Artist Turns Your Favorite Clichés Into Embroidered Keepsakes

Artist Turns Your Favorite Clichés Into Embroidered Keepsakes

We're told not to use clichés, but Lisa Bowen's collection of framed art offers a charming way of looking at them.

Kyana Gordon
  • 11 january 2012

There’s no doubt that visiting Jilly Cooper aka Lisa Bowen’s charming Tumblr of framed cross-stitched clichés will evoke a smile. The mixed media artist created her lovely series, ‘How to String a Sentence Together’ last year after coming across a copy of The Penguin Book of Clichés. Pondering these commonly used expressions, she realized how often they appeared in daily conversation. She then began collecting these phrases, and in her own delightful words says, “it’s like i’m catching cliche-butterflies, and stitching them down before they get lost!”

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