New Book – Studio: Creative Spaces for Creative People by Sally Coulthard


I am so happy to let you know about another amazing book, this one called Studio: Creative Spaces for Creative People by best-selling author and design guru Sally Coulthard. This book is both beautiful to look at and insanely inspiring. I’m very honored that my studio is featured in the book!

The book is a collection of stunning images of studios of creative people from around the world. The book includes real-life studios from seven different countries, ranging from crafters, writers, designers and artists, show what can be achieved, even on a budget. This book is a visual feast for the eyes, and is printed on beautiful, thick paper. In addition to profiles of specific studios, Sally also offers detailed chapters that outline the essential pieces to create a functioning and inspirational studio space. With Studio, Sally shows us that spaces for creativity can be easy to make, look beautiful, and can fit into any home.

Here are some spreads of my studio from the book:


You can see more images from the book here and purchase it here. I guarantee you will not be disappointed in this fantastic hard cover book brimming with beautiful images of fantastic creative spaces.

Have a great Monday, friends!

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New Collaboration with Chatbooks!


The day has finally arrived when I can share with you my latest collaboration — this one with Chatbooks, an online company and app where you can quickly and easily make books from your Instagram or Facebook photos from the comfort of your home for as little as $14! I designed six brand new custom covers that you can use on your books, and you can order your books (with my covers) here.

Chatbooks are small and easy to store and come in both soft and hard covers. The super-simple design makes the books all about your photos and preserving your own memories.

Want to preserve a birthday? Your kids? A wedding? A trip you took? The options are endless! Just go here to start your Chatbooks process.

Have a great Thursday!


New Class! So You Want to Be an Illustrator?


I’m so excited to announce my next video eCourse, which launches today! The class is called So You Want to be An Illustrator?, and it’s part of my Lisa Congdon Sessions class series!

What are The Lisa Congdon Sessions?
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a series of online video classes I am developing and rolling out over the next year. The first class in the series, also available now, is called Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. The second class So You Want to be an Illustrator? launches today! (Read more about me and the series in the FAQ here).

So You Want to Be an Illustrator is a four-part, easy to follow video e-course designed for you!

You can take this course from anywhere in the world at your own pace! It includes pre-recorded videos, along with a written summary of video content and a list of resources in an easily downloadable PDF.

This course is designed for aspiring, beginning or established artists who are interested in becoming a professional illustrator but want to learn more about what the career path looks like and how to break into it.

Through this video course, I guide you through many topics, including: what it means to be an illustrator, the illustration markets, the basic requirements to launch your career, marketing and building your client base. I’ll also answer many of your frequently asked questions about agents, how much to charge, contracts, digital tools for analog illustrators and art licensing, among many others.

Watch the trailer!

Purchase and learn more here!


New Book! Broad Strokes


I’m so excited to let you know about a book that I had the great fortune to illustrate has been released today! It’s called Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order). It’s a wonderful informative book about 15 female artists you should know (and might not). Here’s a little interview I did about the illustrations in Huffington Post last week! I’ve got a handful of signed copies in my Etsy Shop.

Here’s a little slideshow of the portraits I made for the book!

And a bit more about the book from the publisher, Chronicle Books:

“Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.”



March Print of the Month


As many of you know, I launched a Print of the Month series in January. I am so excited to let you know that the March limited edition print is here! It is an 18×14 inch four-color, hand-pulled screenprint printed on white French brand paper, proclaiming WE THE PEOPLE! Each of the prints is signed, dated and numbered by me. You can purchase yours HERE but act fast! As usual, there are only 40, and they will sell out fast!