About Me

Hello. I'm so glad you stopped by.
My name is  Erin Leigh and I am a mixed media collage artist.
I create inspirational and scripture art in my little home studio,
which I also sell here, in my etsy shop.

Here you will find pieces of my life as
an artist, a child of God, a wife, a mommy, a teacher
and anything else that I happen to be doing.
I'm not very good at compartmentalizing,
so everything just kind of runs together.

The longer I live the more I realize that
life requires constant courage.
baby steps.
every day.

As I take risks with my art,
I find myself able to take risks in other areas in my life.
As I learn and grow through my creations,
I find myself wanting to learn and grow in other areas.
As I find freedom and courage in taking my art a new direction,
I find my freedom and courage in life, in my relationships.
If there's one thing I've learned so far through
my artistic journey, it is that I need to create.
I was born to create.

Other things you might want to know about me:

I live in San Marcos, California (just north of San Diego) and
I'm married to a very good guy. We have two boys,  5 & 2.
I teach first grade part time. Best job in the world, besides being a mama.
I love God. Lots. I honestly don't know how I'd do this life without him.
I lived & taught in Hong Kong for 2 years. I loved every minute of it.
I love Young Life. I was a Young Life kid & a leader for 14 years.

I'm self-taught.
All through my 20s I thought I missed the art boat.
I didn't start experimenting with mixed media
until 6 years ago, when I was pregnant with our son.

I love Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, John Piper, & Philip Yancey.
I dream of living on a farm, except in my dream
someone else is doing all that farm work.
I just get fresh eggs every morning.
Love doesn't begin to describe the relationship I have with coffee.

I am working on "surrender" in all areas of my life.
I am learning daily that dreams really do come true.
Sounds cheesy, but I don't care, it's totally true for me.
All of my art dreams are coming true. Every day.
And I find myself having to dream bigger dreams.
It's thrilling and wonderful and surprising and scary.

The encouragement and connection I get from kind souls keeps me going.
Please contact me any time.