Art Everyday: week twenty-three

“Ukulele” | June 3, 2016 | Digital Painting

Ukulele by Lisa Bardot

“Beards” | June 5, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Bubble Tree” | June 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Bubble Tree by Lisa Bardot


“Armadillo” | June 7, 2016 | Digital Painting

Armadillo by Lisa Bardot

“Levitating Pizza” | June 8, 2016 | Digital Painting

Levitating Pizza by Lisa Bardot

“Octopus” | June 9, 2016 | Digital Painting

Octopus by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week twenty-two

It was a good week for art making. I was at home with a sick toddler all week, so I was able to get in a few extra drawings. My art from this week was done exclusively using the “dry brush” set of Procreate brushes that I developed last week. I really love the element of texture it adds. 

“Swan” | May 27, 2016 | Digital Painting

Swan by Lisa Bardot

“My Bike” | May 28, 2016 | Digital Painting

My Bike by Lisa Bardot

“Strokes of Blue” | May 29, 2016 | Digital Painting

Strokes of Blue by Lisa Bardot

“Dancing Girl” | May 30, 2016 | Digital Painting

Dancing girl by Lisa Bardot

“Plant by the TV” | May 30, 2016 | Digital Painting

Plant by the TV by Lisa Bardot

“Apology” | May 31, 2016 | Digital Painting

Apology by Lisa Bardot

“Sprinkles” | May 31, 2016 | Digital Painting

Sprinkles by Lisa Bardot

“People Pattern” | May 31, 2016 | Digital Painting

People Pattern by Lisa Bardot

“Self Portrait with Pencil and Camera | May 31, 2016 | Digital Painting

Self Portrait with Pencil and Camera

“Three Trees” | June 1, 2016 | Digital Painting

Three Trees by Lisa Bardot

“Donut Day” | June 2, 2016 | Digital Painting

Donut time

Art Everyday: week twenty-one

Some fun stuff this week, the most exciting of which was I spent some time developing some new brushes in Procreate. I’ve really been wanting a brush that emulates the look of dry brush in physical painting. I used them for the first time in “Dry Saguaro” and “Ice Cream Monster”, but I’m just getting a feel of what they can do best. So far I’ve got a set of about six brushes that I am really loving. Cannot wait to share the stuff I’ve been making with them this week. My favorite piece this week though is “Everyday Jack” inspired by the art work of French artist Jean Jullien. At the NY MoMA, I purchased “This is Not a Book” for my son, which is such an adorable concept of a book. It’s filled with interactive illustrations that turn the book into a laptop, a refrigerator, a tent, and more. It is so cute and the illustrations are wonderful. It really made me fall in love with Jean Jullien’s illustrations. “Everyday Jack” was fun because I was having some friends that were staying at our house give me ideas for what objects to draw.

“Palms” | May 20, 2016 | Digital Painting

Palm Trees by Lisa Bardot

“Everyday Jack” | May 21, 2016 | Digital Painting

Everyday Jack by Lisa Bardot

“Bear and Lisa’s Painting” | May 22, 2016 | Watercolor

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“Waffle Pattern” | May 23, 2016 | Digital Painting

Waffle Pattern by Lisa Bardot

“Dry Saguaro” | May 24, 2016 | Digital Painting

Dry Saguaro by Lisa Bardot

“Ice Cream Monster” | May 25, 2016 | Digital Painting

Ice Cream Monster

Art Everyday: week twenty

I’m really proud of my artwork from this past week. I got in a full seven days of art-making, made some patterns that I really love, and found a new way of drawing people’s faces that I am liking a lot. Not much else to say!

