Mother Earth Exhibit

Everyone is welcome to visit the new 2-month exhibit titled “Mother Earth” at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville. Tonight (April 5th) is the First Friday opening reception from 6:30-8:30pm. And I will be offering an art demonstration alongside two other artists. I am so excited to take part in this event!!

And I hope to see you there!

Welcome to my Site

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I hope you will take a look around and enjoy what you see. I love creating in all sorts of mediums, and enjoy sharing my process and exploration with others through this blog. If you are interested in purchasing original artwork, prints, or having something commissioned, please contact me! If you would like to be updated on upcoming art shows, events, or camps, please subscribe to the blog and you will be notified via email!

Thanks, Leslie

Trying New Things

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So last week, we decided to purchase a nice sewing machine…one that could handle some bigger jobs than the simple things we had been sewing up to this point. I have been having SO much fun learning a new craft. I have done some quilting and made a pillow and a few small blankets. Then this week, I branched out and began making dresses. They are FAR from perfect. But they are so fun! And of course, now all of my daughters want new dresses. Haha.

I also love that they can work right alongside me. My 9-year-old sewed a large quilt for her baby sister this week, too. After all of the work at the sewing machine, I looked around at the mess of scraps and couldn’t help but re-purpose them. So now I have begun a new series, that I am going to call “Sunsets from Scraps.” I just love all of the colors and patterns!

“Sunsets from Scraps” – a series of cloth works (the third one is still a work in progress)

March Shows

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I have a few things up around town this month! I have one piece up at the Hamilton East Public Libary Ignite studio space for their “In Bloom” exhibit this spring. I also still have two pieces up at the Birdie Gallery for the new members exhibit. And have submitted two pieces to the Nickel Plate Arts March exhibit: Healing Through the Arts. I also have one large piece up at the Noblesville City Hall. I love that I have pieces up all around town. But I also find myself missing my work. Haha. It is such a strange thing to create artwork, and then to pass it along for others to enjoy. Still getting used to it!

Me with two of my daughters at the First Friday gallery opening reception at Nickel Plate Arts!

But overall, I am just feeling SO thankful for all of these amazing opportunities! And my new studio space in my home is a reflection of that:

Polk Street Review

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I had the blessing of being part of this amazing publication again this year. And I can now officially say that I am an award winning photographer, artist, AND writer! What an honor! I was also asked to read one of my pieces in front of a group of total strangers. I sat in amazement as I listened to the others read and perform their selections as well. When I got home, I couldn’t sleep, and wrote this in my journal:

” I sat, Coca-cola in hand, and drank in their words and song as they poured out their hearts. I listened and swelled with pride over this group of creatives – gloriously unique and gifted. I know not one. And yet we are one…these people and I. Just by listening to them speak and sing, and reading their prose and song, I cannot help but be inspired. So here I lay at midnight, wide awake with words dancing about my head and ideas ricocheting in creative chaos. Thanks to these creatives and some Coca-cola.”

Such an honor to be part of this awesome publication and community!!