Summer sale!

Summer Sale (mere laks)

Here in Denmark it´s sooooo green right now, butterflies are flying and everything blooming and bursting with life. -I decided it´s time for a true SUMMER SALE, so right now I offer you 20% off EVERYTHING in the webshop!

Sale runs from today, Thursday and until Friday next week.

If you are dreaming about a soulful picture for your home or cottage, or would like to fill up your stock of cards for special occasions and favorite people, there is a great opportunity right now.

Find the sale HERE

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These soulful cards above: LOVE collection are part of the sale. Use them as small framed pictures on the wall or to give away to people you think might just need a special greeting.

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You can also find signed prints or big posters, like the “Finding oneself” poster above .

And muuuuch more, also some very new prints with summer and travel images!

I hope you´ll enjoy! 

Love from Lise.

North Modern trade show – a vision manifested

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I had a vision: Go to a Business trade show aimed at selling to other businesses. Above you can see that vision come true. Looks easy, right?

Realization:

I knew going to a trade show was a step up for me. I knew that presenting my business professionally to other businesses was a big leap. And I knew it would be hard work. But, as many of the things I have done that has caused growth, I had no Idea just how big a leap this was. How much hard work.

(Building up the booth – together with Rune + a very decorating-skilled friend, also called Lise 🙂

I also didn´t know that it is considered normal that this big financial investment doesn´t come back as income straight away. Wow! That takes a lot of vision power and a long view.

After the 3 days at the trade show – talking to customers, waiting for customers, trying to remember not to be pushy or needy but just be in service, I was so, so done. I felt like a baby needing to be fed and pampered and napping. And over again. And again. And again.

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(In less than 2 weeks I managed to create some marketing material, including this pull up banner and the big 4 x 2,5 meter wall print. With great and prompt help from a handful skilled people I trust. Busy times!)

No spark, inspiration or success feeling was left in me. Just done, used up. Worn. I knew it was temporary. I also knew that I had to deal with it.

So that is what I did. For almost 2 whole days I did nothing except taking care of myself. Sleeping. Going for walks. Reading and taking long baths. Letting my family know I would be back but needed some recovery space.

And slowly my well being returned. And with that my inspiration. And guess what? One of my first inspired thoughts was: What if I could manage to go to that other trade show next month, now that I have all the gear prepared? The one I heard would most likely be a much better match for me and my products, hmmm…..

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Well, I haven´t decided on that yet. But I am so thankful that I can feel my inspiration again and that visions are landing in my nest. We all need that to feel hope and possibility about our life. But we simply can´t attract any of those things if we are too stressed out. There is nothing wrong with us. None of us. But we all need a basis of pampering on a daily basis. And when we go off balance, our bodies will let us know.

That´s when we need to pay attention. Big time. Because we are so much more fragile than we often imagine, and when we own that fragility, we are so, so strong.

Thank you for hearing this little tale.

Wishing you lots of well being side by side with whatever work you have undertaken. Big or small, I truly believe it all counts in ways we can´t always understand.

And cheers! Not only on the successes you can count. But cheers for trying, and for every time you dare invite inspiration and vision into you life.
And for courage to try again.

Lise.

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EASTER SALE – dress up your walls for spring with 25 % off!!!

It is time for singing birds and renewal. It is time to allow some things to die in order to let others resurrect.AND, time for an EASTER SALE!!! I decided to create a sale inspired by easter, so right now you get 25 % off selected items in my Etsy shop. Go get your walls dressed up in spring!!! You will find lots of birds and other soulful spring –images as signed prints, and also cards, a calendar and the big 50 x 70 poster. Come have a look and find some inspiration!

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“Birds and nourishment” collection of postcards is also part of the sale!

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And A4 prints – many birdy images!!!

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Yes, you can even still snatc one of the last calendars!!!

Or, if you feel it´s time to invest in original art you can see all my originals ON THIS PAGE and as always I ship worldwide with joy – both prints and other products as well as originals.

Wishing you a truly renewing easter time.

Till soon, love from Lise.

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY GRATITUDE SALE – UP TO 50 % OFF

I am grateful for so many things – for starters, I am grateful to be alive in this simple, complicated, beautiful life. And to be almost well again after a nasty flu.

AND, tomorrow, the last day of the first month in the year is my BIRTHDAY! I decided to celebrate with a BIRTHDAY-SALE, Because, one of the many things I am grateful for is all YOU wonderful people who for the last years has shown kindness and interest in my art and products, and continue to support in many ways – thank you so much!

Simply head over to my webshop and use the code “BIRTHDAY15” at checkout (all capitals, no quotation marks), which gives you a 25 % OFF any purchase this saturday AND sunday. That is on top of the january 25 % sale on signed prints and calendar, which means a 50 % bargain on some items, if you use the code , yep!!! Find the shop right HERE, enjoy and cheers!!!

