A Touch of Rust Vintage Market is excited to welcome Lisa Long Designs to the Holiday Event. This school-teacher-turned -full-time-artist fills her life with beautiful things that bring joy! Here’s her story:
Following a Dream
I’m a public school teacher turned full time artist and single mom! I spent the last 12 years teaching children how to create art, and now I’m leaping out into the world as a full-time artist creating handmade pottery, jewelry, and more including digital art, hand lettering, and murals!
I’ve always wanted to make art, but I never thought I could make a living at it, so I went into teaching. After 12 beautiful years of learning about my craft while teaching it to children, I started feeling stuck. Through many coaching programs, I finally realized that I create my life. No one else will do it for me, so I am taking responsibility for where I am and moving forward with plans I’ve had for myself but neglected for years. And so Lisa Long Designs was born!
Choosing a perspective
I’m choosing my perspective for my life, filling it with beautiful things. I’m make more beautiful things to pass along to others. So they can come to know that they can create a life that they love, no matter where they are or what they are doing. It’s not always this dramatic shift, but it can be those subtle changes that project us onto a path. A path that will get us to a place where we love our lives now.
I love making small intimate works like mugs, cups, and jewelry, and sharing these objects through Lisa Long Designs. Something we can come to every day as a touchstone to remind us of the beauty in the world, and remind us that we are creative beings. We are put here to create! I love that I can use things like play and purpose to create beautiful useful works of art. Then I can send it off into the world to brighten someone else’s day.
Add beauty to life
That’s why I love using florals, butterflies, and birds to remind us of the beauty in this world. These are all attractive beautiful things… like stopping to smell the roses, hearing a bird singing outside, and watching the butterflies fly around… these things remind us to slow, to notice, to be present. And imagery using skulls reminds us that this will one day be over, so don’t waste your life. So many small things we can do every day towards pulling ourselves out of that stuck place. It’s not fun there. But these small bits of our planet remind me that life endures, it changes, it allows, and it grows. You’ll never be stuck for long, so keep going.
Be sure to check out our online store at https://lisalongdesigns.com