hey folks, don’t hide behind the camera.

Yesterday my friend Andrew and I were in his innovative home studio shooting some photographs for a series he’s working on.  I was wearing a mask for the shoot.  When we were done, it seemed like a waste to not take a few “unmasked” photos when the light and background were all set up.

I was reluctant to post this image today, not because of the quality of the image.  Nice work Andrew.  But why?  I think perhaps the “why” is; the veins/age spots on my hands, the wrinkles around my eyes and my grey roots awaiting a touch up (tomorrow).  However, while looking more closely I don’t only see those things.  I see that I’m wearing my favorite “uniform” of paint splattered khakis, a tank top and a cowboy shirt I’ve had and loved for twenty years.  Around my neck is a pendant my daughter, Willa made for me in her metals class.  I’m really relaxed.  Down the road I wholeheartedly believe I’ll be grateful to have this portrait.  Thanks Andrew.


Today I printed it at the #BCA studios on Pine Street in Burlington (thanks Renee).  I plan to write some details on the back so my grandkids or great grandkids will possess some information about me and who I was in March of 2018.

Don’t shy from the camera folks.  You’re going to want photographs of yourself.  Get your favorite ones printed.  Only having digital images is so different than actually holding a print in your hand—get multiples & share them broadly.




avoidance & a creativity fix

When I have a lot of things to do that I’m not very interested in, I escape by creating something.  Anything.  I like what happened when I put off my “should do” list tonight.

A different perspective?  MAYBE?  That would be noble.

Nope, I was just giving my brain a creativity fix.

Vintage shoes, an abandoned farmhouse, South Dakota two-lane, a Vegas sign, urban ruins (Detroit), California fires, summer feet, Lucy & Willa, New Orleans lights, an octopus and an alligator in the Everglades…all provided my muse.  I could while away many more hours making these.

However, I’m going to bed.  I’m optimistic I will actually conquer more of my “should do” list tomorrow—now that my creative bucket (or bottle) has been filled.

Donate or Become a Member of Burlington City Arts today…

and when you tag my name on your donation you will be offered a chance at a drawing for Love Birds Lisa Lillibridgethis painting of mine—LOVE BIRDS.

As a new board member I know when some people think of Burlington City Arts they think about gallery receptions with an “art crowd” that isn’t their scene…but BCA is so much more.  If you live in the greater Burlington area you’ve been touched by the work of Burlington City Arts.

Art, Culture & Education is what makes Burlington a remarkable place to live, work, listen, play and learn.

An art’s education (BCA serves 10,000 kids a year) helps children become better students as they grow up and better leaders as they mature.

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Please consider giving to Burlington City Arts today or become a member.  Your membership gives you discounts on classes, at area stores and restaurants and gets you on the mailing list for all kinds of interesting events.


Here’s the link to donate or become a member:


Remember to tag my name in your donation and you’re in the running for LOVE BIRDS.

Here’s to a day of giving in fabulous VERMONT!

P.S. Tell your friends too.


Burlington City Arts/User Required Show



Today, my husband and I checked out the “User Required” show at Burlington City Arts. This is a very interesting interactive show and it closes Saturday night. I highly recommend checking it out if you can.