Tuesday, August 30, 2011

august break {№14}


i love it when marketers get it right.  thank you boden, for my personalized uppercase-magazine-esque fall catalog.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

dear obx


i pray you slept safe and sound.

you are beautiful.

see you in october.

love,
lisa

Saturday, August 27, 2011

a curious girl




{image sources unknown; discovered on pinterest.}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

august break {№13}


don't you love those mornings when you wake up with a sense of grace and purpose and equanimity? 

now to practice holding on to it...

Monday, August 22, 2011

august break {№12}


how to be loved:  choose a man who leaves you sweet notes constructed from game pieces.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

tiny memoir: dance hall days


she wears a crinoline, found at a thrift store for three dollars, a black cardigan and six long strands of faux pearls.  her heels fall on concrete that yields from the heat earlier in the day and produce a cushioned beat that is more bass, less drum.  her gait quickens in anticipation as she turns the dark corner and sees them at the front chatting with the doorman under the soft illumination of blue neon. 

inside the music is loud, talk and laughter flow freely, the boys are sweet and naughty and so uncomplicated.  everyone knows or is about to know everyone else.  this floor is not for partners, everyone dances with everyone else.  it is for belonging and forgetting.  it is unrestrained yet safe.  delicious, wild and instinctive.

years later she will wear the skirt as part of a halloween costume and see the tender smile of a boy in her mind.  she can't remember his name, just that he talked of culinary school and moving north to napa and that they casually kissed goodbye over a crowded noisy table.  those nights are so distant, the freedom so foreign, that she is in third person.

dance hall days love.

Friday, August 19, 2011

august break {№11}


sometimes the ugliness of my work overwhelms my heart and my life and there is no room for light and joy.  sometimes i have to stand in others' trauma and chaos and i struggle with maintaining my own sense of goodness.  working on this...

Monday, August 15, 2011

august break {№10}


today is the day i start yearning for autumn.  every.  single.  year.  farewell summer!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

august break {№8}


upon reflection it appears i am indeed one lucky girl.

and quite grateful.

{for bella's 52 photos project.}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

august break {№7}


needed:  less nap, more pep.

Monday, August 8, 2011

august break {№6}


it's going to be a crazy week.  sometime around 2pm today, i'm going to be missing sunday afternoon naps with luca.

Friday, August 5, 2011

august break {№5}


a band of merry girls wishing you a happy happy weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

august break {№3}


old and long forgotten:  a girl's dream of being a writer.

for bella's 52 photos project.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

august break {№2}


tuesday is a good day to manifest it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

august break {№1}


the humble beginnings of an art studio.