Saturday, August 8, 2015

Remembering Lily

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers,
a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us much too soon.
To honour Lily, we are sharing projects we have made in her memory
using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

I was lucky enough to have learned of the quirky images from The Octopode Factory
nearly five or six years ago. I remember being shocked to learn that Lily was merely a
teenager then. Such talent and unique style at such a young age.
I was also fortunate to serve alongside her mother Mandy, on a design team
and then it became quite clear where Lily got her talent, and her
 creatively cultivated upbringing.
Lily's untimely passing has left quite a void in many lives, but she also leaves
behind a legacy of art, style, and beauty. She will be missed greatly.

I had grandiose plans to create a fitting farewell, but a summer head cold
has left me operating at half speed. I did manage a lovely journal page though.

I used the Poe set for this journal page(s).
These are some of my favorite images of Lily's.
Along with her Addams family line, and her Alice in Wonderland line.
Who am I kidding? All of her images are fantastically odd and fun.

This is my favorite journal page ever.
I love how this came out, and I absolutely adore these images. 

I got some sushi grass while at the Daiso Japan store in San Francisco.
It is perfect for this project. I found out quite by accident that if
you run your fingernail along the blades they curl like curling ribbon.
Gives a nice dimensional touch.

I can't help but think that wherever Lily is, this is what her world
may look like. If it doesn't, it should.

These images are available at The Octopode Factory
if you're interested in creating something fun and beautiful.
Lily's spirit will live on in our art, and in our hearts. 

Shine on, Lily. Shine on.

If you'd like to join this hop from the very beginning, and see what
everyone has created in Lily's honor, and hear what she meant to so many
people, below is the hop order. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Blog Hop List

Gloria Palmer-Steiger - you are here


  1. Fabulous pages, Glo! That Poe set is certainly a fave of mine, as well. Love how they stand out against the dark background and your journaling ROCKS! xxD

  2. Fabulous projects from you once again Glo, always a pleasure stopping by! How lovely that you were a part of the DT too..........some fond memories I'm sure! :-) xx

  3. I think your tribute is beautiful. You could not make it more grande. I love it.

  4. Ah this is brilliant, I hope you feel better soon, Love Hazelxx

  5. this is beautiful, i have always been a fan of your work, great tribute to lily xx

  6. Fantastic pages Gloria, awesome

  7. Lovely art journal spread. You are so right about Lily's images, the are awesome.

  8. Wonderful tribute projects to celebrate Lily and her art!

  9. Gorgeous journal pages Glo...what a wonderful tribute to Lily and her artwork!

  10. Absolutely stunning journal spreads! I've only gotten to know Lily's art in the past year but I do love it. You've certainly done her justice and then some. That Poe spread is amazing!!

  11. Awesome pages and I just love your colouring. My faves are those crazy bees. Fabulous tribute Glo :-)
    Sorry I am late hopping by :-)


    IKE xxx


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