Kelley J. Leigh

Loud World. Quiet Soul. Listen beyond the noise.

A Bowl Full of Rain

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  A Change of Address. Before we loaded up our Colorado U-haul and headed to the Pacific Northwest, many friends gave the same well-meaning but gloomy advice: “Say goodbye to the sun.” “I hope you like rain.” “You’ll love it, except for the weather.” I relocated from the Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound. We moved from The City Above the […]

Disappearing Rooms

    Come with me on a visit to my suburban Chicago childhood home and discover the unsettling disappearance of my bedroom. “We walk through room upon room of fresh paint and updated designs … ‘They knocked out this wall,’ she points and explains. ‘We wanted to make the whole space bigger.’ That wall once divided the kitchen from my bedroom. Every morning […]

Peek Inside My Writer’s Stretch Book

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Come in. Welcome to my writer’s studio. Take a peek inside my sketch book. Recently, I added a really beneficial pre-writing stretch to my process that I want to share with you. First, you need to know I am not an official visual artist. I have a beautiful handful of professional artist friends who work as mural artists, painters, children’s book illustrators, a sculptor, […]