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art & curiosities by Leigh Ann Gagnon

Tidying Up (studio edition)

My studio has been a hot mess since day one, and I really thought the problem was moving everything in before I had storage figured out. I don’t think that anymore, I think I just have too much stuff and tried too hard to make the space my everything. I have so much crammed into […]

Coming soon! Mossy notes

I’ve got a few new stationary goodies in the works (ordered, just waiting to arrive). Gwen and I were painting one day and I got very invested in this little mossy doodle, and it is now going to be a notepad and two sticky notes!

Tidying up (home)

It’s September (October, as I finally post), and the weather is finally changing, and I could not be more thrilled about this! Being outside is pleasant again! Griffin started kindergarten, and Gwen & I have been adjusting to daytimes spent just the two of us. We’re working on the garden, tidying up around the house […]

Going back to older artwork

My project the last few weeks has been designing gift tags. I’m in love with how they’re turning out, but had a moment where I realized how old some of the artwork was. Let’s talk about that! There’s such a push on social media to be constantly making new things, all the time, as fast […]

September

Life stuff: Gwen is 3! She loves Gabby’s Dollhouse, Octonauts, and Bluey. She loves to sing and dance, and I keep finding her using tall plant/flower stems outside as “microphones” to sing into. 😂 She is so sweet and affectionate, curious and brave. Griffin started kindergarten this week! He’s liking it so far; his teachers […]

Inprnt shop update: Rainbow Girls 🌈

I recently added a series of mini prints to my Inprnt shop! These Rainbow Girls started as watercolor & ink pieces in my sketchbook; two are from a few years ago, and the rest I did a few months ago. I start by painting a random shape and then drawing over it with pen. It’s […]

Griffin is 5!

ಥ ͜ʖ ಥ It’s fine. It’s good. Seriously though, this kid! He is smart, funny, kind, thoughtful. Challenging, sometimes; he’s very different to how I was as a kid. Being his mom is such a privilege and adventure. He’s starting kindergarten next month. aaaaAAAAAAaa Likes: Minecraft, LEGO, Spider-Man, math/numbers, art Dislikes: most vegetables; different foods […]

Recharged

We spent last weekend in the Poconos; we rented a house with Jarod’s three brothers, their wives, and all our kids. It was wonderful. We didn’t get out much, the weather wasn’t very cooperative, it poured all day Sunday and we just stayed inside and played games. It made me realize how long it’s been […]

Recent Books, and more

Reading Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Umm I loved this! I’ve been seeing fanart for the series sporadically on tumblr, so I borrowed it on Libby. It was wildly entertaining and felt like such unique world building. I don’t try to actively guess the plot when I read, but early on I thought, oh […]

More garden pics

It’s been sooo dry, and then we had a week straight of gentle rain. The plants are loving it and had a real growth spurt, so I thought I’d share more. 🙂 In planters: Tomatoes Eggplant ‘Patio Baby’ Bell Pepper, Lilac All the herbs and salad greens: Sorrel, shiso, cilantro, parsley, burnet, lovage, spearmint, peppermint […]

Adwaith

I looked up Welsh bands and have had this stuck in my head all week now. <3

June garden thoughts

I moved the raised bed and mulched around it; it gets full sun all day and has been much easier to mow around. Currently enjoying a bounty of radishes. 😀 The garden nook under our bedroom window looks spectacular. Earlier this spring I repurposed edging bricks from the backyard and used them to build short […]