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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lisa Tutman-Oglesby ~ Celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms

Happy New Year Creative People in the house...........I am back in the saddle, the creative saddle.
I have been replenishing my body (mostly with sugar), playing with my new camera (Canon Rebel XTi) and just plain being lazy. But it's time to get back on that horse and get busy.

So, who better to get busy with than the beautiful Lisa Tutman-Oglesby!

Her blog was sent to me twice by fellow TBC readers. Thank-you!

Her title, Celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms..........really caught my eye. It pretty much sums up my feelings for this blog. Creativity in any form is good. Art is in the eye of the beholder........and I learned that recently when my son told me that he was following his heart by drawing during math class and didn't think he should have gotten in trouble. He said that he was an artist and was just following his heart, living in the moment..........how do you argue with that? Then I asked to see this piece of art..........it was a stick man. LOL..........but it was his art and he felt passionately about it.
So.........when I saw Lisa's blog title and her blog FULL of something creative for just about everyone, I saw it was the perfect fit for my first post of the New Year.
I have mentioned before that I tend not to sensationalize the who's who in any craft industry. Not because I don't think they need recognition..........it's because when I'm looking at a magazine or blog, I just get so excited with the eye candy, that I forget to look at who is responsible for such loveliness..........maybe that should be my 2008 goal? But part of it is good. I see the true art without being swayed by a reputation. Does that make sense?
While researching Lisa, not only did I recognize alot of her work.....because she's been published in just about every scrapbooking mag out there, and I own just about every scrapbooking mag out there.......but she is one of the Memory Makers Masters. Congrats Lisa!
So, I have alot of Aha! Moments when I am researching someone.

I was just looking at this layout in one of my scrapbook magazines last week before teaching one of my injury prevention classes. I love it. The colors, the overlay, the darling photo........But did I look at the name? Sorry Lisa......... But it caught my eye!

And because she's so crafty........she of course has an amazing craft studio.

These tiered baskets are calling my name!
Warning..........Tutorial Ahead! I LOVE TUTORIALS! (bet you didn't know that)
I also love the kitty in the background.

And just in case you think her craftiness stops with paper..........think again.

She makes cute dolls.

She embroiders amazing things for napkins, shirts........hand made gifts.

And quilts............QUILTS! Now she's just showing off. :) Actually, I just starting to turn green.I love this photo quilt. I love this idea.I think I want to learn to sew just so I could have this in my craft space. Look at all that thread........all that color!And of course, this lovely apron. I think I have learned that this fabric is........could it be.........Amy Butler? If not...........I warned you, I'm not good with names. I only know what I like.And if she wasn't all that before..............now she's knitting. And looking pretty at the same time. Isn't she beautiful? Miss America beautiful.

That's Lisa in a nutshell. So much more over at her blog. Go check her out and don't forget to tell her how you found her. :)

Happy New Year everyone!

19 comments:

Jen r. said...

Kim,
I am so glad you've featured her. She is such a talented artist and so creative and clever! One of my faves!
Jen R

capello said...

whoa. she does EVERYTHING. and so beautifully too!

shelley said...

THanks for introducing us to Lisa. She is incredible! I hope you love your Xti...I got one not too long ago and just love it! Shelley

Adrienne said...

I love Lisa!! She is such a darling and very creative!

Cottage Magpie said...

Yay! I love Lisa and her blog, I'm so glad you featured her! And I love your new ScrapToMyLu banner, too! SO cool! Happy New Year!
~Angela :-)

grover said...

What a great feature!
So artistic, after seeing your review I can't wait to visit her blog..off to do that now!

Kam said...

What an absolutely beautiful woman with stunning talent. I love these people and feel they add so much color to our world! I love how differently they see things, but how it touches all of us on some personal level. What a great feature!!

M&Co said...

Lisa is so talented and creative, but she is also supersweet and a beautiful woman! God choice!! :-)

Jennifer Paganelli said...

so glad you blogged about Lisa..she's one of my faves and soooo talented...also her tutorials are hoppin fun..thanks for sharing about her...her kitty is too funny for words..Jennifer

Amy said...

Thanks for another great space to visit!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for sharing her amazing blog. She is ultra creative and a total inspiration. After looking at her studio, I think mine is up for an major cleaning! Just beautiful! Amy

NancyJones said...

WOW SHE IS TOTALLY ROCKIN! LOVE her blog!! GREAT CHOICE CHICKY!!

The Nester said...

Wow! Now I want to learn whatever it is you do to get to have all that beautiful thread too! I'm so glad this blog exists!

Julie said...

Hey Kim,

Wow - this woman is seriously crafty! Thanks for finding her blog for us.

Sarah said...

Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for all the inspirational blogs you've shown! The eye candy is amazing and very good for getting the juices flowing.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Lisa is so talented, isn't she? I think we all need to xerox her craft space...oh sigh.

I love visiting her blog, and not only is she beautiful and talented, I have a feeling she is one of those women you just instantly want to be friends with because she is SO NICE!
xo Lidy

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh I have tears streaming down my face. You are SO funny! Love your commentary as well as all the gorgeous eyecandy you feature here. We are two peas in a pod--will you be my new best friend?

xoxos and happy new year!
Miz Carla

Katie & the boys said...

Wow, she is stunning. Talented, beautiful. Everything is so interesting.
You do such a great job with your features, thank you!

Tracie said...

I can only take this site in small doses my friend...the talent is so outstanding and only makes me feel so inferior! You are a credit to yourself too, don't forget that.

Thanks for sharing Lisa with us, what an amazing woman.