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Lisa Congdon didn’t start drawing or painting until she was 30. In this episode of the podcast Lisa talks about her journey from doing education reform work in the non-profit world to making a full time living as an artist. 


  • A painting class that was the catalyst for a career change

  • Infusing a spirit of generosity into the world of art 

  • The starving artist narrative that perpetuates our culture 

  • Dealing with fear of claiming your identity as an artist

  • Identifying the special, important and transformative moments of your life 

  • The process of self discovery to uncover latent skills

  • How we get comfortable with putting our work in front of an audience 

  • Navigation the emotional journey of a creative career 

  • Leaning into the discomfort and messiness of your life and work 


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Lisa Congdon is a fine-artist, illustrator and the Author of Art Inc:  The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist. You can follow her on twitter @lisacongdon.

Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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