Head shot of Leah Blacher of Leah and Libby at Cheerfully Given

Leah Blacher

Leah aims to encourage, inspire and uplift, through beautifully illustrated art prints and cards designed at her home in Cornwall

Hey,

I’m Leah and I create illustrations with the intention to capture the essence of joy and peacefulness; painting the things that I love and taking inspiration from nature, people, faith and the small everyday moments in life surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside.

I started Leah and Libby in September 2017 whilst spending time painting with my two year old daughter Libby and caring for my 6 month old son. It rekindled my passion for creativity and how it can be used to bring joy to others. Following encouragement from friends and family I created my first collection of Christmas cards.

In April 2018 my Dad suddenly passed away, bringing me back to the Lord and leading me to create more designs to bring hope and encouragement, which also led me on a journey to discover more about the style of paintings I enjoy creating and the intentional meanings within them.

My path has taken an unexpected turn (as it often can when following Jesus!) as I have returned to studies and will be starting an adult nursing degree in September 2021.

If you'd like to see some behind-the-scenes you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

God Bless,

Leah
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