Make a sign for your Valentine!!!

There are still spots left for the MAKE A SIGN workshop here on Saturday, February 11!!!  Join us for a super fun day of making a lovely sign for your special someone — or for yourself! — for Valentine’s Day.  And to make it even sweeter, I’ve slashed the price of the workshop to entice you to spend the day in my Art Barn, with a great group of eager students, learning how to turn old canvas’ into personalized soulful signs.


I will show you how easy it is to make your own unbelievably beautiful work of art, no experience necessary.  We will stencil and collage and paint and embellish and learn so many fun and time-saving tricks!  You just might leave having found a new creative addiction!!!  Suitable for anyone over the age of 14.


Check out more details and how to sign up on this page: MAKE A SIGN WORKSHOP

And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!!!!!  xoxo Lisa

2017 Soul Restoration Retreats HERE!!!!!

It’s true!!!!  And I’m SO EXCITED to announce that REGISTRATION is OPEN for both Soul Restoration Retreats I’ll be holding here on our ranch in the Art Barn!!!!  Grab your spot HERE

March 20-24, 2017


June 4-8, 2017

img_9729Come join me in my Art Barn on my family’s gorgeous ranch on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California, for a 5-day, 4-night all-inclusive retreat* where we will do the complete world-famous life-changing Soul Restoration course.  You will be part of a circle of amazing women who are going to do this course together, a tune-up for JOY and HOPE, cleaning out that which holds us back from living our most amazing lives. The lives we are meant to live.  I am a Certified Instructor of this awe-inspiring curriculum, created by Melody Ross and the Brave Girls Club, and I am honored to bring this course to you.


There are so many things that get us out of alignment with who we are and leave our souls in disrepair. We often believe we need to change who we are when we don’t like the way life is going. We don’t need to change who we are…even if we feel like we want our life to change. We just need to RESTORE back to who we have always been.  That is the TRUTH.  And we will be learning what the truth is, and how we have been letting lies intrude on our souls.


We will be journaling and making art and sharing and talking and burning stuff and burying stuff and eating yummy food and laughing and talking about what matters and enjoying the incredibly spectacular beauty of nature on this ranch!!  The miracles you will experience and witness will be life-changing!  And the sistering, the bonding with kindred souls, the connection and the acceptance, will be a lifelong blessing. I can’t tell you enough how deeply these 5 days will touch you and help guide you moving forward in your life, no matter what obstacles you see ahead of you.  This is truly the best kind of soul care.

Version 2 img_0494img_1558There will be music and laughter, campfires and fresh flowers, as well as time for quiet contemplation in these peaceful natural surroundings.  This is a place where time stands still.  Recalibrate to the rhythms of nature, alongside the gentle Russian River, unplug, with the forest, the birds, the amazing sunsets, the animals, the fresh air, the rolling hills of cow pastures, and a goat herd roaming the hills, all conspiring to heal weary souls.  Wonderful fresh homemade food, lots of goodies and gifts, cozy cabins to sleep in, and so many more delights!  Let yourself be loved. Head on over to the Registration page  for more details and to sign up!  Space is limited, so make sure you grab your spot

img_0790img_0020img_1421img_0972 Head on over to the Registration page HERE for more details and to sign up!  Space is limited, so make sure you grab your spot pronto!!!!!


 *not including airfare and/or transportation to the venue.

Make A Sign Art Class now open for Registration!!!!


I’m so so SO EXCITED to announce my first soul art class here at the Art Barn!!!  It’s Make A Sign and it will be held on Saturday, February 11.  Go check out all the fun details under the Soul Art tab above!!!

Or head straight over to the Registration Page to sign up: Make A Sign Registration

I hope you’ll join us for this super fun day!!!  Space is limited, so grab your sport now!



Just 5 More Days!!!


Registration closes in just 5 MORE DAYS!!!  For this very affordable option of doing the entire Soul Restoration curriculum, the life-shifting, hope-giving, finding your power and your joy, the world-famous course created by Melody Ross of the Brave Girls Club.  I will be teaching the course over 3 Saturdays, here in my Art Barn in Northern California, January 14, 21 and 28. There are a couple spots left.  Come join us!!!

Register at: Soul Restoration, 3 Saturdays


January Soul Restoration Course


Start the new year right!!! With intention and hope and healing and love and sistering!!!! Join me here in the Art Barn with a circle of amazing kind women for a special course of Soul Restoration next month! This special live course is designed for local women (i.e.,Northern California) who might be unable to come to a full five-day retreat. The world-famous life-changing world-healing full SOUL RESTORATION course, created by Melody Ross and the Brave Girls Club.


It will be held over 3 consecutive Saturdays, and is the only time next year I will be teaching it this way, all my other SR courses will be taught as 5-day retreats. I am a Certified Instructor and have been assisting at BG Camp for years, and teaching a modified version to hundreds of homeless women locally.


