Lisa Congdon: A Creative Journey

I can’t decide what I like more, Lisa Congdon’s  diverseness as an artist or the perspective she has on making art. She is practical (and all that practical advice takes form in her new book Art Inc) and she is wise. This is a great interview with good insight and I know you will like it. Lisa isn’t quite the overnight success some people might think she is, she has been showing up for herself and her career since for some time now. She really has a heart for other artists success as she shares encouragement in this interview. I found her book Art Inc down to earth and full of information. If you have questions about anything  regarding how to set yourself up as an art professional, this book touches on it. She cracked me up when she told me she had to edit out 20k words!! Tune into today’s episode, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, it just may help you on your journey.

You can get Lisa’s book, Art Inc here.


Even though she says she doesn’t always view herself as an author, she has quite a few books under her belt! Whatever You Are Be a Good One, 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip, Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers, Just Add Color: Botanicals, Just Add Color: Geometrics, Just Add Color: Folk Art, Tender Objects, A Collection a Day and she has 2 more coming soon!



These paintings make me happy!  You can see more of Lisa’s painting for sale here.


People who sink into the details always impress me!





  • Sandra Dumais

    OH YAY! One of my favourite artists ever. THANK YOU Monica! (Grabbing fresh cup of tea.)

    • Sandra, I love that you wrote that you were grabbing a cup of tea-I love picturing people listening in this way! Just like we were all sitting together around a table!

  • Great interview! I love listening to Lisa talk about her career – I think its incredibly inspiring. I have been meaning to read her book since it came out so this was a great nudge for me to read her book and feel inspired 🙂

  • Susan Drawbaugh

    AWESOME interview!! What a down-to-earth person she is, with fantastic advice. I’m definitely getting her Art, Inc. book. I’m an “older” woman whose been in the art business since I was a very young woman, and at a point where I’ve been questioning my current style. I woke up this morning and had an Aha moment abt this, and your discussion with Lisa confirmed my decision! So happy I discovered your site, Monica. ????

    • I am so happy you found the site, too! I am glad you liked the interview AND that you had an AHa moment, those are the best!

  • really enjoyed this talk, thanks for sharing so much information and looking forward to reading art, inc!

  • I really enjoyed this interview Monica and Lisa! I too am starting my career as a Surface Designer and Illustrator later in life after a great career as a metalsmith and entrepreneur and Lisa really inspires me! I own and have read her book, Art, inc. I love it and highly recommend it! Thank you so much. Have a beautiful day!