Lisa Sonora in her Mexico Studio

My art studio in Mexico with a wall of windows. I love good light!

Hello Gorgeous Genius!

Thanks for stopping by my virtual studio.

It’s February (already!), and it’s this month in particular that I so appreciate living in Southern Mexico, as opposed to those cold Chicago winters of where I grew up. It’s warm and sunny most days, and I can run around in flip-flops in the garden outside my studio and play with dogs.

bella & macchiato outside my studio

Bella & Macchiato holding space outside my painting studio this morning. I came out to photograph the angles of light.

My latest blog post is here. And here’s more of what’s going on right now…

Refresh & Renew Artwork

Refresh & Renew: Acrylic and collage on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches – by Lisa Sonora

Exhausted? Me too. 3 Things I Do To Feel Better (with downloadable art for you)

I’ve written previously about my struggles with low energy and fatigue. I’m not out of the woods, but in my so-called Low Energy Experiments, I’ve come up some things that really help me manage my energy.

I also made this painting because (spoiler alert) creating is one of the things I recommend most to combat exhaustion.

I’ve been using these methods with a vengeance, if you will. Waking up from not sleeping well and feeling like utter crap. And then purposefully doing these three things, just to make extra sure they really work when I’m convinced they won’t.

There’s a hi-res version of the artwork you can download, too. Get the art here >

Life (and work) in Oaxaca, Mexico

I’ve been working in a new studio space here in Oaxaca, Mexico, where my sweetheart Alex and I are creating artist residency spaces for intrepid creatives who want to visit.

photo of Galeria Viajero interior

Inside the gallery space at Galeria Viajero. We also host workshops here by visiting artists.

We also just opened our Gallery and workshop space, Galeria Viajero, which is housed in the same building as our cafe, Viajero Cafe Arte (with a coffee bar, and some delicious vegan and gluten-free options for dining). Do come visit us if you happen to be in Oaxaca. The links take you to their respective Facebook pages, so you can see upcoming events and opening hours.

Shortly, I’ll be posting a schedule of workshops and retreats that I’ll be hosting here, as well as live workshops I’m teaching outside of Mexico. Watch this space!

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Meanwhile, I wish you a beautiful February, wherever you are in the world.

I’m glad you stopped by today.

Be bold & proceed.

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