Here’s a little bit about me…
My name is Lisa and I am the owner of Creative Canvas By You.
I live in Russellville, Kentucky with my husband and have a wonderful son and daughter, both in college. I am a self-taught artist. I have owned my Interior Design business, specializing in Faux Finishing since 1991.
Recently an empty-nester, and with my husband traveling frequently, I found myself at home a lot in the evenings, bored, watching too much T.V and spending too much time on Facebook. In January of 2012, I earnestly started praying and fasting for a career change. I wanted to do something I was passionate about, something I would love like I have my current career of nearly 21 years.
I pondered and researched a few different opportunities, but spur of the moment, decided on trying my hand at “Paint and Sip” parties. I went to the local Hobby Lobby, loaded up with 16 easels, brush sets, aprons and canvases. I promoted my launch party on April 22, which filled quickly, and a few days later I was hosting my first class! The beautiful loft den that recently hosted our annual Super Bowl party, was now a fun, colorful art studio! I originally thought I would have a party a month and with the constant demand for another class and SOLD OUT parties, it turned into an average of 4-6 parties a week!
Needless to say, I have semi-retired from faux finishing and I thank God everyday that I am getting to live out the dream I had. With 182 parties in 10 short months, I anticipate doing this until…well until!
It makes me think of the Kevin Costner movie, “Field of Dreams”, “if you build it, they will come”. I have never been to another paint studio, so I am not sure how the others do it, but around here it is really is a “party, not just a paint class.” It truly is, “Where Art meet Friends!