In case you missed it on my regular feed, I’ve started a separate Instagram account for Lisa Russo Fine Art. My main one is mostly pictures of family, so the new one will focus on new work, photography & design tips, behind-the-scenes stuff, all that jazz. I don’t use my LRFA Facebook often, but I […]

I’d been searching for just the right quotation to add to my ‘Heart in the Sand’ photograph. There are so many lovely, romantic quotations out there, but in my current state of enjoying the people I love more than the things I own? Yeah, this one jumped out at me. Thank you, Helen Keller. Available […]

CLEARLY everyone has heard of this book. And what do I have to say? If not for Gillian Flynn, NOBODY would be talking about this book. Honestly, what’s in common? The fact that there are female and male characters? That these characters are unlikable? That it’s dark? That’s about it. The difference with GFlynn’s books is […]

Every time I see a new post about how terrible Etsy is, how they’ve lost their handmade soul, that the stock isn’t doing as well as they’d hoped, blah, blah, I have a gazillion replies in my head. Sometimes I share them, sometimes I don’t. Age has provided me the wisdom to know that you can’t […]

  • LeAnne - Lisa,
    I absolutely agree! I choose to sell on Etsy and by doing so, I agree to their terms and policies. Some I like and some I don’t, but it is 100% my choice. Etsy has been very very good to me and my business so I prefer to talk positively about them. But I also don’t believe in relying solely on another platform for my business and run my own selling site – the not having all your eggs in on basket philosophy.

    I honestly think that if you are willing to put in the effort – and it does take constant work – Etsy can really be great!
    LeAnneReplyCancel

  • Michele BL Catino - ” I cannot for the life of me understand why an Etsy seller would ever share, post, forward, like or write anything bad about” the PEOPLE they work with on a public blog. Nice.ReplyCancel

I’m sitting in the back of Ava’s gymnastics class. I usually sit in the car with my book, reading and dozing. It’s one hour each week when I’m completely alone and unencumbered – as opposed to home and work, where there are always things I need to do. It’s quiet and I don’t have to […]

  • Beth Beyrer - I freaking love you.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Littles Crawford - Great post…I feel the same way…kids are 10 and 12!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - I just read the article you linked to – and yes I am a Type-A person for sure! I have an 18 month little boy and I can’t stand when he has too many toys out. If he isn’t playing with it I put it back. All my friends think I am nuts – but I am glad to know he will turn our alight despite me 😉ReplyCancel

Edited: I posted this the other day, then quickly pulled it for fear it was too much of a downer. But you know what? Screw that. It is what it is, and this is a journal of my life and feelings, right? There’s also the fact that my beloved son saw how sad I was […]

  • Helen W - Lisa, I don’t know you unless having your photo art hanging in my entry way qualifies as knowing you. I’ve been a stay at home mom for my 23 married years. I have 3 sons & 1 daughter, my youngest finishing up his sophomore year too. I have one finishing his 4th year in Hawaii, my daughter finishing her 3rd year 6 hours away and one at the local junior college. Yes, there have been tears and no it was not always easy but I have found this to be THE most rewarding part of parenting yet. To literally watch them become so independent as they grow into adults is so heartwarming. I feel as though we are now reaping all the rewards of the hard work and sacrifices we call parenting. We did the travel ball thing with every week and weekend filled with practices and games. We loved it and enjoyed it while it lasted. Now we enjoy being able to plan our own weekends and are able to focus on us as a couple much more.
    I knew that since I am a sahm, it would be especially hard for as being a mom was my purpose. I was guided to make a list of all those things that I wanted to do but never had time. I am enjoying checking those things off my list. Stay in the moment and soak it all in. I’m so excited for you to see the more grown up versions of your children. You’ll love them even more!ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - Helen, love love what you wrote! Thank you so much for taking the time! 20 years for us, and yup – same thing, every summer filled with sports!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Willis Dillow - Oldest turns 13 next week, and I’m feeling it. SIGH.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Harry Miller - Mine graduates next year. I just…I just can’t even. Although, I understand that they try to make that last year tough so that you won’t miss them :) Anyway, I’ll be a mess…and my next one follows behind her in two years.ReplyCancel

  • berta - My baby graduates from HS in two weeks. He is 11 & 14 years younger than his two older brothers, and I have my middle son getting married in just over a month. It is hard to see how quickly the time has passed since they were babies. But I am proud of them, and glad to see that they are making their way into the world and make me proud.ReplyCancel

I was watching Grey’s while I created these. 1. I need somebody to hold me. 2. I was spoiled and *still* cried like a baby (darned Facebook!). 3. The nice TruGreen guy was outside while I was watching, hence my silent chanting of  “Please don’t ring the doorbell, please don’t ring the doorbell!” throughout. (he […]

Aaah, the first of my spring break 2015 images. I photographed this beach landscape on our 3rd day on Padre Island off Corpus Christi. It rained the first two days which made it less than fun…but the soft, foggy, clouds-in-the-distance, waves for a mile on day 3 more than made up for it. Print & […]

Almost every cookware company makes something they call an Everyday Pan, and I even have a few. All-Clad, Calphalon, Pampered Chef. But you know what? Hooey. Stainless is fine unless you’re sauteing peppers, which ALWAYS BURN. Non-Stick is fine unless you want a really nice sear. Enter my most favorite pan of all, which was […]

  • Barb Noland Hogan - I LOVE my cast iron skillets and I always use soap on them. They’re perfection, especially the one that I found in my mother in law’s basement years ago. It belonged to my husband’s grandma. It was super nasty, but I cleaned it up and seasoned it well and it’s heavenly. It’s nicer than my newer Lodge ones. It’s probably 90 years old!ReplyCancel

  • Cari Coe Skuse - I love my Lodge pans! I have 3 (regular skillet, grill, and crepe pan), plus my cast iron wok and dutch oven. Use them all the time. The only one that was a BIG pain to clean was the grill pan, but then I found that Lodge sells a set of scrapers that fits in the ridges to get them clean.
    I also use soap on mine and as long as I keep oiling it, it’s fine. I was using olive oil too, but someone told me that you should use vegetable oil because the olive oil will spoil and I did notice mine started to stink if it sat for a little while, so I switched back to vegetable oil.ReplyCancel