A Summer Butterfly Design! And 20% discount on Butterfly Art & Jewelry.

I’ve recently created this pewter butterfly moth jewellery piece inspired by Folk art and Art Deco. For the month of August I’m giving a 20% discount on these pieces and other butterfly inspired art!

Last year, I developed the concept of a stylized butterfly – moth hybrid design as seen in a previous blog post

 

I wanted a fun, quirky design that I could make into bracelets, pins, necklaces, chokers and keychains.

 

 

As with all my pewter jewellery pieces, this started life as a delicate wax carving, from a special hard green jeweller’s wax.

The rose coloured bits is wonderfully versatile repair wax that is used to fill in and fix parts of the sculpture: Wolf Wax 

 

The carving is then cast into bronze via the lost wax process into 8 master pieces.

Bronze is a very hard metal and withstands the vulcanization process of making the pewter silicone molds in the next step.

 

 

These bronze pieces were sent to my centrifugal / spin caster to be cast into the lead-free pieces. The spin cast circular mold is typically 8 inches in dimeter.

 

Once I received the pieces back, I assemble them into my various jewelry items:

Butterfly Moth Pin

 

Butterfly Moth Keychain

 

Butterfly Moth Bracelet

 

Butterfly Necklace on Chain

 

To celebrate my new butterfly design, and also the arrival of the beautiful Monarch butterflies to our area in North America, I’m giving a 20% discount on all my butterfly themed jewelry & art on my brand new website LizaPaizis.com.

To enjoy this discount, which is valid until the end of August, use code butterfly when you check out on my online shop. The discount only applies to relevant butterfly art & jewelry.

 

Thanks for visiting !

A magical portrait of a beautiful Lady….

I love doing special portraits for people, and last month I was asked by a wonderful customer if i would paint a portrait of her as a fairy, with unicorns and surrounded by magical, elvin inspired elements.

                      Of course, I said I’d love to!

Painting portraits do take quite some time, and seeing as we were working to a budget I suggested that we use a photo that she really liked of herself, and I could use that as the basis upon which to paint the fairy and magical theme.

I used photoshop to print her photo portrait onto the Stonehenge watercolour paper I always use to paint on.

Then, I outlined the portrait composition with all the elements she’d like, including special flowers and majestic dragonfly-fairy wings, and filled in a light colour wash.

 

…..I included two flower fairies placing a garland above her head….

 

…..and some little nature spirits (hidden – you need to look closely!)

 

She was thrilled with the end result, and I was absolutely delighted to have captured the essence of this lovely woman whom I have come to know as a friend.

If you would like a magical portrait done, please contact me. I can work around any budget starting from $75 – and can do couples, pets and children as well.

Thanks for stopping by, and have an magical day!

Art of Love and Romance a visual mosaic in painting

It’s coming up to that time of year again ~ Valentine’s Day. But to me, all days should be filled with romance – just the simple feeling of being in love with Creation is a beautiful way to exist in grace, knowing everything in the Cosmos is essentially inspired by an attraction to live, to connect and relate with one another in some way….this is the Mosaic of Love!

 

Here are some of my paintings dedicated to and inspired by the Love between people.

You can view the entire range on my Lovers section in my brand new online shop: Lover Art

 

“When we love, we are like Angels…”

 

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Thank you for visiting, and have an inspiring day!

mermaid art liza paizis

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Know what makes You laugh…

 Know what makes you laugh and keep those things close to you.

Know who likes to share laughter and keep them close

to your heart.

~ Kuthumi ~

Wishing Everyone a truly blessed and happy New Year !

Dachshund painting

~ revisited from 2016 ~

Cat Inspiration !

Just before Christmas last year we adopted two very special cats from our local animal rescue center the Decorah Humane Society.

Cat Friends

Orson & Emily

These gorgeous kitties are good friends, and are already providing me with so much entertainment, love and inspiration.

This is a new artwork of little Orson doing her favourite thing: chasing anything that moves. I imagine if she could swim, this is what she’d be doing 🙂

Cat Koi picture

I am currently working on a magical realism-style painting about Emily, who is named after our favourite poet Emily Dickinson and writer Emily Bronte.

She is such an enigmatic and beautiful cat, and is proving to be the perfect muse. She has a fascination for water and loves staring at this fountain…

This is a playful piece using Emily and photoshopped artwork of mine – I liked the pattern motif of Arts & Crafts / poppies with her stark black and white markings.

I’ll be posting more about the new painting soon ~ thanks for stopping by!