About Lisa


“ BIRD WATCHING IS MY HAPPY PLACE ”

– – Lisa Miguez

I’m Lisa, an artist and maker of random creative things who lives, works, creates and plays in Moh’kinsstis (aka Calgary, Alberta) on Treaty 7 land, Canada.

A black and white photo of Lisa holding a camera with a telephoto lens pointed toward the right side of the image

“Bird Watching
is my
Happy Place”

I am a very curious human. It’s not unusual for me to experiment with an idea, try to figure out how it goes together and/or how I can transform it into or use it in a creative piece. My mantra has become “just do it the way it is supposed to be” not “do it the way someone says it should be”.

I make a lot of creative things in a lot of different areas, including but not limited to: digital art, font design, my website design, drawing, painting, bird photography, music composition, polymer clay sculpting, writing and woodworking.

These days I’m posting my bird watching and craft stuff on Instagram (mostly reels and the odd story) if you want to check it out.

My latest work Project Hawk is live – click here.

Project Hawk logo

Watch one of my recent Blue jay videos here:


Birds – or more accurately, the encounters with birds – are almost exclusively at the heart of very nearly every creative project I undertake. My fascination (obsession?) with birds really began in 2005 with a white-headed American Robin named Jack – I made my first iPhone app in 2011 (no longer available) based on Jack the Robin. More recently however, it’s the story of our local Swainson’s Hawks and the neighbourhood Blue jays (video above) that consumes my free time.


What I’m up to

My latest project is finally here! Project Hawk is alive and well (and very much a work in progress). Read the stories of our experiences with a family of Swainson’s Hawks over the years that includes photos, videos and merch. This is an evolving project – check back often!

Become a member on my Ko-fi page and get discounts on Project Hawk merchandise!

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Did you know: I make colouring pages that you can download, print and/or colour digitally, including my first printable Colouring Book.

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While birds are my main creative inspiration (and bird watching my go-to comfort activity), once in a blue wolf supermoon, I might be inclined to draw something that is way out of my comfort zone, inspired by current events/politics.

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I’ve owned grafxbylisa.com since 2002. I’m always trying new things: styles, colour schemes, features, etc.. This place is my experimental virtual playground.

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Contact me anytime about any of my art/designs, products available on my store or current projects I am currently undertaking (or plan to do in the future), or just say hi.


All the Ways to Support My Creative Shenanigans

Sharing the link to my store is the best way to support my creative shenanigans! In short, spreading the word helps me immensely!

The next best way you can support any creative person is to purchase their work if you are able. If you enjoy what I do, please consider buying something here on my website.

I occasionally offer digital products for sale at my Etsy shop if that’s more to your liking. I still have print on demand products available on my Redbubble shop also. Check out my Linktree for all the ways you can find me.

Additionally, you can visit my Ko-fi page where you can leave a tip/donate as little as $2 or become a member there where I give discounts and special offers here on my website and my Ko-fi shop. Support my Ko-fi shenanigans with the Buy Me A Coffee button on this page.

NOTE: Donations/support made via the Ko-fi button here on my website will be processed immediately.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and supporting my creative shenanigans!

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