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Play with DSLR Self-Portraits while Dancing

April 28, 2014
Play with DSLR Self-Portraits while Dancing

Rainbows + Serendipity Over the weekend my husband and I chatted about photography because of pretty pictures he took of a rainbow in San Francisco during Friday’s rainstorm with his two-month old Samsung phone. In passing, I mentioned that someday I still wanted to learn how to use my DSLR better. I never imagined that someday would start today! While catching up on emails after I made the DSLR comment, I stumbled onto Vivienne McMaster’s Beloved Camera Class. In it she focuses on teaching the technical stuff (including aperture + shutter speed–yay!) in a playful, right-brained way. I was tempted, but worried about the time it would take with daily emails. Not to worry, Vivienne suggests 30 – 60 min per week. Still, I have a tendency to immerse and didn’t want to get side-tracked from writing commitments. Leg + Feet Self Portraits Once I saw the sexy red boots (with behind the scenes tips) and all the feet self-portraits, I was hooked. If you’ve seen any of my prancing on the beach or plane photos, I’m sure you understand why! Day 1:  PLAY! I was right to worry about time away from writing, at least today. My 10 min photo play-break went long

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Ode to Splash Color Matte Leggings

March 23, 2014
Ode to Splash Color Matte Leggings

Two years ago while looking for a picture to illustrate dancing in sisterhood for a digital collage I only had few images to choose from. This was the best. The image doesn’t reflect what it felt like to be there, dancing on the beach in a circle of sisterhood. Up close our cheeks glowed. Our eyes sparkled. Our bodies oozed radiant energy. I was struck by how most of us were swathed in black clothing, as if we were attending a funeral rather than celebrating sisterhood and sensuality on the beach. Too Much Black I have nothing against the color black in reasonable amounts. It’s my husband’s favorite color. When I asked him why he said, “I don’t know.” What do you like about it?” I tried again. “I don’t know.” He laughed. Knowing I’d find another way to ask he continued, “It goes with everything. It’s cool.” An image of Fonzie (from Happy Days) wearing his leather jacket greeting all with his famous, “Hey…” popped into my head. Though cool to Brian is jazzier. Think the Rat Pack. In tuxedos. Or half the color of Halloween (his birthday) or the Philadelphia Flyers. To me, black is oppressive in large

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Lisa Loves… Lisa Hates… Lisa Always…

March 14, 2014
Lisa Loves… Lisa Hates… Lisa Always…

When I took my first storytelling workshop, my writing teacher gave our class a simple and extremely useful character development exercise. I’d never thought of myself as a character, but the structure of narratives are the same whether they are truth or fiction. Our Assignment:  What does your character love? Hate? Always do. Be sure to say why. Bonus points for stuff that get her into trouble or show her getting in her own way. Lisa loves 1. To learn because she was born that way.  She loves to read non-ficiton because she learns from it.  She is curious. Like George, that infamous monkey. 2. Brian (aka husband) because he makes her laugh, is more generous than Santa Claus, loves her, calls her precious and still makes her feel that way after 25 years of marriage. 3. Champagne because it has bubbles, tastes yummy, is refreshing and goes with anything, is luxurious and celebratory. 4. Fruit especially blueberries, black raspberries, the strawberries like she had growing up, peaches, because they are sweet and bursting with flavor & it’s good for her. (Her real favorites are in seasons produce so today her favorites are Winter Kale and oranges.) 5. Music because

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I Want to Feel Sexy 24/7. Do You?

February 21, 2014
I Want to Feel Sexy 24/7. Do You?

I want to radiate joy and vibrancy. Every day. I want to choose love over fear. In every action. I want to dance the playful path through life. No matter what obstacles I encounter or emotions I surf. I want that for you too. When women connect to their sexy they glow. Deep yearnings become clear. Big dreams feel ‘delightfully doable.’ Life becomes richer and more fulfilling. The secret to living life the I HEART Sexy way is knowing how to plug-in to your sexy self. To discover who she is, what she adores, what ignites her:  sensually, sensationally, sexually, passionately, erotically, playfully… . I Thought I Knew Everything About My Siren For eight years I’ve explored every aspect of my sexy self. Multiple times. I know her music, color, clothing, texture and environment preferences, favorite dance moves and so much more. I thought I knew every spark, every possible way to ignite this sassy siren residing in me. I knew I’d grow and evolve, just figured big leaps were behind me and what was left would be minor tinkering. Last summer I worked intensely on a project. I took plenty of play breaks dancing on the beach, lunching with girlfriends

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What is Sexy? Rant transforms into an “I’m Too Sexy” Romp

February 18, 2014
What is Sexy? Rant transforms into an “I’m Too Sexy” Romp

Beaming them with the most infectious and sexiest curve ever—a smile ~ LC Ho . Bliss on Baker Beach Despite the ‘no show’ glow from the rising sun and setting moon Saturday’s dance session was full of magic moments. One of the highlights was Radiate by Jack Johnson filling my toes with the tickle of champagne bubbles. I tugged off my socks, then ambled toward SF Bay, leaving trailing tracks in the sand. At the water’s edge, the waves and I played a toe tapping game. And I radiated my joy. Take a peek For those who’s hunt for music is as insatiable as mine, here’s the entire Gold + Infinite = Fun playlist on Spotify. Back home after showering, I dressed in a leopard pencil skirt and teal curve-hugging top because I felt too hot and sexy to wear puttering-around-the-house t-shirt and pants. . I Stumbled into Seriousness + Stayed Too Long Friday’s Valentine’s Day post calling for women-only dance as a way to heal our culture upset several fellow pole dance bloggers, in part, because they believed it implied that men alone are to blame for violence against women. That wasn’t my intention. I actually believe women-only dance is

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