Product Ideas and Surface Pattern Designs

I’m Still Hanging On…meaning I’ve made it through week two at online course with What a fantastic creative ride this is.

The MATS courses are no joke and are an incredible intense art-creating experience. What a way to get your juices flowing again! I even dream at night about designs and designing…especially when taking these courses.

So here are a few examples of my work thus far showcasing product ideas with my surface pattern designs and illustrations…

Week Two:
And here’s Week One’s Ideas:



I find this so much fun, sometimes I create too many ideas – and they don’t get to be added for whatever reason, some of those items are listed here:

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Well onto to Week Three – it’s all about glass. Getting inspired by looking at my own glass collection and seeing how each piece has been crafted, designed, blown, molded and decorated. Catch my Instagram feed over at NYHeartnSoul to see what I’m creating now.



Thank you for stopping by – now go and create something!


We’re Going On An Adventure!

We’re Going On An Adventure!

Tomorrow starts a most wonderful challenging experience for me as I embark on an intensive online class about creating art for the Home Decor Industry. I have been most interested for some time now – say 3 years if not more, in learning about getting my art out there in the licensing world and this is one amazing journey and opportunity in taking this course: Make Art That Sells for Home Decor With Lilla Rogers.

As one of MATS-05b-smallmy greatest mentors, sources of inspiration and truly a soul who saw trends in the design world, my mother Gertrude Quinn – would tell me right now if she were still alive that: “Leah, we’re going on an adventure!”.

I have fond memories of our various adventures. She taught me so much. She also believed in education – big time! So I invest in myself now as she did then, when as a youngster. She would surprised me with a fresh supply of large fancy paper and a new pastel kit or set of paints every now and then. She was always full of surprises. Oh how I miss her terribly.

Gertrude was quirky, impeccably dressed, could easily quote Shakespeare, had a wonderful love of music and art and had a flair for design in its many forms. She envisioned trends. I saw this first hand and was mesmerized when I noticed she had this ‘gift’. She believed in exploring your world to ponder, learn and discover who you truly were. We went on many many adventures.

You truly know when something becomes your true passion, that you are following your inner joy. You feel it inside your heart. It’s when you are up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday (willingly) and start getting busy with setting up your studio, your work space, your mind space and soul space in preparing for an online class with Lilla Rogers, Margo and the whole Make Art That Sells team. 

Personally it’s going to be hard work, yet exillerating, thought-provokingly evolutionary as I discover what I can create. I am so incredibly honored to have a chance to rub ‘virtual elbows’ with you all for this very special learning experience. – I squeal inside with nervous excitment knowing our creative adventure is about to start and will have profound affect in providing inspiration to us all. 

These were just a few words I was able to share with the other students who are taking this class along side me on the day before we are about to embark on our adventure. Many of the ‘students’ are so incredibly gifted and well-skilled it’s a special delight to learn from professionals already working successfully in this incredible career field. When I took the first Make Art That Sells Part A (MATS A)¬†Make Art That Sells, that course knocked my creative socks off!

So as I embark on this creative journey and adventure for these next most intensive five weeks, I look forward in sharing my story, my creative experience and art with you all.


Come on in…

Yes, welcome to my portfolio website.

17575_269230899794_612529794_3209525_1844394_nI like to keep my work shown here as updated as possible with fresh art work for your viewing pleasure.

Here you can take a peak into my artful world of creating something everyday. Okay at least I do my best to be creative everyday¬† -and sometimes you just got to do what you got to do…and go wash the dishes.

And I graciously thank you for visiting.