Tea cups on kitchen window sill

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.”

soul collage card writing Paper collage, 2014.

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Barbara Peacock May 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

This is great Lisa!!
Can’t wait for more!


Lisa May 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

Thank you, Barb! You are a top-notch cheerleader and I am so appreciative! Stay tuned!


Liesa Bing Allen April 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

Beautiful entry into part of your life. Many thanks. Love.Liesa


Jean Rioux June 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Lisa, it’s Jean from the back yard at 35 Pine. You sound like you are doing well. How’s your mom doing? I wrote her recently from Culebra, a small island off Puerto Rico but no answer. Hope she is OK. Jean

“You live hard, Jean”….Anthony Allen, Age 7 wearing those great overalls!


Anita August 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

A cup of tea in a china cup, memories of my Mom letting me choose which cup. The tea always tasted so much better!