Friday, June 15, 2018

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog


I made these watermelon flower pots as examples for my art students this week, and enjoyed it so much - I wanted to blog about it! The best part about these adorable flower pots, is that you can design a whole set of them as different fruits a veggies (spotted mushroom, strawberry, lemon slice, etc.)


To make your own watermelon flower pots you will need;


- Terracotta Clay Pots (your choice of size)
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brushes

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog

Start with clean, dry clay pot and grip it from the inside. Paint the larger part of the surface bright pink as shown. I added two coats - one after the other - to make sure the color was vibrant.

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog

Next, paint the rim of the flower pot light green. Once dry, add some squiggly lines of dark green paint to mimic the rind of a watermelon.

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog

Lastly, add some seeds using a small brush and black paint.

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog


Use your painted flower pot as a display piece (perfect for art supplies!) or a lovely little plant.

xo

Watermelon Flower Pot Craft with artist Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

I have always wanted to attend the 'Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour', ever since I moved to Jersey City many years ago. I thought it was kind of magical to think that all of these hidden gardens were hiding behind brick and stone brownstone building facades.

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

This past Saturday my husband and I ventured out in the cold and sprinkles to visit 10 gardens situated all over Hoboken. I was surprised to find him almost more engaged than me! He treated the whole day like a scavenger hunt.

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog
A clever idea to use stones instead of mulch

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog
I love the church in the background. It looks so 'city'!!
 The gardens presented were very interesting because some were wild and some were meticulous. Some were modern, and others more old fashioned. It was really an interesting mix of hidden places to enjoy. 

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

This was my favorite garden - I loved everything about it. The pond, the swan stained glass windows outside and the Italian style balcony looking over the courtyard. So cool!

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog



Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour 2018 | Linzer Lane Blog

The tour was $25 per person - which benefits the Hoboken Historical Museum. I would definitely do it again, and hope there are even more gardens to see next year. Although it did take us a good 2 hours just to explore the 10 included.

Hoboken by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog

If you live or love Hoboken, don't forget to purchase one of my Hoboken art prints - which is featured above in Sugar Suckle's new baking studio! Photo credit: Nadia Mian Photography.


Monday, May 14, 2018

ART 150 Jersey City, NJ

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

I haven't posted on the blog in quite awhile because I was engaged in a big local art event last weekend called, ART 150 that took up the greater part of my last few months. ART 150 was a super unique happening, similar to an art fair, that incorporated over 20 artists that live and work in my Jersey City warehouse building. 

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

Each of us had a designated space that we were responsible for decorating with our artwork. I opted for two triangular free-standing walls to display my art prints on,  as well as some fun vinyl wall cut outs of Iggie the Hedgehog and Zoe the Cat.

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

As you an imagine, my dollhouse aka Zoe's Dreamhouse (which is often featured on this blog) - was the highlight of the weekend! Kids and adults alike loved taking 10 or 20 minutes each to explore all of the rooms.

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

The best part of the weekend was seeing family and friends, and having my niece from Austria available before the show to help hang art. Isn't she cute? ;)

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

Hopefully all 23 of us will be able to use the space again for another show this summer or fall. Stay tuned to the blog for more info!

ART 150 Art Event Jersey City | Linzer Lane Blog | Featuring Lady Lucas Art

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xo

Monday, April 9, 2018

How to Draw Sweet & Sour Cherries

How to Draw Sweet & Sour Cherries with Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #howtodraw #chibifood #kawaiifood

I took a poll this week online to get a pulse on what you'd like to see more of on the Linzer Lane Blog. A number of readers said more easy 'how to draw' tutorials, so I thought this easy step by step graphic might come in handy for those that would love to draw some cute cherries!

All you need to do is draw one step at a time - and don't forget the 'sweet' and 'sour' face at the end!

In addition, I can teach you how to draw four more cute fruits in my brand new video below:




If you watch it, you'll learn how to draw a lime, orange, peach and one smart apple ;)

Is there anything you'd love to learn how to draw? Leave a comment below and I'll consider if for my next video!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meet the Characters

Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation




This past month I spent quite a bit of time putting a video series together featuring animal characters from my little imaginary world Linzer Lane.

Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation

I thought it would be fun to make very short introductions to the characters, so that you get to know them a bit better. 

I'd like to share all four videos with you below:






Which one was your favorite? Comment below!

xo Lady Lucas


Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation
PS - If you're a fan of Frau Lina, check out this new tote bag featuring her favorite shades.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene!

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog
It was just about a year ago that this blog was featured in the magazine DollsHouse & Miniature Scene. Now, this March Zoe's Dream House is featured prominently under 'Reader Projects'! I'm so happy to welcome any new readers that are visiting here from this publication - please do leave a comment below and say hi :)

Here are a few pages from the feature... but to read more and purchase this awesome UK magazine visit their web store here.

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog


Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog


I really appreciate all those that have followed my dollhouse makeover journey. I am still seeking a publisher for a book about this project, so feel free to share with anyone that may be interested!



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