January 2008 – Although I am happy to share my art with you throughout this blog please be aware that these images are protected by copyright law and should not be reproduced or used without expressed written permission. Feel free to leave comments or questions, I am always excited to get feedback. Enjoy browsing and thank you for visiting my blog!
Posted by L.M. on January 23, 2008
Posted by L.M. on April 17, 2016
Posted by L.M. on February 9, 2016
As part of my “Creative Every Day” challenge for this year I’ve been working in an old book that was cut down and had a hole punched through the edge so it can be clasp shut with a chain.
Here are a few of the first projects I’ve done in it:
I also did a two-page spread of this lovely lady and her funk and funky hair:
I have done a few other things since then but I’ll save them for another post. Have any of you been following the “Creative Every Day” challenge? What have you worked on?
Posted by L.M. on January 20, 2016
So this year I’m just feeling a little more loose & free with the idea of classes, teaching and hosting events in my studio. Instead of “formal” classes I’m going to have a few dates throughout the year where I open the studio, have out supplies for certain projects and let you come, create and play in a relaxed atmosphere!
I hope you’ll join in one or more of these sessions, as I determine future topics I’ll post updates. All dates are subjected to change.
Of course I’m always available to schedule a specific class for you if you are interested, you can see a list of possible topics right HERE. I have “add more topics” on my to-do list but haven’t finished that project yet so you might want to check back in a few weeks!
Posted by L.M. on January 12, 2016
Starting this month I’ll be making a free coloring page available for download each month on my website. Here’s what this month’s image looks like:
When you are ready to download/print, visit THIS PAGE on my website to access the file.
Happy New Year and happy coloring!
Posted by L.M. on January 4, 2016
So the last month or so I’ve been yearning to get back to being creative on a much more consistent basis. You know, like daily. A friend of mine found this wonderful challenge page that just seems to fit the bill. One, it’s low-pressure and (most importantly) it’s not just a single media but ALL creativity. You know that fits well with my meandering bend! Here is a link to the page if you are interested in signing up as well:
Creative Everyday Challenge byLeah Piken Kolidas
I’m hoping to document some of the projects on this blog but, honestly, I am all about the “low-pressure” aspect so don’t expect to see daily posts by any means.
Do you have goals for your 2016? What are they?
Posted by L.M. on December 29, 2015
If you’re curious why I’ve not blogged much this fall/winter well here is one reason – I was busy finishing the drawings for my second coloring book! I don’t have a firm date on when it will be published but it IS available for pre-sale on Amazon already!
I’ll post an update once I have all the details. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at a few of the pages inside:
Thanks for continuing to follow this blog!
Posted by L.M. on December 26, 2015
To all my friends, readers, family and any other wonderful person who happens along to this blog, my wish for you:
Posted by L.M. on December 16, 2015
It seems like a long time ago when I first posted about a project I was working on that would become my first color book. I found out last week that it is now available for pre-sale on Amazon, at a $2 discount! Click on the image below to go directly to the book page on Amazon:
Although it says the publication date is February 2016 I’ve been told by my publisher that it should be released within the next two months. I’m excited! I’m working with a gallery to perhaps have a weekend event with a related class or two available as well as a “book signing” party. Details will be announced as they become available.
In the meantime I’ve already started drawings for a second book! Details on that later.
Posted by L.M. on August 17, 2015
Here are the details about a new class I’m going to present here in the studio. Both sessions are the same, just giving people more options to fit in their schedule. I’ve been exploring this technique for several months now and feel like I am prepared to help YOU explore it as well! I hope you can join me.
Posted by L.M. on August 13, 2015