Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lisa Dobry Brings a Smile to My Face ...

I could barely believe my eyes when I saw a recent artwork of hers, created with multiple layers of Gelli Plate prints.  Lisa, bless her heart, used four of my stencils in creating this one piece ... and topped it off with a series of dots that not only unite her composition, but also bring to mind the symbolic art of Australian Aborigines.  (This latter point was first made by Jakki Keens Garlands, another member of StencilGirl Stencil Club.)

Lisa says that she had bought my 9" x 12" stencil Tangled Pods (used on the far left) and Heron (6"x 6") at the same time, knowing she would be using them with each other.  I'm both delighted and humbled when when artists like Lisa bring together two seemingly dissimilar elements that I -- in my own tunnel-vision, limited viewpoint -- would never conceive of combining in one piece.  I wince at my own ineptitude whenever this happens, because I know better!  It's been part of my art-training that this pairing of seemingly dissimilar elements makes for unique, even stunning, artwork.  So here I stand, with my hat off to Lisa Dobry!

My other two stencils chosen by Lisa for this artwork are Clustered Leaves (9" x 12", used in forming the background above) and Vintage Script (9" x 12", used in the upper left corner above.)  

Vintage Script in its entirety looks like this:

My sincere thanks to you, Lisa Dobry, for letting me use your artwork in today's post.


  1. Oh my goodness Cecilia,thank you for the wonderful sentiments with regards to this piece. I look at your stencils and wonder, "how does she do this time and time again? Such a beautiful collection of stencils"

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I love, love, love designing stencils!

  2. Oh how wonderful this post is, Cecilia! :)