“Bananrama” | May 13, 2016 | Digital Painting

Bananarama by Lisa Bardot

“Orange Juice” | May 14, 2016 | Digital Painting

Orange Juice by Lisa Bardot

“Factus” | May 15, 2016 | Digital Painting

Factus by Lisa Bardot

“Star Person” | May 16, 2016 | Digital Painting

Star Person by Lisa Bardot

“Swans” | May 17, 2016 | Digital Painting

Swans by Lisa Bardot

“Daisy Girl” | May 17, 2016 | Digital Painting

Daisy Girl by Lisa Bardot

“Ferns” | May 18, 2016 | Digital Painting

Ferns by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week nineteen

My art looks a little different this week. I left my Apple Pencil at my office over the weekend so I drew a bunch little pieces in the Procreate app for iPhone. Also I did a piece with real paints this week! I was working on a design suite for a client that involved a lot of poppies, so I made some poppies on my own. I feel like I am losing steam a little bit on this project as the year is starting to get busier and busier. I really need to make sure I am putting in the time every night because I have been loving this project so much. The passion is still there, the time is a little harder to come by. 

“Spiral Spots” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Spiral Spots by Lisa Bardot


“Round Eyes in Teal” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Round Eyes in Teal by Lisa Bardot

“Round Eyes in Red” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Round Eyes in Red by Lisa Bardot

“Pink Plus 1″ | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Pink Plus 1 by Lisa Bardot

“Pink Plus 2″ | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Pink Plus 2 by Lisa Bardot

“Blue Plus” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Blue Plus by Lisa Bardot

“Rainbow Plus” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Rainbow Plus by Lisa Bardot

“Little Script” | May 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Little Script by Lisa Bardot

“Frenchie” | May 7, 2016 | Digital Painting

Frenchie by Lisa Bardot

“Ugly Strawberry” | May 8, 2016 | Digital Painting

Ugly Strawberry by Lisa Bardot



“Poppies” | May 9, 2016 | Gouache on Watercolor Paper

Poppies by Lisa Bardot


“Pup” | May 12, 2016 | Digital Painting

Pup by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week eighteen

Obviously New York had a big influence on my art this week. I drew one of the apartment buildings I’d see on our walk back “home” from our subway stop. A visit to the MoMA inspired me to  try a more painterly style. I even took an afternoon for myself and painted with real paints in our rental apartment (and super sad that I found it smeared the next morning. I blame Bear). I also drew some well-loved NYC snacks, and a quote a friend had recently said. I also began work on an illustrated recipe for my perfect chocolate chip cookies. Seriously, I have spent so much time researching the prefect cookie recipe, making batch after batch, to get it to what I think is perfect. That will have to be a whole ‘nother post.

“Apartments on Harman Street” | April 29, 2016 | Digital Painting

Apartments on Harman street by Lisa Bardot

“Blue Haired Woman” | April 30, 2016 | Digital Painting

Blue haired woman by Lisa Bardot

“Bright Desert Mix” | May 2, 2016 | Gouache

Bright Desert Mix by Lisa Bardot

“NYC Snacks” | May 4, 2016 | Digital Painting

NYC Snacks by Lisa Bardot

“Cookie Ingredients (work in progress)” | April , 2016 | Digital Painting

Cookie Ingredients Work in Progress by Lisa Bardot

“Law of Second Chances” | April 5, 2016 | Digital Painting

The Law of Second Chances by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week seventeen

We spent the last week and a half traveling in DC and NYC with our son. So. Traveling and trying to keep up with art making was harder than I though it would be. I forgot how exhausting travel is. We averaged about 5 miles of walking a day and returned to the places we were staying pretty exhausted. All of these (except for one) were made on airplanes, and I have no idea how I managed that with an active two-year old. “Desert Plant Mix” was inspired by the work of Margaret Jeane. I’ve been loving seeing her iPad pieces in instagram and love her style so decided that I would do my take on it. Of course there are lots of cacti. “Not so Blind” was made after visiting Blind Whino in DC, the coolest building ever. It is my interpretation of the facade.