I know it sounds like a big sacrifice to give up 3 Saturdays, but you are worth it!!! It is so life-affirming! The best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones. Such a great opportunity to dig deep once and for all and clean out the things that are weighing our souls down.
Please message me if you have any questions.

You can register right here: January Soul Restoration Course 

. I really hope you can come!!! It is so worth it!!! YOU are so worth it!! XOXOXOXOXOXO



First of all, I’ve RE-STOCKED my ETSY Store, a few simple offerings, just in time for the holidays!  Check out this simple wall calendar — I am IN LOVE:


It’s 11″ x 14″ and so bright and fun!  It’s a print of my “My Deer” painting, with an uplifting message.  I have mine just washi-taped onto the wall in the Art Barn, right above the clean-up sink.  Easy to see the whole year at once!  Go to this link for all the details: Calendar


And — back by popular demand! — are greeting cards!!!  Also prints of the “My Deer” painting.  Either 4″ square or 5″x7″, blank inside, they come in packs of 4.  Very high-quality 100% recycled sturdy cardstock and kraft envelopes.  Check them out here: 5×7 Cards , and here:  4×4 Cards

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I have spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend preparing the Art Barn for our first official gathering for the SHE DID IT ANYWAY Workshop next weekend.  The Art Barn lounge is looking spiffy, don’t you think?  So warm and peaceful, I never want to leave, LOL!!!!


That’s all for now!  Drop me a comment and let me know what you think xoxo


My CLASSES and WORKSHOP dates and information are now live!!!!

Head on over to the “Classes & Workshops” tab for all the beautiful details!!


The SDIA workshops are filling up, so don’t hesitate if you’re wanting to sign up!

And I am now announcing my first full SOUL RESTORATION course, to be held over 3 consecutive Saturdays in January.  Limited to 12 attendees, for a guaranteed magical gathering.  What a great Christmas present for yourself that would make!!!!

I hope to see you soon in my Art Barn!!!


And if you’re a really good detective, you may have already discovered my SAVE THE DATES announcement under the “RETREATS’ tab!!!  Yes, I will be holding four different 5-day retreats here next year.  Still firming up the details, but I can tell you now that they are going to be even more AMAZING than I can describe!!!!

STAY TUNED……xoxoxoxxoxoxo  Lisa

SQEEEEEEE — Brave Girl Symposium News!!!!!

Have you heard the news yet?  Do you know about the inaugural Brave Girl Symposium happening in July in Boise, Idaho??  SISTERHOOD is just getting better and better!!!! Well, let me tell you more about it……and share my big news!!!girl-in-car-GET-THERE-2-symposium-640x952

It’s going to be the most magnificent MAGICAL CELEBRATION and gathering of women from all over the country and the world!  Members of the Brave Girls Club (and if you don’t think you’re a member, I say you are but you just don’t know it yet), teeheehee.  People who have taken the online courses and are yearning to meet their kindred sisters face to face.  Others who follow the good works that BGC is known for and want to revel in the celebration!!!  ART!  SOULFUL SPEAKERS!  MUSIC!  SHOPPING!  COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS!  HUGS!  YOGA!  GIFTS!  SURPRISES!  It’s going to be a total BLAST!!!!!

Learn more details here:  Brave Girl Symposium 2016

OK, so my BIG NEWS is that I am have the huge honor of being one of the speakers!!!!  How awesome is that?  I can hardly believe it!!!  The theme of the Symposium is WHAT CAN LOVE DO?  I will be telling my story about my journey with Soul Restoration and helping homeless people and a whole lot of other things that are all about what LOVE DOES ♥  I do SO want to share this all with you!!!


So maybe you have concerns about the Symposium?  For instance:  you don’t want to come alone and you don’t know anyone else who wants to join you?  Well, let me totally reassure you that you will NOT be ALONE as soon as you step into the GORGEOUS Riverside Hotel in beautiful downtown Boise.  That is what sets the Brave Girls Club experience above all others, imho — you will be WELCOMED with open arms and surrounded by loving women from that moment until the end of the event.  And by then you will have had so many profound HEARTFELT experiences with them that you will be leaving with a whole boatload of new lifelong friends.  I. Am. Not. Exaggerating.  I have seen it happen hundreds of times!


If you have any questions, I would love to answer just about any of them, and if I can’t, I will direct you to someone who can.  Just go up to my “Contact” tab above and send me a note!

I really REALLY hope you’ll follow your heart and come to this amazing unique event!  It’s the first one of many annual events to come!!!  It’s not a convention (though we will be convening).  It is an enormous CELEBRATION of women and bravery and art and FUN and sisterhood and LOVE .  It’s like nothing else you’ve ever experienced, and that is my personal guarantee.  It will be so much better than I can even describe!!!!  

