With Artist and Instructor Lisa Agaran
Lisa Agaran is a professional Mixed Media Artist and Instructor. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibits throughout Los Angeles and New Mexico. Lisa’s work has been published in Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling (published by North Light Books). She has a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a Masters in Psychology.
Prior to her art career she worked as a Licensed Therapist (Inactive), Creativity Coach and Graphic Designer. Lisa also taught one of the core certification courses at the Creativity Coaching Association where she also trained under renown Creativity Coaches, Eric Maisel and Beverly Down.
Integrating both her artistic and psychology background Lisa has worked with artists and creative professionals with their careers and creative potential. In her own personal experience, while creating a body of work, she was faced with the common challenges such as self-doubt and the critic voice that often comes up during the creative process. Finding acceptance and embracing these struggles as being a natural part of the creative process she learned how to work passed these blocks in order to tap into her true creativity.
Lisa currently teaches ongoing workshops that utilize mixed media as an avenue to explore and uncover one’s creative potential. She believes that mixed media is the perfect medium that provides the space to experiment and be spontaneous.
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Understanding the connection between highly sensitive people and their own creative impulses is important to understand.
Creating is the practice of working through the hills and valleys of the creative journey. If you practice hanging in there and develop that trust in your ability to be artistic, you'll be surprised at what masterpiece is waiting at the end of the journey.
Have you noticed how we have conditioned ourselves through our senses? Is your surroundings nurturing your muse or hindering it?
To be creative is to be human. What happens when one does not pay attention to the instinct to freely convey their creativity?
After the creative person has been in an immersed state of creative flow, at some point he or she must exit this space. How does one re-enter that flow of creativity?