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Hosting online and in-person events, classes, webinars, and workshops

Upcoming Events

A graphic of the Orchid Festival flyer. Words on the graphic read: 26th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival hosted by Gubler Orchids. 2200 Belfield Blvd Landers, Calif October 1-2, 2022 Free Admission. All proceeds benefit local non-profts. Orchid greenhouse tours, orchid care classes, AOS judged orchid show, wine tastings, craft orchid bee, music by Robbi Robb, Lovin' Smoke BBQ food and drink, vendor booths, non-profits information. Logos shown on flyer include: Bruce's Place, Joshua Tree Brewery, Sunset Rotary Yucca Valley, Pacific Western Bank, Hi-Desert Star, Z107.7FM

Find me at the Orchid Festival

Saturday, October 1st 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 2nd 10am-3pm

Gubler Orchids
2200 Belfield Blvd. Landers, CA 92285.

If you've never been to the Orchid Fest, you are in for a treat! Here in the dry desert, where we just finished an excruciatingly long, hot summer, is a HUGE nursery of these high humidity loving plants. Just the operation alone is mind blowing, but stepping into one of the greenhouses completely filled with these gorgeous, colorful, odd, full of character plants is definitely a sight to see! After you're done browsing and buying your next plant baby to take home, stop by my booth and say hi!

Illustrated graphic of a beer bottle, scissors, a paintbrush, and holly berries. On the blue background read the words: I am a vendor. North Park Makers Market and Bar Hop December 4, 2022 1-6pm Attitude Brewing Co, Seek Beer Co, Pure Project Taproom. Capture the spirit of giving and shop local and handmade this holiday season!

See me at North Park Makers Market and Bar Hop!

Sunday, December 4th 1pm-6pm

North Park neighborhood in San Diego. My booth will be outside Seek Beer Co. The bar hop and market also includes adjacent bars Attitude Brewing Co and Pure Project Brewing.

Come see me as a vendor at this makers market and bar crawl in one fun event! Join us at this I Heart Indie Markets event in San Diego in the North Park neighborhood!

Design 101

Coming 2022


Want to get better at the fundamentals of design? My basic graphic design classes can teach anyone to be a better visual artist. Get on my events list to be notified when details and dates are released.


Color Theory

Coming 2022


Learn the meanings behind colors, how color can persuade you, and how color theory is applied to graphic design, branding, and web design.


Some Previous Events

Above and Beyond: A Digital Arts Program

Taught by Lisa Burford, hosted by Raices Cultura, and sponsored by The City of Coachella, this 10-week virtual program for high schoolers was a fast-paced program all about digital arts.

Creative Writing and Zine Workshop

Co-lead by Lisa Burford and Raices Cultura, this 2-day hands-on virtual workshop was an intro to zines with creative writing exercises and collage-style zine making.

Summer Student Digital Arts Class and Internship Program

Taught by Lisa Burford and hosted by Raices Cultura, this 8-week virtual program through the Migrant Education Program of Riverside County Office of Education was a fast-paced program for high school students all about digital arts and professional development. Participants also used their fresh skills to create concepts and designs for local businesses during the internship piece of the program. This program was part of a larger cohort in coordination with OneFuture Coachella Valley.

Ongoing Fika Chats

Virtual casual coffee chats. For a few minutes of our day, we socialize and share a cup of coffee and a little snack. It's all about slowing down and finding time for each other.

Live iPad Drawing Tutorial Workshops

These small live workshops teach skills in Procreate from navigating the app to drawing our own desert landscapes to animating plant drawings.

Instagram Live: Climate Design Special Interview

A live interview with an aquarist and animal care supervisor on the topic of our oceans and plastic pollution for Plastic-Free July.

Instagram Live Desert Ikebana Demonstration

Live demonstrations of basic Ikebana techniques using desert plants.

Graphic Design Basics Series

Live workshops teaching the basics of graphic design like typography, hierarchy, logos, color theory, and more.

Desert Plant Pressing Workshop

In-person workshops teaching participants how to press plant clippings into an herbarium-style book. Hosted at the Mojave Desert Land Trust.

Succulent Terrarium Workshops

Participants created their own arrangements in glass terrariums using succulents and cacti.

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