When I have the opportunity to work with a client and provide them a piece of artwork that captures a piece of their life, their heart and family it inspires me ways that I could not get on my own. I feel gratitude and excitement each time I have the ability to satisfy a person’s craving for something beyond language to describe a personal emotion. There is a deep longing for love and acceptance in each of us and by materializing what is important to us we confirm our identity and place in this confusing world. My love for humanity deepens when I have the chance to reach into the inner world of a client and express their desires visually. Here are a few examples and testimonies of custom work:
Radio: This piece was done for Gavin from The Wake Up Call on 107.9 The End. He’s a radio man so he wanted a piece done of an 1950′s radio. A favorite one from his radio collection.
Gavin’s Response: When the piece was done he posted it to Facebook with this comment “I’ve never commissioned art before but when I asked my friend www.leahflorence.com to use her unique paint/stitch style to one of my antique radios, this was the result! So happy with it! ”
Derek and Carmen
I had a photograph, one I loved of my niece. It was taken on a day full of joy, and love…..at her good friend’s recent wedding. I felt so moved by the love and happiness on her and her fiancé radiant faces that day, I wanted to memorialize it in a special way. A visual memory of those feelings, thoughts, dreams, and blessings felt on that special day that they could enjoy for years to come.
I was looking for an artist, someone that would feel what I felt, see what I saw, would “get it”. Someone open to working with me by using their talent, gifts, and heart to create a one of a kind memoriam that expressed everything I saw in the photograph.
That is when I met Leah Renae Cusworth Florence. It was no chance meeting, part of a greater plan, orchestrated by another.
Leah’s art is all about relationships. She feels deeply, and knows firsthand the joys and u-turns life can bring. She walks bravely forward in her journey of belief, love, and an enthusiasm for life and all its twists and turns. She acknowledges her blessings and expresses gratitude.
Leah was the perfect choice to create the special piece I was looking for….she listens, really listens, she “gets it” in all the best ways. She is really open to working together with a client; their ideas, feelings, and emotions to create the very best finished art piece.
My niece Carmen and her fiancé Derek are thrilled with the finished piece, and I was filled with gratitude and awe myself.
If you are looking for a joyful art journey in creating a unique one of a kind special memory piece of art about love, life, the little everyday things we can overlook, Leah is the perfect artist for you to work with.
In 64 years of countless presents received…birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and Christmases , there are 2 gifts that stand out as lifetime favorites, rare gems. These gifts both brought me to tears and the joy and love they filled me with will be part of me forever. The first was a beautiful Yamaha grand piano given to me on Christmas morning by my dearest husband Sam and the second I want to tell you about now. December 25, 2013 a smallish book or picture shaped package was passed to me to open. “Oh wonderful” I said as I squeezed the present to guess its contents,” Leah and hank have given me a photograph of their family! Those are the BEST presents!” Little did I know what was to be really the best gift of my entire life awaited me . I took off the pretty paper. Yep I was right a picture frame. I turned it over and peeking out of the Christmas wrap was a perfect and unique rendering of my camarillo cottage where I have spent the best 26 years of my life as a mother and wife. My darling daughter Leah had totally captured the love and spirit of my home that we have now sold and are leaving in 2 weeks. Her “one of a kind” multi media art will be the star of my new home in utah. Every time I look at it I feel happy. I have a lot of mixed emotions leaving my cottage behind but now I will always have my favorite home with me because Leah gave me this precious piece of her talent and love.
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