The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a podcast for creative folks about living and working with more intention, curiosity, and joy. Most interesting to Lisa is what happens at the intersection between life as an artist and life as a human, with all our baggage, aspirations, hopes and dreams. From big questions to practical ones about business, social media, time management, and finding your way through the winding creative path- each episode Lisa will share stories, tips, insights, and conversations from the heart.
Ask Lisa Anything #1
In this episode, Lisa answers her first set of ASK ME (LISA) ANYTHING (aka "AMA") questions, moderated by her wife, Clay. Questions in this episode range from "Do you believe in a higher power?" to "Do you believe in love at first sight?" to "What is your favorite procreate brush?" and everything in between! More of these ramblings to come in the future.
Episode 9: On Taking Small Actions and Exercising Boundaries with Artist Jen Hewett
This week’s podcast episode is a special one, because it includes my very first interview! And the interview is with one of my favorite people in the world, artist, print maker and author, Jennifer Hewett. Jen and I have been best friends for almost a decade, and I am thrilled to have her on the podcast. At the time of this recording Jen has just moved across the country from San Francisco to the Hudson Valley in New York, and in this episode she shares how she came to move her life and her art practice at age 46 across 2600 miles. We also talk about one of our other favorite topics: boundaries! How to have them, how to keep them, and why they matter. Jen is wise, immensely talented, and what I call “a practical visionary.” I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.
Episode 8: From Your Comfort Zone to the Wild Unknown
In this episode I tell a story about how I said YES to a professional opportunity I was unsure about, and how I learned so much along the way, mostly about surrendering to the unknown. I hope you enjoy it!
Episode 7: Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Journey
Are you a person who is very sensitive to the accomplishments or progress of other folks on a similar creative path? Or maybe you are someone who routinely compares yourself to others? In this episode, I talk about the emotional danger you put yourself in when you are hyper focused on others and strategies for staying focused on AND honoring your own journey.
Episode 6: What it Means to Have an Artistic Voice (Part 2)
Do you ever find yourself asking or thinking: "Who am I creatively?" or "I feel like my art is all over the place!" If so, you are not alone. Honing your artistic voice is a process that takes years and years both exploration and disciplined, sustained practice. But what does it really mean to have a creative voice? Is voice the same as style? Or is it something entirely different? In Episode 6, I continue to break down the components of your "voice" and suggest ways of thinking about your voice so that you can more easily deepen and develop it. If you haven't listened to Episode 5 yet, start there!
Episode 5: What it Means to Have an Artistic Voice (Part 1)
Do you ever find yourself asking or thinking: "Who am I creatively?" or "I feel like my art is all over the place!" If so, you are not alone. Honing your artistic voice is a process that takes years and years both exploration and disciplined, sustained practice. But what does it really mean to have a creative voice? Is voice the same as style? Or is it something entirely different? In Episode 5, I begin to break down the components of your "voice" and suggest ways of thinking about your voice so that you can more easily deepen and develop it.
I’ve enjoyed Lisa’s podcasts, and especially loved her conversation with Jen Hewett. You may or may not be an artist, but the content of these podcasts are so applicable to our lives in general. Thank you, Lisa!!
Loved the podcast with Jen!
Hi Lisa, I follow Jen on Instagram and was curious about this Podcast (I’m new to the podcast world). I wanted to say that I absolutely loved it! So insightful, I admire Jen’s work, but I so much more admire her as a person more now listening to her talk about boundaries! In this world of Instagram, as a woman in my 60’s, learning a craft in my late 50’s as a stress relief, I too struggle with things I post and strangers asking personal questions and what I’m willing to reveal, so it was so insightful to hear you both as professional artists to talk about how important it is to set boundaries! I look forward to listening to more of your podcasts! Btw, I also moved to the Portland area 6 years ago from the Bay Area! I love it here and would never entertain the idea of going back to California! Thank you for your Podcast!
Lisa shares so much creative goodness! Thank you for the endless inspiration!!!