Meet Andrea


Meet Andrea

Outrageous magic. Creative medicine.
Art you can feel. Love you can frame.

Want to make some?

I’m Andrea Scher, creator of Superhero Life — where we all learn together to use our voices, share our superpowers and live life in full color. As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.

Back in 1995 when I was living in New Orleans, a tarot card reader told me that I was an artist. At the time, I held an oh-so practical degree in Economics, and rarely shared my passion for painting + photography with anyone. (But then, you can’t fool a good psychic.) She also said that my real work was as a healer — that I would heal people through my art. All of the hairs on my arms pricked up. All I could think was: Yes! Yes! But how? I never forgot that wise woman (she is still my spiritual advisor to this day) or that quiet promise I made to myself — to fulfill my true calling, and be a healing force in the world.

But first, I had to start with myself. I began painting every day.

I began painting . . . to find freedom + flexibility. To find the joy in the mess. To keep myself feeling engaged and alive and curious — not necessarily to save the world, but simply to fully experience it. But that’s the beauty of doing what we love — we delight ourselves first, and we can’t help but serve others in the process.

To me, a Superhero is someone who invites her wisest, bravest, most alive self to come out and play, every day. This doesn’t mean having all the answers, being unshakably strong, or performing dramatic feats of heroism. It means being someone like you – and someone like me. Someone who is anxious and uncertain, oh, say, 50 – 80% of the time. Someone who wants to live a juicy, full, courageous life — but doesn’t always know how. Someone who understands that vulnerability just might be the greatest superpower of all.

looking up

To me, a Superhero is someone who invites her wisest, bravest, most alive self to come out and play, every day.

Superhero Life is a love letter + resourceful playground for all my fellow creative superheroes. Moms who want to paint. Painters who want to write. Writers who want to travel. And travelers who want to come home.

I’ve been writing + teaching online for nearly 10 years — back when the web was a much quieter place. My intention is to make Superhero Life feel like a virtual oasis — a space for unhurried healing, beauty, and joy to unfold.

Jumping Again

My intention is to make Superhero Life feel like a virtual oasis.

There’s a lot I could tell you about me – about the mouse figurines I glittered-up as a girl, .. . about the Flashdance re-enactments that (still) occur, in my driveway . . . about my training as a Co-Active Coach . . . about that one time I met Ben Harper, my musical hero . . . or apprenticed with SARK, my creative fairy-godmother.

But I’ll leave you with this — a few snapshots from my Superhero Life . . . so far.

I’m a mom. But for a long time, I wasn’t — and wanted children so badly. I battled jealousy, self-pity and anger. Photography shifted my perspective — literally, and spiritually.

I’m a photographer. I got my first camera at age 12. I’d stage slumber-party photo shoots with my girlfriends (lipgloss, Bon Jovi, hair dryer on full blast — check!). Then & now, I believe that taking photographs is one of the easiest, sweetest ways to celebrate your life.

I’m unabashedly playful. I love secret restaurants, stealth rituals, time capsules + treasure hunts. I giggle more than I grumble. Most of the time.

I’m a philosopher. I believe that life should be simple, unfettered + free. And that we can find beauty + wisdom — in the midst of the mess.

I’m a guide. I see creative expression as a portal to personal growth — spend a little time around here, and you’ll see it, too.

Thank you for visiting my virtual home.
May you find your own superpowers
—and use them, with love.

Andrea Scher (Photos of Andrea by In Her Image Photography)

Dreams pull us toward a new version of ourselves. If our aim is to fully become who we are, then our dreams are like a moon pulling the tides. Even before we achieve a dream, we are becoming the kind of person who makes those kinds of dreams come true.

– Andrea Scher