We had the good fortune of connecting with Isha Lucas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isha, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~ African proverb
This is a reminder for me not to get too carried away with my ego, it is a reminder not to cling to “accomplishments”, to remain humble, and to keep my heart and mind open.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
This is a difficult question to answer because my art does not feel like mine. It feels as if the things that are created through me are just that, created through me. I recently completed a tarot deck and the process felt like I was removed somehow. The art was something I could never have created and as I look back at the cards, I still cannot believe they manifested through my hands or with my effort.
Each project is different as the necessity that calls for the project is different. I try to respond to what is being requested. I guess this is at the root of my creativity and my brand. In everything I do, I am trying to answer to answer a call.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would first take her into the mountains through Boulder, up Canyon to Nederland and back. There is a little pull-off maybe midway up where I love to sit and watch the water and I would take her there. We would drive back into Boulder and the first shop I would take her to is Rebecca’s Apothecary as it is my absolute favorite store in Boulder and probably the world. As far as food, I might take her to Corrida first and let her enjoy the view. On our second day we would make a run to Whole Foods on Pearl and grab some things to cook. I would cook for her that night and our third night I would take her to Flagstaff House so she could enjoy the excellent service and again, the view. During the day we might wander into Ozo and enjoy some of their wonderful rooibos tea. On day four I would take her to Pizzeria Locale because she likes pizza and theirs is excellent. I would have to also take her to the Dushanbe Teahouse to see the building inside and out. We might sit and have a cup of tea then wander to Pearl Street to check things out. Depending on the time of year, I would take her to the Farmer’s Market on 13th street on a Saturday so she can get a feel for that and we would grab some things to cook that night. The following evening, we would drive over to the Cork for a burger. During the days we would either sit in my apartment laughing and cracking jokes or taking random drives into the mountains. I think each day I would take her on a different tour of the mountains.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As I am currently working to release a new project, I have a list of people to thank. First, I must thank my mother for passing a little of her creative energy down to me. Next, I must thank my father for teaching me to be free. My siblings have all been instrumental in my development and for that I am grateful. My children, you have been an inspiration in my life and have always been the reason for me to continue pushing forward and reaching higher. I appreciate my nieces and nephews who have always challenged me to set an example. To my teachers and fellow students near and far, I value the lessons you have taught me. And lastly, I would like to thank my surgeon and physical therapist who fundamentally changed my outlook on life.
Shout out to my brother at Eyes Of Light Imagery LLC for the two amazing photos you contributed.