Lisa (Boesch) Wiley of ellembee, has been with us since the very beginning in 2010 and has expanded her line to chic home goods as well as her hand screen-printed women's clothing line. Lisa lives in White Lake with her new husband, two kids, and two dogs. She travels all over the country to sell her popular product. Many of the shirts she prints are made from bamboo and organic cotton, and she is constantly coming up with fun & fresh designs.
Lisa started out working as a bedding designer in Southern California when she was laid off in January of 2008. she moved back home to Michigan and needed to make a living doing something! She knew the basics of screen printing from a class she had taken in college, so decided to make a few shirts and post them on Etsy. They sold within a few days and ellembee was born! Her company took off & she has never looked back!
What are you currently working on?
New holiday towels and new zipper pouches.
What jobs have you had other than being an artist?
Bartender, bedding designer, pizza maker, babysitter, paper route girl, hardware store cashier. You name it, I did it!
Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
One of my favorite quotes is "Kiss your life. Accept it, just as it is. Today. Now. So that those moments of happiness you're waiting for don't pass you by.
What is your favorite:
Pet and/animal: Love my two dogs & three cats -- plus my 2 step-kids & my husband!
Movie: Caddyshack, Miracle on 34th St (the new one)
Holiday: Memorial Day, Christmas
What's one thing you can't live without?
Cheese! Oh, and also my husband & pets! : )
You can find lots of Lisa's fabulous fashions & home decor at Yellow Door & online.