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I am a fiction writer and an artist in several media including photography, painting, textiles, sculpture, and design. I have an artist blog at (www.lisepetrauskas.com) I am the den mother and creator of La Société des Monstres Célèbres (www.societedesmonstres.com) and International Monster's Day (www.internationalmonstersday.com), a yearly event that celebrates the fun and creativity of the world monster community. I have a garden I'm passionate about, two cats, a dog, some very dear friends, and a phenomenal partner.
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Author Archives: Lise
Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women by Benito Pérez Galdós My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel as though I’ve been living in Madrid for the past week while reading this. What an author Galdós is! My … Continue reading
This winter, I’ve begun participating in a Goodreads group called Bookish. It’s a great group of people who are both smart and kind and upbeat. The thing that I’ve loved the most is the Bookish Winter 2013 Challenge. I had … Continue reading
I’m having some fun with photography using my lovely new iPhone 5. Having instagram and flickr make it really easy to share images and also get that slight critical distance I only seem able to get when I show my … Continue reading
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m halfway through my second reading of Sophie’s Choice. I read it in high school and I don’t know how I got through it. I had loved the movie … Continue reading
I am working on some monster videos! For real! I made a few very rough tests this past two weeks and today I set the still camera up for my first ever time-lapse video to document the building the set … Continue reading
I got started a bit late in the month because I went to New York (more on that later!) and ended up not having time to sketch. Then I got sick while I was travelling. By the 19th, though, I … Continue reading
British Landscape Watercolors, 1750-1850 by Jane Munro My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book has almost driven me crazy with love. I’ve made discoveries of artists like Peter DeWint who I’d never heard of before. After looking and looking, … Continue reading
I have a pen pal who is my beautiful, talented god-daughter. Lucky, lucky me!