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Collage on cardboard (in progress)

Collage on cardboard (in progress)

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

6 Petal Blossom
Gouache on paper, 2013

6 Petal Blossom

Gouache on paper, 2013

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

Let’s Build Something Awesome Together, 2012
Mixed Materials on cardboard
I’m starting a new series of works made solely from materials borrowed/scavenged from the office I work in. I’d say the overwhelming majority of materials will be things that would get thrown out anyway (the rest is whatever types of mark making materials I find). 
This is the first piece. I already sent it to my friend in the mail; I was thinking about her the whole time I was making it. We have talked a lot about how we wish we had more time to do the creative work we both love, and how our day jobs wear us out and leave us feeling unmotivated. I though using my downtime and lunch hour to create something would be a proper antidote to this feeling—and it was. It also helped me so much to talk about it with her, and have someone who could empathize. It’s always comforting to feel that you are not alone.

Let’s Build Something Awesome Together, 2012

Mixed Materials on cardboard

I’m starting a new series of works made solely from materials borrowed/scavenged from the office I work in. I’d say the overwhelming majority of materials will be things that would get thrown out anyway (the rest is whatever types of mark making materials I find). 

This is the first piece. I already sent it to my friend in the mail; I was thinking about her the whole time I was making it. We have talked a lot about how we wish we had more time to do the creative work we both love, and how our day jobs wear us out and leave us feeling unmotivated. I though using my downtime and lunch hour to create something would be a proper antidote to this feeling—and it was. It also helped me so much to talk about it with her, and have someone who could empathize. It’s always comforting to feel that you are not alone.

self-portrait with an avocado

self-portrait with an avocado

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

Slow Rotation
Hand-drawn, Ink on Paper, 2012
I love this mandala because of how everything started to lean in one direction. It sort of reveals my process a little bit, but that is something I have always been open about because I don’t do anything special that someone else couldn’t figure out on their own.
People ask me all the time if I use a ruler to measure everything. I DO use one, but only before I start drawing, to find the exact center of the paper. That’s it. The only other part that I use some kind of measuring tool for is the outermost circle—when I get close to the right size, I use a pencil to trace my favorite plate (it is hand carved and has ammonite fossils in it). Then I go over it in pen at the end.
Everything else is 100% made up as I go along with a pen. Any mistakes just sort of have to get turned into happy accidents and worked with. So in this one, I didn’t keep everything totally symmetrical. Somehow they started to rotate. But that’s what I love most about these. I am always striving to create this perfect wholeness, and it is always so imperfectly human.

Slow Rotation

Hand-drawn, Ink on Paper, 2012

I love this mandala because of how everything started to lean in one direction. It sort of reveals my process a little bit, but that is something I have always been open about because I don’t do anything special that someone else couldn’t figure out on their own.

People ask me all the time if I use a ruler to measure everything. I DO use one, but only before I start drawing, to find the exact center of the paper. That’s it. The only other part that I use some kind of measuring tool for is the outermost circle—when I get close to the right size, I use a pencil to trace my favorite plate (it is hand carved and has ammonite fossils in it). Then I go over it in pen at the end.

Everything else is 100% made up as I go along with a pen. Any mistakes just sort of have to get turned into happy accidents and worked with. So in this one, I didn’t keep everything totally symmetrical. Somehow they started to rotate. But that’s what I love most about these. I am always striving to create this perfect wholeness, and it is always so imperfectly human.

lgreco:

winter fruit
gouache on paper

lgreco:

winter fruit

gouache on paper

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

lgreco:

babyface
gouache on paper

lgreco:

babyface

gouache on paper

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

Collage on cardboard (in progress)

Collage on cardboard (in progress)

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

6 Petal Blossom
Gouache on paper, 2013

6 Petal Blossom

Gouache on paper, 2013

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

(Source: lgreco, via thiswasapizzahut)

Let’s Build Something Awesome Together, 2012
Mixed Materials on cardboard
I’m starting a new series of works made solely from materials borrowed/scavenged from the office I work in. I’d say the overwhelming majority of materials will be things that would get thrown out anyway (the rest is whatever types of mark making materials I find). 
This is the first piece. I already sent it to my friend in the mail; I was thinking about her the whole time I was making it. We have talked a lot about how we wish we had more time to do the creative work we both love, and how our day jobs wear us out and leave us feeling unmotivated. I though using my downtime and lunch hour to create something would be a proper antidote to this feeling—and it was. It also helped me so much to talk about it with her, and have someone who could empathize. It’s always comforting to feel that you are not alone.

Let’s Build Something Awesome Together, 2012

Mixed Materials on cardboard

I’m starting a new series of works made solely from materials borrowed/scavenged from the office I work in. I’d say the overwhelming majority of materials will be things that would get thrown out anyway (the rest is whatever types of mark making materials I find). 

This is the first piece. I already sent it to my friend in the mail; I was thinking about her the whole time I was making it. We have talked a lot about how we wish we had more time to do the creative work we both love, and how our day jobs wear us out and leave us feeling unmotivated. I though using my downtime and lunch hour to create something would be a proper antidote to this feeling—and it was. It also helped me so much to talk about it with her, and have someone who could empathize. It’s always comforting to feel that you are not alone.

self-portrait with an avocado

self-portrait with an avocado

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

Slow Rotation
Hand-drawn, Ink on Paper, 2012
I love this mandala because of how everything started to lean in one direction. It sort of reveals my process a little bit, but that is something I have always been open about because I don’t do anything special that someone else couldn’t figure out on their own.
People ask me all the time if I use a ruler to measure everything. I DO use one, but only before I start drawing, to find the exact center of the paper. That’s it. The only other part that I use some kind of measuring tool for is the outermost circle—when I get close to the right size, I use a pencil to trace my favorite plate (it is hand carved and has ammonite fossils in it). Then I go over it in pen at the end.
Everything else is 100% made up as I go along with a pen. Any mistakes just sort of have to get turned into happy accidents and worked with. So in this one, I didn’t keep everything totally symmetrical. Somehow they started to rotate. But that’s what I love most about these. I am always striving to create this perfect wholeness, and it is always so imperfectly human.

Slow Rotation

Hand-drawn, Ink on Paper, 2012

I love this mandala because of how everything started to lean in one direction. It sort of reveals my process a little bit, but that is something I have always been open about because I don’t do anything special that someone else couldn’t figure out on their own.

People ask me all the time if I use a ruler to measure everything. I DO use one, but only before I start drawing, to find the exact center of the paper. That’s it. The only other part that I use some kind of measuring tool for is the outermost circle—when I get close to the right size, I use a pencil to trace my favorite plate (it is hand carved and has ammonite fossils in it). Then I go over it in pen at the end.

Everything else is 100% made up as I go along with a pen. Any mistakes just sort of have to get turned into happy accidents and worked with. So in this one, I didn’t keep everything totally symmetrical. Somehow they started to rotate. But that’s what I love most about these. I am always striving to create this perfect wholeness, and it is always so imperfectly human.

lgreco:

winter fruit
gouache on paper

lgreco:

winter fruit

gouache on paper

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

lgreco:

babyface
gouache on paper

lgreco:

babyface

gouache on paper

(Source: thiswasapizzahut)

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Artist, writer, dreamer, collaborator, human. NYC. Contact: lisamgreco at gmail dot com Fresh & Wholesome
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