Lisa Pace straddles the worlds of mixed media and scrapbooking with her pretty, vintage creations. She is the Special Projects Coordinator for Maya Road and a member of the Cocoa Daisy Kit Club design team. In 2007 Lisa was one of five winners in the Martha Stewart scrapbooking contest. Her first book, Delight In The Details, was published in January of 2010 by North Light Books, and she’s working on her second one, Delight in the Seasons, to be released in January 2012.
Q: What kind of art are you known for?
A: I am known for creating very detailed paper art such as cards, tags, layouts, home decor projects and other like paper items with a mixed media flair.
Q: What are you working on right now?
A: Projects for my second book, which is nearly completed. Oh this will be such a happy day. Then I can hopefully move on to #3.
Q: Why do you make art?
A: Art is a part of who I am. I have been creating for as long as I can remember.
Q: What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool/supply/material/junkyard find?
A: Oh goodness—the tool would have to be my Coastal Craft Knife. I cannot create anything without that knife. The supply I cannot live without is Platinum and Diamond Stickles. I know that’s two but I use both on everything. The material has to be vintage paper items like old book pages, music sheets and ledger papers. And my best find is an Underwood Typewriter. Actually my mom found it while we were doing a little thrift shopping. It types beautifully.
Q: What is your least favorite technique that you still use anyway?
A: I don’t have one. I love creating in all forms of mixed media and am a very technique based artist.
Q: What’s the most inspiring trip you’ve ever taken or adventure you’ve ever had?
A: Going to teach at an event in Mykonos, Greece has to be the most inspiring trip I’ve ever taken. Mykonos has wonderful people and great food. Every square inch of the island is filled with gorgeous colors, designs and textures.
Q: What’s the last thing you cooked?
A: Velveeta Shells Mac and Cheese. I am not a cook.
Q: If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be?
A: Green, I love all shades of green.
Q: Do you have a talisman/power garment/magical thing you wear?
A: Oh yes the magical thing I wear everyday is glitter. I use it in most all my art so never a day goes by that I don’t have a little sparkle on me somewhere.
Q: What’s your favorite place in all the world?
A: Anywhere on the New England Coast. I love the smell of the salty air and walking along the beach with a few pieces of salt water taffy in my pocket.
Q: What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet?
A: Create my own product line.
Q: What’s the best day you’ve ever had?
A: Honestly, everyday is a great day for me I am truly blessed but if I have to pick one and excluding marriage, births and such… holding my first completed book Delight In The Details for the first time. It’s an awesome feeling to accomplish a dream.
Q: What’s today’s Word to Live By?
A: Determination, I feel it helps you get far in life.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Reality TV… I’m a junkie for sure.
Q: What do you listen to when you create?
A: Rockers from the 80’s. Especially, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, David Bowie and Elton John.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: To fly, then I would not have to ever get on an airplane again. I’m not a fan of flying and do it only because it’s the best mode of transportation.
Q: With whom would you love to spend one day making art?
A: Dina Wakley—I love her style and could look at her art journals all day long.
Q: When is your favorite time of day?
A: Anytime after 10:00am. I am not a morning person at all.
Q: What is on your workspace right now?
A: Lots of stuff… tools, twine, yarn, buttons, stamps etc. It is always a mess.
Q: What is your earliest memory?
A: I have lots of memories from around the age of 3. My first creative memory was painting a ceramic squirrel pencil holder at the kitchen table with my mom. I was three and thought that was the best thing ever!
Q: What’s your one favorite material thing?
A: My grandmother’s charm bracelet. I remember as a small child hearing it make the most beautiful sounds when she wore it. It’s one of my cherished treasures.
Q: What’s your best piece of advice for artists?
A: Do not let fear keep you from your dreams. Figure out what you want to do as an artist and keep going until you achieve the goal. Nothing can hold you back if you are determined enough to see it through.
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