Sheehan, May 2009
After attending an Artista Creative Safari in June 2008,
Lisa knew she was ready for a big change. Although her
career lead her in a different direction, she decided to
explore a new path of artistic expression. Here is her
Intuitive Abstract Painting – June 2008
Painting – November 2008
Human Resources Director (on sabbatical to
pursue her artistic passion)
Lisa spent 20 years as a Human Resources
Professional which included demanding hours and extensive
travel requirements. With a tremendous amount of support
from her husband, family, and close friends, Lisa decided
that now is the time in her life to take a sabbatical and
explore what’s possible when one immerses herself
in the creative process and everything in between.
I was fortunate enough to attend Waldorf
School in Southern California for 12 years. As a result,
I was able to express myself creatively through watercolor
painting, book illustrations, planting a garden, and
working with beeswax. Expressing myself artistically
has always been a part of my spirit. I went on to earn
a Bachelor’s Degree in Studios Art with an emphasis
in watercolor media and drawing. Today I have a disciplined
art practice and take art classes. I also network with
various artwork associations, tour artists’ studios,
and find places to display my work. I am currently discussing
the possibility of establishing an Artists Co-Op gallery
with the city where I live.
learned about Artista when I submitted a few watercolor
paintings to the J. Jill Compassion T-Shirt contest. When
I didn’t win the
all expenses paid prize to Artista, I decided to take myself.
I attended the Intuitive Abstract Session in June 2008
and became so inspired that I returned in November for
the Encaustic Session. I can remember driving home from
the first session crying with such joy. I had finally unleashed
the creative spirit that had been suppressed for so many
years and seemed to only appear in my dreams. I knew this
was the beginning of something big and very exciting.
For me, it’s difficult to pinpoint specific highlights
because the entire experience had such a profound impact
on me. I loved my instructor, Lauryn’s approach which
focused on being playful and allowing one to experiment
with the various supplies and materials. I thoroughly enjoyed
the other women in the class, the camaraderie and friendships
that developed as a result. The atmosphere including music
selection, morning mimosas and special greetings at each
work place were first class. This experience has not only
made me a better painter, it has taught me that dreams
do come true especially when you give yourself permission
to explore what’s possible.
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