Tag Archives: it’sabootlife

Jay Griffith

This is one of the only photos I have of my first boot making mentor, Jay Griffith. He was a walking contradiction — mean, but also sometimes kind; profane, but he also prayed for me once when I had a … Continue reading

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Fun

I’ve cut out all the little pieces; now I get to have some fun and skive them all!

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Heart of Texas show

I’m at the Heart of Texas Leather Show in Waco, Texas. I’m pleased with how my booth looks!

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Mountains, in leather

A few weeks ago I made a bracelet with mountains and sky, just for fun, just because I was inspired to do it. A week ago I got to visit West Virginia again and see my best friend from seventh … Continue reading

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Inlay/overlay class

I always begin a class with three simple bracelets to demonstrate the techniques of leather inlay and overlay, and then the students move into designing and creating an independent project. Two students finished their projects today!

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Class time

I’m teaching a leather inlay/overlay class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts this week. My students are busy and happy!

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On stage

I got to see two pairs of my boots on stage today. Pretty sure my boots make you sing better (although I guess I’m immune).

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Closed toe sandals

I’m not sure what I’m doing here, but I’m having fun!

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“Lost Trades” podcast

Here’s a link to my interview on the “Lost Trades” podcast, hosted and created by Don Gonzales. https://losttradepodcast.com/lisa-sorrell-cowboy-boot-maker

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Vintage catalog

Someone sent me a vintage Jay Griffith catalog! It’s beautiful and I am laughing with delight while paging through it.

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