Lisa Mundorff is an illustrator and painter from the Pacific Northwest. Recently, I caught up with Lisa to find out where she feels that her craftiness comes from.
Lisa and her husband partnered with their neighbors to turn their family holiday cards into the greeting card business: Dear Ida.
Lisa knew that she was creative from a very young age; she was always interested in both visual art and music. When she reached college Lisa had both a Music and an Art Major, but eventually decided on art as her official career path.
Her family and friends have always been great supporters of Lisa’s art and loved receiving her hand drawn holiday cards each year. It was from this encouragement that the idea of Dear Ida came to life. Working on Dear Ida and on children’s book illustration from home works well for Lisa as she has her young family with her.
“I love that the work I do is so creative – that when I am done, I have something concrete to show for it.”
Being able to get real feedback from family and friends on what they do and don’t like is invaluable to Lisa. Their enthusiasm is very much appreciated. Lisa also says that her children think she has the best job in the world because she gets to spend all day drawing and coloring.
Lisa has reminded me that not only does creativity allow you to share your ideas with the world, but that you are also able to build your world and your family around it. Creativity is such a gift, and one that everyone has, and we are fortunate when we are able not only to fit it into our lives but to make it our lives.
Don’t you think so, too?