Hi and welcome to my blog! Here you’ll find my musings and articles that support my ideas and creations.
Categories include Crown & Story – articles that tell the stories of afro hair and positive black experiences, Representation Matters – views on the representation of people of colour, Leanne Creates – an insight to how & why I do what I do and Edu-create – blogs to support my clients (or anyone interested) with creative tips and knowledge.
If you would like to get updates on when I write a new blog or want to submit a topic that you’d like me to write about please click one of the links below…
- Leanne Creative meets Sainsbury’s!My greeting card is in Sainsbury’s! Support me through Black History Month and beyond…
- Art or Design – What’s the difference?Exploring the difference between these two creative disciplines.
- A father’s crownCelebrating black fathers and remembering my dad.
- Case Study: Activity book design – rant.academyThe process of illustrating the characters and designing the pages of the rant.academy workbook.
- Celebrating prideExploring the representation of Black people from the LGBTQ+ community.
- Mental Health Awareness Week – Social media anxietyAddressing mental health issues experienced by small business owners that are triggered by social media.
- Understanding your designerLearn words that will help you communicate with your designer with ease…
- What does a book illustrator ACTUALLY do?Understanding the role of your book illustrator.
- A rollercoaster 2020!Reflecting on what has been a rollercoaster year!
- Give Blood, Spread LoveTeaming up with the Sickle Cell Society to spread love and encourage blood donation.
- Welcome to My WorldI am so excited to announce my debut book is now on sale! A magical story of aliens from two different worlds.
- We Are Black HistoryBlack History is happening everyday. Let’s never forget where we have been so we know where we are going.
- The stories behind the booksGet to know the authors behind three exciting children’s books featuring black characters.
- Looks like you! Bespoke illustrationsSend me a photo and I can create artwork that is just like you!
- Don’t JUDGE My HairAn interview with Cristina, a mum of a young boy with long hair, discussing the judgement he faces.
- Black boys & men have magic tooAddressing the need to celebrate black men and look after their mental health.