Artful Home

“Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

Lea and her brother Drawn at age 5.

 We knew right off the bat that our daughter was an artist.  Almost as soon as she could hold a pencil, she began to create pictures of family, still life, animals, princesses and people. She began to notice details of people at an early age and depicted the likeness of friends and people of many different nationalities. Early on, we placed her with an art teacher, Vickie Wofford. Soon afterward, she hosted her own personal show featuring her art.

We tried to cultivate an atmosphere for our children’s gifts in art to flourish by proudly displaying their art throughout the home and by giving them a lot of option to try out different mediums. 

Many rolls of white paper served as a tablecloth for our children to color until they had filled every space.


Self Portrait Sculpture

As our daughter’s passion  for art grew, so her did  abilities. She began sculpting at about the age of eleven. She created all manner of animals and critters, and still gives them to her friends as presents. 

Leanna works on a Mama kitty and her litter of kittens. (above)
Orphaned child inspired by reading Mother Teresa of Calcutta (above)
“Mer” boy


At a very early age she discovered one of her favorite mediums: black fine tip felt pen.

Mice People ~ age 5


“Like Mother Like Daughter” age 13
“Miniature Scale” Pencil Drawing age 12
Sketch of her brother holding a baby goat by Leanna Cates 2016
The Teacher by Leanna age 14
My Dream Life by Leanna Cates age 14



“Gulls” by Leanna Cates age 15, Image copyright protected 2016
“Forest” by Leanna Cates Image Copyright 2016
2×2 inch mini canvas paintings, Copyright Leanna Cates 2016
2×2 Miniature Paintings copyright Leanna Cates 2016

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