The Woman behind E'Mana Lier Designs
Lehonani B. McEchaidh (that's me!) is a mother and carer of two, an artist, designer, author, perfectionist, with a love of family, cooking, music, classic movies, literature, animal protection, peace and harmony for all. I guess you could also call me old school, as I don't like my or my children's photos plastered over the internet for everyone to see or steal for that matter, so you will not ever see them on here or any of my websites in their natural form.
I created this site as an info centre for the things I love doing, as well as a space I see everyone can come to and learn as well as have fun.
There are a few differences you may notice to begin with.. in the 'usual' menu, I have also added 'The Collective Soul', a Tumblr site based around my poetic Instagram account, whilst the other additions are culturally based in name and/or content; 'One Laorchra Aisling' is also a Tumblr site about the many premonitions I have through dreams which always come true, whilst under the 'Mana (Home)' tab, I've created a 'Culture and Heritage' tab, which will list quite a lot of information pertaining to my background, as well as other juicy things including recipes under the tab 'Traditions'.
Now a little more about my achievements..
In March 2016 I graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), something I never thought I would do but completed it! I have a Diploma of Design (Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design) and have used my Graphic Design skills for the past 20+ years, and also have various certificates not relating to art or design over the course of 30+ years.
I am also currently undertaking a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, with the hope of either self-employment or in-house employment designing home interiors for everyone, especially those less fortunate at the conclusion of studies. I may even delve into the world of Interior Architecture (further study though..) After I graduate, I would be interested in any job from cartography (just the colouring part) to writing to researching and typing up client reports and publications, or creating SketchUp designs. With coding experience, I can also create websites!
On a final note, the image above is of me morphed with an image of my father. If you notice, there are separate fine lines - it's all in the lines - which determine the shape of where I am in this image, but I am definitely my father's daughter - just without the moustache and masculinity! I am also a spiritual person, and one night my spirit animal came to me in my dreams, and to my surprise it was a wolf, which I am thoroughly okay with, so this is also displayed on the photo.
Browse, read, buy or leave! The choice is yours, but enjoy your time here and I'll catch up with you all soon.
I have been drawing since I could remember, and was accepted into an Arts College at the age of 14! I love drawing, but it wasn't until I began a Fine Arts degree that I learnt to appreciate painting, as well as learn and love animation, web design, printmaking, screen printing, sculpting and creating craft .. PLUS anything else related to this field.
Out of all of this knowledge however, I was drawn to textile art. Not in the fashion sense, as I don't know anything about the fashion industry, rather textile art My connection to this form of art and to the more modern surface pattern designing stems from my from ancestral connections in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. Read all about it under the heading Culture and Heritage found under the tab "Mana" above.
See "Next Steps" after "Portfolio" down the page for further information regarding availability.
No matter what your beliefs are on spirituality, everyone is welcome to learn more about and heal their mind, body and soul. As a Clairvoyant, Clairsentient and Reiki Master, the art of healing involves many things, including Aromatherapy, Chakras, Crystal Healing, Energy Healing, Herbalism, Oracle Card Readings, Psychic and Shamanic Therapies to name a few, and helping crystal children (to which I also have two of) cope with the world they live in.
At present I am unable to accept any requests for services.