In 2015, I found myself suddenly single and without employment (aka, tangible means of self-supporting income). It all came down at 6:15 on a Tuesday evening in April. I had just returned home from the grocery store and wondered why my husband’s car was parked on the street rather than in our driveway. As the pattern pieces of my world shifted, frozen blueberries defrosted in Trader Joe’s bags on the kitchen floor.
I kicked in to survival mode and shelved all creative pursuits — two incomplete book manuscripts, photography (a solid source of joy), and a 100-days-of-quilting challenge. Sixteen months later and a lot has changed. My new life is not a destination, but continues to evolve.
I love what artist and all-around creative Danny Gregory writes here about sharing. In that spirit, the Lemonade and Seashells blog is my place to write about reinventing-life-after-divorce, positivity (I’ve been called Pollyanna more than once and accused of holding on too tightly to rose-tinted glasses), creating an art-full life, and a new entrepreneurial adventure (details to come). Cracking the code on how to generate an income with my art promises to be one of the greatest and most gratifying outcomes of this new unexpected life chapter.
I am so glad you have joined me for a bit of sunshine and color. Care to join me for a cup of a tea? Hope you’re comfy.
And, thanks for stopping in.
P.S. If you are inclined to read through the archives, all content posted prior to August 2016 was published under the blog names “my artful life” and “Lisa Allen Lambert.”Paper collage, 2014.