lisa congdon


Ready to dive in? Me too! “The Joy of Swimming”, by Portland based artist/illustrator Lisa Congdon, hits shelves today! Gorgeous illustrations, beautiful hand-lettered quotes, and really interesting facts/stories about all things swimming. Lisa brings passion to everything she does, but this project is near and dear to her heart, because she’s been a swimmer since she was little … see:


Aw, so cute! Congratulations Lisa… I’m so thrilled that you had a chance to totally jump into this project {see what I did there?}.  If you love swimming – or water, or beautiful artwork, or Lisa – pick up this lovely book. Oh, and Lisa is going on the road with this one so if you want to meet her/have your book signed, you can find her right here:

April 26, 7-9 pm California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
May 8, 2-4 pm 
Strand Books (NYC)
May 11, 7-9 pmPowerhouse Arena (Brooklyn, NY)
May 13, 9-10:30 am Creative Mornings (Minneapolis)
May 17, 7-9 pm – Broadway Books (Portland)
May 24 7-9 pmUniversity Bookstore (Seattle)

comments (3)

  1. Andrea Taylor /// 04.19.2016 /// 1:20pm

    I’m friends with Sarah Gee Miller and through your interview with her (which is great!) have come into your fantastic podcast Art For Your Ear. How cool! I look forward to listening to all the episodes! Thank you 🙂 I have a show opening in Vancouver on May 5 if you are in town!
    Cheers, Andrea

  2. Cecile /// 04.19.2016 /// 6:28pm

    Beautiful illustrations!

  3. caitlin /// 04.19.2016 /// 7:08pm

    LOVE Lisa! I follow her on Instagram and definitely want this book for my coffee table collection!