Be Yourself! Express Yourself!


Art came into Leina’s life when she worked with young children who had learning challenges many years ago. She got to know the children and discovered ways to help and support them by watching them draw, paint and move and by listening to their stories.


Later on, she was inspired to draw mandalas as a meditative exercise to deepen her spiritual practice. A whole new world opened up, her inner world of imagination and aha moments, to explore and express. As a dancer and storyteller she often used spontaneous drawings to enhance her performances. As time gone by, the creativity expanded to mixed media, painting, pen & ink drawing, art quilting, nature photography and writing. The Spirit of each artwork, alive and present, tells its own story visually and in writing. The excitement and fun from playing with the creative process keep her love for it going strong.


In this website, she shares the expressions of her musings through art, movement and writing. She affectionately refers  to her work as Beloved Creations.




Through years of spiritual practice and having fun with creative play, Leina developed a form of self therapy combining art, movement, writing and nature. which she calls it ‘The Process’.  In order to express what IS in the moment, she had to figure out ways to practice spontaneity like that of a child. The creative process of doing a drawing, or a painting, or a poem or moving to music, helps her to accept and embrace what she sees and feels about herself, become stronger, have better clarity, be more centered and confident to face the next gift life has to offer. The Process produces quick, powerful, healing and transformative results.”






In the Animal Communication category, stories  illustrate appreciation and fondness between humans and animals. Through years of communicating with animals, Leina recognizes them as clear examples of living only in the present moment. She has come to believe that the animals’ sole purpose on Earth is to love us. As she cares for an animal, the gratitude and love in return is immensely felt. She would often say, “After all we and the animals are co-inhabitants of this earth planet.”

Leina keeps a vegan diet and lifestyle as a way of practicing compassion towards all life.


Animal communication inquiries are via email unless requested otherwise.




Even though this site is updated as a blog, the art on this site is best viewed by category:

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