Register here:  Brave Girl Symposium 2016

microphone-ad-640x640 I hope hope HOPE to see you there and experience this wonderfulness together!!!!!! xoxo





SISTERING.  In my journey with this blog, no post has come even close to getting the knowing, positive reactions and shares that his one produced.  SISTERING.  It’s a concept and a dream that is long overdue.  I am sistered by so many, and I do my best to sister others.  And so today I am re-publishing this post from October 23, 2013.  Because it continues to spread it’s message around the world, and it is A MESSAGE THAT IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.  It is all about LOVE.  We are in this TOGETHER.   I hope this helps…………………………….

October 23, 2013

IMG_4650  There’s an old-fashioned term used in wood building construction called SISTERING.  I’ve always found it to be an interesting term, especially in this predominantly male-centric endeavor, the world of building structures.  It means to repair weak floor joists by attaching new joists right along side, to provide the extra support the older joist needs.Sistering-Floor-Joist

The older joist is not removed and discarded, it has support added by its sister joist.  So the two become stronger than one.  They help each other.  The new one doesn’t have to take on the whole burden alone.  It is considered an economical and efficient way to repair sagging or weakened joists.  Well smack me upside the head, what a metaphor is that?????  IMG_4846As a woman in this business for over 30 years, you’d think I would have looked into that term a little deeper.  Interesting indeed that this kind of function was given a feminine name.  Even men recognize the need that women have to support and be supported by each other.  To help support………IMG_4744I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately.  Participating in different types of circles, retreats, journeys, art workshops.  All exclusively with women.  In most ways its refreshing and so healing to be surrounded by all that feminine energy.  To be brought back to my essence.  To circle with kindreds who get it.IMG_4633To learn from each other.  To teach each other.  To acknowledge each other.  To celebrate the beauty within us, and all around us.  And in so doing, to acknowledge the sacred feminine core within us.  I have learned so much in these past couple of months, that I am still processing and digesting.IMG_4913Buoyed by all the positivity.  Ignited by all the wonder and love and passion around me and within me.  I created the most beautiful piece of art that I have ever made.  It really felt like it was just channeling right through me.  My intuitive self was fully released.IMG_5003I have been sistered all right!!!!!!!!

But there are infinitely more every-day ways that we are all sistered, if we pay attention.  Dear friends who listen to our woes.  Others who encourage our dreams and aspirations, without envy or negativity.  Acquaintances and neighbors who simply live their lives in gratitude, and therefore spread that feeling all around them.  Female relatives who we help and nurture and protect.  Girls who just wanna have fun!IMG_5108And so in going to these various gatherings, instead of looking at it like I am searching for something, I look at it as though I am just honoring my deepest soul’s yearnings for feminine connection.  Through shared creativity.  Through laughing.  Through being in beauty with others who see what I see.Sacred Circles groupI mean, I live on a ranch out in the country.  I work mostly with men, with wonderful people.  But I, like most women, get so caught up in the day to day, the chores, the deadlines, in all the roles we play (mother, wife, worker, etc.), that we never seem to have time for the girl in us.  And it is essential for our emotional and spiritual health to regularly take time for these gatherings and play dates.  It’s not a luxury.IMG_5198

So the quickest way to get back to that place, that girl’s soul place, is to open your heart to another woman who meets you there in that same place herself.  And you have an automatic friend for life.  A kindred soul.  Who gets you.  IMG_4735

And all is suddenly and again right with the world.  That’s my prescription for world peace.IMG_4613Write more notes.  Send love and beauty to those who live far away.  And to those who live near.  Don’t hold back your love.  Because the more you open up, the more you share it, this amazing world will continue to open wider and wider.  This here is my love note to you.IMG_4832Sistering is the key.  To unlocking all that ails us.  Don’t you think?

I created the most beautiufl pieWhat does SISTERING mean to you?


I have a Zazzle Store now!!!!!!

Where you can buy products with images of my “My Deer” painting!!!

I am asked all the time where people can get my ipad cover or my mug with these images. So now I’ve created a store at Zazzle, called Lisaville, natch!!!!

Here it is:   Lisaville on ZazzleIMG_6694 And I’m going to add more products over the next few weeks.

Like t-shirts!!!!  Don’t you just love this???

holiday_t_shirt_my_deer-r96c1075d02e34f4886dfcc5f6a305945_jfs4d_512IMG_6697 And there are mugs and iphone cases and so many other items.  Perfect for holiday gifts, for others, but mostly for YOU!my_deer_mug-ree47cc3268de40f8be9e2fe8f64b0af0_x7jg5_8byvr_512

I just love how this colorful painting makes everything so special, with its gentle beating heart. ❤ ❤ ❤

Please go check it out  Lisaville on Zazzle

And let me know what you think!  And if there are any other products you would like, please let me know.  I’d love to provide them for you!!!!!

Happy Fall, y’all!   XOXOXOXOXO