You have heard art imitates life. I have found this to be truly so.
I personally went through a very profound transition to land on solid ground where I found another path leading me onwards. I have discovered this IS life….this is growth.
This has also been expressed in my art. Now that I look back at my art over the last 3-4 years, it is very clear where I was in each of my transitional stages. I feel that I have broken free of my binds and cocoon and now am soaring on a continuous flight of discovery! Stay tuned for much new work coming from me! Transcending.
I am so very excited that color has returned to my life and I have a clear vision to where I want to take my personal one of a kind art and my Workshops that I share with all of you.
I have been a full-time artist created dolls for 30 years. My devotion to my craft, my hope is to inspire others by teaching my designs that are explicitly patterned you.
I am a member of the international juried organization, NIADA, and have taught my art workshop designs world-wide. My one of a kind works is held in collections around the world.
I love bringing my life as an artist, yoga health-life coach, SoulCollage® instructor, & committed optimism together and am devoted to helping others experience the best they can be!
I come here to celebrate with you in joy, grace, and faith in my own journey...ever growing!
I share my life with my darling husband, Sean, and our crazy little dog, Sparti, in Phoenix, AZ.
"If you’ve never taken an online doll making class…. And you’ve wanted to… I highly highly recommend oh take one with Leslie O'Leary. This will be my fifth class with her. Professional, patient, funny and fun….
Come learn some new skills."
This is my Story. As artist, most have a story...a reason for creating what and why we create the pieces we do. In my newest book, Story Hats – In the Spirit Garden, I am taking you further into the journey with me! Sharing not only my finished pieces but also how I got there, what is my inspiration, the materials I use, and even to my own color palette. 71 full color pages.
INSPIRATION - HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM
COLOR PALETTE - MATERIALS USED
As artists, most of us have a story...a reason for creating what and why we create the pieces we do.
In my second book, Story Hats : Sacred Animals, I am taking you further into the journey with me! Sharing not only my finished pieces but also how I got there, what is my inspiration, the materials I use, and even to my own color palette! 59 full color pages.
HISTORY - COLOR PALETTE - MATERIALS USED
SACRED ANIMALS: DRAGONS, TIGERS, CAT, ELEPHANT, HAPPY DOG, SEAHORSES, RABBIT