LeslieSabella

True Spirit Art

San Francisco, California | 1448 Sales

LeslieSabella

True Spirit Art

San Francisco, California 1448 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(291)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting! My shop will be on vacation until Spring 2018 for maternity leave. Check out www.truespiritart.com to learn more about my work. Have a great day!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting! My shop will be on vacation until Spring 2018 for maternity leave. Check out www.truespiritart.com to learn more about my work. Have a great day!

Leslie Sabella

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About

True Spirit Art

I wanted to share with you this new adult coloring book I just created called "Boho Soul." To learn more head to my Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/60871271/boho-soul-adult-coloring-book

A little bit about me…

I often tell my mom that I think I would have fit in just fine being young during her free-spirited generation of the 60's. It didn't take long for me as a young adult to get hooked on the peasant tops, peace sign jewelry and classic rock music. But it was more than these fashion and music choices that influenced me, it was the idea of a bohemian lifestyle that became deeply rooted. My mom a colored pencil artist herself, always encouraged me to to explore my creativity in any way I could and overtime I developed a real love for drawing intricate designs.

It was during my time in college, studying art history and practicing yoga, that I explored new cultures, developed a strong appreciation for ethnic art and craft and began my journey into a self exploration through my time on the mat. Over the years, I have been extremely fortunate to travel all over the U.S., South America and Caribbean, which has in return deepened my admiration of native design in clothing, jewelry and art. I love being able to take traditional elements of ethnic design, sit down with my drawing pad and create artwork that is modern, worldly and fresh.

When I begin a drawing, whether it is a figure, animal, or object, I start to create a very rough sketch. After I have mapped out the basic outline, I organically start to draw all of the intricate designs freehand with Micron pens. I enjoy this part of the process because I never know until I have completed the piece how it is really going to look. The unexpected quality is one of the most fun and imaginative processes for me. After I have finished the drawing I scan it into the computer and begin to layer photographs I have taken, along with inspirational quotes to finalize many of my pieces.

It has been hard for me to find a word that sums up the style of my artwork. To me my art is for the free-spirited and appeals to many people because it offers a little window into that bohemian, laid back lifestyle we all really dream of.

Etsy has been a wonderful place for me to share my art with people all over the world. In a very short time my once private hobby has turned into a growing business and I am extremely grateful!

Shop members

  • Leslie Sabella

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Illustrator

    I am inspired by my travels to far away places, the history of art and magic of creating something original... oh, and my husband and fellow artist, Jonathan Sabella.

Production partners

  • Calypso Greeting Cards

    Providence, RI

    Calypso Cards publishes and distributes contemporary greeting cards and related gift products that are sold through specialist retailers in the US and Canada.

  • MPix Pro

    KS, United States

    Digital printing house for American-made, 100% recycled greeting cards.

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