This Week’s Loudoun100 Episode Features Military Veteran Turned Artist

“When I went into the military, I didn’t think I was going to fight.”

It was a transitional time for Lisa Jones, the creator of Sip and Shot US, after serving a tour during a desert storm in Iraq.

“You were scared. A lot of our soldiers don’t want to admit that, but that’s what you feel” Jones said. When she returned to the United States, she discovered that she could cope by painting and drawing. Then she experimented with culinary arts, and fused the two together with her edible shot glasses.

“I’ve actually, with these glasses, raised about $6,000 dollars for one organization.” Jones contributes to local nonprofits with her glasses and has a true passion for helping those around her, because she believes it would have made a “big difference” in her life if she had more help.

“Whether you are volunteering, whether you are giving money, set some type of example.” Lisa continues to be a conduit of change by creatively contributing her art to our community. Go to sipandshotus.com for more information about Lisa and her delicious edible glasses.

View Loudoun100’s videos at Facebook.com/Loudoun100, where a new episode will be posted each Wednesday. Ahead of each release, Loudoun Now will highlight the upcoming episode in our print edition and at LoudounNow.com.

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