Cranford, NJ USA
Lisa Blake, originally from the suburbs of Chicago, spent her childhood surrounded by arts, crafts and all the neighborhood pets she could find. A budding entrepreneur, she sold handmade Christmas ornaments, handmade greeting cards, baked goods, as well as the occasional lemonade. Lisa took classes in drawing, scratchboard, photography, interior design, floral design, pastels, painting, business, accounting and received Copic Markers Standard and Intermediate Certifications. Lisa currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, his two daughters and two dogs. Lisa opened her art shop on October 12, 2012, and transitioned to a full-time business in August 2016. Her shop began with original art and photography, which evolved to include her designs on things like home decor items, as well as stationery, mugs and phone cases.