The Road Less Traveled

A JOURNEY OF 1000 MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The New RubberStampMadness is Here!






I am very excited!  I have been in print many times but this piece is among my favorites.  I designed a few stamp images for Viva Las Vegastamps, the jeans and the words are a couple of them.  It is part of the grunge board.  I have a dude, gym shoes, and other smaller symbols.  





Here is the article highlighting collaged art.  

I will have another published art in December/Christmas issue working on fabric.  It is not what you think so stay tuned to see!  Ha ha ha.



Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

Unique Laser Designs: Forest Fairy Wonderland

Unique Laser Designs: Forest Fairy Wonderland: Lea, here; a new design team member!  Today I want to share a layout using :    






Check the link to see more pictures and how this art layout was created!!!

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea





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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fall RubberStampMadness is Almost Here




The new issue should hit stores around August 10th!!!  They have a whole section on collage art and I have an art piece featured in it.

I will post the photo in a few weeks when it comes in print.

I really like being published in RSM because they take the time to interview the artist (via email) of the artist's process for creating, any symbolism, and specific techniques and materials used.  I value the time they take.

Just back from Ohio!!!  Did class with painting on wine glasses.  Enamel or Stain Glass Paint is the best to use.  Plaid Enterprises makes a lot of products I use.  Also Pebelo?  I think the name is, makes a lot of great transparent paints for clear surfaces.

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

Friday, July 18, 2014




From my book Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts.  The top image is an inkjet transfer technique with an image designed to make a rubber stamp with.

the bottom image is a distressed collage flower urn with added dimensional elements.



This is from a Design's Original book.  I am a technique driven artist, giving ideas to propel one's own creativity.  It is very enriching to me when a student has a *spark* of expression.  They are excited and love what they are creating.  This means the most to me.


Students learning paper batik.


This is where I create.  It hasn't been this clean in a long, long time!!!



Happy Friday Everyone!!  Your Mind's Eye holds your Vision!!!

Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sneak Peek!








Here is a sneak peek of my post for July 29th for Unique Laser Designs!  Painting techniques and use of mixed media with the wood cuts!!

This sweet little fairy is one of my favorites.  She is so sweet and reminds me of Flower Fairies.


Will show the "naked" wood when the post goes live.


Until then, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Comic Relief




Big sis, and little bro!!!  He goes to college 2.5 hours away, while his big sis goes here in town.  Last year he did a Co-Op and was gone all summer.  This year he is home and so the two love to hang out!

He's taking the selfie pic and at the last minute did the tongue lick.  Big sis is very tolerant putting up with her bro.  The goof off but they love the time they get to spend together!!!

Ok, with all the art and doings, I thought this would be a fun break.  Enjoy!!!!

Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Prima Marketing from 2008


In 2008, I received some flowers, rub on's, and paper from Prima Marketing for my design work.  Published works is delightful when I can promote companies I love and use!!!

Here is the art piece - the first with Prima Marketing products from 2008.  This was before it went out just as I finished it.




The combination of rub on's on paper, flowers, and using the paper in parts is F-U-N.  The rub on's were cut to fit what I wanted to do as well.

Since 2008, Prima Marketing is known for more than flowers!!!  I have adored the growth in this company because it is slightly edgy but not too grungy.  I can be grungy in my art, however; with PM, I can still contain a mainstream look.

Thank you Prima Marketing!!!




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Having Fun Being Creative!!!


I am excited to be on Unique Laser Designs team, and I have been working hard on more design work.


I designed the horse and hummingbird.  I want more like Native American like a dream catcher, but I do know we have feathers, grass, and other awesome cuts to create with.  

The hummingbird is a whole vignette in itself.  I was inspired by Shilo's Birthday Balloon, and other items like the wedding couple.  When you have a whole piece, it makes it easier to create with for those who do not have a lot of time or who feel challenged with collaging pieces together!!!

I will share my posts for ULD in August when I start and show you what I create, and continue with the design work.

Thank you all for following my journey!!!

Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Designing Again!




I am thrilled to be a part of Unique Laser Designs starting in August!  As such, like with Viva Las Vegastamps, and After Midnight Artstamps, I actually contribute design art for product!!!

This is my first offering for ULD.  The designs come from my need to have products to match ULD's out of this world products and what I want to go with them.

The wood makes the design into an embellishment.  It is sturdy to be used with all the trending media without it falling apart!  Some items come in large and small sizes so you have more options from paper art to altered and home dec. art.

You love paints, pastels, stencils, Gelli Plates???  Use them all with Unique Laser Designs!

Please go to the website and check out their products.  Go to the blog and see the amazing tutorials the past artists have contributed.

I am a funky mixed media artist, I do not do a lot of scrapbooking, so I plan to learn a lot from my past DT as well as share my style.  Options and choices gives you all tons of phenomenal ideas!  Even if you are not sure how to use various media and embellishments, you will quickly find your MUSE and start creating.

Have to warn you!  These wood laser embellishments are addicting!  I want them all!  New designs coming.
Below you will find some of the embellishments already on the site!  From different sizes to intricate cuts to give you tons of detail!  Plus...the pricing is fabulous - a big bang for your buck!

Sorry for sounding like a commercial but I am so stoked by the pricing and designs!

www.uniquelaserdesigns.com

Some of their products:




Note:  The dragonflies comes in this small size and a large size!!  

Have a wonderful 4th of July!  I will be married 39 years!  Yes, got married young.  Thank you for following my journey as I express my style and continue to grow.

Cre8tively Yours - Lea

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Unique Laser Designs: Design Team

Unique Laser Designs: Design Team: Meet our 9 ULD Designers for our 2nd 2014 Term  (August - November.) I live in Kenosha, Wisconsin.    I have 2 girls, 2 cats, and...







Check out!!!  I am a part of ULD!!!!!!  Laser Wood.  My MUSE is so excited.