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Community Outreach, Publicity, & Creative Inspiration

LISA ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH

I believe that art has the potential to help, heal, and create joy. Teaching and sharing my work has opened so many doors in my life and career.

Below are the groups I have worked with or donated to over the last few years.

  • Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship fund
  • Art Pals Sunset Hills Elementary School arts program
  • Assistance League of Omaha
  • Brookestone Meadows (OWLS- Older Workers in the Lord’s Service)
  • Children Cancer Charities
  • Christ Community Church Girl’s Club
  • CUES Christian Urban Education Services (Sacred Heart Elementary, All Saints Elementary, Holy Name Elementary)
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Rejuvenating Women – safe house
  • Salvation Army
  • Santa Monica House halfway house for women recovering from addiction
  • Support the Girls (Funds for Breast Cancer Survivors)
  • Swanson Elementary School
  • The Artery
  • Westside Foundation
  • Wounded Warriors

Dancing Classrooms

Community Outreach

In 2013, along with retiring from teaching, becoming an artist and growing my business, I also became a Dancing Classroom Teaching Artist!

I teach ballroom dancing in the schools through the Dancing Classrooms program which uses dance to strengthen communities and empower individuals to break down cultural barriers and develop young ladies and gentleman.

It is a dream come true to take young dancers through the journey of learning dance, but more importantly to watch them them grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Lisa + Publicity

Inspired Living Omaha

Interviewed by Les Femmes Folles

December 2013

“Artist Lisa Worrall generously shares with LFF about growing up in Nebraska, how she got into art, her card design business, her inspirations including Henri Matisse, her artistic process and current projects, feminism and more…”

Interviewed on “The Morning Blend”

March 1st, 2014

This interview was to promote the CUES auction. I was proud to be the featured artist for their fundraising event.

Joslyn Art Museum

Union Pacific 150th Anniversary, 2012

The Joslyn asked me to try my hand at trains (I never would have thought to make trains) to go with the anniversary. There was a large exhibit at Joslyn Art Museum featuring rare photographs from the 1800’s taken by A.J. Russell that had never been on exhibit before.

I was thrilled that my 2 original pieces displayed in shadow boxes at Joslyn Art Museum.

Mother’s Day edition of Women’s Intuition Magazine

May / June 2012

“Little Girl Playing Dress-Up” is from my line of Mother’s Day greeting cards and was referenced in the magazine

Lisa's Creative Inspiration

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FAMILY PHOTOS

This old photograph of my brother has always been a family favorite. In the picture he is holding two toy pistols, I changed it to have him holding a lasso, I didn’t think pistols were quite right for a greeting card!

My father told me this was his favorite picture of me. I think he got a kick out of the look on my face and the sassy way I’m standing. After my father passed away, I found this picture in his top dresser drawer. I will always cherish it.

MY LITTLE DEVIL

This picture is of Jeff, 27 years ago, with his grandmother. Next to it, you see the inspired Valentine card. On his first birthday we had a costume party, (he was born the day after Halloween) and I made this devil outfit for him to wear. It has always been one of my favorite pictures and memories.

NEW WEDDING CARD

This is my grandmother, Mimi, in her wedding dress in 1929. My mother found the picture recently and I was immediately inspired to try my hand at re-creating the image with paper. Her face, the pose, the huge bouquet…and that fabulous dress!

IDDY BIDDY BOO

The name of my company, Iddy Biddy Boo Design, was inspired by my brother. He called me Iddy when I was little, and he called my sister Boo Boo. The little man standing on the heart was a Valentine I drew for my best friend years ago. She saved it and gave it back to me. I had forgotten all about it! It seemed to capture the whimsy and heart that I put into everything I create.

THE LESSON OF LETTING GO

This card captures a special event that happened several times during my career as a teacher. A student would bring in a weird little caterpillar, we would put in a bug cage and watch as it changed into a cocoon. For months we would take care of it until one spring morning we would find a beautiful butterfly! The important lesson we learned from the butterfly was the lesson of letting go.

RED SHOES

“My mother brought these little red shoes back from England when my son was about a year old. I love all the pictures of him wearing them, it reminds me of when his feet were small and he was young enough to let me have him wear them. He is 25 years old now and those red shoe days are long past. When I create images of little boys, they are always wearing red shoes.”

GO BIG RED!

This card was inspired by my grandfather, Clyde. He was a loyal Cornhusker fan all of his life! Like many crazy Nebraska fans, this is a pretty accurate representation of typical game day fashion!

LITTLE CHAIRS

I’ve been collecting small chairs for years. I like the way they look together, the different shapes and colors. They’ve inspired my line of note cards.

LITTLE GIRL CATCHING FIREFLIES

Little Girl catching fireflies: “When we were growing up we spent time every summer visiting our grandparents in Wahoo, Nebraska. The highlight of each visit was going to the Wahoo Cemetery after dark and catching fireflies. We still talk about how scary and fun it was to run around the cemetery in the dark.”

WINDOW WITH THE FLOWER BOX

This is a window I saw on a trip to Breckenridge a few summers ago. I changed the colors but I loved the way the flowers looked against the window. The original piece of art is on display at Garden Gallery in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

FATHER’S DAY

This picture of my son, Jeffrey and his father, taken 25 years ago, was the inspiration for this card. The message inside the card voices a universal sentiment between parent and child: Loved you then, Love you still, Always have, Always will.

VINTAGE CAR

I saw this cute vintage car a few years ago, parked outside a house in my neighborhood. I took a picture knowing I would have to use it in a card, it is a classic Nash Metropolitan, lovingly restored by a neighbor. I took the cut paper original I created for the card over to show them and gave them the card. They were surprised and quite pleased to have their car featured in this wedding card.