Creative Kismet Art came about because of my desire to share my art, ideas and a little bit of sunshine to as many people as possible.

I believe, that through art and creative process, your outlook can change and become more positive…more open. You start at first looking for beauty and inspiration then eventually, you began to see it everywhere without even trying.

tucson CollageOn a walk, going to the store, dropping off the kids at school–it is everywhere I look. It is in the Southwestern mountains, the desert, in nature, in the streets, and in the people too.

When I sit quietly, I can recall these beautiful fragments caught like photos in my mind. My style is the unraveling of a woven mixture of my Hispanic heritage, my deep rooted love for folk art and my enchantment with magical whimsicality.

studio Collage

I begin putting ideas down on paper, making doodles and sketches, finally pulling out my paint, papers and any other medium that calls to me. With my paintbrush and the boldest colors, I pull ideas together in the best way that makes my heart sing. Always bright, always colorful, always pure of heart.


Regina Lord was born and raised in northern Arizona and has live in Arizona for most of her life. She was very interested in art at a young age and was encouraged to be creative by her loving grandparents. Regina studied art throughout her school years along with studying to become a registered nurse. She received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from Northern Arizona University in 1999 and worked as a pediatric, mother baby nurse and lactation consultant for 13 years. She recently left her nursing career, in August of 2012, to pursue her creative dreams of being a full time artist and now spends a good portion of her time making art and playing with paints and other interesting mediums.
Regina currently lives in southern AZ with the love of her life and her two beautiful boys. She is strongly influenced by the warm weather, bright sun and the Mexican colors, style and architecture that are predominant in the city where she lives. She is very passionate about doing what she loves and incorporates art into her daily living whether through painting, drawing, photography, art journaling or blogging about her creative passions.


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  1. DAWN says:

    Hi Regina,
    This is so wonderful. Your work is sooooo beautiful! So, do you have so many orders that you’re backed up to the year 2050? If not, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. You might as well retire that old RN license. You don’t have time for that now. Your new title is “World’s Best Mother and Artist”!It’s the best because you get to be with your children all the time and work in your PJ’s when you want. You are so awesome! Best wishes with lots of love, Dawn πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Regina,
    Thanks.Nice work yours.
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  3. Bron Smith says:


    Thank you so much for you kind comments. Your most recent comment was perhaps the best one I’ve ever received for Trowbridge. Comments like yours help to make the sacrificial hours (4:00 am Sunday night) worth the effort.

  4. Margot says:

    Hello Regina,
    I was wondering if the word Kismet you had been using is the same word we use in Turkish, meaning Fortune?? If thats the case how did you come across this one?
    Sending best wishes from Istanbul

  5. Kay Underwood says:

    I have been looking high and low for instructions to make a button bracelet. A kind soul sent me to your web site!! I have been collecting old buttons forever. I really don’t know why – I have made many button flowers and sold them in an antique mall I was once in but always wanted other ideas. Your instuctions are wonderful and I just know I can follow them. I just have to dig mine out. Now I can make use of them instead of running my hands thru them like I often do wondering what they were on at one time and who wore them. Thank you so much — and probably my husband thanks you. lol

  6. monica says:

    hi, im a student nurse and a crafter too. im into cross-stitching but someday given the wee times that tired nurses get, i would also like to dabble in other forms of crafting. I just love your button crafts!
    Oh, i also love beadcraft! Goodluck!

  7. Lauri Smith says:

    Hi Regina! I just love everything you do! Would you mind if I added you to my Blog List on my blog?


  8. Marie says:

    Hi Regina,
    I was doing a search for abstract art & found you. I love your energy & creativity in the items & artwork you display on this blog. What an awesome site, I will add you to my Favorites! I hope your move is going well. My husband & I were in Phoenix, AZ a few years ago for a holiday. Left 3 kids at home with Grandma……..that was hard! Enjoy the short years you have with your children…they are precious and will only go by once in a lifetime!

  9. Kim Hunter says:

    Hi Regina,
    I love your site! As a Designer and Crafter myself it is nice to see fresh ideas to inspire me, Thank You!!
    Do you have a news update letter I can subscribe to??

