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Springtime in Lisaville!

Hey peeps!  Happy Spring!!!  We’re “enjoying” torrential spring showers at the moment, which don’t make it easy to go out and feed all our critters, but we really appreciate how essential this water is for the health and beauty of our ranch.  Everything is so GREEN!!!


You may have noticed a little re-design of my website, now officially called  I’m working on aligning my vision with my visuals here, and DIY-ing it all myself, which is a huge challenge for one so un-techy as me!  In between raising baby goats, working on many re-builds for Santa Rosa fire victims (that’s my day job, if you didn’t know, I’m an architect), caring for relatives, and a zillion other things I’m responsible for, I grab a little time here and there to work on my pet soul projects, which are making art and building this art business.


As much as I yearn for a simple life, I have come to realize that word means something different for me.  Because I also have a rich and very full life, and most of it I wouldn’t change for anything.  So simplicity is more in my attitude toward how I approach each day, how I let go of extraneous stuff (physical and emotional), how I look for the essence of whatever I’m experiencing, how I constantly practice gratitude, and how I snap myself back into the moment when I start going down that path of overwhelm.  I appreciate minimalism so much, but that will never be me, and I am finally at peace with that.  As a young architecture student, I used to kneel at the altar of minimalism, but truth be told, it quickly bored me.  Just not how I’m wired.  So the struggle has been how to achieve the calm peaceful feelings of minimalism, while living a complex life.  How do you handle your own busy life??  I’d love to hear about your successes and tips!!

Here’s what’s coming up this spring in the Joy Barn……….



I’d LOVE to have you join us!!!!  These workshops are independent of each other, but of course one informs the other.  So come to one or both, and join a group of people who want to have fun and learn and PLAY with paint and color here with me!  These workshops are for curious “non-artists” and experienced artists alike.  Read all about them under the CLASSES & WORKSHOPS tab above.


Coming soon ——– I’ll be listing my paintings here in my SHOP !!!  As soon as I figure out how, LOL!  For now, you can purchase those pretty little practical notebooks through the link in the SHOP.  Stay tuned for original art!!!!!!!

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Come Play With Us!

Announcing LIVE EVENTS in the Joy Barn, this winter and spring!!!


It is with great pleasure that I am now offering ART & SOUL WORKSHOPS here in the Joy Barn, on our gorgeous ranch in Sonoma County, California!  Do you love to paint?  Do you want to learn how to paint better?  All these workshops are designed for both experienced and novice artists.  If you think you’re not creative, but you yearn to try it, let me show you how creative you really are.  Do you want to gather with others and play with paint together?  Are you craving a live experience of creating?  For years I’ve been asked to teach in a live setting what I know about art and design, and now that we’ve created the Joy Barn, I have the perfect space to do that.  So I invite you to come and PLAY with us!  Check out these offerings:

MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP will be held on Saturday, February 24, and then again on Saturday, April 21.  This is a super fun jam-packed painting workshop where we’ll paint in all sorts of ways, not using any brushes!  You’ll leave with some beautiful art and lots of new inspiration going forward.  Read more about it HERE and sign up for it HERE

The MOVING COLOR WORKSHOP  will be held on Sunday, April 22.  In this class we will play around with color, and lots of it.  Do you find yourself always gravitating to the same colors?  Want to expand your repertoire?  We’re going to do all sorts of fun exercises while we create beautiful masterpieces.  No fear!  And you’ll notice this workshop is offered the day after one of the Moving Paint workshops — so you can make a fun-filled painty weekend of it!  Or not, your choice, both workshops stand alone.  Read more about this one HERE and sign up for it HERE


And lastly (for now), I’ll be teaching a 3-day class of the full SOUL RESTORATION COURSE.  As a Certified Instructor, I have taught this class to hundreds of women.  Every time I teach this, lives are changed and hope is restored!!!  It really is the best give you can give yourself.  And by doing this work, it is the best gift for your loved ones, your community and the world!  That’s no exaggeration.  Come join this special gathering of some incredible women (just like you!) in this safe and supportive space.  Read all about it HERE and sign up for it HERE

Please leave me a message or a comment if you have any questions or suggestions or requests/ideas for future workshops you’d like to see here.  Stay tuned for further announcements of upcoming events to be held here later in the year!!!!   Love and hugs, Lisa