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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver

“Cultivating Wonder”

Creating art that brings more beauty, joy and inspiration to the world!

Welcome to the creative world of mixed media artist Michelle Lisenbee.

“I Am Saying Thank You”

“I Am Saying Thank You”

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been participating in a practice called Wild Writing with Laurie Wagner. (You can find her here) In this practice, a poem is read out loud and we use a line from the poem (or some other jumping off point) as a prompt to write...

What if you knew?

What if you knew?

For the past few weeks, I've been participating in a writing practice called "27 Wildest Days", by Laurie Wagner. (https://27powers.org/) Each day, she shares a poem with us, and then we write for 15 minutes, pen never leaving the page....and see what comes out....

Living in the AND space

Living in the AND space

I woke at 4am to the wind whistling through our open bedroom window, rain pattering against the glass, a few flashes of lightning. I knew I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep, so I got up to make coffee feeling unsettled and anxious. At 5:30, I hugged my oldest son...

Encouragement and Hope

Encouragement and Hope

In the midst of COVID-19, I was inspired by an unknown neighbor who put handmade wire beaded hearts around to spread some positive vibes. Mason and I took a bunch of my Art Hearts and strung them up in various public places today as well. We hung more than this, but...

I have all I need

I have all I need

I have all I need deliberate and conscious as I choose inhale, exhale - resting in the rhythm of breath aware of the sacred ordinary deliberate and conscious as I choose living each day in communion aware of the sacred ordinary inhabiting the world with grace and...

The Soul’s Slow Ripening

The Soul’s Slow Ripening

I recently returned from a five day retreat at the Omega Institute in upstate New York. The retreat was based on the book, "The Soul's Slow Ripening" by Christine Valters Paintner, the abbess of the online community Abbey of the Arts. It was five days of sacred space,...

Springtime and history and artists…oh, my!

Springtime and history and artists…oh, my!

Art Asylum, Spring 2019 Come see me at the spring Art Asylum on Sunday, June 2nd! This is one of my favorite events. The artists who attend create some amazing things, it's two blocks from home and I pretty much just love Savage Mill. Come spend the day soaking up the...

Deep Work Happening Over Here

Deep Work Happening Over Here

Hello! I am just home from ANOTHER retreat experience. After returning from 1440 Multiversity in California last Monday evening, I was home for one day, then left again on Wednesday the 19th to drive to Connecticut. For years, I've been saying I want to become Board...

Beauty, Connection and Soul Work

Beauty, Connection and Soul Work

I just returned from a truly transformative retreat at 1440 Multiversity​ with Kelly Rae Roberts​ and Beth Kempton​, entitled, "Hello Soul, Hello Business". It was a stretch for me to go, financially and personally. I've never traveled alone before to somewhere...

Different Vibes

Different Vibes

Here are two art pieces I recently added to my Etsy Shop. Very different vibes, and I love them both! I'm delighted to share them with you.... This one, titled "REST", is several years old. I haven't advertised it much because I really like it. It's one of my favorite...

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