where craftiness comes from: lisa mundorff

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.

dear ida holiday boat card - click the image for more info

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 childrenโ€™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 โ€“ that when I am done, I have something concrete to show for it.”
-Lisa Mundorff

Being able to get real feedback from family and friends on what they do and donโ€™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.

Donโ€™t you think so, too?

Thanks, Lisa! Vist her here: websiteportfolio

Author Description

Dannielle Cresp is a creative direction enabler and web designer, creating a handmade friendly world through mindful living. Learn how you can too at her blog.

4 Responses to “where craftiness comes from: lisa mundorff”

  1. October 19, 2011

    Sarah - Dodeline Design Reply

    Such a great point about building your world around your creativity. I have definitely done that without even realizing it!

  2. October 19, 2011

    Kathy Jeffords Reply

    “we are fortunate when we are able not only to fit it into our lives but to make it our lives.”

    Fortunate indeed!

    The idea of custom illustrated cards is brilliant, the name Dear Ida is darling, and that illustration is adorable.

    Best of luck to Lisa and her family!

  3. October 19, 2011

    Craftwhack Reply

    I actually just said, “Ohhhhhhhhhhh” out loud when I saw that illustration. It’s wonderful! Gotta go check out some more now.

  4. October 21, 2011

    Leah Quinn Artist Reply

    Lovely work Lisa, the expressions on the character’s faces are so perfect! And I most positively adore the name of your card business ‘Dear Ida’! Will certainly stop by for a visit to explore!

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