Hello there and welcome. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet!
I'm Leah Quinn, the owner of Heart and Soul Apothecary. It's where I showcase many items that I have personally made and/or designed for sale.
I love collaborating with others and custom designing. Are an agent or art director and are interested in hiring me for a design gig, and licensing my work, please email me at Leah@leahquinndesign.com. i'd be interested in learning about your project.
Recently, I've been having a smashing good time using my own fresh designs and fabrics to re-decorate and restore an 1865 Victorian Farmhouse in Rockingham, Vermont. You can watch this remodel unfold over on my Heart and Soul Blog and my Leah Quinn Instagram pages.
There's even wallpaper from the year 1866 on the walls that I am working around with, it's such a hoot yet an honor in restoring to help bring this homestead back to its' 1865 original splendor. It's going to take some time, but it's a dream to be here I could just pinch myself. Let the creativity begin!
I ran my Heart and Soul retail shop (seen above) in the lovely city of Beacon, NY for eight years, which was truly an amazing experience. As my business grew, my love for designing and being creative everyday really took over.
It's that passion I feel, whether making or designing products that cater to the importance of sustainability and in being eco-friendly that became a way of life for me.
So I packed up and moved to Vermont to continue my life as full-time maker and artist. I will be at the Greater Falls Farmers Market this November and December.
In the meantime, I am scheduling my latest new workshops, creative retreats, both online and in person for artists, designers, creativeprenuers and folk alike right here in Bellows Falls, VT.
Would you like to learn more? Sign up to my newsletter below. You will have fun, learn a lot, relax, and meet new friends too. You can come paint and design in the art studios, learn how to make your own apothecary products, see the production of and even shop in my Heart and Soul Apothecary boutique that's right on the premises.
My Career Prior To Heart and Soul: I have been fortunate to have experienced a variety of successful vocations as a designer in my professional career from 1990-2010. I've been both a residential and commercial interior designer in NYC with A-List clients, a landscape designer, webmaster and graphic designer for small cities, commercial businesses, religious organizations, and higher education in the New York Metro Area prior to opening up my retail shop back in 2011.
For you Art Directors, Buyers and Agents out there reading this, ensuring that my art stays fresh and on trend, I have taken all courses from the esteemed MakeArtThatSells.com & MakeItInDesign.com platforms along with many other programs and continue everyday in creating and designing with a nod to sustainable production solutions in this growing market and am comfortable with handling multiple projects.
A Few Fun Facts About Funny Ol' Me:
I often design while wearing my slippers, I'm 'work casual' that way.
I find my dog's snore meditative. Yeah, I know. The cat couldn't care less until the gouaches have been set up and i'm about to start painting. Then she cares, she cares a lot then. But I digress.
I absolutely adore making people laugh. Life is serious enough.
Love to garden but hate to weed, and I play nice in the sandbox plus I share my fresh grilled panini sandwich if you forgot your lunch again this time. Would you like tomatoes on yours?