is now the SKETCHER!
In keeping with the new focus in my life, sketching and painting, I've retired my old license plate and gotten myself a new one. I love it! Now my Chrysler minivan has been converted from a drapery delivery vehicle to the sketchmobile!
For the past thirteen years, I've enjoyed making people's homes more beautiful by designing and fabricating custom window treatments, slipcovers, and bedding through my business, Leslie Fehling Designs. Along the way, I taught classes at conferences around the country and here at my home, sharing with other drapery professionals the embellishment techniques that gave my work a special touch of creativity and originality. It was fulfilling and rewarding, and I'm happy that my business was a success.
But for the past several years, I've been growing more and more excited about watercolors and sketchbook journaling, and less excited about the drapery business. Sewing has begun to take a back seat to art. So I've decided to take a sabbatical from my drapery workroom for a time (or maybe forever?) to focus on what I am longing to do: sketch, paint, and share my love of sketchbook journaling with others by teaching.
Your encouragement over the past few years, my dear readers and friends, has been instrumental in giving me the courage to follow a new path. Thank you so much!
Change is good, and life is all about growing and seeking and learning. I can't wait to see what the future holds!