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Lisa Rivas

Visual Artist - Instagram - @LisaRivas

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L E A F x 1 0 1 = GROWTH

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Here's a mood board of Leaves that I have been pinning on for quite awhile: 

https://www.pinterest.com/flyingcolors/leaves/ - Enjoy!

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Every LEAF speaks GROWTH to me, towards becoming the PLANT,

or the weed, perhaps a TREE and maybe then FOOD too!

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Leaf went to the "Brainstorm Meeting" today and had a blast!

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Today was a "Snow Day", and I had fun cutting 4 leafs from green paper and then I glued them together digitally ... It took awhile, and never knew I was going to end up with "Compound Leaf N°18"

It almost felt like it went to The Courtier’s  and had a fabulous outfit made,
a true ensemble!

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After looking at the pics taken from a day of snow, I then saw the "Leaf in The Branch"... Magic!

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This little collection of leaves were done with a ballpoint pen and pastel pencils. They were fun to do.

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In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty.
And that's the way new leaves grow.
 

― AMIT RAY

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Are there any more creatures I might have missed? Let me know, thank you.

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Tried some gloss medium rendering with watercolor washes...
...with a few boo-boos sprinkled around.

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Some dried Ginkgo Leaves I collected and then painted. They have such beautiful shapes!
They are like feathers, fleeting clouds, falling snow, a rainshower or a ray of light.

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I saw the sunlight in a leafy place,
Bathing itself in liquid green and amber--
Where every flower had tears hid in its petals,
And every leaf was lovely with the rain.

ERNEST RHYS, "April Romance", The Leaf Burners and Other Poems

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These are repurposed Brie Cheese Box-Lids with Leaf Paintings... might do a few more. I think a Leaf within a Circle is so uplifting.
These would be: #47 - #48 - #49 ... super close to 50%

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Half way there... with a "Promise of Spring". #50
Done with an ink drawing and then digital manipulation.

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Going from painterly to graphic... black and yellow so effective!

Ain't made of jello, get behind a fellow, black and yellow! BEE (movie 2007)

...should I add a Bumble Bee Leaf?

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I felt myself slipping into that dip and got to thinking about that leaf,
when it dawned on me: "GOLD LEAF".

So I did a quick attempt using some "gold leaf" in my sketch book. 

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Worked on some more leaves… line drawings... and then finding the shape…
Going more for a graphic feel here. 

I never know what will pop-up in my sketchbook. It’s like magic!

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HIT THE DIP! Where's the ladder? or my hicking boots?

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Using thread as ink & line.

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Every leaf is a spacious plain;
every line a flowing brook;
every period a lofty mountain. 

– JAMES HERVEY

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This is for someone who loves this leaf: Simón Berges

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The Earth shows love in so many ways. ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥ ♥  

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It's finally here #100 - a leaf for a home & meditation.

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And softly through the altered air… Hurries a timid leaf. 

EMILY DICKINSON, “Indian Summer”

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Thank You Faye Brown... would do it again!

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