DOG A DAY 2022 Starts February 1! I am in FULL-PREP mode this week. I liken it to getting ready for a running race. I’ve gathered all of my supplies : paints and brushes, canvases, dog photos and LOTS of coffee . They are all in place and organized so that I can jump right… Read More DOG A DAY 2022 – ONE WEEK LEFT TO ORDER Yours!!
THE 6TH ANNUAL DOG A DAY PROJECT is Coming in February. There are still lots of spots left in this year’s “pack” Once a year I offer a significant discount on multiple sizes of Portraits 10″ x 10″, 12″ x 12″ and 12″ x 16″ and 16″ x 16 VISIT MY WEBSITE AND MY DOG… Read More DOG A DAY 2022 COMING SOON!
NEW YEARS SALE! (starts at 6pm New Years Eve!) NO CODE NEEDED! 20-60% OFF EVERYTHING EXCEPT COMMISSIONS! 2022 IS GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR ! (right?) We ALL made it through a really tough year!!! and WE MOVED! THE OLD HOUSE is so empty! On MOVING DAY, when the MOVING TRUCK AND THE POD… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR MOVING SALE!
RELEASE THE HOUNDS! THANK YOU for your overwhelming support with last week all of the DANCING BEAGLE paintings sold out SO MANY OF YOU asked for more and SO I got painting!!!! and TODAY I WILL RELEASE THE “DANCING” HOUNDS! 9 NEW DANCING BEAGLES MINIS WILL GO LIVE ON MY WEBSITE TODAY AUGUST 17 AT… Read More RELEASE THE HOUNDS
OUR DINING ROOM has been more rooms – than any other room in the house. It sits right off the kitchen – in our NON “Open- Floorplan” house. Which I like – because the possibilities are endless. Early on, when the kids were small, it served as a playroom with a booth for eating lunches… Read More THE DINING ROOM
HELLO! It occurred to me after I made my last Blog post announcing the house sale – that many of the rooms have had updates since I last wrote about them – so I am going to take this week to update all of the room descriptions, including source lists and paint colors! So get ready… Read More HOUSE UPDATES – LIVING ROOMS
I have painted over 1000 dogs and animals but I had always shied away from portraits of people. But, upon her recent death, I was compelled to paint one of my heroes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The response to the portrait has been overwhelming and after numerous requests, I will be offering limited edition prints… Read More RBG PRINTS COMING SOON TO LESLIDEVITO.COM
Once a year – I do a Memorial day Post. and not JUST a Memorial Day post – but THIS Memorial Day post. I think it is because this story connects me to the origin of my understanding of “Memorial”. I grew up during the Vietnam war. In the 1970s, we wore Prisoner of War,… Read More MEMORIAL DAY
TODAY on the BRANDON MCMILLIAN PODCAST – I TELL THE STORY OF HOW CHARLIE OUR LAB MIX SAVED MY LIFE! (and learn that I have a bit of a Southern Accent!) YOU CAN LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS HERE OR ANYWHERE YOU LISTEN TO YOUR PODCASTS! ENJOY . …………………………………………………………………………… HERE IS THE ORIGINAL BLOG POST –… Read More CHARLIE’S STORY IS ON A PODCAST!
ITS APRIL FOOLS DAY. Our youngest spent the greater part of last evening setting up pranks throughout the house – so there are Booby traps everywhere – which – though I have said “enough!” more than once – I am so grateful that his humor is still intact. We need it. In some ways –… Read More CHECKING IN – APRIL 1