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Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:20

Art Journaling Halloween Style

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I'm excited to be teaching my Halloween themed art journaling class at Lowe Mill October 16, 23 and 30 through the Huntsville Art League. This is a super fun class where you don't even have to know how to draw. I'll supply everything you will need and some extra Halloween things as well. Hope to see you there at Lowe Mill. Registration is through the Huntsville Art League:

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I'm am excited that the Monte Sano Arts Festival is back this year! It's Saturday, September 21, 9am-5pm and I will be set up with my full array of items. This year I'm also bringing some of the leather journals I have been recently making as well as my newest paintings. I will be introducing some new Red Girls that have a bit of a bite to them.

But the innocent Woodlanders will also be there to balance them out.

If you miss Monte Sano, my last show of the year will be the Art Stroll at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, October 5 10am-4pm. Come out and say hello!

 

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Sunday, 16 December 2012 15:19

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday,  This year has flown by.  I started the year drawing silly little monsters that led to me writing a little children's book that I'm hoping will be published soon.  I thought it would be fitting to do a monster for my holiday card as well.  It's been a busy year work-wise.  Maybe that's why the year feels so short.  I have to remind myself to stop and take those precious moments with family and friends and get out of my little art hole. 

I had a somewhat frustrating year art-wise.  After months of monsters and years of my mechanical girls, I found myself just not sure where I was going with my art.  Where I used to get solace in my painting studio, I would sit for hours not sure what to make.  My friends all told me to not worry about it and just create what came out; but I missed the old familiar feelings of joy from painting.  I pushed through.  Took a lot of online classes and then finally I started feeling like I'm again heading in a new direction.  Not sure where it will end up, but I have serenity again in my painting.  I'm currently immersed in new drawings and paintings.  A new series I'm calling my woodland creatures are still evolving. I'm looking forward to a new year of painting and jewelry and family and friends. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.  Let us take a moment to be grateful and remind our loved ones how much they mean to us.

Leslie

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Join me tomorrow, Saturday, September 8, in Athens, Alabama for Art and Music.  The show has been moved due to the rain threat, to the Athens State University Carter Gymnasium. The Gym is located at 426 E. Pryor St. The hours are 10am-4pm and there is even music and entertainment, including Microwave Dave and the Nukes.

New at this show will be Mini Monster Paintings, Monster Pendants, greeting cards, and Giclée prints of several of my works.  Hope to see you there!!!

Directions are below and you can go to their website for even more information.

The Gym is located at 426 E. Pryor St.  Directions: From Hwy 31 N, turn left on Pryor St. beside the Dollar General Store, go through one light gym is on the left. From 72 W turn right onto Jefferson pass the downtown square turn right on Hobbs St. left on Beaty then right on Pryor St. gym is on the right.


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Saturday, 01 September 2012 18:37

Athens Art on the Square

September 8th is almost here, which means it's time for Athens: Art on the Square.  If you have never been, you need to go! It's a great art show around the courthouse in Athens, AL.  I'll not only have my jewelry and paintings that you are used to seeing, but some new things as well, including some monster paintings and some prints.  I'm even bringing a greeting card rack to sell some old and new cards.  There is music, food and tons of art.  Come out and say hello.  If it rains, we'll be in the Athens State College gym.  Look forward to seeing everyone!!

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Friday, 13 July 2012 18:13

Blogging Again

Feels good to be blogging again.  Been forever since I was able to really get in and talk about what I've been working on.  I started this year taking a few online classes.  One particular on Fairies, but when I tried to sit down and draw fairies, they wouldn't appear. I guess they were being the mischieveous beings they were.  So instead what came out but these silly monsters.  First one, then another, then others.  Filled up that journal with them and decided there must have been a reason to have been overtaken so much by them.  They even invaded my jewelry room.  So that took me off another path to maybe write a children's book.  I sat down with a friend, Brianna Kulpa, who helped me form up that idea. I was off on that path, when I stumbled upon this awesome band, The Wiggly Tendrills.  They wrote me an amazing song, inspired by the draft of my book.  Amazing song that really captured the idea of the book, which is how it's ok to be different.  Take a listen here.  So now I'm drawing out the official illustrations to the book, so that I can submit it to some publishers, which, by the way, I dont know much about.  Anyways, that's the path I'm on now.  I'll continue to share more of the monsters with you as I go.  Thanks for tuning in and welcome back to the blogworld! -Leslie

http://thewigglytendrils.bandcamp.com/track/the-monster-song
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