Author Archives: Lisa Perez

About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

After an eleven year run at my job, I have been “let go” or “absorbed.” Words like these are meant to soften the blow sprinkling euphemisms like, “selected” and “reduced” to sugar-coat the reality of the situation. None of these … Continue reading

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The Long Journey to Myself

There is a place that exists between doing and thinking, ideas and creation, wishes and actions. So much of my life has been built on notions of what a perfect life was or should be. Images have plagued me from … Continue reading

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The Perfect Keepsake: A Letter

I often get asked by aspiring letterwriters what to write when introducing oneself in am initial letter.  This isn’t an easy thing to explain. Letters are wonderful but require the writer to: a) invest time  b) invest energy  c) gather … Continue reading

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As I See It…

I walk the boardwalk and I mistook a tied-up white lunch bag as a little white bunny. This is just one example of the world as I see it.

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The Broken Bowl

This is how my recent stoneware pottery bowl arrived in the mail: I could’ve panicked. I could easily envision a perfect bowl filled with promise…oh the wonderful things that it could contain, the liquids it could carry!  I could’ve been … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On

Recently, while riding the bus, a song came on the driver’s mini-radio. It was Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”.  Feeling particularly sad that down from a set of circumstances beyond my control, the song matched my mood.  I … Continue reading

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Passion and Purpose 

I suppose I should say that everyone should aspire to these goals and elevate to become aware of what drives them.  But I don’t think like regular people.  I prefer a less-travelled route, one with less declarations and more value. … Continue reading

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