Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Linzer Lane Doll Collection

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

Zoe has been quite lonely in her home this year - so I decided it was high time to add some friends into her world.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

It took a number of weeks to get the images just right for production. Once I had the sketches, I needed help prepping the files (thank you Katie!) - and then Skill Mill NYC did a great job laser cutting the dolls.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

I'm working on a little video showing the process, so stay tuned for that this spring!

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

Frau Lina, Iggie and Roy dolls are now available for purchase. They are hand painted with love and ready to add some charm into your life.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE! XOXO

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dollhouse Valentines

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

I was in need of some actual valentines to add to my dollhouse this week, so I thought it would be fun to make some little greetings with art supplies that I already had hanging around my desk...

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

Pictured here is a heart paper punch from Flying Tiger - but you can get one at any craft store. You'll also need super tiny stickers - these finger nail stickers from OOLY are perfect!

 This satin heart ribbon trim (also from Flyer Tiger) is perfect for mini 'puffy valentines'. All you need to do, is carefully cut out each heart shape with sewing scissors.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

So there you have it - it couldn't be any easier to make 1:12 scale valentines! All you really need is a heart punch, some scrap paper and heart trim.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

Display your mini valentines prominently in your favorite room. My mom just found this adorable handmade, blue box of chocolates for me at a dollhouse shop in Lancaster, PA. Isn't it cute?

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

I hope you enjoyed this cute idea for your own mini space today. 

By the way, I've just started an Instagram feed all about Zoe's Dreamhouse! 

You can follow along here.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
xo Lady Lucas (& Zoe!)

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My Inspo Wall

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

Pretty much ever since I can remember - I've had a pattern of taping and hanging things up on a wall near my desk that inspired me. I started the practice in high school, when I was fascinated with liquor ads in magazines. These days, anything with a cute animal on it will get my attention. 
My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

To create your own 'inspo' or inspiration wall at home, a nice place to start is by adding a garland in the middle of wall. I just happened to make mine with paper hearts. Punch two holes in each heart and thread a pretty string through after adding some lettering to your garland.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

Add artwork, photos and advertisements that inspire you to create!

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
The paper props from one of my stop motion animation movies.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
My mom painted this for me after our fish passed away this year - Doodle & Sketch. It's a great reminder of them and how much I loved them for 6 years!

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
A favorite illustration by Beatrix Potter.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
After posting a YouTube video online about drawing faces, my niece promptly drew all the faces and sent them to me in the mail. She's very industrious.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
A photo of geese in Jersey City. The baby is adorable.
If you happen to start your own inspiration wall - or have one already - send me a photo. I would love to add it here!

xo 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WANTED: A Publisher for this Book!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

Well folks... it's done! 

Finally the sample book I've been working on telling the tale of my dollhouse makeover is complete!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

Now all I need is a publisher! I have had various books published in the past, but I do not have connections with a DIY / craft pub world that would be interested in a book such as this. If you happen to know someone in that industry, please do share. I would be forever grateful!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

The working title for the book is, "Zoe's Dreamhouse: A Dollhouse Inspiration Book". The sample book is approximately 50 pages detailing each room in my dollhouse. Regardless of whether the book is picked up, I intend to get into the hands of miniature lovers sometime this year, so stay tuned!

xo

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Logo for a New Year

New Logo New Year for the Lady Lucas Art Company | Linzer Lane Blog

For the new year I thought my art brand logo could use a little freshening up! I created the little character of myself a few months back, but thought it was missing something.

I've been very inspired by old vintage signs this year. Ever since we moved into the warehouse district in Jersey City, I've been noticing old worn lettering on buildings pretty much everywhere I look. It's something I've never noticed before... but now I see them everywhere - those lovely hand lettered signs from a bygone era that announce stationary, produce, clothing or pretty much anything you can think of. I thought it would be fun to come up with my own lettering that has a little old fashioned twist to it...

While teaching an art class this fall, one of my students asked how my 'art company' was doing. At first I just thought it just a cute comment to remember. Then I realized, even though I'm a "one girl band", my business really is like a small company churning out new art, products, lessons and content daily. It just felt right to add those words to my artist name - so there you have it!

I also wanted to share that starting in January I'll be posting a new blog every other week, to devote more time to art making (and selling!)

If you enjoy my blog, please share it with a friend this season. It would mean the world to me!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS + A JOYOUS 2018!

xox

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Week in Pictures

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Handmade ornament greeting cards - because I ran out of my printed greetings!

After thinking about it this morning, I realized a lot of little things, yet very special things happened in just one tiny week... Here are some pictures & captions to accompany them below. I hope you enjoy! 

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
The first snow day of the year. It was beautiful.

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Adding tinsel to the windows.

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
I bought this magazine based solely on the cover!

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Beautiful and vintage decorations at South House in Jersey City. My husband and I visited here on the snow day.

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
The Top 9 images people liked on my Instagram account during the year 2017.

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
A handmade gift for my niece who turned six years old this week.

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Nature in the city.
A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Beautiful artwork by one of my new private art lesson students.



A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
Our holiday meal at Hudson Hall - a giant pretzel, mushroom fries & a hummus platter. 

A Week in Pictures | December Advent Snow Day | Linzer Lane Blog #artist #jerseycity #snowday
My favorite advent gift (so far!)
I hope you all are having a very special week!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To...

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

Last year I had so much fun checking out all the holiday windows in NYC with my husband during the first week of December. In 2016, I officially awarded Lord & Taylor the best window winner! This year, nothing came close to the adorable and fantastic windows at...

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

...Macy's Herald Square!

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

On Thanksgiving eve, we took my parents into the city to look at the holiday decorations, and we were all so excited about the theme at Macy's this year. One of their window scenes features a dollhouse version of the classic department store with miniature mice sitting in the urban park outside.

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

Other Macy's windows highlight penguins, polar bears and Santa all running around and living in New York City. The charm and superb execution of these windows is why I think they are number 1!!

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

A close second was Bergdorf Goodman's displays. The fantastical windows are so spot on and glamorous, you'd be crazy not to fall in love with them.

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog


The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

All the big fashion labels had clean, rather minimalist displays along Fifth Ave. 

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

ABC Home (near the Flatiron) had some sweet woodland inspired windows like this mouse den. 

The 2017 Lady Lucas Best NYC Holiday Window Award Goes To... | Linzer Lane Blog

Tavern on the Green was decked out with nutcrackers and Saks Fifth Avenue had a Disney Snow White theme that was so popular I could not get one picture!

New York offers some of the best holiday displays in the entire world! If you get the chance... please stroll and take a look this month.