GETTING TO KNOW LISA BINDER


Name and any story behind how you got it…

Lisa Paige Binder (named after Lena and Pearl which were family names, and after naming me Paige and my brother Mitchell, my mother wrote books and television movies under the name Judith Paige Mitchell.


Birthday

11/11/1954


Your family…

My mother was a writer and producer for Warner Bros and Aaron Spelling. My father was a prominent criminal attorney in Jackson, Mississippi who defended Wayne Williams in the Atlanta Child Murder case.

Art and Soul Member since… 2005


A favorite Art & Soul memory?

For years Nima told me I would find my “artistic voice.” Then one day (about eight years in) she and I agreed that I might not have one voice—that my voice might just be “broad range” as my mother described my personality years before (i.e. from black tie to hay rides, from right brain to left brain, from the courtroom to the art room).

Bound Hope--created during Covid


Last TV show you binge-watched? Shtisel

Most recent read… When We Believed in Mermaids

Movie you love… The Prince of Tides

Guilty pleasure… Nice clothes

Favorite vacation… Oceanside anywhere

Favorite holiday… Thanksgiving

Favorite food… Oyster Stew

“Your” song… Too many to count

Something you’d like to learn in the next year…

More Art Techniques—Wax


Craziest thing you believed as a kid…

That I was not smart enough


Here are the keys to a time machine. When are you going to first?

My great granddaughter’s wedding


What makes you laugh?

Everette (youngest grandchild)


What superpower would you like to have?

Enough energy and money to buy land and build an art complex with art studios, music studios, a theatre, affordable housing for young artists.


How old were you when you had your first celebrity crush and who was it?

James Taylor (and still is)

Proust’s Questionnaire:

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Love

  2. What is your greatest fear? I won’t live my last chapter to the fullest

  3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I’m bossy

  4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Bossiness (that’s how the shadow works)

  5. Which living person do you most admire? Have to think about this one

  6. What is your greatest extravagance? Nice clothes

  7. What is your current state of mind? In waiting—transition

  8. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Good grief"

  9. What is your most treasured possession? The necklace my brother made for my mother which she wore every day until her death—and now I wear

  10. What is your motto? Once you make a decision, don’t look back.

Stitching the World Together--also created during Covid

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