Artist Spotlight

Risa Iwasaki Culbertson stays inspired, accountable, and curious

Risa Culbertson is a multimedia artist, illustrator, and owner of Papa Llama; a playful stationery company based out of San Francisco. Specializing in wacky, whimsical, and colorful work meant to brighten up the gloomiest of days. Risa is constantly experimenting with a wide variety of mediums including paper art, felting, sculpting, illustration, stop-motion animation and more. Her artwork is all about being playful as a way to recharge the creative spirit and find ways to stay connected to those we love.

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A place just for me to play!

What does community do for your art?

Keeps me inspired, accountable, and curious.

Risa is one of the incredible teachers at Get Messy. She shares her art and her heart in the Season of Awe.

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