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(I know – this pic above is slightly out of season, but we can always dream in january…..)

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This and many other signed prints is part of the 25 % off sale in january – and with the code BIRTHDAY15 you get an extra 25 % off, voila!

Poster Party Buy 1 get 1 today and tomorrow!

It´s time to celebrate! Many of you have been supporting my webshop by buying Calendars (almost sold out!), cards and signed posters and it´s blooming in there. I decided to celebrate with a POSTER-PARTY: Buy one get 1 of any of my 4 BIG 50 x 70 posters!!! Yes, truly. Only today and tomorrow!

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Here´s how it works: You order one of the BIG posters in the shop (or 2, 3, 4… and I will double the amount!!!) When paying you write in notes which one you would like in addition (can also be the same one(s)). Use this chance if you want, and THANK YOU!!! To buy go HERE!

The posters look amazing put in a frame, a real vitamin-boost of color and soul-frequency to your walls!

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Also, I had my first ever stand at a small Christmas-market this weekend. I have sort of been avoiding markets the last years, thinking it was too much work for just a couple of days. And it was a LOT of work! (Like moving in with an entire small shop for just 2 days and then packing it all up again). But it was also heartwarming, fun and rewarding in so many ways. I will never again underestimate the impact of actually meeting customers face to face. Or have people come up to me who knew my products but never saw the face behind them. 

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And, I got to have collegues for 2 days, picking up coffee for each other, helping out with small practical details and so on. I am not going to promise anything, but I am thinking I will do this again. Perhaps even go to another part of the country, could be fun!

Christmassy cards, posters and more

My dear ones. A new and smaller card size 4 x 5,5 inches (A6/normal postcard size) has now finally found it´s way to my etsy shop!

Please allow me to show off! You can choose between 3 collections of 8 cards here, but first I would love to show you the Heart and Soul collection which is perfect for sending out small chrismas greetings or accompanying your presents with love. The cards are single, with the title of the image written in very small letters on the blank back, and comes individually packed in cellobag with white envelope included. Aaaaand, the quality is THICK and GLOSSY, yes, like in a quality-card. And very affordable. Enjoy!

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The second collection is called Joy and Balance.  And I truly think it does just that: spreads messages of joy and balance! Here it comes:

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The third collection features some of my own favorite cards and is called Birds and Nourishment:

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Go visit my shop and order now to get them in good time for christmas! Plus, there are so many other goodies in there, including the Calendar which is almost selling out so you would have to be real quick if you still want one, just saying. Only the Danish version available now, but they are really almost the same, even the names of the months.

I also truly love the BIG POSTERS and think it is an incredibly affordable way to bring BIG art into your home. there are 4 images available in the big size, and they look truly gorgeous in a frame! Measures 19,7 x 27,6 in (50 x 70 cm) truly BIG!!!

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As always, you can buy my signed A4 posters in any image you should want. Just ask if you don´t find the one you are looking for, and I will create it and sign it for you, pack it and send it right to your home with love. A wonderful present too!!!

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And of course I also do gift-wrapping if you wish, just say so in the notes right before checkout.

Hope you enjoyed! I truly enjoy sending off these products which I created with joy and pride. And I am so thankful for all of you who have supported my small but growing business these last years! Truly.

SUMMER SALE! 20% off in the web shop

A new season is knocking on the door. Do you feel it?

I am celebrating with a BIG SUMMER SALE!

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From today and until the end of August I offer a 20 % discount on ANY item in my webshop on Etsy.

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The shop is stocked to the brim with lots and lots of prints and postcards. Gorgeous quality. Go have a look!

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A4 prints are signed by me and come in a stiff back cello-bag which makes them easy to use as a present. I ship to any country, and happily send your items as a present to another address if you wish.

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Your items will be packed with love and arrive as a little treat for you or a loved one.

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The sale ends at midninght August 31, so be sure to take advantage in good time!

You find my shop right HERE

Golden summer wishes,

xx Lise.

The nr. 101 post…and a Giveaway!!!

This is my nr. 101 blog-post. So, so much has happened since my first post. Shy as I was about blogging, I didn´t even dare to write that it was my first post!!! That was in july 2011, 5 months after I began painting again. 101 definitely calls for a celebration! So, a bit like 1001 nights fairytales, I decided to make a 101 blogpost give-away, and here it comes….

THE GIVEAWAY HAS 5 WINNERS.

Those who win can choose between the two prizes below:

Prize A: two A4 prints (yes, two prints per person, signed by me and ready to frame), or….

Prize B: 4 Big double postcards (can be used as luxury cards or small prints).

So, keep on reading or skip impatiently to the bottom of this post for the details about how to enter the giveaway (I don´t mind at all!!!).

