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Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Lesley Riley and this is my personal + professional place to share everything I know about art and life and how to do both successfully. Creating a very successful art career while raising six children followed by taking care of my aging parents has given me a PhD in living an artful life and creating real artist success while staying grounded in the real world.

I invite you to get to know me better as I let you in on a secret I have discovered. It’s an 18 minute video that could possibly change your life:


Can’t see the video? Click here.

So many struggle with how to balance art with their lives and are looking for guidance on how to get from where they are to where they want to be. While I don’t have all the answers or the perfect money-back guarantee solution, I have been providing real-world support and results for others just like you for over 15 years. I consider it to be practical grounding for the creative spirit.

Everything you’ll find here is the result of my tried and true practices, successful and not-so successful (ad)ventures, innovative product creation and in-the-real-world wisdom and grounding obtained over a lifetime of trial & error, intensive reading & research, best practices and extensive art & craft industry experience.

The very best thing I do is share my super, sometimes secret, awesome stuff in my weekly newsletter. (It’s FR*EE, so be sure to sign up so we can stay connected).

Though I run a business, my belief has always been that I can share as much as 90% of what I know how to do for free, and that if you need more than that, then I have opportunities for you to take a class or work one-or-one with me. You’ll find lots and lots of free information that should prove useful to you. If you ever get stuck or have a question, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask. I’m always here to be helpful.

If you have any questions, the best way to get in touch is to fill out my simple contact form and I will personally get back to you.

I look forward to learning more about you and your art. Let me know what you are looking for. I take great joy in helping you find it.