Artist Inspiration: OLIVIA GRAHAM…and gratitude

Photography by

*  o l i v i a    g r a h a m  *

beautifully captures my mood,

my outlook,

my gratitude for

so much lovely recently

finding its little way to my world.

my photo – assemblage for Betsy

I love sharing my creations.

This is an assemblage I created for Betsy Eby,

and it was pure bliss to hear she loved it.

Did you read the interview with Betsy?

She even posted the collage

on her blog and tweeted.

needlesstosay i immediately joined twitter!

follow hellolovelyinc!

my photo

On the spine is a crazy pieced-together

poem with vivid imagery and music.

my photo

This engagement assemblage on a vintage cover

was created for the multi-talented Kate Schelter.

the bottom section is a collage of lovely images

of Kate’s apartment, including her pup. since she

will be leaving this home when she marries, i

thought it would be great for her to have this memory.

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Love how the poem with its

black and cream paired with

black spine and red cover.

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The beautiful reverse side of the collage.

This is how Kate’s was packaged.

i have some pieces i’ll be offering for sale soon.

And now…back to the Olivia Graham show!

But not before expressing gratitude

to more lovelies:

Luciane at Homebunch,

Wendy at Shabby Nest,

Denise at Pink Postcard,

Sarah at Modern Country Style,

and Lisa at Informal Home


recently featuring the blog

and directing their cool friends

to hello lovely’s door.


I so love the laid back cool of Olivia’s shot above.

To me, it stirs up sentiments of being carefree,

young, and in absolutely no rush.

I connect with this one too.

Contemplative and quiet.

Inspires me to fill a lonely wall

with looking glass.





okay, maybe this human

with the peerless bone structure

who is not me with the impaired brain

is simply considering whether

to wear onyx or diamond earrings…


Ooooh, I want to be this one when I grow up.

and somebody direct me to some aviators that don’t leave

my tiny self lookin supaFLY.


and the epitome of femininity with an edge.

See more OG lovely here.



I love reading your comments!

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. April 11, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    Oh, my!

    ONLY YOU!!! I love your blog long before I had my own, I've told you this before, right? And being your "cyber friend" is a huge honor! I truly feel inspired by you and your gorgeous blog. I'm proud of you! 🙂

    Thank YOU for mentioning me and it's a huge pleasure talk about you on HB. Besides, I'm in love with that gorgeous house you found!

    I missing when I was a teen, after seeing these pictures! They're too gorgeous! 🙂 I love it!

    By the way, I'm following you on Twitter.

    Have a Blessed week!


    Luciane at

  2. April 11, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    i did not know this, Luciane!

    twitter! just what i need! something else to obsess about and compulsively check!


  3. April 11, 2011 / 6:33 pm

    Hey cutie,

    It was a pleasure to mention you the other day. I love your blog lots.

    Your photos are fab in today's posts. Yah, I often drive around in my bikini, doncha know!! But I know what you mean about the carefree, no-rush feel of teenagedom. Well, maybe not carefree – I remember being in a state of anxst some of the time!! Swinging between anxst and blaze-scmaze was a forte of mine!



  4. April 11, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Olivia's work is gorgeous. I love what you put together for her too. So much work in that, and the packaging is beautiful. Of course it was a pleasure to feature you and your inspiring blog.


  5. April 12, 2011 / 12:18 am

    Lovely images. Sense of carefree and confidence. Charmaine

  6. April 12, 2011 / 6:50 am

    Hello my lovely,
    I'm not getting as much time for blogging lately (alas paid work takes priority) but I so look forward to popping by here to drink in your latest instalment of lovely. I have been feeling much more appreciative of and content with the little things since I've got to know you, and it's a wonderful happy feeling! So thank you 🙂

    Your collages are genius and your package is divinely wrapped!

    Olivia Graham's photos are incredible, I want to get on an old bike and ride in my bikini!

    Hugs to you, sweet lady.

    Meera xx

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