Lady Of The Canyons

by The Lingernots

I’m finally getting settled into LA and have found the time to unpack the precious treasures that still haven’t been photographed. Fauve and Hunter is lucky enough to carry Novella Royale, an artisan line from right here in LA, and who better to portray my vision of the perfect Novella Fauve Wild Child than my muse and sister friend, Alexandria Montague…



 Wears her wampum beads
She fills her drawing book with line
Sewing lace on widows’ weeds
And filigree on leaf and vine
Vine and leaf are filigree
And her coat’s a secondhand one
Trimmed in antique luxury
She is a lady of the canyon.


She always makes you welcome in
Cats and babies ’round her feet
And all are fat and none are thin
None are thin and all are fat
She may bake some brownies today
Saying, you are welcome back
She is another canyon lady.


Comes wrapped in songs and gypsy shawls
Songs like tiny hammers hurled
At beveled mirrors in empty halls
Empty halls and beveled mirrors
Sailing seas and climbing banyans
Come out for a visit here
To be a lady of the canyon.


takes her paints and her threads
And she weaves a pattern all her own


bakes her cakes and her breads
And she gathers flowers for her home
For her home she gathers flowers


Dear companion
Colors up the sunshine hours
Pouring music down the canyon-
Coloring the sunshine hours


(Song by Joni Mitchell)