Whatever Happened to Lisa Frank?

The all-but-deserted Lisa Frank factory in Tucson, Ariz. Arielle Dollinger | NYT Institute

(The above image was taken from this article.)

I haven’t had a really great mindset the past few days. I’m definitely drifting into a Manic Episode. I don’t have a lot of focus, my thoughts are racing and my attention span drifts to a million different things. Normally this is when I’m really productive and can get ALL THE THINGS done. I’m not really sure why I’m having such a hard time right now.

I went to Walmart today to get a new memory card. I needed to replace the one in my tablet so I could finally start to use it for art again. Should I get the inspiration. I have to say that entering Walmart during the “Back-to-School” school season makes me a bit nostalgic. I was cruising down the aisles looking at everything. The Trapper Keepers are back!

I wanted to get one for myself, but $20 just seemed a bit steep for my tastes. Then again, if you go searching for Vintage Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers on Ebay or Etsy, you’ll see them ranging from $150 to $325. Oof. I did not realize that nostalgia could cost that much… You can also wear Lisa Frank makeup. I did a bit of a Google on her (wow, that’s a term we use in this era) and Lisa Frank has gone a bit silent. I’m shocked how private a person she is considering the style of design she created back in the day. Vibrant, loud, and something that all the girls obsessively loved. It’s a bit too much for my eyes these days, the patterns and the glitter add up, but I would have loved to given something Lisa Frank to my SO’s daughter.

Apparently the company still does exist.

I ended up throwing a pack of mini composition books into my cart. And a journal. I swear something about shopping while I’m Manic always makes the brain juices happy. I have to be so, SO careful. It’s easy to lose track of what you’re doing during these phases and somehow spend too much money. (Past credit card statements are proof of this….) Thankfully, therapy and meds has helped me keep that under control! But being aware of these kind of triggers is very necessary.

Sadly, I think that’s all from me today. I just don’t have it in me to write that much. Thanks as always for reading, my friends!

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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