A conversation with Lisa Cheney Jorgensen from “An Illustrated Journey”

Here’s the next interview with the contributors to my new book An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen is a graphic designer and teacher of all things journalish in Idaho. She inspires and mentors so many people and I love her own work too.


Lisa shares a lot more in my book. Here’s an excerpt:

“I recall very clearly the advice my father gave me when I was being discouraged not to follow my dreams once again. He said, “Honey, do what you love to do. Because you are going to do it for a long damn time! You may not be rich or famous, but you will have enough money to be happy and will love waking up each day.” I keep that nugget of inspiration with me even now. I promptly moved…” (continued)

Please don’t forget to check out Lisa’s blog.


  1. Carol

    Great interview again …
    (and I’ll sign up for that support group for designers, advertisers and architects who really want to spend their time drawing)

  2. Chris

    another great interview-enjoying all of them so much-thank you Danny!

  3. Dee

    Have loved every interview! Thank you especially for introducing me to Lisa today. It’s 4 years today since I lost my hubby. Not a happy day, but this made it much more pleasant. Thanks for setting so many, many people on the path to self expression through sketch journaling!

  4. Cynthia

    So excited to see my friend Lisa in your book and here on this video. Love everything you do, Danny!

  5. Chris

    Danny, how did you decide who to include in this book? People who inspire you I would guess, but what else was on your list? This is such an interesting mix of people.

  6. Kate Burroughs

    Love Lisa’s work and am happy to have had a class with her at JournalFest several years ago. You ask great questions.
    Aloha, Kate

  7. hfm


  8. gubbosart

    Wow! I enjoyed this very much… Made me think of when I first started drawing in a journal on a daily basis as a homework assignment for Design Class. As it was slowly making its way as a habit into my life, I came upon Danny’s blog and his Everyday Matters book and by way of an article on Jane Lafazio’s journaling, which really enticed me to do more. With me drawing all the time, my kids thought I was being rude and my Mom thought it was creepy. I told them it was fun and they didn’t know what they were missing… I’m glad you stuck to your guns, Lisa, and did your drawing anyway. Look at where you are! Thanks again, for sharing.

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