  10. Jo says:

    What a fantastic site, I spent quite a while looking through various pages this morning, and want to view it all now – very inspiring πŸ™‚
    Love it !!


  11. Maggie says:

    Hi Regina, saw you on Martha this morning. What a fun website you have – I love that your projects are functional too ! πŸ™‚ I’m one of five sisters who are mostly “crafty”, sew, quilt,crochet,paint,etc. Always nice to have new ideas. Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent.

  12. Jodi Caraccio says:

    Hi Regina,
    I really enjoyed seeing you on Martha Stewart this week. I loved the shirts and am going to try them myself. I also have enjoyed your website. Thanks!

  13. Valerie says:

    hi regina,
    first i got to say i love your artwork and i need to know your full name and the title of the art piece you did of dragonflys because i am a student in a school.And i am doing my art project due 28may09 and it cost 50 percent of my grade the project is findding a beautiful art piece and change it into my own. So please would you help me?And could you sent it to my E-mail.Thank you.

  14. carol berey says:

    Dear Regina,
    I saw your demonstration on Martha Stewert – how fun! I have a grandson who is very much into eyeballs. Unfortunately, I do not own a sewing machine, so am wondering if you are selling the t-shirts. Would love to send him one for his birthday.
    Thank you.
    Carol berey

  15. Jem says:

    Hi Regina!
    I discovered your blog just by accident looking for ideas for button bracelets…I am mad about buttons. Your blog is a feast for the eye and soul. I am also vegan and now in the first weeks of becoming a80%-90% raw foodie.I just wanted to say ‘hi’ and thankyou for creating this beautiful blog..Jemx

  16. anna says:

    You should come up with a nursing cover tutorial! I Breast Fed my Twins for 14 months, and was in love with the one called hooter hiders, or bebe au lait. It would have been great to have made my own before the girls were born! Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  17. Jedidath says:

    Regina – what lovely art you make!
    I found your new rubberstamps linked from another website and they are THE BEST handmade stamps I have seen! I’ve tried making my own but always felt the size and detail should be like the mass-produced stamps; which only led to frustration. As a guide to size, could you tell us how large the skull is?

  18. nausheen says:

    Hi Regina,
    I was surfing the web looking for abstract art and came across your blog.I really love what you do! Im 20 and an aspiring artist as well – dabbling in crafts here and there – and think it’s great that you get to work form home and be with your kids at the same time, I hope I eventually get to be someone like you πŸ™‚

  19. Lisa says:

    Hi from New Orleans, Regina –

    I bumbled across your blog when looking for some creative solutions for using fun buttons and now after perusing it for a bit, have decided that you are the person I want to be when I grow up (I’m 44 1/2 and still figuring that out).

    I have all of these creative art/crafting juices, but am trying to find not only the right outlet for them, but also the inspiration to actually put hand to object and DO stuff (instead of just thinking about doing it).

    You have gone a LONG way towards providing me with that inspiration (I might as well do SOMETHING positive with my time while I’m unemployed) . . .

    Thank you for your lovely blog, art and sharing!

    – Lisa

  20. hi regina
    i love your blog, you’re doing lovely things!!
    you’re very creative person.
    vintage peony.

  21. yasmina says:

    hello my name is yasmina!
    First of all I want to say I absolutely adore your blog!
    It’s wonderful and creative and very inspiring. I enjoy reading the recipes too because I’m also vegan!
    I have recently started a creative blog and was wondering if you would mind if I put on a link to your blog?
    my blog is http://yasminasbubble.wordpress.com if you’re insterested.


  22. Anil says:


    do you work in gemstone beads?

  23. Christy says:

    I love your site. I am inspired, to eat (or not eat), craft, and be earth wise! I thank you for doing all of that and in one place. Time saver!

  24. maryanne says:

    was wondering where you got your plain gnomes…please help…have a blessed day…

  25. you are just wonderful!love this blog! thanks!

  26. Laura says:

    Regina, your name suits you beautifully. What a delicious site that celebrates the good life. I see you like lists, as I do. I put a number of lists in my free Passion Fruit Writing project you may enjoy at my blog. Take care and keep it up!

