On January 1, 2010, I began a project that would span exactly one year, until December 31, 2010. For every day, I photographed or drew (and occasionally painted) one collection. Since I was a young girl, I have been obsessed with collecting and with arranging, organizing and displaying my collections. A Collection A Day is my attempt to document my current collections, both the real and the imagined. The only rule: I must post a photograph or drawing of a whole or part of a collection each day for 365 days.
Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco-based illustrator and fine artist. Raised in both Upstate New York and Northern California, she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her colorful paintings and drawings. Her clients include Chronicle Books, Running Press, Harper Collins Publishing, Target, Pottery Barn Teen, Urban Outfitters, Land of Nod and Random House Publishing. Lisa regularly exhibits her work at galleries across the U.S. She is the author of A Collection a Day
, which was spawned from a 2010 creative endeavor. Lisa and her work have been featured in Martha Stewart Living
, the New York Times
, the San Francisco Chronicle
magazine. Lisa lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10-pound chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. She works at her studio, which is several blocks from her home. She's an avid cyclist, swimmer and vegan. Visit Lisa's art and illustration website at www.lisacongdon.com