in the studio...
Happy mid summer! A couple shots from last week in the studio. The light this time of year in my workspace is always so beautiful! A new batch of leather arrived and a batch of the natural canvas totes on their way to being shipped off!
Hope you are finding space this summer to take in the warmth and sweet moments this time of year brings! A good time to savor and enjoy the air outside before the seasons change!
Warm wishes, Lissa
Summer nights are my favorite. Dinners are enjoyed later, meals are light and often quick. We have winter for planned meals and drawn out dinners. Late evening walks, bike rides at sunset, beers shared on the beach, sun kissed checks fill these days. I might miss warm summer nights that I have experienced elsewhere but there is nothing more magical then sitting on my porch wrapped up in my wool sweater watching the sun set in a haze of muted pinks and then turning to the other side of our field and watching the bright moon rise.
The full moon was feeling extra powerful this month and I think at various points in my life I am more attuned to the moon cycle and its power. I always enjoy reading from here and here on where the moons at each month and it often leads to more clarity on why I feel like I am or sometimes just leads to more confusion but thats okay! Life is a wild ride and sometimes just best to sit with it and try to not control it.
I have been feeling a serious lack of motivation in the studio this past spring and summer and it scares me. I have a jumble of new ideas but executing them from an idea into a real object has been challenging. This is my life now and learning slowly to be with it and know it will all become more clear and soon will flow into a new form. Inspiration will come back. It always ebbs and flows!
Happy July to you all! Thanks for reading and for your support! I hope this note finds you well!
Summer + A new bag!
Happy Summer Solstice! I hope these long days and short nights have been treating you well! I am happy to share a new bag with you! I have to admit work has been a bit on the back burner this past spring but i'm looking forward to getting into the studio on a more regualr basis and putting out some new designs soon! So in the meantime I created a perfect summer bag! I love the color and simplicity! Excellent for packing up all your days items and heading out on an adventure! Click here to view more details and happy summer exploring!
Photos above were taken during a photoshoot for my friend Ana's new clothing line. Check her out on instagram to watch for the release of her new linen clothing line! All photos were taken by Demetria Provatas who did an amazing job as always! It was a beautiful evening on the beach and as always so enjoyable to work with friends!
Hello all! Its been awhile since I have signed onto this space... its been a wild spring so far! So much good in the air but been busy for sure! The feeling of summer has arrived and I think we all cant wait for that deep summer feeling but for now I am soaking in these beautiful spring mornings and long bright evenings. The plants have been extra happy this year with all the luscious rain we have received. The wilds roses are smelling more divine then ever. I hope you are enjoying your spring and a shop update should be happening later this month!
Warm wishes to all!
( pictured above is the large waxed canvas shoulder bag / click here to view more details )
Spring has finally arrived! Everything is so green and finally blossoming! The light was incredible tonight so decided to share this shot of the bright green grass and soft spring light.
Happy week ahead!
GREY DAYS + A PLAYLIST
Hey all, happy weekend ahead! Its been a busy week in the studio! Thanks for all who placed orders this last week! I hope to have most items shipping out next week. Also there still is a few "one of a kind" small leather items left so stop by and take a look if you have not already!
A playlist below for anyone looking for some new good tunes! Pretty mellow but seemed fitting for all this grey and rain we have been having!
Take care, Lissa
Shop Restock + One of a Kind Sale
Starting today (March 30th) the shop will slowly begin getting restocked! Also, i'll be adding a batch of "One of a Kind" small leather goods. Some are discounted as I am slowly cleaning out the studio this spring and it's time to clear away "One of a Kind" inventory.
So stop by the shop to view some unique goods and the shop re-stock. Thanks for your support and feel free to send a note with any questions you might have regarding bag availability. Some bags are available for pre-order, others are in stock and the rest should be stocked later this month!
Hope you are having a good week so far!
I had imagined sharing more photos from our trip while away, but I just never found the time. The photos above are from the Luberon area. A truly beautiful place! The friendly people, the language, the food, the old stone buildings, the elaborate walking trails, the laid back lifestyle, I really fell in love with it all. We mostly shopped at local fresh farmers markets and packed picnics for the day's adventures. Lots of olive tapenade, goat cheese and fresh baguettes! I would never visit this area in the summer as I assume it is a bit of a tourist trap, but on the off season its a really magical place.
I don't plan to post any more photos from our trip, but we visited many more places along the way. Each place we visited I really loved for various reasons, but the scenery in the Luberon villages was really unique and like no place I had even been before. I hope one day I will be able to return.
We are having a cold and wet spring so far but there is a hopeful feeling in the air that things are about to change. I keep seeing and hearing little signs of spring all around, the flowering current I pass on my favorite walk is blooming, the daffodils are springing up all over, the frogs are louder then ever when falling asleep at night, baby animals are being born and the days are lasting longer! I may have to slip my feet into my rain boots to get around our property and still wear my thickets sweater and hat but the little green buds on the deciduous trees are putting a smile on my face. Before I know it the fruit trees will be blossoming and the rose hips soon after!
Spring is here and it may be slow to fully show itself but all the little changes are good enough for me right now. Be well and remember to drink lots of warm liquids in the change of the seasons! I am squeezing a lemon in my water each morning and feels really good this time of year. Happy spring!