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My Thoughts ~ COVID-19

Today is Friday, March 20, 2020.  I am working from home, no makeup, in my comfy clothes, sitting at my dining-room table on my computer. Today is no different then any other day because I always sit at my computer at my dining-room table to do my office work. I prefer it this way. It's quiet. There's no heavy vehicle traffic passing by. I can concentrate better here then I can at the shop. I go to the shop to produce my art...a different kind of energy...


Life Lessons Learned Through Leather - Lesson 1, The Spec

Life Lessons Learned Through Leather - Lesson 1, The Spec

LESSON 1 ~ THE SPEC involves tassel making. I noticed a very tiny spec on the portion of the tassel near the loop. When I took a step back I noticed that I had missed something of greater importance  The life lesson I got out of this didn't come until a little later...[more]

The Art of Branding

I noticed something the other day that I want to share. It's going to get a little deep so strap yourself in. lol

Recently, my story was featured in Boston Voyager Magazine as part of their Inspiring Stories Series. If you're unfamiliar, you can read that here. The photograph below is a printed version of my feature and is what triggered the connection I made and my "ah-uh" moment (continue to read below).

photo of magazine print of Lisa Cantalupo's feature story in Boston Voyager Magazine's Inspiring Story Series

The above...


President, CEO, CFO, COO-OOOhhhhh the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Lisa Cantalupo, Giovanni, and Gianluca, December, 1999

Motherhood. My approach to the most magnificent job in the entire world (I am biased) may be slightly different from the norm. When I first accepted the challenge of the position I was under qualified and not the most whole individual but I knew I had been entrusted with an enormous responsibility - in my arms were two pure and precious souls who didn't belong to me but were entrusted to me to love, honor, respect, guide and teach. A blank canvas for me to...


Master of What Exactly

a single leather flower on a braided leather ring by lisa cantalupo

Two times in the past week two different people referred to me as a master leather worker. Honored for certain but it got me to thinking what such a title holds because I really don't see myself as one.

I have been working with leather since 2005. Before that, fabric was my medium. I was taught how to sew by my Mother who was a sample maker for a Boston area fashion designer, and she too was taught to sew by her...