  27. Anita Meade says:

    Hi Regina, Just want to say that I’m having trouble tearing myself away from your blog! It is so inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic journey here. Lots of love to you, Anita.

  28. Darny says:

    Lovely to see another crafty Vegan on the web! Loving your blog, thanks for sharing.

  29. shayla says:

    Hi! Regina,i simply love Ur blog. you’re like my fairy god mother. Ur website features almost everything i ever surf net for be it inspiring art or recipes. Its kismet indeed that made me come around to ur blog….keep up the good work!

  30. Maria says:

    Hi Regina, Just came across your blog and you are very much an inspiration to someone who has big dreams of living a Crafty life. Thanks for sharing and congrats on all your success.


  31. Maureen says:

    Yes, inspirer of others!

    Ages and ages ago you gave me some help on carving stamps when I contacted you. I started doing arty things this January and was taught lino printing (stamping by another name) and yesterday I got orders for twenty cards with lino prints. I took two designs and they liked both and asked me what else I had!

    I don’t do things to sell but it is nice and will supplement my arty passions!

  32. Hester Jane says:

    Hi Regina,
    I stumbled upon your site (I can’t even remember how I got here)-and I’m so glad I did.
    Your site is wonderful.
    Thanks for shareing!!!

  33. Maureen says:

    You were kind enough to give me words of advice and encouragement about carving stamps.

    I worked at it and did some lino printing (stamping in another form) and I have sold three pictures and twenty cards.

    It is such a thrill to think that someone wants your work.

    Thanks, you have a generous spirit.


  34. vernita says:

    wow i love your blog has so many things i want to do. thank you so much . do you have a casoroll pattern? i agree with Maureen; you have a very generous spirit. vernita

  35. Mary says:

    Hi Ya! Love your blog! Way cool stuff! I love reusing/recycling things myself, and love finding like minded people! Look forward to seeing more of your creative projects πŸ˜€ Peace
    Mary @ http://www.thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com

  36. Angie says:

    I, don’t have a website.. But I am a big fan of yours as of today. I, found you while browsing for a pattern for a baby bib! I’m going to be a first time grandma! Thanks for sharing your talent! Kind reguards, Angie

  37. We must be kindred spirits! many of your “about me” discriptions are about me too…although I am not a vegan. I eat fish on occasion. I think breast is best and really appreciated the lactation consultations I had after my son was born. He weaned himself at 18 months, but I was ready to continue. Thanks for blogging and best wishes with your shop.

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  39. Rose Momsen says:

    Really enjoyed meeting you at ArtFest! And I LOVE your online presence – very nice job. Terrific website/etsy site, the whole enchilada. Makes me want to spend the whole day poking around online!

    When I get some of my postcards made up I’ll let you know!

  40. KC says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I love it. Great to see other crafty/crunch Southern Arizona mama’s out there.

  41. Stacia says:

    Just wanted to let you know that u inspired me, and that’s saying something because I’m like 12 years old and you make me want to be a vegetarian and I love to make crafts so I think your brilliant πŸ™‚

  42. Jen says:

    Just stumbled upon your site. Your style rocks. I love how you use all different kinds of mediums in your projects. One of these days I will have the time to create a really fun site like this one.

  43. sandy Martin says:

    hey sister, I did not know you were a nurse. Im a hospice nurse. I wish we would have had more time to spend visiting. the time went by soooo fast!

  44. Vickie says:

    I enjoy looking at your work and how you upcycle material. You are truly a talented person. Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

  45. Dayna says:

    I find your blog is refreshing and inspirational!

  46. I enjoy your work, and thought you might enjoy mine as well! all the best -Kim

  47. Cassandra V says:

    Love the site! You have so many cute crafts and holiday ideas. πŸ™‚

  48. Karen Rogers says:

    Are you the owner of a 2006 illustration of a young girl with an umbrella in the wind. I found it on Google image. A hopelessly left-brained person, I Googled “how to draw wind.” I am making my granddaughter a quilt with kites on it and wanted to quilt some wind on it to secure the layers. Your little wind wisps are perfect and I would like to use your idea of wind. Love your colors!

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