year fundraiser helps The Waterford School continue with their educational mission by providing artists the opportunities to teach their craft.  LPDstudios is not only offering their "Make Me Mine" Leather Clutch Class with the Waterford Craft School, but a "Zoom" question and answer session as well. Come out and support this wonderful school and all of their artisans. The Waterford Craft School is located in Waterford Virginia.  
    For more information about their online fundraiser please click here. 
    Or Call: 502-883-3018 - Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5p.m.
  • LPDstudios - Style - Shopping for Vintage

    LPDstudios Style - Shopping for Vintage with Daughters
  • LPDstudios - Extra Endeavors -High School Musical - Legally Blonde

    Re-posting some fun moments from this year!

    "Carlos" and Me

    This year I had a rare opportunity to be the costumer for this years high school musical "Legally Blonde".  The kids were amazing, hardworking and very receptive to my ideas.  I had a ton of fun playing into the old tropes and stereotypes of the characters, which where almost 12 years old.  And, figuring out how to make a "Playboy Bunny" costume appropriate for a high school actress.  I am sure we got some backlash along the way, but then isn't that what art has always done.      

    Elle in Bunny Costume    

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