love letters story – Love Letters by Lisa Pittar

love letters story

I am the designer/maker and director of Love Letters by Lisa Pittar.

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I have a classic ‘monkey mind’, a human condition that drags me into a tornado of duty, responsibility, the future, the past and anything else it sweeps up on its chaotic journey.

As a visual art student in the 80’s, I found serenity and self love for the first time in a world of creativity and concept. I succeeded in graduating with several awards. Travel overseas followed, along with the ongoing search for ‘self’. I stumbled across some hilarious Danes who suggested I look Danish, and I became consumed with fantasy.

I uttered the words ‘I love you’ for the first time in England and returned to Australia followed by 38 love letters, one for everyday my fiancé and I were apart.

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Post-graduate studies followed, along with an enthusiasm to support contemporary jewellery in Australia. I established 331-SDS Jewellery Gallery, Darlinghurst, and represented a stable of emerging contemporary jewellers. It was the year of the “recession we had to have” and I saw it as the time to create reality out of fantasy.

Soon I had 3 beautiful sons, and the discovered my equal Danish and German gene pool. My searching for ‘self’ was complete. Or so I thought…

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Divorce lead to an intensive period of soul searching through personal development. My ‘monkey mind’ had hit a critical level of destruction. Affirmation cards were viewed daily and the positive message dissipated as fast as a soluble tablet.

I needed a reminder to “PAUSE and remember what’s important”, yet the ‘pause’ remained elusive. It is impossible to take a conscious breath and simultaneously be in the mind, so a palladium ring hand engraved with the word “BREATHE” became my visual daily reminder. It worked so well, I intuitively thought of other words that would positively and lovingly inspire esteem. Words of inspirational love, a love letter to myself. 

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What would it take to CREATE self love? I would need to REALISE that I could, REALISE I was worth it. The basis of creativity is ENTHUSIASM, I knew this was lying just below the surface. ACTION was required, metaphorically, I needed to pick up a pen and start writing. I had no option but to TRUST myself and the universe for no matter what EXPERIENCE I had, I would ‘be’ OK. Finally I would need help via my connection with the universe and one of the most widely used  prayers….SERENITY .

As I write my GRATITUDE list daily, I am reminded of the LOVE that surrounds me, the GRACE bestowed on me when I consciously LETGO, BREATHE and come into the NOW. 

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Love Letters are designed as the precious portable reminder for you to listen to your heart. The mind and the body are your means to Pause and remember what’s important….you.

I hope my Love Letters will inspire others to develop greater self-love and be empowered, encouraged, equipped and affirmed to reach their full potential.

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