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 or having something commissioned, please contact me! If you’d like to purchase prints, please visit the shopping page!
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!
Spring is officially here! And so are the beautiful pieces hanging at the Hamilton East Public Library – Fishers…downstairs in the IGNITE studio! I have a unique floral piece with some gold leaf.
Stop by to take a look when you get a chance!
I took a few days this week to work on this fun mural in our home! And I LOVE that it doubles as a growth chart for our kids. I thought it would be fun to show the progress as it has evolved throughout the week…
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!
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:
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.”
I had a concept for a photoshoot, and my oldest daughter gladly helped me with it. Thanks to her tiny stature, she was able to squeeze into a very tight space. Haha. We had fun with this shoot!
I am super excited to have several NEW works hanging at the Nickel Plate Arts gallery all next month! The theme for January is In Perspective – a look into abstract art! I hope you are able to join me at the opening reception on Friday, January 4th! The reception will last from 6:00-9:00pm.
One of my greatest joys in motherhood is seeing my kids express themselves creatively. Starting around the age of two, each of my kids so far has shown an interest in art and music. They LOVE getting their hands messy and diving into art projects. And they also enjoy picking up new instruments to learn new songs. It just tickles me to give them the freedom to explore to their heart’s content. This summer, we explored a lot with oil pastels, soft pastels, and watercolor pencils (Stabilo Woodies).
Here are some photos from my Instagram account this summer:
So this is the new, evolving look for leslieober.com! I am switching from Oberflow Creative Art to just using my name: Leslie Ober Fine Art. It flows nicely with my photography business, Fresh Baby Art, as well. I am also excited to be able to get rid of my Big Cartel site and just use the shop within this site – a much easier end user experience!
This is cause for celebration, so it is only fitting that I should share one my most recent pieces…