“Desert Plant Mix” | April 24, 2016 | Digital Painting

Desert plant mix

“NYC All Over” | April 27, 2016 | Digital Painting

New York City all over

“Not so Blind” | April 27, 2016 | Digital Painting

Not so blind

“Cypress Inn Cafe Sketch” | April 28, 2016 | Ballpoint Pen

Cypress Inn Cafe Sketch by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week sixteen

This was a fun week for art but a rough week at home. While I was not traveling for and at home for five whole days in row (!), Geoff’s mother, who is our regular babysitter left for a two month trip to the UK. So things were stressed at home and work with not having day car and Geoff and I having to tag team work and child care. Good news is we are going to be putting Bear into a day care service which I know both he, Geoff and I are going to love. But back to the art! I drew food, which is always a good thing. I went through some of my saved Pinterest and Evernote inspiration for ideas this week. “Food Art” was inspired by the adorable illustrations of Jordan Sondler. “Let’s Make Cookies” was inspired by the illustrated recipes of Felicita Sala. Hers are simply gorgeous and I hope to try these with color in the future! “My Family” was inspired by the artist Ben Javins (and my family of course). I love the quirky faces he draws.

“Food Love” | April 15, 2016 | Digital Painting

Food Love by Lisa Bardot

“Let’s Make Cookies” | April 16, 2016 | Digital Painting

Lets Make Cookies by Lisa Bardot


“Sunny Smile” | April 17, 2016 | Digital Painting

Sunny Smile by Lisa Bardot


“Sketchy Sketches” | April 18, 2016 | Digital Painting

Sketchy Sketches by Lisa Bardot


“My Family” | April 19, 2016 | Digital Painting

My Family by Lisa Bardot


“Don’t Give Up” | April 21, 2016 | Digital Painting

Don t give up by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week fifteen

It’s week 15 and I am barely making it through this week. I am finally home from being away for almost two weeks and there is plenty of work to do. Throw that on top of trying to finish doing taxes, a sick toddler, and a husband who has been on the road working for 3 of the last 5 days and well, not much creation was going on.  Don’t even bother asking me if I’ve unpacked yet. I still try to get some simple drawings in there when I can. Sometimes I feel so stressed out I NEED to draw something to feel sane and then I momentarily relax.

This week’s first two drawing were inspired by some stamps I made in the two block printing classes I took at Craftcation. I included a couple of pics from the class for reference. I’m now convinced that block printing is the funnest thing ever and I have found my new hobby (as if I need another one). I also designed a pretzel stamp that I didn’t have time to make but I WILL gosh darnit. Drawing “Sleeping Charlie” was my stress reliever this week. And “Work Smarter, Not Harder” was my mantra as I was trying to be as efficient as possible while doing my taxes (hahahahah.) All the pieces this week were done in the gouache brushes for Procreate that I am working on developing. I am still in love with them.

“It’s a Pizza” | April , 2016 | Digital Painting

It s a pizza by Lisa Bardot

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“Cactus Stamp Revisited” | April ,9 2016 | Digital Painting

Cactus Stamp Revisited by Lisa Bardot

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“Sleeping Charlie” | April 12, 2016 | Digital Painting

Sleeping Charlie by Lisa Bardot

“Work Harder, Not Smarter” | April 13, 2016 | Digital Painting

Work Smarter Not Harder by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week fourteen

This week was full of time to be creative. I was on a mini vacation visiting family in Vancouver, WA and I love it because visiting them always means lots of downtime and it is the best ever. I also worked on developing some gouache brushes in Procreate and I LOVE them. I spent a looming time on that Frida portrait and I am in love with it. I will definitely be printing it and putting it in my house. Also I am at Craftcation this week! Learning so  much and being around so many creative people like me has been amazing! The last piece, the watercolor one, was made in a class I took yesterday. I am having so much fun here, I will have to post again and tell you more. 

“Doodle People” | April 1, 2016 | Digital Painting

Doodle People by Lisa Bardot

“Bananabet” | April 2, 2016 | Digital Painting

Bananabet by Lisa Bardot

“Fuzzy Lemons” | April 3, 2016 | Digital Painting

Fuzzy Lemons by Lisa Bardot

“Let’s Get Crafty” | April 4, 2016 | Digital Painting

Let s Get Crafty by Lisa Bardot

“My Frida” | April 5, 2016 | Digital Painting

My Frida by Lisa Bardot

“Talk Bubble” | April 6, 2016 | Digital Painting

Talk Bubble by Lisa Bardot


“A True Artist Inspires” | April 7, 2016 | Watercolor

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