Cape Cod plates, mindful garbage & sharing…

I spent most mornings last summer photographing and then picking up trash on Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts. I created these plates with my Cape Cod photos after thinking about the amount of garbage floating in the world’s oceans.

I didn’t photograph the paper plates with ketchup/mustard smeared on them for obvious aesthetic reasons. Trust me, there were a lot of them almost every day. I provided a link below to one of my beach garbage posts from last summer.

I want to be more deliberate (not radical, just mindful) about garbage and the packaging I choose. Using these plates for a long time instead of plastic seems like an easy switch.

Hey, friends & family the plates will be in the garage ready for your use. Just shoot me a text and grab them on your way to the beach.

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”

—Jacques Yves Cousteau

See link: https://lisalillibridge.com/2020/08/14/beach-trash-in-50-words/

NOTE: I used Shutterfly—I had a good coupon.

experimenting with process

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My favorite days in my studio are the days that I let myself just follow and instinct to see how a process develops.  I had a few orders to take care of and I wanted to do some experimenting.  I completed the wallets for a charming shop in Barnstable, Mass called—Mosees.  Sorry, Maura I have owed you these for a long time and I will ship today.  But, then I looked at the pile of leathers all over my studio and wanted to find a way to play with the loads of browns I have.  So, I started painting, distressing and sealing them. I love the architectural, archeological quality of how this bracelet turned out.  It’s not a look for everyone.  It’s a little brutal, which I happen to love.  More to follow in this direction.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosees/176306892485947

My studio today…

Lillibridge, wallet before

Lillibridge, wallet after

I am preparing some wallets to go to a lovely shop in Barnstable, Mass. I found this one—never used, tags still on that unzips with lots of pockets, big enough for phone, passport a thin sandwich or whatever you need to put in your large zippered wallet. I did some leather tooling on it and then painted and distressed for an edgier look. Here’s the before and after for what its worth.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosees/176306892485947?ref=br_tf