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(Above is a selection of 20 different A5 big double cards. The winners may choose any 4 of those if they go for the postcards)

Here´s more words for those who like a small story:

Since february 2011 I have been on a journey that has been incredibly joy-filled. I have written a bit about it here and here. It has involved beginning to paint again after 15 + years, selling and exhibiting my work, producing a line of postcards and posters, opening a web-shop, and beginning writing this blog. But more than anything, it has involved so many heart-warming meetings, often with people I have never met before. Kind people who reached out either here on the blog or amongst my dear FB friends (you are welcome too, just send me a friend-request). I have enjoyed the openess and kindness to the fullest!!!

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(Prints and cards from the webshop ready to be sent by mail to kind people all over the world)

People I didn´t know before has offered to be volunteer-agents for selling the cards and posters in their city, building new contacts with shops in different countries. I know it´s been the kind of bliss that often follows anything new-born on this planet, like kittens or toddlers that seem to have protectors coming from out of the blue, rescuing them from dangers they had no idea existed.

I could not have gone this alone. I needed help to be able to find my way through so much new territory, and to carry on. I believe we all need help from time to time, and that our actions, however small at first, are our calling for the kind of help we need to be able to fulfil a certain job. We just have to be willing to take the first step, the first small action, even if that is simply asking someone for help.

So, dear you, whoever you are: I am so glad you are here!


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(Me, dancing on the beach of Bornholm, an island here in Denmark. Photo by Justine Hoegh)

DETAILS FOR THE GIVE-AWAY:

To enter, you simply post one comment in the comment-field below. It could be a few words about something you are truly inspired about, or which images you would like in case you win, or whatever is in your heart today. It doesn´t have to be long, a line or two will do. That´s it, you are in the game! Oh no, one more thing: Please add your e-mail in the section when signing in for comments, that way I can reach you if you win!

I will choose the 5 winners (randomly) on sunday the 30th of june. The winners will get an e-mail with further details.

Oh, and I would love it if you would share this post with your friends on FB or twitter. That way, they get a chance to win too. Thank you, and wishing you luck!

Don´t miss the giveaway – today!

I can´t believe I almost forgot to share that Amy from Mindful Shopper has been hosting a lauch-party of a blog banner and buttons I created for her. And it ends today!!! Truly hope most of you already saw it via FB. (If we are not connected there already, feel free to send me a friend request, love to see you there too!) Here it comes, but be quick, it ends in 15 hours from now, go, go, go!

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I love Amy´s blog and the idea that she only shares what she find at least has one of the 4 ingrediences that you also see in her banner: JOY – INSPIRATION – BEAUTY – COMFORT

I really think she is doing a marvellous job with her blog. During the process of creating the buttons I´ve come to know Amy as a joyful and sincere friend, and I am so, so proud to be featured with an interview as part of the  launch celebration on her beautyful blog. You find the Mindful Shopper blog and giveaway right here. 

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(Above: Lise Meijer cards on the desk in a new shop “Bark interiør”)

I have been travelling a bit lately, around in Denmark to find new shops and also galleries that is a good match for Lise Meijer products and art. A very new thing for me to do. Definately challenging. Also very rewarding. And, as so often before, I came to realise that what I think I can´t do only becomes possible when I dare to take the steps toward doing it anyway. Even if I sometimes do it a bit clumsy.

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I loved it when I found this wonderful new shop i a town, Give in Jutland. I honestly thought Give was too small to have any interior shops, and that I would have to find a cafeteria to kill time whilst my travelling companion was at a meeting. Turned out they had a lot of nice shops!

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The pink letters above reads “Spring”. Ah yes, spring is finally here, and the colors can be as juicy as they want, I love it!

Till soon, perhaps we´ll meet on facebook?


French inspiration

Lately I have been working on a new series of paintings I call “French inspiration”   5 pieces now, perhaps more coming. I truly enjoyed creating these, allowing myself to add all my “Oh, I love this pattern” and “Ah, this is so pretty” into them. Anything I wanted in the candy-store of colors and shape was invited. that romantic soul I also hold could have a free run.

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Romantic like in going tango-dancing (something I love, love!)

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Romantic like in insisting on lighting candles and drinking slow latte on a sunday morning, even though a ton of tasks are waiting to be done.

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Or like in seing each others in the eyes, through all the layers of life…

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Romantic like taking a looong bath. Did I tell you of my bath-addiction? It is BIG. So big that here´s what I did all those years without one: I bought the biggest childrens bath on the market, placed it in our shower and squeezed myself into it, complete with bath salt, candles and all. Not the real thing, but it still worked. Favourite place for getting creative ideas.

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Romantic like lace and old bird-cages. They look so pretty, don´t they? Only, I don´t like birds in cages. I want birds to be able to fly free!

Who knows, perhaps theese birds love their cage as a safe home to sleep in at night. They surely are free to fly. And sing. And dream….

Some of these paintings will soon be available as posters in my shop. And btw: I ship EVERYWHERE for very low extra cost! Also, feel free to connect with me on Facebook, where I share inspiration and news of all kind….

Xx Lise.