Lisa / Inspiration

  • LPDstudios - Inspiration - Frida Kahlo - Brooklyn

     Here I am at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, waiting to see the Frida exhibit.

    Lisa at Brooklyn Museum of ArtI just saw the most amazing Frida Kahlo show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving.  Such an overwhelming and well curated exhibit of her belongings that have been locked away since her death in 1954.  This show includes some of her paintings, her beautiful clothing, her corsets of painted plaster, her prosthetics, and even her medicines that she used to manage a lifetime of pain. I left the exhibit renewed, inspired and with even a greater admiration for her and her work.

    Frida Kahlo

  • LPDstudios Blog - Inspiration -Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Gift Shop - Florida

    I recently was on a mini vacation and decided to take a visit to the Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Gift Shop in Matalache Florida.   What a treat for this Pennsylvanians tired winter eyes.

    Fairy House at Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Shop

    The whole gallery and shop was exploded with color,  all kinds of color! I just couldn't get enough, from the sweet fairy houses.

    Leoma Lovegrove Bus

    To this insanely decorated RV featuring a painting of the Beatles on the back to Leoma's crazy trademark sunglasses on the side.  All painted with colors that are her and South Florida's trademark.  

    Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Shop

    Tons of rocking critter toys literally "rockin" in the Florida sun!

    Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Shop

    Who could resist taking a photo of this iconic sign, telling visitors where they are in the world. 

    Lisa at Leoma Lovegrover Gallery and Shop

    Finally, a photo of me just hanging out in this gazebo, artwork everywhere from paintings to stained glass and sculpture, no rhyme or reason for being, just enjoying the beautiful color everywhere.  If you want to see more just click on the link:  http://www.leomalovegrove.com/meet-leoma/  

  • LPDstudios Blog - Inspiration - Summer Fun - Taylor Swift

    What a great ending to our Summer of 2018, a Taylor Swift concert in Pittsburgh.  My two daughters have been big fans since their preschool days.  I can't remember how old they where when we saw Taylor Swift for the first time.  I can only remember the pink and red cowboy boots they wore and the tears of excitement before, during, and after the show.    

    Inspiration- Family- Summer Fun

    Her Reputation tour delivered with even more excitement.  The crazy lights, a beautiful firework display, shiny sequins, and blow up snake props.  I couldn't get enough of the bracelets that danced to the beat of the music.  I just had to video tape it.   

     The Reputation Summer Tour Stage

    Taylor Swift 2018 Reputation Tour

    We had been waiting since Christmas to see her this summer, but now it's over. Its only a sad reminder that summer ending. I guess its time to get serious and head back into the studio.  I've had such a fabulous summer with so much inspiration there are so many ideas brewing in my head.  I can't wait to get started. 

  • LPDstudios- Inspiration - Summer Road Trip

    LPDstudios Blog- Family Road Trip
    We are headed to Maine for a family road trip.  I can't wait to visit my favorite friend and her family. Not only do we love hanging out together, so do our kids. Her and I go way back to our days at Moore College of Art and Design.  She will be hosting some workshops in her new studio in Portland, I am looking forward to meeting new people and teaching my craft.  Of course, she will be introducing me to her favorite beaches, shopping and amazing restaurants.     
  • LPDstudios Blog: What's New - Gold Bronze Flower Earrings and Birthstone Pendant Necklace

    After a nice holiday break, I am back in the studio and loving every minute of it. It's nice to take a creative pause, to let my mind and body rest and allow ideas and inspiration to come naturally. Then, when I step back into the studio, I am excited and energized to dive right into new projects.

    During break, I brainstormed new ways to bring personalized jewelry options to my customers, and I really like what I have created so far! Drum roll please.....I'd like to introduce the Gold Bronze Flower Earrings and Birthstone Pendant Necklace

    These petite flower motifs are made using Gold Bronze metal clay. I cut and shape the flowers, use a mold to create the dome center and fire them in my kiln. Once they come out of the kiln, I use hand tools to buff the metal, which gives it that low luster finish!

    LPDstudios - Gold Bronze Flower Earrings with Satin Finish and Sterling Silver Posts - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    To make the pendant necklace, I take two domed flowers, place a cultured gemstone between the two pieces and use more metal clay to adjoin the two sides together. Once the pendant is formed, I put it back in the kiln to solidify the metal, making it a completely enclosed pendant. 

    LPDstudios - Gold Bronze Flower Pendant in a Satin Finish with Custom Personalized Birthstone Necklace - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    LPDstudios - Gold Bronze Flower Pendant in a Satin Finish with Custom Personalized Birthstone Necklace - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    LPDstudios - Gold Bronze Flower Pendant in a Satin Finish with Custom Personalized Birthstone Necklace - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    You choose the birthstone for a personalized gift (for yourself!) or someone you love! 

    Like the flower motif you saw today? It's an LPDstudios signature motif, and you can find it on handbags, cuffs, and leather earrings. Keep stopping by the blog to see what else is new in the studio :)

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