Leslie and Des
Your creative team for helping you turn your dayDREAM into a day JOB!
As creative business coaches, we support artists, makers, and creatives who are ready to make a living with their art but don’t know where to start. With our combined experience we help them with the tools, tech, and creative knowledge they need so they can showcase and be profitable from their art anytime, anywhere.
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Leslie (in front), has been the head creator and boss lady of Leslie Hand Painted Glass for 25 years.
She started out painting glasses for family and friends, painting her girlfriends’ likenesses on wine glasses for their ‘Girls Night’ get-togethers. Next thing she knew she was selling her glassware at art festivals and craft fairs which allowed her to leave her 9 to 5.
Today you can find Leslie’s hand painted glassware in downtown & uptown boutiques, cute cottage shops, specialty stores, wineries, and online anytime and anywhere.
Des (in back), is a virtual assistant – aka virtual workhorse for all the things you don’t have time for. She has been doing administrative work for 15 years.
When her administrative assistant job of 12 plus years came to an end, she came to the realization that helping others GET STUFF DONE was truly what she loved doing, so she decided to venture out on her own to do just that.
Today Des supports female entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their business but don’t have the time or the tech skills to do it on their own. She helps them plan, build, launch, and manage their online courses and projects so they can earn more income and help more clients without putting in more work.
Are you ready to turn your art into a business?
Together, with Leslie’s background in starting and running an art-based business and Des’s behind-the-scenes systems and tech knowledge, we’ll show you the ‘easy button’ for getting online so you can turn your creative hobby into a full-time gig.
“It has been so fun to have been part of the Joy filled art markets.
There is always such an upbeat and positive vibe.
I have been part of multiple of their markets and always had the best time.
Leslie and Des put in so much work. They have so many ways that they reach out to the public.
It seriously has been a joy to be part of this!!”
“I have have known Leslie and Desiree for quite some time and have loved working with them in their spring and holiday shows. They are so inspiring and motivated, and their joyful personalities are contagious! I Love being I their show bc it is run so well and efficient. They think of everything ahead of time and make the process so easy to just jump in and get started adding your work. It’s is a fun filled no stress venue that I look forward to participating in each season. thanks so much for including me.”👍🥰
“Last December I had the opportunity to participate in the joy filled art holiday boutique. Not only did I make lots of sales, but I got most of my shopping done and received such amazing and sincere support from all the other artists. Every single interaction was simple and positive. It’s truly a great way to see all the talent from different parts of the country. Very much looking forward to the spring version!!”
The Artist Market is a carefully curated collection of artists and makers offering their HANDMADE creations for purchase during our Spring and Holiday online shopping events that take place bi-annually in April and November/December.
Shop with us for one-of-a-kind finds and special promotions. Supporting small businesses, especially now in these troubling times, makes all the difference to so many artists, makers, and creators!
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HANDMADE Artist Vendors
Interested in being a ‘vendor’ in our next Artist Market?
If you are an artist who creates HANDMADE items (work that is individually created & produced by the artist, maker, or crafter – NO buy/sell imports or affiliate network group products), then we’d love to consider you for our next market. Click the button below to fill out our short registration form.
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