Last week Farmington High School held their annual Spring Art Show for the year. Thursday and Friday students were at the Recreation Center with their work. Each year we are so impressed and inspired by… More
This one is a test subject. I want to get back into doing some portraiture. I haven’t done any portraits since I was in school, so my skills for capturing human subtlety is somewhat atrophied. I wanted to start with someone I liked, but who was not a personal favorite of mine or a direct inspiration for me. I certainly didn’t want to do someone I knew well. I had created this watercolor background around the time of David Bowie’s death and it reminded me of Bowie.
It makes me think of a nebula. Vast. Alien. Enigmatic. Continue reading “#MixedMedia Tribute #Portrait #WaterColor & Acrylic”
These both are mixed media pieces that I was inspired to do after our recent snow fall. They both have a mix of acrylic, watercolor, and iridescent pencil. Continue reading “Two #Winter #MixedMedia Paintings”
I’m so excited to be featuring again next week! This time I’ll be back at Pat O’Brien’s Writers Night. Some of the pieces I plan to include are: “Our Orange Ozymandias,” “Thankful,” “She Sits in the Wings,” “War Weary,” “Oracle,” “Goodbye,” and “Eating Away at Myself.” I’ll have couple others ready if we have time.
Below you can see Pat’s intro for me and information about the event. Continue reading “#KyleLeach #Poetry #Feature #PatO’Brien Writers Night”
One of the best things about living in a northern climate is that we get a sustained period of each season. I really enjoy the cold and I love snow. Winter never gets old for me. Hoping you enjoy these winter photos as much as I do. Continue reading “#Winter Wonderland #Photos”
The holidays are a special time for me. I’m very busy doing all kinds of projects during this time and it could be easy to get overwhelmed. Even with that being true, we always make time for visiting with friends and having them over to celebrate the holidays of the season. Decorating the house isn’t just for the adding of a festive backdrop for the get together, it is a tie to the many past holiday seasons and the people who were and are in our lives now. It is an exemplification of our chosen family and shared histories we have. It is also a great way to reflect on those we loved that aren’t with us any longer. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! Continue reading “Home #Holiday #Decorating #Photos”
I’ve almost finished working on the folding screen with crystalline paper inserts. We found the screen at a yard sale for next to nothing and I thought I could do something interesting for the inserts. I made some crystalline papers for other projects and decided I’d give them a try for the screen. The result is stunning. Even in fairly low light the colors come through. Below are two of the inserts. Each one is different and has a personality all its own. Continue reading “More #Art-Folding Screen With Vivid #CrystallinePaper Inserts”
Below are some of my favorite holiday floral pieces. Each piece is hand assembled/decorated, and the bows are hand made. Though some of the wreathes, swags, and arrangements may appear similar in color or content to another, believe me, I couldn’t exactly reproduce any any of them. Each items has a soul of its’ own. Please contact me for more information about special orders.
Wreathes are priced between $15 for small(less than 18″) wreathes and $55 for larger wreathes(around 32″). Swags are priced between $15 for basic swags to $25 for very complex swags. Other Holiday items are harder to give a price range for, but it is safe to say most are priced between $15 to $55. Custom orders or specialty items may be priced higher. Continue reading “Deck the Halls with Wreathes & Swags”
Happiness Trees are handmade wax floral arrangements which can be used for almost any occasion. From weddings, to centerpieces for the holidays, there is not an event for which these arrangements cannot be tailored. Miniature wax fruit floral arrangement is a non mechanized process in which handmade, modeling clay dough, is low-fired and the resulting fruit is wax dipped by hand, then arranged and combined with other materials to form a truly unusual form of floral art. This beautiful tradition was passed down from my grandmother to me. They are somewhat fragile, especially during handling, but can last for decades. Continue reading “Give the Gift of Happiness Trees, Baskets, or Topiaries”
I love watercolor. I’ve mentioned before that it is hard for me to find whimsy and to construct free form and like monoprinting, watercolor takes the hard work out of that process. Most of my watercolors start out very free form and I add structure with ink, pastels, or chalk. I’m just starting to venture into watercolor again, but so far I’m very happy using them.