Lisa Fulmer is an artist, crafter, teacher and writer, as well as a marketing consultant for artists, solopreneurs and small businesses. She has worked as a designer in the craft industry for many years, where she learned to blur the lines between “art” and “craft.”
Lisa works primarily in mixed media, collage and acrylics. Her art is often inspired by feelings about what is currently happening around her in the news or in her life. She enjoys experimenting with textures and abstract themes within a graphic or geometric structure – circles are a go-to shape in many of her pieces.
She grew up in a very creative environment – her mother painted in oils and her father was great with do-it-yourself projects and woodworking. Lisa’s grandmother taught her how to sew and embroider, and her godparents gave her an appreciation for jewelry-making and other crafts. She enjoyed taking classes in drawing, painting, music and dance as a child, but she was focused more on her sales and marketing career as an adult.
Thankfully many aspects of her work in marketing were very creative – from graphic design and copywriting to developing promotions and engaging customers. She started working in the craft industry in 2006, and in 2008 she discovered blogging – from there Lisa’s creativity really blossomed within a vibrant community of art and craft bloggers.
Her craft project designs have been published in several compilation books and magazines, and she has authored two craft project books of her own – http://lisalizalou.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html Lisa has designed projects and video tutorials for many manufacturers of art and craft products, and she written and designed for several major craft publications and websites. She was also part of a winning duo on TLC’s reality TV show, Craft Wars, which aired nationally in 2012 and internationally in 2013.
Lisa has taught a variety of mixed media and DIY workshops for retailers, shows, organizations and private studios. She currently serves as President of the Concord Art Association and Co-Founder of the Diablo Fringe Festival. Visit LisaLizaLou.com and LisaFulmer.com for more information.