Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bloom

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

This winter has taken me deep inside myself and i am now just coming back up to the surface for some much needed sunshine as a new woman.

me



Thursday, September 26, 2013

The ugly parts

Hi my name is Lisa and I suffer from anxiety. There I said it! I know this may not seem like a big deal to most but to me it's life changing! I've always tried to hide it behind this artsy , hippie, fun loving, laid back mama and don't get me wrong I'm all of those things too but I'm also anxious as hell and spend most of my energy trying to bury it because I always felt it made me less than. I felt flawed and damaged and not good enough. I felt weak and angry that I couldn't make it go away with meditation or yoga or reading every spiritual book ever written. I am truly thankful for all of those things because they have made me a better person and they have helped a lot with the anxiety but it never completely goes away.No one else seemed to be walking around with knots in their stomachs but on the outside neither did I . I'm sure on some level everyone is just hiding their "thing" too, that thing they wish would just go away, that flaw they hope no one finds out about because than they won't be as fun or cool as everyone thinks they are. We'll I call bullshit, bullshit on the whole idea that we need to be ashamed of who we are or parts of who we are.How can I teach my daughters to love themselves and treat themselves and others with respect when I'm walking around hating a part of who I am. When you love someone you love all of them not just the pretty shiny parts, you love the ugly parts too. So to truly love yourselves and those around you you have to accept it all. It has given me many gifts this anxiety of mine. It has given me a deep compassion and empathy , it has given me the ability to realize the things that really matter.i want my daughters to be strong brave women who love whole hearted who are passionate and kind and who will be amazing mothers and I promise to be all of those everyday for them and myself. So ladies let 's stop hiding the ugly parts and let's bring them to the light and be proud of all of what we are. Georgia O'Keefe said "I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do" 

Monday, September 23, 2013

I'm back!!!

I know I have literally disappeared! We have been through so many changes around here that I really haven't been myself in quite a few months. We had to move twice in order to get the house that we loved and I can't imagine ever leaving again! It feels like home already and is filled with all of the love and magic of our old home. I was so worried about the girls and I never having that sacred little space to nestle in but i must say this house is just as magical and soul nourishing as the other if not more! We started new schools and are meeting new friends and we are loving this new chapter in our life! I was struggling with feeling so anxious , so worried of the unknown and now we are here and feeling very blessed. I just finished two of the biggest pieces of art that i've ever made for The Hard Rock Riviera Mayan Hotel and I'm so excited to see it once it's hung in the atrium!!! So thank you all for being so patient with me while i worked through a rough summer. It has been truly worth the wait, all of it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stuck!


  • I've been feeling so stuck lately. This happens to me every winter, I get in this miserable funk and feel completely drained of inspiration. I used to really worry that I had nothing left to give creatively but now I know this too shall pass! This morning instead of eating cake for breakfast ( yes that has really been my breakfast for like a whole week now!) I had a delicious tomato sandwich on rosemary toasted bread with a bowl of lentils and some lemon water. What a difference it made. I moved my paints and canvas upstairs by a sunny window and played my favorite music loud!!! I needed this so bad!! I'm starting to feel like myself again. I need light and nourishment , I need to be kind to myself . I really hope that spring comes early!! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

T-shirts, pillows and tote bags oh my!!

http://society6.com/lisaferrante/I-carry-your-heart-e2J_Bag
I carry your heart Tote Bag
http://society6.com/lisaferrante/I-carry-your-heart-e2J_Pillow

I carry your heart Throw Pillow
http://society6.com/lisaferrante/I-carry-your-heart-e2J_T-shirt#11=50&4=12


http://society6.com/lisaferrante/I-carry-your-heart-e2J_Laptop-SkinI carry your heart T-shirt
http://society6.com/lisaferrante/I-carry-your-heart-e2J_Laptop-Skin
I carry your heart Laptop & iPad Skin

Acceptance

Hi Guys!! It's been a while since i've said hello. I've been working hard on some exciting projects that I can't wait to share with you all really soon!!! Until then I thought i'd have a big SALE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 25% off EVERYTHING in my shop including reproductions on canvas!!!!!!! Just enter ENDOFYEARLOVE as your coupon code at checkout! 
By the way what's your word for the new year, I would love to know!  Mine is Acceptance I recently read that peace is accepting things and people the way they are and not how you wish they were. xoxoxoxoxoxo http://www.etsy.com/shop/chloeandsofiasmom