© 2015, Lisa Weldon Atlanta Creative Strategist

Phew! Another adventure.

I’m a nervous wreck, that’s all there is to it. A sweet neighbor who knows what’s about to happen, insisted she feed me a quick lunch. I haven’t eaten all day. What’s happening this afternoon was never a dream. I just couldn’t imagine it ever happening. About this time three years ago I was sitting in my […]

aging , NYC , social media tricks - April 2, 2014

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Am just back in Panamá City after two days on Isla Colón, the largest of the nine islands in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. These islands are located on the extreme western side of Panamá, only 40 kilometers, or about 24 miles, from Costa Rica. The first words out of my mouth when we stepped onto […]

Panama - January 24, 2014

Quiet little Boquete, Panamá

I am so conflicted each evening when I sit down to write. There’s so much I want to share with you, so many details I want to remember for my own memories. I want to record each conversation – the one with the handsome young South African in Casco Viejo who left his thriving design […]

Boquete , Panama - January 20, 2014

Thanks, Mom

When my father announced to my mother that he’d received orders for El Salvador, her first question was, “Where in the world is THAT?” Just picture this: It’s 1958 and you’ve just been told you have to pack up your 2-year-old and 5-year-old daughters and take them to some God-forsaken country where they’ll have to […]

Panama - January 19, 2014

Art in Casco Viejo, Panama

I love art and Casco Viejo is certainly filled with lots of it. The whimsical little fish you see on the header were made by Kuna ladies, members of an indigenous community on San Blas Islands which are off the coast of Panama City. They are also the people who are famous for their colorful […]

graffiti , Panama - January 18, 2014

Casco Viejo, through a new lens

“Con usted…no queremos mujeres feas.” Between Michele and I we had just enough knowledge of the Spanish language to figure out what it meant. “Nobody likes ugly women.” That’s what started our magical mystery tour of the day. It began as my sister, Michele, and I started out by heading toward the fish market. We […]

Panama - January 17, 2014

Casco Viejo, the Old Town of Panama City

Tired as an old goat, I stumbled into the Atlanta airport this morning at 6am. I have a bad habit of obsessing the night before a trip. I get my packing done, finish work and household chores. Then I get this wild notion that I must change the oil in the car, wash all the […]

Panama - January 16, 2014

Panama, 5 decades later

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in the seat directly behind my Dad on the left side of the plane, the engines roaring so loud I could barely hear what he was saying to me. He was piloting a C-124 from El Salvador to Panama City. In my hand was a […]

Panama - January 11, 2014

Ok, Michele, I lied.

Last thing I texted my sister before I took off on Sunday was, “I am 15 pounds overweight right now. I am going to walk and eat lettuce all week!” I’ve eaten everything BUT lettuce. My first two days in the city were spent inside, doing work. I know, I know. It’s okay – I […]

aging , neighborhoods , NYC , restaurants - September 18, 2013

Back in New York, 2 years later

It’s barely 8:00pm and I am already in my pjs. I’ve had dinner, the lights are out, my front windows are cracked open, letting in a cool breeze. I’m exhausted. It’s been a long, tough 4-1/2 months leading up to this trip.   All week I’ve worried that this time in New York will be […]

Learning , NYC - September 16, 2013

Stories from the Green Cabin

 “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. May you be open to each thread that comes into your life . . . and may you weave them into a brilliant and beautiful life.” Last fall, […]

Learning , NYC , Uncategorized - June 23, 2013

At the art gallery

Just got home after three quick days in New York. There’s so much to write about, so many stories I want to share. But I was particularly touched by one late in the day, just as I was about to leave for the airport. I’m dying to tell you about meeting with Martha Cooper, one […]

neighborhoods , NYC - April 10, 2013

Back in the Big Apple

It’s nearly 2:00am. I am just settling in after an exhausting day of shooting. Being back in New York feels great. I started out early this morning by visiting my old Saturday haunt, the outdoor market at Abingdon Square. It was a bit chilly but that didn’t seem to deter the locals from flocking the market. […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - April 7, 2013

My first writing course

It’s 10:28pm. I just got back from my first writing class. There were 16 or 17 of us taking the class. A few young ones, but most ranging from 40 to 60 years old. We went around the room introducing ourselves, one by one telling a snippet of the memoirs we came to write. Most of […]

aging , Learning , NYC - February 19, 2013

No P-ing Off Roadway

I’ve driven by this sign a million times. Usually on a mission and in a hurry, I never slowed down enough to catch the humor in it. Not until this morning, while taking a leisurely walk through the neighborhood, did it make me just stop and belly laugh. Used to be – when we were […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - February 16, 2013

My Celebrity Crush

{ One day per month each member in my Facebook group, #GenFab, posts an article on a common title. We then bundle our pieces together, share links and drive traffic for each other. February’s topic is “Celebrity Crush”. Here is my contribution. } My Celebrity Crush. Not sure if it’s the long-sleeve black turtleneck or the Levi’s […]

Learning , Uncategorized - February 11, 2013

Gun control would not have prevented the senseless loss at Sandy Hook Elementary.

A simple match and gas can could have been just as deadly. If we truly want to stop these incomprehensible acts, our nation must focus our energies on mental health. We must go to the root of the problem, not put a politically-charged band-aid on the hardware used. Twenty children, all innocent little first-graders – […]

Uncategorized - December 16, 2012


Where’s my head on this most momentous time in history? The Mayans say today is the end of times as we know it, and the beginning of a new cycle of evolution for our planet. Well, that good. Las Vegas claims it’s a lucky time to get married. Well, forget that. A retired professor of […]

Atlanta , Uncategorized - December 12, 2012

Best Rum Cake Ever

Feeling altruistic ’bout this time of year, I always like to share my favorite Rum Cake recipe with my family and friends. There’s nothing better to help glaze you through the stresses of the { hic } holidays. INGREDIENTS: 1-2 quarts rum brown sugar 1 cup butter lemon juice 1 tsp sugar nuts 2 large […]

Uncategorized - November 19, 2012


Phew, what a birthday. You’re only 60 once, so why not blow it out for weeks. That’s exactly what I did. Two dear friends from church treated me to a big ol’ steak dinner. Yeah, Ruth’s Chris, no less! A girlfriend had three of us at her home for a lovely dinner and lots of […]

aging - November 12, 2012



Lisa Weldon I’m Lisa Weldon. An Atlanta creative strategist. My specialty is conceptual thinking, creating marketable, powerful, big ideas... whether they’re for branding, print or interactive campaigns, mobile promotions, video for broadcast or viral, or an entire integrated marketing campaign. I cut my teeth on traditional advertising. Nowadays, I’m knee-deep in interactive media. I’m a rare bird these days, able to tweet or greet my clients’ target audiences with print, outdoor, TV, or the latest in this wonderful new media. So that’s me. What can I do for you?