It all started when…
In high school, I had to choose a profession and do an internship and project related to a desire or dream for that profession. I chose floral design. I interned for a semester at Mary & Martha's Florist & Gifts in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and that started my love for flowers and floral design! I was able to continue this love as part of my design and merchandising career with Dillards in the early 90's and have infused this creative design into my life as a hobby over the years.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to incorporate floral and interior design into various areas of my life. And now, after pivoting in my career late in life, I have the opportunity to live out that design dream that started as a teenager and young adult and I'm starting a whole new career path.
Won't you join me? Give me the honor of designing for you! See my portfolio of designs in the menu!
Floral and event designer, Lisa Schmitz of Where Pigs Fly and such will be one of six featured designers at this year’s Indiana Flower and Patio Show.
This year’s show is going to be the best yet with expert celebrity speakers and guests, wonderful landscape and patio installations for creative design ideas, and vendors who can help you create your dream oasis!
Lisa will be part of the How to be the Hostess with the Mostessdisplay that showcases “…creating a whimsical garden party in your own backyard…”.
Each display will represent the designer’s unique style. Designers include Lisa as well as Jessica Madison of Jessica Madison Home, Abby Wilkinson of Abby Chic, Nancy Riesterer of The Tiny Shed, and Lindsay Martin of Southern Sky Design, and HGTV and Indianapolis designer Liz Henderson.
“My designs incorporate repurposed finds and all of my design elements come from my most favorite places, Goodwill, Vintage Vogue, Mission 27 Resale, Crimson Tate, and my own vintage collection. I love living and designing with the environment in mind and using pieces that still have a lot of creative life to live!”
Lisa will also be a part of the creative discussion during the show!
“The designers want to inspire people to embrace what they love and use their personal style to entertain using what they already have in their homes. At the end of the day, people just love being invited to a friendly party — and the designers hope to give attendees the confidence to open their homes and invite loved ones over for garden parties.” ~Liz Henderson
Panel Discussion times from the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage are:
March 9 at 11:30am and 3pm
March 17 at Noon and 3pm
See more on the garden party feature here:
And come out and see us! The show runs March 9-17, 2019 at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.
And for $4 off your ticket, go to https://indianaflowerandpatioshow.tix123.com/?disc=LIZ
In addition to floral and interior design expertise, experienced Human Resources executive, mentor, and nonprofit advocate with a demonstrated history of working in corporate and non-profit organizational management. Strong community and social services professional, skilled in negotiation, career development, HR consulting, coaching, conflict resolution, and other HR and nonprofit arenas.
Creative/Floral and Interior Design; Crafts
Lifelong; Floral designer, parties, weddings, single arrangements, monthly subscriptions, and freelancing; interior design/arrangement specialist
Sharing stories of perseverance, hope, and survival in the midst of circumstances. I am happy to craft a talk that compliments your event or inspirational theme!
Mars Hill Arts Center Co-Founder
2015 - Present
Human Resources Professional & VP of Human Resources
2000 - 2016
Sheltering Wings Volunteer/Board Member
2004 to present
Lifelong - informal; 2015 - present formal
Nonprofit Startup and Event Planner
2004 - 2018
Human Resources Consultant
Having served in executive and human resource management roles in Indianapolis for over 20 years, I enjoy working with clients advising them on the administration of human resources policies and procedures. Consulting can include analyzing programs and recommending solutions, developing, revising, and implementing HR policies and procedures, conducting surveys, investigations, and training, as well as recommending improvements that will have a positive impact on the culture, productivity, and efficiency of teams.
Sharing stories of perseverance, hope, and success in the midst of circumstances. Also able to tailor talks to team building and special event themes to engage, inspire, and motivate attendees.
Designs for any size party, event, or gathering! Table arrangements, bouquets, corsages, and the like. I look forward to adding beautiful flowers to any of your special moments.
Floral DIY parties, at a venue or your home. I bring the flowers, supplies, and instruction to you, guiding your guests through a meaningful and fun floral design class. Great for showers, birthdays, or just girls-night-out parties where your guests get to go home with a beautiful arrangement. Also offered is a Petals and Purpose event with story telling and networking to inspire purposeful living and inspiration. Let's brainstorm and think of a fun event that works just for you!
Floral Team Building Events
Inspiring, innovative workshops incorporate the use of fresh seasonal flowers and foliage that will awaken creativity in each participant. Using floristry tools and equipment, participants will be guided and taught how to construct a modern quirky, floral arrangement worthy of self-enjoyment or sharing.
Participants will be coached through unlocking their own vision based on the skills and style demonstrated. As an experienced Human Resources Executive with a creative and floral flair, I am experienced in coordinating your team building theme with the floral design aspect of the event. Using the flowers and foliage provided, the participants will each create a unique arrangement to take home to enjoy or share with friends or family.
Certified RYT-200 yoga instructor, focusing on restorative, mindful movement, kids yoga, and yoga for life themed classes. Classes are offered at the Mars Hill Arts Center. http://www.marshillarts.com
Blogs, Talks & Podcasts
My conversation with Jala about having a mantra, inspiration, mentoring, and creativity.
God & My Girlfriends Gathering, Nashville, TN- May 2018
Listen to my tracks of sounds, readings, hopefully something inspiring!
What's in a name.....
Where does "Where Pigs Fly" come from? It all started in 2007 when I was faced with having open heart surgery. As a result, I now have a pig valve fluttering and flying 24/7 in my heart. I go wee-wee-wee all the way home each and every day.
During this time, I had a number of traumatic life experiences that led me to lean on my faith much more strongly than ever before. Thus, the phrase, "where pigs fly" not "when". Because the typical quote of "Oh when pigs fly" denotes the assumption that "that will never happen". When if you have faith, and truly believe, you can make things happen. Thus, the name "Where pigs fly" for with faith and belief, THEY CAN!
Of course, there is more to the story. Connect with me! I am happy to share more!