“I feel I draw a lot of inspiration from my childhood so, in a sense, I draw for the little girl I once was.”
They say everything’s bigger in Texas. But from her home studio in Houston, Lisa Chow prefers to focus on the small and simple moments that define the innocent wonder of childhood. Lying back in savasana pose during her daily yoga routine, she has the opportunity to mentally reconnect with a younger version of herself — she draws the greatest inspiration for her designs from this little girl, brimming with hope and bravery. Even now, she waits until a sketch is just right before using her “good” paper and “nice” watercolors, just as she would have in elementary-school art class. But this self-taught-artist-turned-full-time-maker has already come farther than that little girl would have ever dared to dream.