BLOG — 2015

Merry Christmas!

2015 Artwork Christmas Drawing holiday snowman

  "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Merry Christmas to you and yours!  

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Ireland Travel Photography

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  Last month, my family went on a celebratory trip to Ireland. My grandma lives there and we had a ton of extended relatives to catch up with. The weather was on the chilly side, a bit of rain, and we had a few days of sunshine. We ate a lot of fabulous Irish food - don't believe those people who say Irish food is dull, boring and tasteless. I can't get enough of the food while I am there. I am happy to share with you some of the scenic areas we explored.            ...

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Launch day is here!!

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  Launch day has arrived for Handmade at Amazon. Exciting times for artisans all over the world. A brand new opportunity for art to reach countries across the world. Amazon, who we all trust for great customer service, has brought us yet another new way to shop. Check out Lisa R. Ullrich - Handmade at Amazon Shop. Product listings will continue to be added daily.  

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Chicago Botanic Gardens

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  My girlfriend, her daughter and I visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens this past weekend. I had never been there before. If you are ever visiting Chicago (or live here and looking for something fun to do) I highly recommend you check it out. Surround yourself with beauty, nature, flowers, bright colors, pretty scents and even some butterflies. The butterfly exhibit was a lot of fun. They had many different varieties of butterflies from all over the world. My favorite ones were the Blue Morpho's. Radiant blue with black, they were gorgeous to look at, and pretty hyper. They hardly...

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And the Downtown Pro Photo winner is...

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  "Layered Up" took home the Downtown Pro Photo award for last week's 4th Fridays event at the Starline Gallery. I was not expecting this at all. I went to take my photograph down at the end of the night and to my surprise, this ribbon and a bright red envelope with a prize were attached to it. I won a 16" x 20" framed print of my photography. How awesome is that? All the people there with me were downstairs. I was so excited to share my news that I took my photograph and forgot to take a picture of...

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