Nostalgic Trees From Childhood inspire this small porcelain sculpture

This is a teaser to the workshop that I am teaching at Still Life Ceramics in Los Angeles California at their studio at ROW DTLA in downtown Los Angeles. I rarely teach workshops, but I am happy to do so for my friends at Still Life Ceramics. Join me in November 30, 2019. We will be making small scale ceramic sculptures based on nostalgia. Just bring magazine clippings, print outs, copies of pictures of your childhood, or a nostalgic and favorite thing. Come join us! I’ll show you how to transfer these images onto clay and use them as a basis for small scale sculptures that can be simply decorative or turned into small planters or jewelry.

Subconscious Thoughts

Last night, at an event, a few people asked me if the hands I paint & sculpt had a deeper meaning. I had never really thought about it that much before. But after thinking about it I realized that on a subconscious level, they usually represent the ability to accomplish/a form of power. What do think?

“Aperture”

🍃Here’s a detail of a new piece for an upcoming exhibition that’s invitation only. (Send me an email or comment if you’re interested in receiving an invitation) “Aperture” Oil + Acrylic on 24” Round Panel.

Porcelain on “Liquid Dreams”

Added a few new porcelain mushrooms to “Liquid Dreams” (The Millennial Mona Lisa) now on its way to San Francisco to dwell at @artattacksf. If you’re in the Bay Area you’ll be able to see it soon.

Mural at Angel City Brewery

May 26 I’ll be painting a mural ⚡️LIVE⚡️at Angel City Brewery during their Heritage Festival and ✨YOU✨ will have the opportunity to participate in the creation…

The first 150 people that come to the event will be able to take an egg filled with pigment and write their latest concern, failure, or worry on the egg and at a scheduled time, we will all throw our eggs against the wall of the mural. So together we will put away all of those frustrations and make something beautiful out of it as I’ll incorporate the colored pigment thrown at the wall into the design of the mural.

There will also be a live band, great food and other surprises. Hope to see you there!

HERITAGE FEST

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Leah Smithson x Angel City Brewery: Live Interactive Mural

 

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I’ll be doing a live painting in connection with Angel City Brewery on May 26 during their Annual Heritage Festival. Much of my artwork is related to finding beauty among chaos. One way we can do this is by letting go of things we can’t control so we can put our energy towards things we can. In connection with this mission, this mural will be interactive.

The first 150 people that come to the event will be able to take an egg filled with pigment and write their latest concern, failure, or worry on the egg and at a scheduled time, we will all throw our eggs against the wall of the mural. So together we will put away all of those frustrations and make something beautiful out of it as I’ll incorporate the colored pigment thrown at the wall into the design of the mural.

There will also be a live band, great food and other surprises. Hope to see you there!

HERITAGE FEST
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Brilliant Particles

Brilliant Particles. Gouache, pencil on paper, 5×8”. Organizing my studio, I came across some of my work from a few years ago & was reflecting on how so much can change within a few years. ✨🕊🍃

Unofficial After Party

Come join me @artshare_la for @laartshow after party and closing reception for our All Stars show. It is FREE to attend! There will be 2 DJs @azul213 @djfrancescaharding, and a cash bar available with cocktails from @mulhollanddistilling & @qmixer and beer from @pabstblueribbon.

Appreciating the small things in life that give us joy

I have a some fun new projects coming up related to appreciating the small things in life that give us joy. Here’s a quick timelapse of a sketch, including the,✨ #vectorearrings ✨, that I possibly will develop into a painting or sculpture later.

Appreciating the small things in life that give us joy

I have a some fun new projects coming up related to appreciating the small things in life that give us joy. Here’s a quick timelapse of a sketch, including the,✨ #vectorearrings ✨, that I possibly will develop into a painting or sculpture later.

The ‘Living Oar’ ready for 🔥

The ‘Living Oar’ ready for 🔥 #workinprogress

Sculpting with New textures & colors

In the studio today experimenting with colored porcelain on some new sculptural pieces.

A Crown that Bleeds “ii”

A Crown that Bleeds “ii”

Digital Rendering at the Coffee shop

Working on some new pieces. In the meanwhile, This is a mural concept rendering at this coffee shop.