“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn
I was born and raised in small town South Carolina by an engineer and a schoolteacher. I was always a creative mind and loved playing with paints, my toy potter's wheel, and made various collages out of scrap paper. My favorite classes were English and Art, and I took various forms of dance, which helped me spread my wings creatively. Despite all of this, I ended up with a Bachelor of Science in college, trying to follow something that was a little more logical. After college, I was lucky to find a job as a Graphic Designer,
where I honed my skills working for an advertising firm and a screen-printing company.
I'm incredibly grateful and lucky to make a living doing what I love and
with every piece I create, I hope to bring a small feeling of that
love. Design should be thoughtful, beautiful, and genuine - but it
should also give you a feeling whether it be a simple sigh, a smile on
your face, or a sense of calm. I'm very happy to be a part of the Art
Gallery Fabrics family
and can't wait to share the new collections we're releasing! (full bio)
Named after Nevada's Tule Desert, Leah's new collection is inspired by her favorite landscape. While living in Texas, Leah had many adventures in the southwest and grew to love the stark, but endlessly beautiful region. With sparse flowers, numerous hills, open spaces, and endless ravines the desert is a place she always goes back to for inspiration, simplicity, and that impossible feeling of quiet. Filled with southwestern florals and geometric shapes, Tule reflects the stark beauty of the region and shares a glimmer of the joy and peace the desert consistently provides her when she visits.
Keep up with Leah on her blog, freshlychopped.
Now get to know Leah today on Twitter during #TALKNT2 today from 1-3pm est and again for #TALKNT at 9-11pm est. She will be answering your questions and telling you a little bit more about her sewing style!
See ya there!
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