“These Three Things” is the result of Shaffer’s commitment to reconnect with her curiosity and imagination, something she felt had disappeared in the midst of disconcerting events in the world over the last couple years. Shaffer created a daily ritual for herself to reflect on three lessons she had learned that she knew to be true, despite what was going on in the world. She paired her writing with a practice of photographing three things she found in the natural environment, or heirloom tools and other sentimental keepsakes.
Shaffer posted her writing and photography through social media and the result was deeply moving, as many others shared that they felt similarly and joined in the practice of posting their own “three things.”
Shaffer says her “These Three Things” fine art photography evoke a reflective mood of appreciation: appreciation of nature, of those who “make” with their hands, of nostalgia, of creativity.
The 411: Mill Valley native Melanie Victor-Smith’s Artstream, her mobile art gallery inside her 1954 Airstream trailer, is showcasing the work Lisa Anderson Shaffer, author and photographer of “These Three Things,” on Saturday, March 9 at the Farmer’s Market at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur Landing, 9am-2pm. MORE INFO.
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