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Wild Weather Cancels Daughters of Dada Wet Leg Inspired CottageCore Vineyard Visit

October 25, 2021

Inspired by the Wet Leg “Chaise Longue” which I heard first on KCRW, and then an actual iron chaise longue a friend gave me,  I invited the Daughters of Dada to join me today to do a video shoot wearing our CottageCore Target Challenge Prairie Dresses which would include a Clos des Amis vineyard visit,

Daughters of Dada at Art City, CA March 2021

Unfortunately, the weather turned too wild and windy. I know, it never rains in Southern California but when it pours, dang it pours.

This is what an atmospheric river looks like, just north of us. Oakland will get 25% of its seasonal rain from this one storm and it rained 10″ overnight at Lake Nacimento near Big Sur.

So although I already bought the Big D (hot dogs in beef, chicken, and vegetarian!) for a gathering of gals, and I got all my cottage core dresses out and ready, with the inclement weather imminent, I cancelled. I’m not sure when we might reschedule as it was tricky enough to arrange for photographer Steve Zambrano, time at the winery as well as rides to the vineyard, plus a core of cottage core wearing contingent of Daughters of Dada.

Daughers of Dada? What does that mean anyway? Read about the Mother of Dada, Beatrice Wood here.

I’d really wanted to do it today because it is LeiLani Lisa Lawrence’s birthday today. She would have been 59 today, except she died of cancer on Tuesday, May 11th 2021, when she headed on to her next big adventure. Read her blog here. 

I grew up in Ventura with Lisa; we met in seventh grade and became fast friends. We had many similar interest and she lived close enough nearby we could ride bikes to each others’ houses. She went on to have a full life as a wild woman and to reclaim her full birth name. Truly a Daughter of Dada, practiced so many arts including glass blowing, pottery throwing, poetry, fire dancing, belly dancing, photography, and video. She worked as a Park Ranger, NPS LEO, river raft guide, Farmer’s Market Manager, and so many more unusual jobs. We reconnected a few years ago and she came down from the Seattle area to visit twice; we hiked together, tasted wine, and enjoyed a few meals while catching up. I had plans to visit her twice, in 2017 which fell through when I couldn’t achieve escape velocity from SOCal, by July 2021, when I planned to meet up with her in the Portland area, she’d been dead several months…


During the pandemic, Lisa brought friends together via dance by having us record video of us dancing to preselected songs for her to edit together.  

The Daughters of Dada participated in the April one; she did one more in May which she did just before she died. We’re dancing at Art City in mid-March where we had an amazing downpour, rainbow, and sunset. 

Not sure when and how we’ll do another one. I’d like to think that Lisa would have enjoyed this. As I was working on it, the skies let loose and the power just went out. She was quite the fiery water spirit! Happy Birthday! 

Wet Leg: Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers wearing CottageCore


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane Von Heyneman permalink
    October 25, 2021 12:42 pm

    This is unfortunate indeed. Interesting how the kids opened on us in March, and now more seriously today. The rains have certainly put a damper on the day of planned events, but let it also wash away sorrows of loss.

  2. October 26, 2021 8:59 am

    Yes the skies seem to open up for the Daughters of Dada! So much fertility I guess!

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